Miss America 1988

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Miss America 1988
Date September 19, 1987
Presenters Gary Collins
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster NBC
Winner Kaye Lani Rae Rafko
Michigan Michigan
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Miss America 1988, the 61st Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 19, 1987 on NBC Network.[1]

Pageant winner Kaye Lani Rae Rafko of Michigan became a registered nurse, and has done many years of volunteer work for medical charities and hospices. She co-hosts a public access television series called Only In Monroe for MPACT.

Among the contestants was Miss South Carolina, television personality Nancy O'Dell, entered as Nancy Humphries.


Final results Contestant
Miss America 1988
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10


Preliminary awards

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness



  1. ^ a b Venezia, Joyce A. (September 21, 1987). "Miss Michigan Becomes Miss America 1988". The Schenectady Gazette. Schenectady, NY. Associated Press. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Zibart, Eve (September 21, 1987). "Just What the Judges Ordered". The Washington Post.

External links

  • Miss America official website
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