Heather Whitestone Miss America 1995

Miss America 1995 Heather Whitestone




Pageant Winners > Miss Americas Heather Whitestone, Miss America 1995


Heather Whitestone Miss America 1994Heather Whitestone, Miss America 1995 (Miss Alabama), is the first woman with a physical disability ever to win the coveted Miss America title.  As millions of viewers watched by live television, the gutsy Miss Alabama performed a classical ballet to Via Delarosa -- music she could not hear -- by memorizing the music's beats; then engaged in a extemporaneous interview with co-host Regis Philbin by lip-reading his questions, Heather Whitestone became the first profoundly-deaf woman to be named Miss America.

As the naming of the new Miss America was only moments away, and the final two contestants - Heather and Miss Virginia, Culen Johnson, awaited the announcement of which woman will wear the crown, doubt shadowed Heather's face, making it clear she was uncertain of whether she would be able to lip-read Philbin's announcement. Moments later, as Regis shouted that Culen Johnson, Miss Virginia, is the first runner-up and Heather the winner, Miss Virginia pointed her fingers at Heather and mouthed, "It's you!" 

A beloved titleholder and inspiration to millions of Americans, Heather successfully promoted her platform, S.T.A.R.S. ("Success Through Action and Realization of your dreams) throughout her reign. She also had the distinction of being the first Miss America ever to be featured on a Barbara Walters' television special.

Pageant Winners > Miss Americas > Heather Whitestone - Miss America 1995

Heather Whitestone Miss America 1995 bookBooks: Heather has written three books:
  • "Listening With My Heart" (Doubleday, 1997)
  • "Believing The Promise" (Doubleday, 1999)
  • "Let God Surprise You" (Zondervan, 2003)

Heather Whitestone Media and Press

  • CNN with Connie Chung
  • ABC’s Good Morning America program
  • ABC’s The View
  • USA Today
  • People magazine
  • NBC Today Show
  • CBS
  • Heather Whitestone Miss America 1995 bookNamed Peter Jennings Person of the Week
  • 20/20 - Barbara Walters interview
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • Time
  • People

Heather Whitestone Interesting Facts

  • Home State: Alabama
  • Age: 21
  • Appearance: Green-eyed, brunette
  • Education: Jacksonville State University
  • Talent: Ballet en pointe to "Via Dolorosa"
  • Career: Respected public speaker, wife and mother
  • Preliminary Awards: Won the preliminary talent competition
  • State Pageant Sponsor: Miss Alabama Pageant
  • Website: Heatherwhitestone.com
  • Miss America Platform: Youth Motivation: Anything is Possible / S.T.A.R.S. ("Success Through Action and Realization of your dreams)


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Heather Whitestone, Miss Alabama, is crowned Miss America 1995.


Heather Whitestone, Miss Alabama, performs in the Miss America Pageant talent competition.


Heather Whitestone, Miss America 1995 interview.


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