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Miss USA 1960
Linda Bement, Miss USA 1960
DateJuly 7, 1960
PresentersCharles Collingwood
VenueMiami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida
Entrants45
Placements15
Withdrawals
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Washington
WinnerLinda Bement
Utah
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Miss USA 1960 was the 9th Miss USA pageant, held at the Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida on July 7, 1960.

At the end of the event, Linda Bement of Utah was crowned by Terry Huntingdon of California as Miss USA 1960.[1] It is the second victory of Utah in the pageant's history. Bement later competed at Miss Universe and won.[2]

Contestants from 45 states and cities competed in this year's pageant. The competition was hosted by Charles Collingwood.

Results

Placements

Placement Contestant
Miss USA 1960
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 15

Contestants

45 contestants competed for the title.

State/City Contestant Age[a] Hometown Notes
Alabama Margaret Jo Gordon[4] 22 Homewood Competed in the Miss United States 1960 pageant[5]
Alaska Evelyn Bly[6] 23 Fairbanks
Arizona Virginia Crook 18 Phoenix
Arkansas Gene Chambers[7] 18 Danville Married to Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys
California Teri Janssen[8] 18 Los Angeles
Colorado Karen Eickermann 19 Littleton
Connecticut Joyce Elain Trautwig[4] 19 Hartford
Delaware Rose Anne Reed Wilmington
District of Columbia Doris Lee Jones Washington, D.C.
Florida Nancy Wakefield[4] 19 Winter Haven
Georgia Cecilia Upton[9] 19 Rockmart
Idaho Margie Davis[10] 22 Pocatello
Illinois Patricia Thompson 21 Chicago
Indiana June Cochran 18 Indianapolis Later Miss Indiana World 1962
Competed in the Miss USA World 1962 pageant
Later Playboy Playmate of the Year 1963
Iowa Trudy Shulkin[11] 21 Sioux City
Kansas Peggy Patterson 21 Kansas City
Kentucky Barbara Joan Lovins[12] 19 Alexandria
Louisiana Judy Rebecca Fletcher[13] 18 Alexandria
Maine Terry Suzanne Tripp Lewiston
Maryland Jerri Fiorilli[14] Baltimore
Massachusetts Barbara Gale Feldman[4] 20 Natick
Michigan Judith Richards[15] 19 Dearborn
Missouri Marilyn Jean Stalcup[16] 20 Normandy
Montana Joanne Lane
New Hampshire Joan Joyce Chesleing Hampstead
New Jersey Sandra Chudy[17] 20 Bound Brook
New Mexico Kaye Smith[18] 18 Albuquerque
New York Mary Rodite[19] 19 Port Jefferson
North Carolina Lyndia Ann Tarleton[4] 19 Wingate
North Dakota Twila Fleckton 19 Drayton
Ohio Corrine Huff 19 Youngstown Replaced Kathy Justice as Miss Ohio
First African-American representing an American state in the pageant[20]
Oklahoma Suzanna Moore[21] 18 Oklahoma City
Pennsylvania Betsy Reeves[22] 18 Newtown
Rhode Island Lorelie Sue White 20 Cranston
South Carolina Margaret Thompson Sumter
South Dakota Patricia Klith 20 Sioux Falls
Tennessee Christine McSwain[23] 22 Memphis
Texas Pat Cloud[24] 20 Houston
Utah Linda Jeanne Bement[25] 18 Salt Lake City Miss Universe 1960
Vermont Carole Mary Demas Burlington
Virginia Elizabeth Noreen Fulford[26] 18 Norfolk
West Virginia Carole Garnett Pugh[27] 18 Queen Shoals
Wisconsin Sharyn Chalik[28] 19 Milwaukee
Wyoming Anita Simon Cheyenne

Notes

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

References

  1. ^ a b c "S.L. beauty takes title of Miss USA". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah. 8 July 1960. p. 1. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Miss Universe and runners-up". The Spokesman-Review. 11 July 1960. p. 1. Retrieved 19 July 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m MacFeely, F. T. (7 July 1960). "Miss U.S.A. will be chosen tonight". The Daily Tribune. Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. p. 11. Retrieved 22 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b c d e "15 beauties enter semifinals of contest to name Miss USA". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Lewiston, Idaho. 7 July 1960. p. 9. Retrieved 10 August 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  5. ^ "Here are statistics on beauty entrants". Sunday Herald. 9 October 1960. p. 12. Retrieved 10 August 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  6. ^ "Evelyn Bly crowned Miss Alaska here". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Fairbanks, Alaska. 12 March 1960. p. 1. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Miss Missouri and Miss Arkansas". St. Louis Globe-Democrat. St. Louis, Missouri. 4 July 1960. p. 30. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Fairest of the fair". The Sacramento Bee. Sacramento, California. 20 June 1960. p. 12. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Queen of the chicks". The Atlanta Constitution. Atlanta, Georgia. 11 June 1960. p. 3. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Miss Universe hopeful". Idaho State Journal. Pocatello, Idaho. 1 May 1960. p. 36. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Sioux City's Trudy is 'Miss Iowa'". Sioux City Journal. Sioux City, Iowa. 27 June 1960. p. 1. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Universal appeal". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. 20 June 1960. p. 5. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "The new look". The Shreveport Journal. Shreveport, Louisiana. 24 June 1960. p. 1. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Early defeat pays off". The Daily Times. Salisbury, Maryland. 25 June 1960. p. 1. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ Boyd, Robert S. (20 June 1960). "Dearborn's Judy is state's beauty". Detroit Free Press. Detroit, Michigan. p. 3. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ "Miss Missouri". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis, Missouri. 6 June 1960. p. 19. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ "Suburban girl's a beauty". The Courier-News. Bridgewater, New Jersey. 21 June 1960. p. 1. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  18. ^ "Miss New Mexico". The Albuquerque Tribune. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 18 June 1960. p. 2. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  19. ^ "Delegate from New York". Evening World-Herald. Omaha, Nebraska. 23 June 1960. p. 44. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  20. ^ "Mass confusion continues in Miss Universe beauty contest". Ocala Star-Banner. 7 July 1960. p. 18. Retrieved 10 August 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  21. ^ "Oklahoma's Miss Universe entry". The Tulsa Tribune. Tulsa, Oklahoma. 27 June 1960. p. 8. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  22. ^ "Miss Pennsylvania". Tri-City Herald. Pasco, Washington. 1 July 1960. p. 2. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  23. ^ "Represents Tennessee". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. Knoxville, Tennessee. 4 July 1960. p. 51. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  24. ^ "Miss Texas". Times Record News. Wichita Falls, Texas. 13 June 1960. p. 8. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  25. ^ "Senior wins place in beauty test". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah. 28 May 1960. p. 19. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  26. ^ Bennett, Rose (29 June 1960). "Virginian to join contest-bound beauties here". The Richmond News Leader. Richmond, Virginia. p. 27. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  27. ^ "State's top beauties". The Raleigh Register. Beckley, West Virginia. 27 June 1960. p. 1. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  28. ^ "Miss Sharyn Chalik to represent state as Miss Wisconsin-Universe". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Green Bay, Wisconsin. 6 June 1960. p. 14. Retrieved 20 July 2023 – via Newspapers.com.