| September 6, 1980|
| Ron Ely|
| Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|Miss America 1981 Wikipedia
Miss America 1981, the 54th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 6, 1980 on NBC Network.
The winner, Susan Powell of Oklahoma, later became co-host of the series Home Matters on the Discovery Channel.