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June Juanico (born 1938) is a former beauty queen and an Elvis Presley fan from Biloxi, Mississippi, whom Elvis dated in 1955 and 1956. Elvis took three weeks of vacation with June in 1956, after having recorded his songs 'Hound Dog' and 'Don't Be Cruel' in the studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

June Juanico had met Elvis for the first time after one of his early concerts in Biloxi in 1955, when he was on the verge of the superstardom. She is said to have been the only girl Elvis' mother ever approved of.

However, Elvis didn't let this romance get too intimate. In a 1997 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, June said she 'blames his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, for encouraging Presley to go out with beautiful women for the publicity'. According to Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick, Juanico didn't doubt that Elvis loved her.

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