Pamela Eldred

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Pamela Eldred
Born (1948-04-21) April 21, 1948 (age 69)
West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States
Title Miss Detroit 1969
Miss Michigan 1969
Miss America 1970
Predecessor Judith Ford
Successor Phyllis George

Pamela Anne Eldred (born April 21, 1948), is Miss America 1970 and Miss Michigan 1969.[1][2]

Eldred is from West Bloomfield and was crowned Miss America 1970 on September 6, 1969.[3] After retiring as Miss America she married and had a daughter. She participated in the home-coming of Kirsten Haglund along with Nancy Fleming Lange and Kaye Lani Rae Rafko Wilson both former Miss Michigans who also became Miss America. [4] She is a graduate of University of Detroit Mercy and still lives in West Bloomfield.[5][6]

A ballerina, Eldred performed a dance in the Miss America talent competition to music from Romeo and Juliet.

One of the five finalists Eldred defeated in the Miss America 1970 pageant was singer and actress Susan Anton. A year later, Eldred's successor would be future First Lady of Kentucky and television personality Phyllis George.


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Judith Ford
Miss America
Succeeded by
Phyllis George
Preceded by
Darlene Kurant
Miss Michigan
Succeeded by
Sandra Gillespie