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Miss USA 1983

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Date  May 21, 1983
Broadcaster  CBS, WBIR-TV
Miss USA 1983
Presenters  Bob Barker and Joan Van Ark
Entertainment  Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers
Venue  Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee
Winner  Julie Hayek California

Miss USA 1983, the 32nd Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Knoxville Civic Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, on May 21, 1983. At the conclusion of the final competition, Julie Hayek of California was crowned Miss USA 1983 by outgoing titleholder Terri Utley of Arkansas. Hayek was the first runner up at Miss Universe 1983.


The pageant was hosted by Bob Barker, with colour commentary from Joan Van Ark. It was held in Tennessee for the only time.

Special awards

  • Miss Congeniality: Dana Ruth Mintzer (Iowa)
  • Miss Photogenic: Lisa Allred (Texas)
  • Delegates

    The Miss USA 1983 delegates were:


  • Monique Van Vooren
  • John Goodis
  • Kim Seelbrede, Miss USA 1981 from Ohio
  • Ed Marinaro
  • Maxine Messinger
  • Kevin Conway
  • Barbara Peterson, Miss USA 1976 from Minnesota
  • Vince Ferragamo
  • Joanie Gregons
  • Harry Blackstone Jr.
  • Chico Hamilton
  • References

    Miss USA 1983 Wikipedia

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