The first competition was held back in 1921 godu.Devyat participants represented cities, not states. The winner was 16-year-old Margaret Gorman (second from left) from Washington.
In 1926 he won the competition Norma Smolvud.Za year in office, "Miss America", she has earned more than 100 thousand dollars through advertising and participation in various activities. Then it was more than the wages paid to the President of the United States.
Miss Michigan Patricia Donnelly in 1939 became the first representative of a separate state, to win the title.
In 1939 he was chosen as the first "Miss Congeniality».