Miss USA 1962
DateJuly 12, 1962
VenueMiami, Florida
WinnerMacel Wilson
Hawaii Hawaii
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Miss USA 1962 was the 11th Miss USA pageant, held in Miami, Florida, on July 12, 1962. The pageant was won by Macel Leilani Wilson of Hawaii, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Sharon Brown of Louisiana. Wilson's win gave Hawaii the Miss USA crown at its first attempt, and two days later she was a Top 15 semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1962. Eleven states did not send a delegate to the 1962 pageant, resulting in the lowest number of contestants since the inaugural pageant of 1952. Macel is the first Asian-American to win the title of Miss USA and the first one of Filipino descent.


Final results Contestant
Miss USA 1962
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 16

Historical significance


The Miss USA 1962 delegates were:

No state delegate: Delaware, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming