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1965

Vonda Van Dyke
Phoenix, Arizona

Vonda is an accomplished singer, author, ventriloquist, speaker and entertainer. She won the coveted crown of Miss America in 1965.

Vonda had several firsts as a winner of the Miss America Pageant. She was the first to appear on stage in talent competition as a ventriloquist, the first to speak of her faith on national television, and the first and only winner to be named Miss Congeniality.

Following her reign, she launched a successful career as a singer, and wrote two of her books (one being a million seller) while completing her degree in radio-television at UCLA. After graduation she had three more books published, wrote magazine columns and recorded four albums.

She is now retired, and living in Southern California.

  Vonda Van Dyke, Miss America 1965

Vonda Van Dyke, Miss America 1965
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