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%Margaret Gorman did it in 1921 for a Golden Mermaid trophy worth $1,500 and the title, "America's Most Beautiful Bathing Girl."

Lee Meriwether did it in 1955 for $5,000, a new car, and a year of personal appearance fees. For Meriwether, the pageant victory launched a successful acting career, including the role of Catwoman in the original Batman movie of 1966.

And Miss America 2002, Oregon's Katie Harman, did it for a $50,000 scholarship, plus the opportunity to earn as much as $300,000 in appearance fees.


1. What do you think of the pageant today?




A good scholarship opportunity for women


An event that's really about looking at women's bodies


A fun American tradition


None of the above, really


2. How much money would it take for you to walk down a pageant runway in a swimsuit?



Would not do it at any price

Did you watch the film, "Miss America"?
(Please vote "yes" if you watched at least half of the film.)




If yes, did it influence your answers?




I do not wish to vote but would like to see the current results

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