Miss USA 1974

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Miss USA 1974
Date May 18, 1974
Presenters Bob Barker
Venue Niagara Falls, New York
Broadcaster CBS, WIVB-TV
Entrants 51
Placements 12
Winner Karen Morrison
Illinois Illinois
Congeniality Vermont Donna Thornton
Photogenic New York (state) Barbara Cooper
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Miss USA 1974, the 23rd Miss USA pageant, was televised live by CBS from Niagara Falls, New York on May 18, 1974.

The pageant was won by Karen Morrison of Illinois, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Amanda Jones, also of Illinois. Morrison was the fourth woman from Illinois to win the Miss USA title (a record at the time), and went on to place as a semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1974. Coincidentally, first runner up at Miss USA 1973 was Miss New York. It happened again at Miss USA 1974 when Miss New York (Miss USA 1973 & Miss USA 1974 held in New York) was first runner up with both winner from Illinois.



Final results Contestant
Miss USA 1974
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 12

Special awards[edit]

  • Congeniality: Donna Thornton (Vermont)
  • Photogenic: Barbara Cooper (New York)


The Miss USA 1974 delegates were:

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