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The Legacy of Mrs. America



"Mrs. America" is a reality-based prime time television special featuring the most accomplished married women of America. Each year, 51 delegates (all U.S. states plus the District of Columbia) compete for the coveted title.


Imitated but never duplicated, "MRS.AMERICAS" remains the first, and still the foremost competition for married women! This renowned national competition is devoted to emphasizing that America's 70 million married woman are extraordinarily beautiful, poised, articulate and versatile.

Each of the 51 contestants - ranging in age from the 20's to 50's -- earns the right to participate in the national event by winning her state competition. These states events are under the direction of MRS.AMERICA State Directors, a network of respected and talented community and business leaders reflecting one of the largest systems of its genre in the world. Their efforts over the past 3 decades continues as a year-long watershed effort to discover the most accomplished married women qualified to compete for the esteemed title.

Each year the new "MRS.AMERICA" will make personal appearances throughout the country during her yearlong reign, speaking to and for our country's Greatest Natural Resource and most important constituency -- its married women.


The new "MRS.AMERICA" will also represent the United States at "MRS.WORLD," on the television special seen around the world.



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1952 Miss and Mrs. America

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Mrs. Alaska 2012 - Mrs America 2012



The Mrs. America competition, rich in history, was first held in 1938 and continued until 1968. In 1977, after a nine-year hiatus, it was revived by David Z. Marmel after his successful career in professional athletics and independent television production. He was instrumental in setting the new directions for the pageant and for transforming the pageant into the multifaceted event it is today.

Mrs. America was the first, and remains, the foremost competition for married women in America. Now, celebrating its 40th year, it is considered to be the premiere pageant for married women. It has epitomized excellence, professionalism, and the celebration of family values; and is supported by an office and full-time director in every state including the District of Columbia.

The winner of the Mrs. America crown received prizes and endless opportunities. During her exciting and memorable reign, she will make personal appearances throughout the country. For the entire year, she acts as the ambassador and spokesperson for America's married women. She may speak to civic groups and business organizations, appear in print and TV commercials, and conduct countless interviews with members of the press. She becomes, in effect, the public symbol of all wives and mothers.

The modern pageant, while maintain its traditions, new seeks to recognize what David called "America's greatest natural resource - the contemporary married

Elaine & David Marmel

Elaine and  David Marmel

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