Miss America 1923

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Miss America 1923
Date September 7, 1923
Presenters King Neptune (Hudson Maxim)
Venue Million Dollar Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants 75
Placements 5
Winner Mary Katherine Campbell
Flag of Columbus, Ohio.svg Columbus
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Miss America 1923, the third Miss America pageant, was held at the Million Dollar Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Friday, September 7, 1923.[1][2] The incumbent, 17-year-old Mary Katherine Campbell, retained her title due primarily to her victory in the bathing suit competition exhibiting "an almost perfect figure."[3]

Campbell is the only Miss America to win the title twice. She stated that she was very surprised to have won and was rooting for one of the other girls to win.[4]

Joseph Cummings Chase, one of the judges at the pageant said, "Miss Campbell is possessed of great vivacity and an inherent shyness that constitute a wonderful combination. She is typically American and altogether an ideal type. Her forebearers for ten generations have been American born."[5]



Final results Contestant
Miss America 1923
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up

Other awards

Awards Contestant
Evening Dress
Rolling Chair Parade Winner


  1. ^ "Miss Columbus Again Captures Beauty Title". The Norwalk Hour. 1923-09-07. p. 16.
  2. ^ "Ohio Girl Again is 'Miss America'". The Sandusky Register. 1923-09-08. p. 1.
  3. ^ "Twice Honored As Miss America". The Sandusky Star Journal. 1923-09-08. p. 5.
  4. ^ "Miss America History 1923". Archived from the original on 2015-02-10. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
  5. ^ "Miss America History 1923". Archived from the original on 2015-02-10. Retrieved 2012-04-13.

Secondary sources

  • Saulino Osborne, Angela (1995). "Miss Americas and their Courts". Miss America The Dream Lives On. Taylor Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87833-110-7.

External links

  • Miss America official website
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