Miss America 1985

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Miss America 1985
Date September 8, 1984
Presenters Gary Collins
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster NBC
Winner Sharlene Wells Hawkes
Utah Utah

Miss America 1985, the 58th Miss America pageant, was broadcast from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on September 8, 1984 on NBC Network.

The winner, Paraguay native Sharlene Wells, became the first foreign-born Miss America. She later became a horse-racing and football commentator for ESPN.

Another of the five finalists, Lauren Green, is currently a correspondent on the Fox News Channel.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1985
1st runner-up
  • Ohio Ohio - Melissa Bradley
2nd runner-up
3d runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Preliminary Talent Award
Preliminary Swimsuit Award

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