|Name Gayla Shoemake|
Education Kansas State University
In June 1960 Shoemake competed for the Miss Kansas title, performing a dramatic reading as her talent. She was crowned Miss Kansas 1960 on 10 June by Governor George Docking and won a $1000 scholarship, jewellery and evening gowns. In September the same year Shoemake represented Kansas in the Miss America 1961 pageant held in Atlantic City, New Jersey but did not place.
Shoemake attended Kansas State University where she was a cheerleader and member of the student council. She was also a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and won the Miss Kansas State University pageant in 1959.