Your Favorite Miss Americas Then & Now

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The women who win the Miss America crown are supposed to be the very definition of beauty and brains, but where do these attributes taken them once the pageant spotlight has faded away? Some of them simply return to their semi-normal lives, but others use the title as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. Here are some ladies who went on to become even more famous and accomplished after their Miss America days were over!

Phyllis George

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Phyllis George was crowned Miss Texas in 1970, and she went on to become Miss America in 1971. She became a well-known sportscaster in 1974, making her one of the first women to have a prominent role in TV sports coverage! She’s done a number of other remarkable things as well, including founding two businesses, writing five books, hosting the CBS Morning News, and serving as the First Lady of Kentucky. Now retired, she lives in Georgia.

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