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States with the most Miss America winners

  • States with the most Miss America winners

    While most people will be focused on soaking up the last days of summer this weekend, 51 women are flooding into Atlantic City, New Jersey, with the hope to win the coveted title of Miss America 2019. The incumbent Miss America 2018, Cara Mund, will be handing her crown to the one woman who shows the most exemplary poise, character and—of course—beauty. Mund is North Dakota’s first Miss America winner, and received the chance this year to represent the state on the world’s stage.

    North Dakota’s first win is a bigger deal than many may recognize, as when it comes to the pageant, the winner has historically come from a small pool of states—only 32 and the District of Columbia, in fact. With this in mind, Stacker found the states that have produced the most Miss Americas over time, using data from the pageant’s official website. From small states to coastal powerhouses, this roundup proves that securing the crown can’t simply be chalked up to a state’s size.

    Read on to see if your state made the cut.

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  • #26 (tie): Connecticut

    Total Miss America winners: 1
    Years won: 1933

     

  • #26 (tie): Indiana

    Total Miss America winners: 1
    Years won: 2009

     

  • #26 (tie): Kentucky

    Total Miss America winners: 1
    Years won: 2000

     

  • #26 (tie): Missouri

    Total Miss America winners: 1
    Years won: 1990

     

  • #26 (tie): Nebraska

    Total Miss America winners: 1
    Years won: 2011

     

  • #26 (tie): North Carolina

    Total Miss America winners: 1
    Years won: 1962

     

  • #26 (tie): North Dakota

    Total Miss America winners: 1
    Years won: 2018

     

  • #26 (tie): Oregon

    Total Miss America winners: 1
    Years won: 2002

     

  • #17 (tie): Arizona

    Total Miss America winners: 2
    Years won: 1949, 1965

     

  • #17 (tie): District of Columbia

    Total Miss America winners: 2
    Years won: 1921, 1944

     

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