Miss America 1947

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Miss America 1947
Date September 6, 1947
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants 54
Placements 15
Winner Barbara Jo Walker
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Miss America 1947, the 21st Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 6, 1947.[1] Barbara Jo Walker was the last Miss America to be crowned in her swimsuit, as well as the last contestant to represent just a city, rather than her state.[2] Margaret Marshall, representing Canada, captured the swimsuit competition and placed third overall in the pageant.[3]


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1947
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 15


Preliminary awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness

Other awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Miss Congeniality
  • Texas Texas - Luna Lynn McClain


  1. ^ United Press (1947-09-08). "New Miss America Planning Return To College". Toledo Blade. p. 3. 
  2. ^ "1947 Barbara Walker". Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (1947-09-08). "Miss Canada Nearly Miss America Wins Third Place At Atlantic City". Montreal Gazette. p. 1. 

Secondary sources[edit]

  • Saulino Osborne, Angela (1995). "Miss Americas and their Courts". Miss America The Dream Lives On. Taylor Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87833-110-7. 

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