Malcolmson (left) with her mother (1925)
April 16, 1906|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||May 25, 1988 (aged 82)|
Miss America 1924
|Predecessor||Mary Katherine Campbell|
Malcomson, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was the amateur winner in the 1923 contest and returned to defeat incumbent Mary Campbell, who was seeking her third consecutive crown. At the time, being only a couple of years old, the beauty contest was sometimes still referred to as "The Atlantic City Pageant," with the winner called "The Golden Mermaid."
In a published article following the contest, Malcomson provided others with her 10 rules for beauty. Listed briefly, they are:
- Rise early.
- Eat a hearty breakfast.
- No alcohol.
- Smoking is detrimental.
- Get outdoors.
- Eat a light lunch.
- Eat a satisfying dinner.
- Early to bed.
- ""Miss Philadelphia" Designated "Miss America" for 1924". The Free Lance. 1924-09-09. p. 2.
- "Miss America History 1924". Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-12-23.
- "Miss America". The Pittsburgh Press. 1924-11-09. p. 5.
- N.E.A. Service (1924-09-15). ""How I Became Miss America" - Ruth Malcomson Gives Ten Rules For Beauty". The Rock Hill Herald. p. 7.
|Awards and achievements|
Mary Katherine Campbell
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