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1983

Date

4/28/1983 (Contest #1)

Location

Grandma's Food and Spirits, Dalton, GA

Entertainment

Nightflight

No. finalists

8

Poster photography

Hinkle Photographics, Cleveland, TN

Poster location

Studio

Sponsors

Conquest Carpet Mills, WQMT Radio, Grandma's Food and Spirits

Total prize money

$2450 ($2000 to winner)

Winner

Marla Maples

FINALISTS

Age

Address

Finish

Laura Lynn Hemphill

20

Dalton, GA

Liz Werner

22

Chattanooga, TN

Lynn Sandidge

22

Resaca, GA

Margaret Lee Holland

32

Cartersville, GA

Marla Maples

19

Dalton, GA

1

Patty Howell

26

Calhoun, GA

2

Rhonda Merritt

19

Rocky Face, GA

3

Suzi Vaughn

20

East Ridge, TN

One contestant not listed above was disqualified for lying about her age.

She is now married to a high rolling Florida doctor!!

Competition was in casual wear and one-piece swimwear.

The winner was crowned by Joe Don Griffith, the Mayor of Resaca.

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Runner-up Patty Howell

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2nd Runner-up Rhonda Merritt

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Resaca Mayor Joe Don Griffith presents check to 1st Winner Marla Maples

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Winner Marla Maples at 19

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Marla in Conquest Carpet Mills publicity photo

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Marla in the studio

 

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