Former Miss America Jo-Carroll Dennison, who won the title in 1942, has passed away at age 97

Former Miss America Jo-Carroll Dennison, who won the title in 1942, has passed away at age 97. Dennison was a wartime pageant queen who stood apart from her peers for refusing to wear a swimsuit on stage during her year-long reign, nearly eight decades before the pageant would do away with the swimsuit contest altogether.