Miss Myrtle Christine Valsted, 17, circa July 11, 1927. Valsted became Miss Chicago 1927 after the original winner, Estelle Kosloff, was found out to be married. Valsted competed in the Atlantic City pageant of 1927 and then moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. Valsted died one year later, after turning 18, following surgery for appendicitis

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