Rose Coyle, Miss Phildelphia (Pennsylvania), was crowned Miss America in 1936. She not only won the preliminary talent but was also the first to receive an encore. For your viewing pleasure, selections that Miss Coyle chose to perform: I Can't Escape From You and Truckin' (by the original artists). *Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Henrietta Leaver, Miss Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), took the crown in 1935. 1935 also marked the first year that a talent performance would be required. Ms. Leaver sang and tap-danced her way to the crown with a performance of "Living in a Great Big Way".
*Image courtesy of CMT.com
Nina Suluh is no stranger to the world of blogging. She has maintained a number of personal and business blogs over the years and brings her humour and writing talent to the American Grace & Charm Pageant for Youth/Children blog space. She hopes you will enjoy recurring features such as Miss/Mister Monday (spotlight on reigning royalty), Talent Tuesday (spotlight on pageant talent performances), Way Back Wednesday (a peek in to pageants of the past) & Fun Fact Friday (pageant trivia and minutiae).