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58th Annual Miss America Pageant (1979)

Carolyn Cline, a well-known personality, left a lasting impression during the Annual Miss America Pageant TV Special when she became the "Miss Florida (2nd Runner Up)" in the 1978 broadcast. This televised event, which was watched by sixty million viewers, showcased participants from every state and was extended to a two-hour telecast. Each state titleholder, including Carolyn Cline, received a guaranteed scholarship of $1000, while the scholarship amount for Miss America was increased to $10,000. These commendable achievements highlight Carolyn Cline's presence and success in the pageant, adding to the history of the Miss America competition.