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Miss America 1982
Date September 12, 1981
Presenters Ron Ely
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster NBC
Winner Elizabeth Ward
Arkansas Arkansas

Miss America 1982, the 55th Miss America, pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 12, 1981 on NBC Network.


  • Miss America : Arkansas Elizabeth Ward (Miss Arkansas)
  • First runner-up: Illinois Sandra Truitt (Miss Illinois)
  • Second runner-up: Georgia (U.S. state) Kristl Evans (Miss Georgia)
  • Third runner-up: Indiana Pamela Carlberg (Miss Indiana)
  • Fourth runner-up: Texas Sheri Ryman (Miss Texas)
  • 5 semi-finalists: Karen Hopson (Miss Mississippi), Suzanne Alexander (Miss New York), Julie Ross (Miss Oregon), Jonelle Smith (Miss Utah) & Keungsuk Kim (Miss Wisconsin).
  • Preliminary Talent winners: Sandra Truitt (Miss Illinois), Suzanne Alenxander (Miss New York) & Sheri Ryman (Miss Texas).
  • Preliminary Swimsuit winners: Elizabeth Ward (Miss Arkansas), Katren Hopson (Miss Mississippi) & Kristine Elizabeth Weitz (Miss Washington).

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