MISS USA 1982


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Date13 May 1982
LocationBiloxi, Mississippi
VenueGulf Coast Convention Center
HostsBob Barker, Joan Van Ark
EntertainmentDonny Osmond
JudgesVic Damone, Jineane Ford, Zoli, Georgia Gibbs, John James Michelle Stevens, Freddie Solomon, Julia Meade, Robert Pine, Summer Bartholomew, Gordon Cooper

ResultsMiss USA 1982 - Terri Utley (Arkansas)
1st runner-up - Luann Caughey (Texas)
2nd runner-up - Susan Gasser (Utah)
3rd runner-up - Kim Weeda (Ohio)
4th runner-up - Kristina Chapman (Kentucky)

Top Twelve
Vanessa Dubois (Hawaii), Angie Boyer (Maryland), Janet Marie Flaherty (Massachusetts), Diane Arabia (Michigan), Sherly Deanice Levy (Tennessee), Georgia Davis (Vermont), Sondra Dee Jones (Virginia)

AwardsPhotogenic Sondra Dee Jones (Virginia)
Congeniality - Toni McFadden (Alaska)
State Costume - Kim Ann Weeda (Ohio)

Other Contestants
Lisa Wheeler (Alabama)
Toni McFadden (Alaska)
Lori Hakola (Arizona)
Suzanne Dewames (California)
Dusty Hutton (Colorado)
Maureen Szekeres (Connecticut)
Shawna Saints (Delaware)
Lori Esteep (District of Columbia)
Lisa Smith (Florida)
Kelly Blackston (Georgia)
Valerie Stephan (Idaho)
Carla Danielson (Illinois)
Sara Binckley (Indiana)
Jeanne Hoyer (Iowa)
Stefanie Larson (Kansas)
Lisa Michael (Louisiana)
Theresa Cloutier (Maine)
Lori Kmetz (Minnesota)
Nancy Perkins (Mississippi)
Susan Heiman (Missouri)
Perri Stevenson (Montana)
Lori Novicki (Nebraska)
Andrea Pennington (Nevada)
Kathy Rogers (New Hampshire)
Janice Lynn Straub (New Jersey)
Lisa Allen (New Mexico)
Annemarie Henderson (New York)
Jeannine Boger (North Carolina)
Tammi Martinson (North Dakota)
Jill Leibmann (Oklahoma)
Kristina Bauer (Oregon)
Therese Rosa (Pennsylvania)
Peggy McGraw (Rhode Island)
Margo Wood (South Carolina)
Meaghan North (South Dakota)
Jana Minerich (Washington)
Cindy Baniak (West Virginia)
Cheryl Maslowski (Wisconsin)
Judy Wilder (Wyoming)



CrossoversNone

Trivia
  • Maryland placed for the third consecutive year for the first time since the late 1960s.
  • Vermont has not placed since this pageant.

  • Relations
  • Jill Leibman (Oklahoma) - Mother of Lauren Hudman, Miss Nevada Teen USA 2008
  • Jeannine Boger (North Carolina) - Mother of Julia Dalton, Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2008 & Kristen Dalton, Miss North Carolina USA and Miss USA 2009

  • Photographs

    Annemarie Henderson (NY) prior to winning her state title

    Theresa Rosa (PA) wins her state title

    Vanessa Dubois (HI)

    Chaperone, Lisa Mitchell (LA), Nancy Lynn (MS), Janice Straub (NJ), Lisa Allen (NM), Pierrette Stephenson (MT)

    Birthday girls Lori Kmetz (MN), Theresa Cloutier (ME), Jana Minerich (WA), Meaghen North (SD), Susan Gasser (UT), Kim Weeda (OH)

    Jeanne Hoyer (IA)

    National Costume winner Kim Weeda (OH) (center, "Electricity"), 1st runner-up Lisa Michael (LA) (left, "Fishing industry") & 2nd runner-up Cindy Baniak (WV) (right, "Strawberry Festival")

    Jana Minerich (WA) who hurt herself during rehearsals

    Congeniality winner Toni McFadden gets a kiss from her "little sister".

    Terri Utley (AR) in swimsuit

    Terri Utley is the new Miss USA

    Terri Utley is the new Miss USA

    Kim Weeda (OH), Susan Gasser (UT), Terri Utley, Elizabeth Caughey (TX), Kristina Chapman (KY)

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