The pageant, now owned by Donald Trump and known for far racier swimsuits than Sheffield's modest get up, has kept the focus firmly on the beauty part of pageantry since its inception in Long Beach, California in 1952.
Obviously they made for a stunning couple, but it was Adelaide that reigned supreme! Have looksie at the video (above) to hear where Miss Alyssa Campanella stands on marijuana!
The 23-year-old showed off her svelte figure in a black Oliver Tolentino couture gown with a thigh-high slit that could rival any of Angelina Jolie’s previous numbers! she went with minimalist black sandals, a Kotur clutch, and Liv Haley earrings. Tags: alyssa campanella, california, marijuana, miss usa has been canceled by ABC!
Others feel they still have to prove that they have brains too, while some wonder whether they've been courted for themselves or because men want the bragging rights that come with dating a former Miss USA.
And then there’s the other thing these women have in common besides their exceptional looks: each of them survived a year of wearing the glittering, metal crown which was heavy enough to press grooves into its wearer's head even through a bouffant.
Sheffield, who was crowned the fifth-ever Miss USA in 1957, joined nearly three dozen other former Miss USAs on June 18 to celebrate the contest’s 60th anniversary.
To capture the event, TIME asked Los Angeles-based fine art photographer Susan Anderson, whose work is currently on display in the Annenberg Space for Photography's Beauty Culture exhibit, to create these exclusive portraits of 31 of the contest's winners.
Charlotte Sheffield's baby-blue bathing suit was on display in an upstairs hallway of the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas.
Sheffield herself, 74-years-old and a grandmother of 52 from Salt Lake City, wasn't actually in the wool suit, but she was sitting nearby, signing autographs.
’s Torrance Coombs and Adelaide Kane stole our breaths away as they hit the red carpet of the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s closing ceremony on Wednesday.
Looking dapper in his crisp tux, Torrance was joined by his lady love Alyssa Campanella who wowed in a gold gown. CLICK HERE to check out our EXCLUSIVE photoshoot with But for those of you who toke up for the hell of it, she's not so cool with you! Last night, Miss California was crowned our new Miss USA, but not before a panel of judges quizzed her on her stance on some of today's biggest issues.
Young said, "I was very cognizant to make sure that the symbolism was portrayed in the delicate details of Alyssa's ring.