Miss America 1952

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Miss America 1952
DateSeptember 8, 1951 (1951-09-08)
VenueBoardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
WinnerColleen Kay Hutchins
Utah Utah
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Miss America 1952, the 25th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 8, 1951. At age 25 (the maximum age that an entrant may be), Colleen Kay Hutchins is the second-oldest contestant to capture the crown (Debra Sue Maffett, Miss America 1983, is the oldest by a few months).[1][2]

The first Miss Utah to win the crown, Hutchins, who died in 2010, was the mother of pro basketball player and executive Kiki Vandeweghe and grandmother of tennis player Coco Vandeweghe.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1952
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Top 15


Preliminary awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness

Other awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Miss Congeniality


  1. ^ "Atlantic City Launches King-Size Utah Miss". Salt Lake Tribune. New York Times News Service. September 10, 1951. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Utah Girl, 25, 5 Feet 10 Tall, Miss America". Long Beach Press-Telegram. Associated Press. September 9, 1951. 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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