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Guest Sydney Helgeson, April 8, 2024 (#135)

In 1921, the Miss America pageant sought "the most beautiful bathing girl in America," notes reigning Miss North Dakota, Sydney Helgeson, Bismarck.

The annual selection of a perfectly formed Miss America with measurements of 36-24-36 stood the test of time even after the 1950s. But, over the years, the Miss America program has changed its focus. Why was that?

Sydney delights us with her family's history of beauty pageant competition, dating back to the early 1960s. You'll love reminiscing with this enthusiastic young woman who wears the sparkling crown of Miss North Dakota as she shares photos of competition evening gown styles of the 1950s-60s and lovingly gives nod to her own personal story, having journeyed from Miss Preteen State Capital to the title of Miss North Dakota.

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