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Subject: 1987 Miss Universe Pageant was when it started for me at the age of 10. My mom had recorded it on a VHS and I would try to watch it whenever no one was around. I've been a follower ever since. I remember being wowed by Colombia and Uruguay that year and to this day still thought they were robbed of a semifinal spot that year


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Date Posted: 12:49:54 05/15/20 Fri
In reply to: Doot 's message, "When did pageants begin for you?" on 21:02:26 05/14/20 Thu


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[> Subject: Hi Doot - the first pageant I can ever recall was Miss America 1974. I happened to be in the room during the crowning while my parents were watching. They were both horrified when Rebecca King was named the winner. The first Miss USA pageant I watched was 1976 (Barbara Peterson), followed by my first Miss Universe pageant that same year. Little did I know what an aberration Barbara's non-placement was!


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Date Posted: 13:58:37 05/15/20 Fri


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[> [> Subject: BamaMan- I was at a well attended pageant party at my teacher's house believe it or not the night that Rebecca King won. Everybody thought when the six finalists were standing there that Miss Texas would win. I wouldn't say the people were horrified that Colorado won but it certainly was a surprise. However I have to tell you that as the years have gone by and I've seen the pageant on YouTube, I don't necessarily think Rebecca King was all that bad of a choice. She kind of grew on me. My first Miss USA was 1966 when California won. I loved the first runner-up that year, and I remember so did Pat Boone the co-host of the pageant.


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Lol
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Date Posted: 14:41:10 05/15/20 Fri


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[> [> [> Subject: LOL - my Dad cussed at the TV when Rebecca won, and I just remember my saying, "Whaaaat??!!! Oh MY God." I know she approved of the next few winners. I distinctly remember he commenting on how beautiful Tawny Godin was when she won.


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BamaMan
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Date Posted: 15:42:17 05/15/20 Fri


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[> [> [> Subject: Well, being from Colorado, I was so happy that night Miss Colorado - Rebecca King won Miss America! I remember shouting SHE WON! It was a happy night for us in beautiful Colorado. I watched that pageant not too long ago and I think Rebecca really is pretty, even though I didn't think she was before. I know she came off as cold and aloof, but I think she had a good and professional presentation the night she won. She came to my town as Miss America to crown our local queen and I wanted to go to the pageant but I knew my parents wouldn't take me. I found out the day after the pageant the neighbor kids went to the pageant and didn't ask me to go with them. I remember telling them I wish I could go to the pageant and they never said they were going. So, I was upset they went and didn't ask me to go with them. They had two souvenir programs on their table and I took one and still have it. They could have asked me to go with them, after all, Miss America was coming to town!


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Date Posted: 16:49:02 05/15/20 Fri


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[> [> Subject: It's funny, one of my early pageant memories is Miss America 1974. I was watching with my mother and she was appalled that Colorado won because she reminded my mother of one of the other mothers in the neighborhood who was notoriously "stuck up." I don't remember anything else about the pageant (need to find it on YouTube) other than my mother's disgust at the outcome, LOL.


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Doot
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Date Posted: 15:41:20 05/15/20 Fri

It's funny, one of my early pageant memories is Miss America 1974. I was watching with my mother and she was appalled that Colorado won because she reminded my mother of one of the other mothers in the neighborhood who was notoriously "stuck up." I don't remember anything else about the pageant (need to find it on YouTube) other than my mother's disgust at the outcome, LOL.

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[> [> [> Subject: LOL - maybe we lived in the same neighborhood!!!


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BamaMan
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Date Posted: 15:42:51 05/15/20 Fri


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[> [> [> Subject: Ok out of curiosity I watched the 1974 Miss America pageant for the first time. I thought NewJersey or Texas should win followed by Louisiana and Pennsylvania. I got neither the winner or 1rst runner up. Weird judging. That said, I think the talents were far better then than they are now.


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inoshishi
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Date Posted: 08:29:08 05/16/20 Sat


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[> [> [> [> Subject: I had no idea it was on YouTube. I just watched the crowning and would have chosen Miss Texas in a landslide.


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BamaMan
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Date Posted: 10:01:17 05/16/20 Sat


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[> [> Subject: Miss America 1974 saw PA place in the Top 5 for the fourth year in a row. I was ok with Ms. King and I really liked Miss Texas' violin talent. Interesting, a recent Miss Texas used that same talent and placed 2RU.


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Old Fan/New Name
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Date Posted: 16:59:38 05/15/20 Fri


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