Miss America 1959

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Miss America 1959
Date September 6, 1958
Presenters Bert Parks
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 52
Placements 10
Winner Mary Ann Mobley
Mississippi Mississippi

Miss America 1959, the 32nd Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 6, 1958 on CBS.

Mary Ann Mobley, the first winner from Mississippi, became an actress, featured in two Elvis Presley films and many television series. Second runner-up Anita Bryant later gained fame as a singer and television spokesperson.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1959
1st runner-up
  • Iowa Iowa - Joanne Lucille MacDonald
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Preliminary Talent Award
Preliminary Swimsuit Award
Miss Congeniality

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