Susan Perkins

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Susan Perkins
Born (1954-04-28) April 28, 1954 (age 63)
Middletown, Ohio
Residence Weston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Other names Susan Perkins Botsford
Occupation Professional singer, spokesperson, television reporter
Title Miss Clayland 1977
Miss Ohio 1977
Miss America 1978
Predecessor Dorothy Benham
Successor Kylene Barker
Spouse(s) Alan C. Botsford, Jr.[1]
Children 2

Susan Perkins (born April 28, 1954), a native of Middletown, Ohio, was Miss America 1978.[2]

She has been a professional singer, spokesperson, and television reporter. Susan walked in the New York Marathon with the Achilles Club (which serves disabled and senior athletes) as a guide for an 80-year-old former Marine Colonel.

Perkins Botsford was selected to the panel of judges for the preliminary competition of the Miss America 2018 pageant.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She married Alan C. Botsford, Jr., the president of Benson Botsford LLC, in May 1979. They currently reside in Boston, Massachusetts and Cape Cod. Together they have two married children.[4]


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dorothy Benham
Miss America
Succeeded by
Kylene Barker
Preceded by
Janice Cooley
Miss Ohio
Succeeded by
Joan Gilger