1998 Miss America Pageant
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1998 Miss America Pageant Results
Miss America 1998: Miss Illinois, Katherine Shindle
1st runner-up: Michelle Warren, North North Carolina
2nd runner-up: Myra Barginear, Miss Mississippi
3rd runner-up: Stacey Momeyer, Miss Arizona
4th runner-up: Rebekah Keller, Miss California
Rest of Top 10
Christy Neuman, Miss Florida
Erika Kauffman, Miss Hawaii
Mette Boving, Miss Louisiana
Roxana Saberi, Miss North Dakota
Tamara Ann Finch, Miss Oregon
Katherine (Kate) Shindle, Miss Illinois, was crowned Miss America 1998. She was crowned by outgoing Miss America 1997, Tara Dawn Holland, of Oklahoma.
Kate was the only Miss America to date to wear athletic attire in the swimsuit competition, where she competed ina bikini top coordinated with a pair of yoga shorts/bicycling shorts. In the talent competition she sang, “Don’t Rain on My Parade”. During the evening gown competition, she wore a simple white sating gown with her hairstyle softly up-swept.
She was featured in Newsweek during her reign for her work as and AIDS / HIV Education and Prevention advocate.
At the conclusion of her year, she crowned her successor, Miss America 1999, Nicole Johnson, Miss Virginia.