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1953 Miss U.S.A. Beauty Pageant
Long Beach Municipal Auditorium
Long Beach, California
July 16
Host: Bob Russell


Winner: Myrna Hansen, Illinois
1st Runner Up: Mary Kemp Griffin, South Carolina (Myrtle Beach)
2nd Runner Up: Doris Edwards, Alabama
3rd Runner Up: Nancy Petraborg, Washington
4th Runner Up: Shauna Wood, Utah

SEMI-FINALISTS:
Doris Edwards, Alabama
Marcella Roulette, California
Jeanie Carroll, Colorado
Kay Duggar, Florida (Miami Beach)
Myrna Hansen, Illinois
Marilyn Shonka, Iowa
Mary Ann Stice, Kentucky
Jeanne Vaughn Thompson, Louisiana
Jackie Lee, Maine
Mary Ann Papke, Minnesota
Berneta Nelson, Nebraka
Earlene Whitt, Nevada
Reta Knapp, New York
Eleanor Mack, Ohio
Jeri Bauer, Pennsylvania
Mary Kemp Griffin, South Carolina (Myrtle Beach)
Susan Anthony Day, South Carolina
Joan Gail Bradshaw, Texas
Shauna Wood, Utah
Nancy Petraborg, Washington

AWARDS:
Miss Amity: Jeanne Vaughn Thompson, Louisiana
Most Popular Girl In The Parade: Myrna Hansen, Illinois

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Acknowledgment:
Miss Universe Organization

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