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SOME THINGS ABOUT THE 1992 MISS U.S.A. PAGEANT THAT YOU JUST HAVE TO KNOW

 SOME THINGS ABOUT THE 1992 MISS U.S.A. PAGEANT
 THAT YOU JUST HAVE TO KNOW
 WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Madison Square Garden Event Productions:
 As the 41st annual Miss U.S.A. Pageant approaches (broadcast live, Feb. 7, 9 p.m. EST on the CBS Television Network), we thought you would be interested to know a little something about the 51 women vying for the crown. The following averages will give you just that -- and a little more.
 STATISTICS:
 -- Age: 22.5 years
 -- Hair: Brunette
 -- Eyes: Brown
 -- Height: 5 feet 6 1/2 inches
 -- Weight: 118 lbs.
 FAVORITES:
 -- Film: "Dances With Wolves"
 -- Male Movie Star: Kevin Costner
 -- Female Movie Star: Jodie Foster
 -- TV Show: "Knots Landing"
 -- Male TV Star: Bill Cosby (3 years in a row)
 -- Female TV Star: Candice Bergen
 -- Recording Star: (2 way tie)
 Harry Connick Jr.
 Garth Brooks
 -- Song: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
 -- Magazine: Vogue
 -- Author: Stephen King
 -- Sport: Basketball
 -- Vacation spot: Australia
 -- Pigout food: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
 -- Person Most Like to Meet: President George Bush
 -- Career Choice: Motherhood
 -- Person Most Resembled: Christie Brinkley
 DID YOU KNOW?
 Miss Alaska -- Kelly Quirk is a descendent of Julius Caesar.
 Miss Arizona -- Dannis Shepherd, a relative of classical composer Ralph Vaughn Williams, owns her own dance instruction school.
 Miss Arkansas -- Jona Garner is related to John Vance Garner, vice president of the United States from 1933-41.
 Miss Colorado -- Laura DeWild's great-grandmother Rose Hoover was the niece of President Herbert Hoover.
 Miss Connecticut -- Catherine Sanchez, a student at the Army Defense Information School, was on 24-hour alert for duty in Desert Storm.
 Miss Georgia -- Jennifer Prodgers is a descendent of James Polk, 11th President of the United States.
 Miss Hawaii -- Heather Hays' ancestors include President George Washington and Sir Francis Drake.
 Miss Illinois -- Leilani Magnussen's grandmother worked for the FBI during World War II deciphering Japanese Kona Code. Leilani is a combination of Hawaiian, Indian, Chinese and Norwegian.
 Miss Louisiana -- Christy Saylor is related to Winston Churchill.
 Miss Maine -- Linda Kiene's great-uncle John created the cartoon character "Felix the Cat."
 Miss Maryland -- Renee Dorene Rebstock's grandmother was a clown in the Barnum and Bailey Circus and was also a Phillip Morris girl.
 Miss Nebraska -- Is the "Doogie Howser" of the pageant. At the age of 23, Jeanna Blom became one of the youngest female physicians in the United States.
 Miss New Hampshire -- Lee Lake is related to Samuel Andrews, the original co-founder and president of Yale University in 1707.
 Miss New Jersey -- Kathy Kasprak is related to Prince William of Orange (a.k.a. "Willie the Silent").
 Miss South Dakota -- Shawn Frerich's great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather Henry Clay served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and was also in the Senate.
 Miss Wyoming -- Lisa Postle worked as a coal miner.
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 /CONTACT: Sara Meza or Alyson Dutch of Madison Square Garden Event Productions, 316-265-6477; Steve Belgard or Marc Grossman of Bender Goldman & Helper, 310-473-4147, for Madison Square Garden Event Productions/ CO: Madison Square Garden Productions ST: California IN: ENT SU:


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