We would also like to thank the immigration attorneys, criminal attorneys, immigrants' rights advocates and organizations, judges, legislators, and government officials who shared their expertise with us for this report. Layout and production were coordinated by Andrea Holley and Ashoka Mukpo. For their contributions to our research, we would especially like to acknowledge the following people and organizations. Siu Ming Cheer, Esq.
Miss All Star United States Competition Petite Miss, Pre-Teen And Junior Pageant Division
Jr Teen, Teen, Miss, Ms & Ms Woman
History[ edit ] The Miss USA pageant was conceived in when Yolande Betbeze , winner of the rival Miss America pageant, refused to pose for publicity pictures while wearing a swimsuit. Pageant sponsor Catalina decided to pull their sponsorship off the pageant and create their own competition. From the s, each state and the District of Columbia have sent a delegate each year. Alaska first competed in and Hawaii in Both had competed at Miss Universe until this time. The pageant aired on CBS from until , and for many years was known for having a CBS game show host as pageant host. John Charles Daly hosted the show from —, Bob Barker from he was not a regular for the CBS network until when he became host of The Price Is Right which he hosted until until at which point he quit in a dispute over fur coats , Alan Thicke in , Dick Clark from to , and Bob Goen from to