Barra Grant

writer and actress, “Miss America’s Ugly Daughter”

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Bess Myerson was the first -- and still the only -- Jewish Miss America.

What it's like being the 'ugly' daughter of Miss America

Bess Myerson was the first -- and still the only -- Jewish Miss America.

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