The Sad Life Of Leona Gage, Miss USA 1957
By | July 15, 2019
When beautiful young Leona Gage was crowned Miss USA in 1957, it seemed as though she was living a charmed life. She told pageant officials that she was a 21-year-old model from Baltimore, Maryland who hoped to pursue an acting career, but not long after the crown was placed on her head, rumors about Gage's life began to swirl until she was forced to give up her title. Looking back at her life from a 2019 perspective, we can see that Gage was a victim. Let's look at the sad life of Leona Gage, Miss USA 1957.
Pregnant at 14
Leona Gage was just 13 years old when she met 24-year-old Gene Ennis, a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. She was barely 14 when she discovered that she was pregnant. By that time, Ennis had shipped out. She wrote him letters to inform him of her predicament, but he did not respond. The young teen was alone, pregnant, and desperate.