Miss USA 1987

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Miss USA 1987
Miss USA 1987 opening titles.jpg
Date February 17, 1987
Presenters Bob Barker and Mary Frann
Entertainment Chuck Connors, The Kirtland Air Force Saber Drill Team, The Naval Air Training Command Choir
Venue Albuquerque, New Mexico
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 52
Placements 11
Winner Michelle Royer
Texas Texas
Congeniality California Lori Lynn Dickerson
Photogenic Georgia (U.S. state) Sophia Marie Bowen
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Miss USA 1987, the 36th Miss USA pageant, was televised live on February 17 from Albuquerque, New Mexico on CBS. The ceremonies were hosted for the last time by Bob Barker. At the conclusion of the final competition, Michelle Royer of Texas was crowned Miss USA, becoming the third consecutive winner from Texas.



Final results Contestant
Miss USA 1987
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up

Final competition score[edit]

Special awards[edit]

  • Congeniality: Lori Lynn Dickerson (California)
  • Photogenic: Sophia Bowen (Georgia)
  • Best State Costume: Kriston Gayle Killgore (New Mexico)

Background music[edit]




Host Bob Barker, a fervent animal rights activist, threatened to pull out of the pageant when he discovered that the delegates would be wearing real fur coats during the swimsuit competition segment. As Barker was already in New Mexico at the time, there was no time to find a replacement host and pageant officials agreed to a change. The delegates wore simulated fur for the segment, but real fur was still given as a prize to the Miss USA winner. Barker went on to host the 1987 Miss Universe pageant held in Singapore in May before stepping down for good.[1]

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