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Miss America 1989, the 62nd Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday, September 10, 1988 and was televised by the NBC Network.

Miss America 1989
DateSeptember 10, 1988
PresentersGary Collins
Mary Ann Mobley
VenueBoardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
WinnerGretchen Carlson
Minnesota Minnesota
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The winner, Minnesota's Gretchen Carlson, would later become a notable television journalist for Fox News & would later become the Chairwoman for the Miss America Organization.



Final results Contestant
Miss America 1989
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10


Preliminary awardsEdit

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness


Further readingEdit

  • Goldman, William (1990). Hype and Glory. New York: Villard. ISBN 0-394-58432-5.

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