The Most Famous Miss America: Celebrating Legendary Titleholders

Choose the Miss America you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 08:16
Welcome to StrawPoll's star-studded ranking of the most famous Miss Americas! Our dazzling list features the brightest and most influential beauty queens who have not only won the coveted crown but also made a significant impact in various fields. Join us as we celebrate these extraordinary women, and cast your vote for the ultimate Miss America who has truly captured your heart. From trailblazers to philanthropists, actresses to authors, these phenomenal ladies have taken the world by storm. Can't find your personal favorite? Fear not! Suggest a missing option, and let the voting frenzy begin. Dive into this glamorous journey and discover who will be crowned the most famous Miss America of all time, only on StrawPoll!

Who Is the Most Famous Miss America?

  1. 1
    85
    votes
    She was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America in 1983. She went on to become a successful singer, actress, and author.
    Vanessa Williams in other rankings
  2. 2
    29
    votes
    Bess Myerson
    Unknown authorUnknown author · Public domain
    She was the first Jewish woman to be crowned Miss America in 1945. She later became a television personality and political activist.
  3. 3
    18
    votes
    She won the Miss America title in 1955 and went on to have a successful career as an actress, appearing in numerous films and television shows.
  4. 4
    8
    votes
    She was crowned Miss America in 1971 and later became a television personality and sportscaster.
  5. 5
    15
    votes
    She won the Miss America title in 1959 and went on to have a successful career as an actress, appearing in numerous films and television shows.
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    11
    votes
    She was crowned Miss America in 1989 and later became a television journalist and anchor. She also became a prominent advocate for women's rights and the #MeToo movement.
    Gretchen Carlson in other rankings
  7. 7
    15
    votes
    Heather Whitestone
    Ballerina224 · CC BY-SA 3.0
    She was the first deaf woman to be crowned Miss America in 1995. She later became a motivational speaker and author.
  8. 8
    7
    votes
    Marilyn Van Derbur
    Brianschwartz · CC BY-SA 4.0
    She was crowned Miss America in 1958 and later became a prominent advocate for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
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    5
    votes
    She was crowned Miss America in 1948 and later became a television personality and game show host.
  10. 10
    6
    votes
    Dorothy Benham
    SSgt Carl Schweibinz · Public domain
    She won the Miss America title in 1977 and went on to have a successful career as a singer and television host.

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Ranking factors for famous Miss America

  1. Popularity and Fame
    This would include the overall public recognition and media coverage the winner has received.
  2. Achievement and Career
    The post-Miss America career and achievements of the winner such as furthering their education, involvement in advocacy or charity work, or a successful career in show business.
  3. Impact
    The impact they have had on society, including their advocacy work and contributions to social issues.
  4. Historical Significance
    The place the winner holds in history as a trailblazer or notable figure.
  5. Talent and Beauty
    In some cases, the talent or beauty of the Miss America winner may have contributed to their fame and popularity.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Miss America. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or contestant is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!

Statistics

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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each contestant once every 24 hours. The rank of each contestant is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous miss america

Miss America is an iconic title that has been awarded to young women since 1921. The pageant has evolved over the years, but the basic premise has remained the same: contestants compete in various categories such as talent, evening wear, and interview, with the winner being crowned Miss America. Over the years, many women have held this prestigious title and gone on to achieve great things. However, when it comes to fame, a select few have truly captured the public's attention. In this poll, we aim to determine who is the most famous Miss America of all time. From actresses to politicians, our list includes women from a variety of backgrounds who have made a name for themselves both during and after their reign as Miss America. So, who will come out on top? Only you can decide by casting your vote in this exciting poll!

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