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Miss USA 1992

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Date  February 7, 1992
Entrants  51
Broadcaster  CBS
Placements  11
Miss USA 1992
Presenters  Dick Clark, Terry Murphy and Deborah Shelton
Venue  Century II Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas

Miss USA 1992, the 41st Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on 7 February 1992.


At the conclusion of the final competition, Shannon Marketic of California was crowned by outgoing titleholder Kelli McCarty of Kansas. Shannon became the fifth Miss USA titleholder from California and also the second Miss California USA to win both the Photogenic award and Miss USA crown, making her state the first one to repeat this feat. She is also the 4th Miss Photogenic to be crowned as Miss USA after winning the award.

The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark, with color commentary by Terry Murphy and Deborah Shelton, Miss USA 1970.

This was the third of four years that the pageant was held in Wichita.

Special awards

  • Miss Congeniality: Alesia Prentiss (Nevada)
  • Miss Photogenic: Shannon Marketic (California)
  • Best State Costume: Heather Christine Gray (Indiana)
  • Best in Swimsuit: Candace Michelle Brown (Alabama)
  • Historical significance

  • California continued their tradition of producing one Miss USA winner in every decade. This was California's third top three finish in five years.
  • South Carolina finished in the top three for the second time in three years, and Kentucky made the top six for the second time in three years.
  • Alabama placed for the second consecutive year, following a ten-year period without placement from 1981-1990. This was Alabama's highest placement since 1975, and would not be equalled until 2003.
  • North Carolina placed for the second consecutive year, the first time this had happened since 1974-1975.
  • Georgia placed in the top six for the sixth time in seven years. The exception being 1991.
  • Preliminary competition

    The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition.


    The Miss USA 1992 delegates were:


  • Mickey Gilley
  • Chantal Cloutier
  • David Marlow
  • Laura Harring, Miss USA 1985 from Texas
  • Toller Cranston
  • Paula McClure
  • Paul Rodriguez
  • Kimberly Russell
  • Steve DeBerg


    Miss USA 1992 Wikipedia

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