Kellye Cash

Many people recognize Kellye Cash, if not by sight, by her reign as Miss America 1987. During her junior year of college, a fraternity sponsored her in the Miss Memphis State Pageant. Her "first runner-up" position spurred her on, and her ten years of classical piano and voice training helped her win the Miss Milan Pageant in March 1986, Miss Tennessee 1986, and Miss America 1987. Following her year as Miss America, during which she participated in numerous civic and religious programs, Kellye returned to college and, simultaneously, launched her career as a Christian music artist and speaker. Kellye was elected to the Tennessee Republican State Executive Committee twice and campaigns for conservative political candidates and issues. She makes approximately 100 appearances each year at charitable and political events, pageants, churches, crusades, youth camps, and ladies' conferences and professional theater. Kellye has recently played the part of Patsy Cline in nine productions of the musical, "Always...Patsy Cline" and starred as the "Narrator" in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in Branson, Missouri.

1983Steven Stone