1970 Miss America Pageant - Pamela Eldred Miss Michigan wins
Pamela Eldred, Miss Michigan, won the 1970 Miss America pageant which was held in September 1969. The Mercy College student was crowned by outgoing Miss America 1969 Judy Ford of Illinois.
Miss America 1970 Pamela Eldred, Miss Michigan
Bert Parks served as the host and former Miss America 1966 Debby Bryant (Miss Kansas) provided color commentary.
The 1970 pageant was one of the rare years when a double preliminary winner failed to become Miss America. Miss Ohio, Kathy Baumann, a double preliminary winner who had walked off with the swimsuit and talent trophies earlier in the week, was largely considered the crowd favorite to win.
However, by the evening's conclusion, it was Miss Michigan Pamela Eldred, who had failed to win a preliminary award, who walked away with the crown.
Eldred, an elegant platinum blonde with a creamy complexion and beautiful
Contestants at the 1970 Miss America Pageant pose in swimsuits on the Boardwalk. Eventual winner Pamela Eldred, Miss Michigan, is 4th from right on bottom row in a lime green swimsuit
The Miss Michigan, a resident of Bloomfield, had previously failed to win the Miss Michigan pageant.
At the conclusion of her reign, Pamela Eldred returned to Atlantic City to crown her successor, Miss Texas Phyllis George, Miss America 1971.
Eldred went on to become an licensed electrolysis technician, cosmetologist and image consultant. She lives in Bloomfield, Michigan.
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