Cheryl Prewitt (Mississippi) Miss America 1980    Cheryl Prewitt grew up in Choctaw County, Mississippi. Through her unyielding trust in God, she overcame a crippling car accident and being sexually abused as a child. Her faith in Him enabled her to fulfill her dreams and brought her to victory! She and her family have dedicated their lives to their ministry.

Cheryl Prewitt (Mississippi) Miss America 1980 Cheryl Prewitt grew up in Choctaw County, Mississippi. Through her unyielding trust in God, she overcame a crippling car accident and being sexually abused as a child. Her faith in Him enabled her to fulfill her dreams and brought her to victory! She and her family have dedicated their lives to their ministry.

Kellye Cash-Sheppard from Memphis, Tennessee, was Miss Tennessee 1986 and was crowned Miss America 1987. Cash is the great-niece of Johnny Cash. Following her reign as Miss America, Cash toured with Bob Hope’s USO Show, and has appeared on The David Letterman Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, among others. In addition to making approximately 100 appearances each year at charitable, community and political events, Cash has released six music CDs: four Christian and two country. She…

Kellye Cash-Sheppard from Memphis, Tennessee, was Miss Tennessee 1986 and was crowned Miss America 1987. Cash is the great-niece of Johnny Cash. Following her reign as Miss America, Cash toured with Bob Hope’s USO Show, and has appeared on The David Letterman Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, among others. In addition to making approximately 100 appearances each year at charitable, community and political events, Cash has released six music CDs: four Christian and two country. She…

Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas) Miss America 1982    She used her Miss America scholarship money to study acting at HB Studios in New York City before moving to Hollywood to pursue a film and television career.     After appearing as the recurring character, Amanda, for six years on 'Highlander-The Series' Elizabeth once again stepped into the role of Amanda, the spirited Immortal jewel thief, on 'Highlander: The Raven'.    She also has a cooking show in development with her good friend, Contessa…

Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas) Miss America 1982 She used her Miss America scholarship money to study acting at HB Studios in New York City before moving to Hollywood to pursue a film and television career. After appearing as the recurring character, Amanda, for six years on 'Highlander-The Series' Elizabeth once again stepped into the role of Amanda, the spirited Immortal jewel thief, on 'Highlander: The Raven'. She also has a cooking show in development with her good friend, Contessa…

Susan Powell (Oklahoma) Miss America 1981    Susan Powell is currently the host of Home Matters, her own one-hour series on The Discovery Channel, recently completing its ninth season. In September of 1980, Susan was named Miss America 1981. In the years following her reign, she has appeared before audiences in theatres, opera houses, concert halls and at lecture podiums all across the country. She performed at Houston's Theatre Under the Stars where she starred opposite Larry Gatlin in his…

Susan Powell (Oklahoma) Miss America 1981 Susan Powell is currently the host of Home Matters, her own one-hour series on The Discovery Channel, recently completing its ninth season. In September of 1980, Susan was named Miss America 1981. In the years following her reign, she has appeared before audiences in theatres, opera houses, concert halls and at lecture podiums all across the country. She performed at Houston's Theatre Under the Stars where she starred opposite Larry Gatlin in his…

Shirley Cothran (Texas) Miss America 1975    Utilizing her Miss America scholarship money, Shirley earned her Ph.D. in education. Shirley has remained active in community service by serving on school, charity, and advisory boards, while writing for several Christian publications. Enjoying an active career in public speaking, Shirley has concentrated her efforts to Christian women's groups and conferences.

Shirley Cothran (Texas) Miss America 1975 Utilizing her Miss America scholarship money, Shirley earned her Ph.D. in education. Shirley has remained active in community service by serving on school, charity, and advisory boards, while writing for several Christian publications. Enjoying an active career in public speaking, Shirley has concentrated her efforts to Christian women's groups and conferences.

Kellye Cash (Tennessee) Miss America 1987    She has performed with numerous musical artists including Vince Gill, Lee Greenwood, and Billy Joel and has performed in many regional theatrical productions; she was recently chosen for the lead part of country music legend Patsy Cline, in Always...Patsy Cline.

Kellye Cash (Tennessee) Miss America 1987 She has performed with numerous musical artists including Vince Gill, Lee Greenwood, and Billy Joel and has performed in many regional theatrical productions; she was recently chosen for the lead part of country music legend Patsy Cline, in Always...Patsy Cline.

Sharlene Wells (Utah)    Sharlene is the only foreign-born, bilingual Miss America ~ she played the Paraguayan harp and sang in Spanish for her talent presentation at the Miss America pageant in front of a record television audience of over 100 million.     Sharlene returned to her studies at Brigham Young University where she not only graduated magna cum laude, but received the Earl J. Glade award as the Outstanding Senior in Broadcasting, and the Silver Microphone Award for having the top…

Sharlene Wells (Utah) Sharlene is the only foreign-born, bilingual Miss America ~ she played the Paraguayan harp and sang in Spanish for her talent presentation at the Miss America pageant in front of a record television audience of over 100 million. Sharlene returned to her studies at Brigham Young University where she not only graduated magna cum laude, but received the Earl J. Glade award as the Outstanding Senior in Broadcasting, and the Silver Microphone Award for having the top…

Susan Akin (Mississippi) Miss America 1986    In the past, Susan traveled extensively with Bob Hope, performing at conventions both in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Susan remains politically active and has been the spokesperson for the National Down's Syndrome Association and for seatbelt safety, addressing many state legislative and advocacy groups.

Susan Akin (Mississippi) Miss America 1986 In the past, Susan traveled extensively with Bob Hope, performing at conventions both in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Susan remains politically active and has been the spokesperson for the National Down's Syndrome Association and for seatbelt safety, addressing many state legislative and advocacy groups.

Marjorie Vincent (Illinois) Miss America 1991.    During her year of service, Marjorie's platform was helping with the cause of domestic violence. Marjorie continues to remain committed to her cause, as well as working full-time as a news anchor in Columbus, Ohio.

Marjorie Vincent (Illinois) Miss America 1991. During her year of service, Marjorie's platform was helping with the cause of domestic violence. Marjorie continues to remain committed to her cause, as well as working full-time as a news anchor in Columbus, Ohio.

Nicole Johnson Miss America 1999 has served as an international consultant and advocate for diabetes issues for more than twelve years. She has worked tirelessly promoting awareness, prevention and early detection of the condition she has shared since 1993. Nicole also serves on numerous health related advisory boards and has been recognized for her work in diabetes around the world. Nicole holds Master's degrees in Journalism and Public Health and is currently seeking her Doctor of Public…

Nicole Johnson Miss America 1999 has served as an international consultant and advocate for diabetes issues for more than twelve years. She has worked tirelessly promoting awareness, prevention and early detection of the condition she has shared since 1993. Nicole also serves on numerous health related advisory boards and has been recognized for her work in diabetes around the world. Nicole holds Master's degrees in Journalism and Public Health and is currently seeking her Doctor of Public…

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