1992 Miss America Pageant
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Miss America 1992: Mss Hawaii, Carolyn Suzanne Sapp
1st runner-up: Miss New York, Marisol Montalvo
2nd runner-up: Miss Missouri, Soncee Brown
3rd runner-up: Miss Iowa, Lisa Somodi
4th runner-up: Miss Mississippi, Mary Allison Hurdle
Miss America 1992 was Carolyn Sapp, Miss Hawaii. She was the first contestant from Hawaii to win the national title. Carolyn won the swimsuit competition wearing a pink one-piece swimsuit and sang “Ain’t Misbehaving” in the talent competition. She was crowned by her predecessor, Miss America 1991, Marjorie Vincent, of Illinois.
Talk show hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford are signed as co-hosts of the Miss America Pageant, making Gifford the first full-fledged woman co-host.
During her reign, the story broke that she had allegedly been a victim of domestic violence by a boyfriend who was an NFL player. She left that relationship before becoming Miss America.
The story resulted in her making the cover of “People” magazine and starring in a television movie about her life, “Miss America: Beyond the Crown” in 1994.
At the conclusion of her year, she crowned her successor, Leanza Cornett, Miss America 1993, Miss Florida.