Miss USA 1956
Miss USA 1956 Carol Morris
DateJuly 18, 1956
PresentersBob Russell
VenueLong Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California
WinnerCarol Morris
Iowa Iowa
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Miss USA 1956 was the 5th Miss USA pageant, held on July 18, 1956, at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California. From the 43 contestants Miss Iowa USA, Carol Morris, won the competition and later became Miss Universe. She became the first contestant from Iowa to win the Miss USA competition. She was crowned by Miss USA 1955, Carlene King Johnson of Vermont.

One of the runners-up, Charlene Holt of Maryland, became an actress, appearing on television series and in films including El Dorado with John Wayne.


Final results Contestant
Miss USA 1956
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 15

Historical significance


The Miss USA 1956 delegates were:

See also