Miss USA 1983
Julie Hayek Miss USA 1983.png
Julie Hayek after being crowned as Miss USA
DateMay 12, 1983
PresentersBob Barker and Joan Van Ark
EntertainmentLarry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers
VenueKnoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee
BroadcasterCBS, WBIR-TV
WinnerJulie Hayek
California California
CongenialityDana Ruth Mintzer
Iowa Iowa
PhotogenicLisa Allred
Texas Texas
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Miss USA 1983 was the 32nd Miss USA pageant, televised live from the Knoxville Civic Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, on May 12, 1983. At the conclusion of the final competition, Julie Hayek of California was crowned Miss USA 1983 by outgoing titleholder Terri Utley of Arkansas.[1] Hayek was the first runner up at Miss Universe 1983.

Miss USA 1983 opening titles
Miss USA 1983 opening titles

The pageant was hosted by Bob Barker, with color commentary from Joan Van Ark. It was held in Tennessee for the only time, while Miss Teen USA 1984 did the same thing in Memphis on the other side of the state.



Final results Contestant
Miss USA 1983
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 12

Special awards

Final competition scores

Historical significance


Lisa Allred (Texas), first runner-up
Lisa Allred (Texas), first runner-up
Allison Grisso (South Carolina), second runner-up
Allison Grisso (South Carolina), second runner-up

The Miss USA 1983 delegates were:

Contestant notes



  1. ^ (13 May 1983). Miss California wins Miss USA Pageant, Santa Cruz Sentinel (Associated Press story), p. C-9.