Rebecca Ann King

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Rebecca Ann King
Born 1950 (age 63–64)
Hancock, Iowa
Alma mater University of Denver
Occupation Domestic-relations attorney specializing in divorce
Title Miss Metro Denver 1973
Miss Colorado 1973
Miss America 1974
Predecessor Terry Meeuwsen
Successor Shirley Cothran
Spouse(s) George Dreman

Rebecca Ann King (born 1950, in Hancock, Iowa) is most noted as holder of the 1974 Miss America title.[1] Heralding the arrival of feminism in this most traditional of events, Rebecca King was a law student, who famously expressed feminist political views at the Miss America Pageant's morning-after breakfast following her crowning. The following year, when King crowned her successor, Miss Texas Shirley Cothran, feminists were again in Atlantic City protesting the pageant. King went on to earn her law degree, while Cothran earned her doctorate degree, in what pageant historians view as an ironic turn of events, given the protests concerns about the pageant's presumed degradation of women.

King received a law degree from the University of Denver School of Law and became a practicing domestic-relations attorney specializing in divorce. She pressured the Miss America Pageant to award points for the interview section of the competition, and has spoken in favor of female empowerment at many schools and organizations. She married banker George Dreman and has since used the name Rebecca King Dreman.

Her daughter, Diana Dreman, won the Miss Colorado 2011 pageant and competed at the Miss America 2012, making her the first daughter of a Miss America ever to compete for the Miss America title.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974: Rebecca King, Miss America". Missamerica.org. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Miss Colorado Makes Pageant History: Daughter of Miss America 1974 Competes for 2012 Miss America Title". pageantcenter.com. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Terry Meeuwsen
Miss America
1974
Succeeded by
Shirley Cothran
Preceded by
Sally Anderson
Miss America
1973
Succeeded by
Cynthia Hunter