Sandra Force

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Sandra Force
Born1944 or 1945 (age 78–79)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Tennessee USA 1968
Miss USA 1968
Sandra Force at work

Sandra Force is a flight attendant and former elementary school teacher who won the Miss Tennessee USA pageant in 1968.

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Force represented Tennessee in the Miss USA 1968 pageant held in Miami Beach, Florida. She placed in the semi-finals for the national title.[1] Force graduated from Mississippi College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in art and education then moved to Dallas, Texas.[2]

Force left her job as a Dallas school teacher in 1971 to join Southwest Airlines as one of its original flight attendants.[3][4][5] She appeared on the cover of Esquire Magazine in February 1974.[2][6] As of February 2014, Force was one of five original flight attendants still working for Southwest.[2]


  1. ^ "Hall of Fame". Miss Tennessee USA. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c West, Richard (February 21, 2014). "Flashback Fridays: Esquire Magazine Creates Iconic Southwest Image". Nuts About Southwest. Dallas, TX: Southwest Airlines. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  3. ^ Freiberg, Kevin; Freiberg, Jackie (February 17, 1998). Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success. Broadway Books. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-767-90184-0. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  4. ^ Bailey, Jeff (May 15, 2006). "On Some Flights, Millionaires Serve the Drinks". The New York Times. p. A1. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Clifford, Geraldine J. (September 19, 2014). Those Good Gertrudes: A Social History of Women Teachers in America. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 318. ISBN 978-1-4214-1433-1. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  6. ^ "Their rich history at Southwest". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, FL. May 30, 2006. p. 6A. Retrieved July 13, 2015.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nancy Brackhahn
Miss Tennessee USA
Succeeded by
Suzie Richardson