Colleen Kay Hutchins

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Colleen Kay Hutchins
Born May 23, 1926
Died March 24, 2010(2010-03-24) (aged 83)
Newport Beach, California
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Title Miss America 1952
Predecessor Yolande Betbeze
Successor Neva Jane Langley
Spouse(s) Ernie Vandeweghe
Children 4, including Kiki and Tauna
Relatives Mel Hutchins (brother)
Coco Vandeweghe (granddaughter)

Colleen Kay Hutchins (May 23, 1926 – March 24, 2010) was Miss America 1952.


She was crowned as Brigham Young University Homecoming Queen in 1947. In September 1951, she was crowned as Miss America, the first Miss Utah to win the pageant.[1][2] Hutchins was a native of Arcadia, California. She was the sister of basketball player Mel Hutchins, the mother of former NBA player Kiki Vandeweghe and Olympic swimmer Tauna Vandeweghe, and the grandmother of professional tennis player Coco Vandeweghe.

She resided, until her death, with her husband Ernest Vandeweghe in Indian Wells, California and Palm Springs, California. She died on March 24, 2010 in Newport Beach, aged 83.


  1. ^ "PASSINGS: Colleen Kay Hutchins, Ira Skutch". Los Angeles Times. 25 March 2010. p. AA7. 
  2. ^ "Miss America : 1952". Miss America Organization. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. 


External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Yolande Betbeze
Miss America
Succeeded by
Neva Jane Langley
Preceded by
Joanne Hinand
Miss Utah
Succeeded by
Marylyn Reese