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22 Of The Most Bizarre Beauty Queens Of The 1950s And '60s

What's more American than a beauty queen?

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3. Sweater Queen, 1952

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The 1952 Sweater Queen, Jeanne Davis of Alabama, won the annual Sweater Queen Contest sponsored by the Wool Bureau and National Knitted Outerwear Foundation.

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4. Laugh Queen, 1961

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Kathleen Townsend from Minneapolis was chosen in 1961 as the official Laugh Queen, a title dedicated to the promotion of a national sense of humor.

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9. Sausage Queen, 1956

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Lorraine Cole is wrapped up in her work at the Hotel Wellington, where she was crowned Frankfurter Queen in 1956 by Hebrew National.

10. Queen of Anti-Triskaidekaphobia, 1963

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Cindy Carol is crowned Queen of Anti-Triskaidekaphobia on Friday the 13th in 1963. In case you were wondering, triskaidekaphobia means fear of the number 13.

11. Queen of the Circus, 1959

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Jacqueline Petite of Paris, who was chosen as the 1959 Queen of the Circus at Palisades Park, is shown as she tames her animals with her bullwhip and gun.

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12. National Hot Rod Queen, 1969

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National Hot Rod Queen Darlene Larson poses in front of the New York Coliseum, site of Hot Rod and Custom Car, in 1969.

14. Health Queen, 1967

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Darlene Larson is crowned the 1967 Outdoor Health Queen while she sits atop a mound of snow on the roof of the Lincoln Square Motor Inn in New York City.

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18. Queen of the Press Photographers, 1951

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Queen of the New York Press Photographers Association Jane Wurster poses at the Hotel Vanderbilt in 1951.

21. Queen of Candy, 1964

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Actor Joi Lansing poses outside Chunky Candy Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair. As Queen of Candy, Joi reigned over numerous special events at the candy exhibit while the rain poured.