Miss USA 1974
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DateMay 18, 1974
PresentersBob Barker
VenueNiagara Falls Convention and Civic Center, Niagara Falls, New York
WinnerKaren Morrison
CongenialityDonna Thornton
PhotogenicBarbara Cooper
 New York
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Miss USA 1974 was the 23rd Miss USA pageant, televised live by CBS from Niagara Falls, New York on May 18, 1974.

The pageant was won by Karen Morrison of Illinois, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Amanda Jones, also of Illinois. Morrison was the fourth woman from Illinois to win the Miss USA title (a record at the time), and went on to place as a semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1974. Coincidentally, first runner up at Miss USA 1973 was Miss New York. It happened again at Miss USA 1974 when Miss New York (Miss USA 1973 & Miss USA 1974 held in New York) was first runner up with both winner from Illinois.



Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 1974
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 12

Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Best State Costume

Historical significance


The Miss USA 1974 delegates were: