Miss USA 1966, the 15th Miss USA pageant, was televised live from Miami Beach, Florida, on May 21, 1966.

Miss USA 1966
DateMay 21, 1966
VenueMiami Beach, Florida
BroadcasterCBS
Entrants49
Placements15
WithdrawalsIdaho, South Dakota
WinnerMaria Remenyi
California California
CongenialityWyoming Linda Leafdale
PhotogenicCalifornia Maria Remenyi
← 1965
1967 →

The pageant was won by Maria Remenyi of California, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Sue Downey of Ohio. Remenyi was the second woman from California to win the Miss USA title, and went on to Top 15 at Miss Universe 1966.

Idaho and South Dakota did not send a delegate in 1966, making this the last Miss USA pageant in which not all states were represented. (The only subsequent pageant with fewer than 51 ..delegates in the live telecast – 1981 – resulted from a state representative being disqualified during the preliminary judging.)

ResultsEdit

Final results Contestant
Miss USA 1966
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 15

Special awardsEdit

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic

DelegatesEdit

The Miss USA 1966 delegates were:

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