Miss Nashville – History

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This year will mark the 53rd year for Miss Nashville to send a representative to the Miss Tennessee Pageant.
Miss Nashville has had five to win the title of Miss Tennessee.

Gerry Johnson
Miss Nashville 1954
Miss Tennessee 1954
[Top Ten at Miss America]

Jenny Louise Thomas
Miss Nashville 1960
Miss Tennessee 1960

Margaret Ann Petty
Miss Nashville 1962
Miss Tennessee 1962

Deborah Jeanne Cathey
Miss Nashville 1972
Miss Tennessee 1972

Linda Faye Moore
Miss Nashville 1977
Miss Tennessee 1977
[Top Ten Preliminary Swimsuit Winner at Miss America]

In 1922, Miss Nashville sent a contestant directly to Miss America.  She was 1st Runner-up to Mary Campbell of Ohio.

Sue Burton
Miss Nashville 1922
[1st Runner-up to Miss America]

Of the 52 Miss Nashville winners to compete at Miss Tennessee:
Miss Tennessee = five (1954, 1960, 1962, 1972 & 1977)
1st Runner-up = five (1948, 1964, 1970, 1985 & 1992)
2nd Runner-up = five (1955, 1961, 1966, 1989 & 1993)
3rd Runner-up = four (1951, 1953, 1956 & 1978)
4th Runner-up = two (1991 & 1997)
Top Ten = fifteen (1958, 1963, 1968, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 & 2003)
Preliminary Talent winners = eleven
Preliminary Swimsuit winners = eight
Non-Finalist winners = 
five