1976 Miss America Pageant
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Miss America 1976: Tawny Elaine Godin, Miss New York
1st runner-up: Susan Lawrence, Miss North Carolina
2nd runner-up: Janet Jay Carr, Miss California
3rd runner-up: Susan Kay Banks, Miss Ohio
4th runner-up: Stacey Peterson, Miss Arizona
Tawny Godin, Miss New York, won the 1976 Miss America Pageant, crowned by outgoing Miss America 1975, Shirley Cothran, of Texas.
Godin was a student at Syracuse University in New York who speaks multiple languages and composed and played her own musical composition “Images in Pastels” on the piano during the talent competition.
At the end of her year, she crowned her successor, Miss America 1977 Dorothy Benham, Miss Minnesota.