People: Sep. 29, 1986

It is getting so that the Miss America Pageant is not such a pretty sight anymore. All that controversy: feminists rapping the contest as a meat rack on a runway; Vanessa Williams' 1984 Penthouse revelations; her 1985 successor, Sharlene Wells, getting razzed by some for being squeaky clean to the opposite extreme. And this year, a very unladylike catfight breaks out in the press after the crown goes to Tennessee's Kellye Cash. At last count, Miss Florida, Molly Pesce, had been quoted as calling the new Miss America the "least-liked girl" in the pageant; Miss Ohio, Mary Zilba, had complained about...

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