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Miss USA 1986
DateMay 20, 1986
VenueMiami, Florida
BroadcasterCBS, WTVJ-TV
WinnerChristy Fichtner
Texas Texas
CongenialityLisa Summerour-Perry
New Jersey New Jersey
PhotogenicBeth King
Wyoming Wyoming
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Miss USA 1986 was the 35th Miss USA pageant, televised live on May 20 from Miami, Florida on CBS. The ceremonies were hosted by Bob Barker.[1] At the conclusion of the final competition, Christy Fichtner of Texas was crowned Miss USA, becoming the second consecutive winner from Texas. [1] Fichtner served the pageant for only nine months as the pageant was moved into the newly-established February schedule in 1987. Florida's hosting the pageant marked the 15th time has ever done in the Miss USA history.

First runner-up was Miss World America 1986 and the future Academy Award-winning actress, Halle Berry.


Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality(Amity)
Miss Photogenic
Best State Costume

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Bater, Jeff (May 20, 1986). "Christy Fichtner, a 23-year-old model from Dallas, was crowned... - UPI Archives". UPI. Retrieved 21 July 2023.