There She Is

September 7, 1947

Barbara Jo Walker wasn't just the first Memphian to wear the Miss America crown, she was the last winner to be crowned in a swimsuit. Need more runway trivia? She was also the last contestant to represent a city (Miss Memphis) rather than a state. Memphis' other winner — Kellye Cash — was crowned in 1987.

Still wearing her Miss Memphis banner, Barbara Jo Walker holds a scepter and wears a regal rob and crown presented to her after selection as Miss America 1947, Sept. 6, in the pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Two page boys carry the train of her robe. (AP photo/The Commercial Appeal)

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