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|Vonda Van Dyke
Vonda is an accomplished singer, author, ventriloquist, speaker and entertainer. She won the coveted crown of Miss America in 1965.
Vonda had several firsts as a winner of the Miss America Pageant. She was the first to appear on stage in talent competition as a ventriloquist, the first to speak of her faith on national television, and the first and only winner to be named Miss Congeniality.
Following her reign, she launched a successful career as a singer, and wrote two of her books (one being a million seller) while completing her degree in radio-television at UCLA. After graduation she had three more books published, wrote magazine columns and recorded four albums.
She is now retired, and living in Southern California.