Miss USA 1982
Miss USA 1982 opening titles.jpg
DateMay 13, 1982
PresentersBob Barker
VenueGulf Coast Convention Center, Biloxi, Mississippi
BroadcasterCBS, WJTV
WinnerTerri Utley
CongenialityToni McFadden
PhotogenicSondra Dee Jones
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Miss USA 1982 was the 31st Miss USA pageant, televised live on May 13, 1982 from the Gulf Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi on CBS.

The pageant was won by Terri Utley of Arkansas, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Kim Seelbrede of Ohio. Utley was the first – and to date (as of 2020) only – woman from Arkansas to win the Miss USA title, and went on to place as 4th runner-up at Miss Universe 1982.

Jeannine Boger of North Carolina is the mother of Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton.



Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 1982
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
  • Utah Utah – Susan Gasser
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 12

Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Best State Costume

Historical significance


The Miss USA 1982 delegates were: