Michelyn Butler

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Michelyn Cynthia Butler
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Michelyn Cynthia Butler
(1982-10-09) October 9, 1982 (age 32)
Madison, Wisconsin
Hair color Dark Brown
Eye color Green
Title(s) Miss Wisconsin USA 2008
Miss USA 2008

Michelyn Butler is a beauty queen from Tampa, Florida who competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2008. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin.

After graduating from the University of Florida, Butler moved to Madison, Wisconsin to pursue a doctorate in educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

In June 2007, competing as Miss Fox River Valley (a title she won in Appleton, Wisconsin), Butler placed first runner-up in the 2007 Miss Wisconsin competition in Oshkosh. This placement qualified her for the National Sweetheart 2007 pageant.[1] In September she won the 2008 Miss Wisconsin USA pageant in Middleton, Wisconsin, and represented Wisconsin in the 2008 Miss USA pageant on April 11, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Butler is the second African-American woman to win the title.[2] She was crowned by Caitlin Morrall, who also placed first runner-up at Miss Wisconsin months prior to winning the Miss Wisconsin USA 2007 title.


  1. ^ "National Sweetheart Pageant draws 30 contestants". The Commercial-News. August 25, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Madison Woman Wins State Pageant". The Capital Times & Wisconsin State Journal. 2007-09-26. 

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Preceded by
Caitlin Shea Morrall
Miss Wisconsin USA
Succeeded by
Alexandra Ann Wehrley