Women came on the show, told their sad stories to the MC,and then were voted on by the studio audience. Their applause was measured by an "applause meter". After the queen was selected, she was crowned and robed before being presented with gifts.
I watched this show as a child during the summer at my grandparents' farm, and during the school year at the babysitter's after school each day. I guessed I watched it because the adults liked it, but I quickly became a fan too. It was exciting hearing the contestants' stories and then watching the applause meter before the winner was announced. Seems like most winners were awarded a Maytag washer...no matter the sad story, the prize almost always included a Maytag...wonder who sponsored the show. Although I don't want to see a modern show like this, I would like to see all the old reruns.
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