Miss America 1990

Miss America 1990, the 63rd Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday, September 16, 1989 and was televised by the NBC Network.

Miss America 1990
DateSeptember 16, 1989
PresentersGary Collins
Phyllis George
VenueBoardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
WinnerDebbye Turner
Missouri Missouri
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The winner, Debbye Turner, was the first Miss Missouri to take the crown. One of the five finalists, Jeri Lynn Zimmerman of Illinois, became known professionally as Jeri Ryan, an actress and one of the stars of the television series Star Trek: Voyager.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1990
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10


Preliminary awardsEdit

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness

Non-finalist awardsEdit

Awards Contestant

Quality of Life awardsEdit

Results Contestant Platform
Winner Organ Donation


State Name Hometown Age Talent Placement Awards Notes
  Alabama Julie Dawn Coons Vocal
  Alaska Christine Rae McCubbins Vocal
  Arizona Tammy Jean Kettunen Freestyle Roller Skating "Amazing Grace" Non-Finalist Talent Award
  Arkansas Marci Lewallen Vocal / Banjo "Boogie Woogie Banjo Blues"
  California Wendy Berry Classical Ballet "The Black Swan" from Swan Lake
  Colorado Debbie Jane Riecks Contemporary Flute Solo, "Shenandoah" & "Dueling Banjos" 2nd runner-up
  Connecticut Marlena Marshall Ballet en Pointe
  Delaware Robin Lee Coutant Vocal "Think of Me"
  District of Columbia Donya M Rose Lyrical Jazz Ballet "Over the Rainbow"
  Florida Sandra Joanne Frick Character Ballet en Pointe "Yankee Doodle Dandy" Top 10
  Georgia Jamie Lisa Price Popular Vocal "When You Wish upon a Star" Non-Finalist Talent Award
  Hawaii Ligaya L. Stice Vocal "Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage"
  Idaho Rebecca Trueblood Vocal "God Bless the USA" Non-Finalist Interview Award
  Illinois Jeri Lynn Zimmermann 22 Vocal "On My Own" 3rd runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award
  Indiana Lisa Ann Williamson Classical Vocal "The Doll Song" from The Tales of Hoffmann
  Iowa Jayna Dayl Sanchez Dance / Twirl "Another Cha-Cha" by Santa Esmeralda Non-Finalist Talent Award
  Kansas Jennifer Lynn Hedrick Flute Solo "Carman Fantasy" Bizet Borne
  Kentucky Melanie-Lynn Glasscock Baton Twirling "If My Friends Could See Me Now"
  Louisiana Stacy King Banjo Medley "Dueling Banjos" & "Ghost Riders" Preliminary Swimsuit Award

Non-Finalist Talent Award
  Maine Jane Marie Brochu Vocal "Stormy Weather"
  Maryland Virginia YoungHee Cha Classical Piano "Étude Op. 25, No. 1" 1st runner-up
  Massachusetts Janette Rose Elman Russian Cossack Dance
  Michigan Molly McIntyre Ballet "Carmen"
  Minnesota Lynne Ann Schacher Ballet / Jazz Dance "Merrily We Roll Along"
  Mississippi Cherry Lynn Busby Vocal "My Funny Valentine"
  Missouri Debbye Turner 25 Marimba Medley "Flight of the Bumblebee", "Csárdás", & "Can-Can" Winner Preliminary Swimsuit Award
  Montana Cathy Brewer Ballet en Pointe
  Nebraska Kristi Lynn Hilliard Vocal "Golden Rainbow"
  Nevada Brenda Anne Linscott Vocal "Memory"
  New Hampshire Jennifer Ann Landry Classical Ballet
  New Jersey Laura Murray Popular Vocal "With One More Look At You" from A Star Is Born Non-Finalist Talent Award
  New Mexico Angela De Los Santos Popular Vocal "The Wind Beneath My Wings"
  New York Lisa Molella Vocal Medley "That's Life" & "But the World Goes 'Round" Non-Finalist Talent Award
  North Carolina Kelly Dawn Fletcher Semi-classical vocal "Half a Moment"
  North Dakota Susan Jacobson Vocal / Dance "One Night Only"
  Ohio Kristin Huffman Classical Vocal "Csárdás" from Die Fledermaus 4th runner-up Preliminary Talent Award
  Oklahoma Tamara Denise-Toshiko Marler Vocal "Since I Fell for You" Top 10 Preliminary Talent Award
  Oregon Lynette Maria Boggs Vocal "I Am Changing"
  Pennsylvania Michelle Kline Classical Vocal "Una Voce Poco Fa" from The Barber of Seville Top 10 Quality of Life Award Winner
  Rhode Island Gloria Alice Berlanga Flute Solo
  South Carolina Kimilee Karyn Bryant Classical Vocal "Je Suis Titania" from Mignon Preliminary Talent Award

Non-Finalist Talent Award
  South Dakota Dawn Strunk Piano Solo
  Tennessee Lisa Robertson Violin Solo "Orange Blossom Special"
  Texas Leah Kay Lyle Piano "Sonata Opus 22" by Alberto Ginastera Top 10
  Utah Jacque Dawn Tingey Vocal "Over the Rainbow" Non-Finalist Talent Award
  Vermont Catherine Frances Stillinger Vocal Medley
  Virginia Tami Renee Elliott Gymnastics Dance Routine "The Phantom of the Opera" Non-Finalist Talent Award
  Washington Jennifer Wall Piano, "Opus 706" by Carl Wilhelm Kern Top 10
  West Virginia Lisa Lynn Bittinger Vocal "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from The Phantom of the Opera
  Wisconsin Kimberly Totdahl Vocal & Dance "Being Alive"
  Wyoming Alisa Christine Mavrotheris Acrobatic Jazz Dance


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