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Venus Ramey, Miss America 1944, is shown with her dogs Tuesday, April 17, 2007, near her property in Waynesburg, Ky. Ramey, who was crowned Miss America in 1944 caught a man she thought was stealing from her farm in south-central Kentucky, she shot the tires out of his vehicle so he'd be stuck there until police came.
The Lima News; Lima, Ohio, September 11, 1944. Caption: Venus is Miss America--A 19-year-old girl competing as Miss Washington D.C. and aptly named Venus Ramey, is crowned Miss America of 1944 at the annual Atlantic City beauty pageant. She is 5'7", weighs 125 pounds, and has blue eyes.