Miss USA 1959
DateJuly 22, 1959
VenueLong Beach, California
WinnerTerry Huntingdon
California California
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Miss USA 1959 was the 8th Miss USA pageant, held in Long Beach, California on July 22, 1959. The pageant was won by Terry Huntingdon of California, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Arlene Howell of Louisiana. Huntingdon was the first woman from California to win the Miss USA title, and the first to win in her home state. Two days after her victory, Huntingdon went on to place as 2nd runner-up at Miss Universe 1959.


Final results Contestant
Miss USA 1959
1st Runner-Up
  • Texas Texas – Carelgean Douglas
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 15

Historical significance


The Miss USA 1959 delegates were:

No state delegate: Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Wyoming