Jean Bartel (October 26, 1923 – March 6, 2011) was Miss California and Miss America 1943, the 17th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 11, 1943.
Jean Bartelwon the talent and swimsuit awards at the national pageant. At 5 feet 8 inches tall, Bartel was the tallest pageant winner at the time.
Miss America 1943 Results
|Miss America 1943||* Miss California - Jean Bartel|
|1st Runner-up||* Miss Florida - Muriel Smith|
|2nd Runner-up||* Miss Boston - Helena Mack|
|3rd Runner-up||* Miss New York City - Milena Mae Miller|
|4th Runner-up||* Miss District of Columbia - Dixie Lou Rafter|
|Top 10||* Miss Alabama - Dorris Jeanne Love |
* Miss Chicago - Marjorie Nelson
* Miss Minnesota - Florence Mary Hunton
* Miss New Jersey - Kathleen Harris
* Miss Western Pennsylvania - Emma Hammermeister
|Miss Congeniality||* Miss Birmingham - Toula Hagestratou|