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|Other names||Cheryl Salem|
|Alma mater||Mississippi State University|
|Occupation||Singer, author, musician|
|Title||Miss Starkville 1979|
Miss Mississippi 1979
Miss America 1980
Harry Salem II (m. 1985)
|Children||3 (1 deceased)|
At age 11, a horrifying automobile accident left Prewitt with a scarred face, a body cast and was in a wheelchair.
Ms. Prewitt entered, and lost, pageants for five years before winning the crown that would take her to Atlantic City for the Miss America pageant. She won the Miss Starkville and Miss Mississippi titles in 1979.
Prewitt became Miss America 1980, despite a history of poverty, sexual abuse, a physical handicap, and a total of 200 facial stitches.
Items with * were written with Dr. Harry Salem II
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-06-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Salem Family Ministries
- Tauber, Michelle; Neill, Mike; Russell, Lisa; Fowler, Joanne; Dam, Julie; Tresniowski, Alex; Miller, Samantha; Dougherty, Steve; Yu, Ting (October 16, 2000). "American Beauties: 80 Years". People.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2010-06-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
|Awards and achievements|
| Miss America
| Miss Mississippi