Miss America 1949, Jacque Mercer, was married and divorced during her reign; after this, a rule was enacted requiring Miss America contestants to sign a certification that they have never been married or pregnant.
Do you have to be unmarried to be Miss America?
To compete for the Miss America crown, a contestant cant be married — but she can certainly be divorced.
What are the qualifications to be Miss America?
To become a candidate, you must:Be between the ages of 17 and 25.Be a United States citizen.Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain city or state.Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization.Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.More items
Can you be Miss America if youre married?
No, contestants may not be married or pregnant. They must not have ever been married, not had a marriage annulled nor given birth to, or parented, a child. The titleholders are also required to remain single throughout their reign.