Beauty pageants

Battling beauties: Miss America winners through the years

Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:35 AM ET

As 53 young women prepare to take the Atlantic City stage on Sunday night to vie for the Miss America crown, take a look at past winners, from a 15-year-old who earned the first-ever title to a deaf woman who went on to help others identify early hearing loss. 

In honor of the upcoming 93rd annual Miss America pageant, take a look at the lovely ladies who have seized the coveted crown since the competition’s start in 1921.


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