Miss America Contestants c1940 - Atlantic City NJ by Melivn Hale ArtistLA Miss America title went to Rosemary LaPlanche, Miss California from Los Angeles, shown in the green swimsuit. Rosemary LaPlanche—Miss America 1941—was first-runner up in the 1940 pageant. The rules were changed shortly thereafter to ensure that contestants could only compete once (at the national level) for the Miss America title. She went on to pursue an acting career.
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