Miss Georgia (U.S. state)

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Tammy Fulwider, Miss Georgia 1983 (taken in 2009)
Emily Cook, Miss Georgia 2009.

The Miss Georgia competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Georgia in the Miss America pageant. Georgia has once won the Miss America crown.


Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2014 Maggie Bridges Brinson 21 Miss Capital City Vocal "Bridge over Troubled Water" 1st runner-up CMN Miracle Maker, STEM Scholarship Recipient
2013 Carly Mathis Leesburg 22 Miss Atlanta Vocal "On My Own" Top 10 Finalist at Miss America 2014 Preliminary Swimsuit Award Contestant at National Sweetheart 2012
2012 Leighton Jordan Suwanee 19 Miss Capital City Ballet en Pointe "Malagueña"
2011 Michaela Lackey[1] Marietta 21 Miss Heart of Lakes Classical Ballet En Pointe "Tournament Gallop" by Louis Moreau Gottschalk Previously Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2007
2010 Christina McCauley[2] Marietta 21 Miss Southern Heartland Classical Vocal "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" Quality of Life Finalist
2009 Emily Cook Marietta 21 Miss Cobb County Oboe "Gershwin's Prelude No. 1 Accepted responsibilities as Miss GA, after being announced 1st RU the night before.
Kristina Higgins Dacula Miss Capital City Less than 24 hours after winning the crown, Higgins stepped down from her role as Miss Georgia to pursue her career.
2008 Chasity Hardman Columbus 24 Miss Capital City Vocal "Home" 1st Runner Up at Miss America 2009 Preliminary Talent Award Second African-American to represent the state in the Miss America Pageant, Sherri Hill Model. Received a "golden sash" and was voted into the Top 15 at Miss America by the American viewing public.
2007 Leah Massee Fitzgerald 24 Miss Capital City Vocal "If I Had My Way" Top 10 Finalist at Miss America 2008 A Phi Mu from Valdosta State University
2006 Amanda Kozak Warner Robins 22 Miss Valdosta Tap Dance "Baby I'm a Star" 2nd Runner Up at Miss America 2007 1st runner-up to National Sweetheart 2005; Future Miss Georgia USA 2008
2005 Monica Pang Atlanta 25 Miss Lake Lanier Classical Piano "Chopin's Polonaise in G Sharp Minor" 1st runner-up Former National Sweetheart 2004
2004 Danica Tisdale Atlanta 24 Miss Atlanta Vocal "Please Send Me Someone to Love" Top 10 Semi-finalist Preliminary Talent Award First African-American to represent the state in the Miss America Pageant
2003 Andrea Bailey Evans 24 Miss Savannah Vocal "Sometimes I Dream" Top 15 Semi-finalist Former National Sweetheart 1999
2002 Amy Mulkey Gainesville 23 Miss Atlanta Classical Piano "Khachaturian's Toccata" Preliminary On-Stage Interview Award
2001 Emily Foster Cornelia 23 Miss Northwest Georgia Piano "Majesty" Preliminary Swimsuit Award
2000 Pamela Kennedy LaGrange 23 Miss Atlanta Vocal "Vienna"
1999 Osjha Anderson Glennville 24 Miss University of Georgia Vocal "Can't Help Loving That Man" Non-Finalist Talent Award
1998 April Brinson Bainbridge 20 Miss Greater Southwest Georgia Vocal "Tell Him" Non-finalist Talent Award
1997 Candice Little Hartwell 23 Miss Lake Lanier Tap Dance "Jump 'N Jive"
1996 Shea Olliff Augusta 24 Miss Northeast Georgia Popular Vocal "Can You Read My Mind" Allman Medical Scholarship recipient
1995 Rachel English Thomaston 21 Miss University of Georgia Tap Dance "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" former Georgia's Junior Miss 1991, father Paschal English was a contestant on Survivor: Marquesas
1994 Andrea Krahn Calhoun 20 Miss West Coast Georgia Vocal "I Fall to Pieces" Third Runner Up at Miss America 1995 Assumed the Miss Georgia title
Joanne Grogan[3] Miss University of Georgia Resigned the day after the pageant to pursue career opportunities; Currently a meteorologist for Fox 5 Atlanta under her married name, Joanne Feldman[4]
1993 Kara Martin Statesboro 23 Miss Southeast Georgia Tap Dance "Mack the Knife" First Runner Up Preliminary Swimsuit Award Competed in the 1991 National Sweetheart Pageant
1992 Stephanie Michels Marietta 24 Miss Southeast Georgia Vocal / Dance "The Phantom of the Opera" Appeared on Broadway in The Lifeand in Contact
1991 Kimberly Hardee Lilburn 20 Miss Stone Mountain Vocal Medley from The Phantom of the Opera Became Reality TV pageant coach on Lifetime's Kim of Queens introduced in 2013.
1990 Darla Pruett Canton 22 Miss Northeast Georgia Vocal "Some Enchanted Evening" Non-Finalist Interview Award (tie)
1989 Jamie Price Tucker 22 Miss DeKalb County Popular Vocal "When You Wish upon a Star" Non-Finalist Talent Award
1988 Frances Frazier Rome 26 Miss Peachtree City Popular Vocal
1987 Kelly Jerles Perry 20 Miss Cobb County Vocal "Where the Boys Are" Preliminary Swimsuit Award, Non-finalist Talent Award Previously Miss Georgia Teen USA 1983 (3rd runner-up at Miss Teen USA 1983)
1986 Marlesa Ball Thomasville 23 Miss Southeast Georgia Vocal "Amazing Grace" Top Ten
1985 Samantha Mohr Columbus 23 Miss Columbus Popular Vocal "Wind Beneath My Wings"
1984 Camille Bentley Thomasville 19 Miss Thomasville Popular Vocal "Until Now" Non-Finalist Talent Award
1983 Tammy Fulwider Columbus 24 Miss Southeast Georgia Tap Dance / Vocal "42nd Street" Pet lifestyle expert and actress under professional name Megan Blake.
1982 Bobbie Eakes Warner Robins 21 Miss University of Georgia Vocal "Let's Hear It For Me" from Funny Lady Top Ten Actress best known for her role as Macy Alexander on The Bold and the Beautiful
1981 Kristl Evans Atlanta 21 Miss West Central Georgia Vocal "Ring Them Bells" Second Runner Up Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1980 Lynn Smith Savannah 23 Miss Savannah Vocal "Get Happy" & "Hallelujah"
1979 Sandra Eakes Warner Robins 22 Miss Macon Popular Vocal "The Trolley Song" & "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" Non-Finalist Talent Award sister of Bobbie Eakes, Miss Georgia 1982
1978 Deborah Mosely Atlanta 21 Miss Dekalb County Vocal "Summertime" & "I Got Plenty of Nothing" from Porgy and Bess one of her runners-up was Vanna White
1977 Pam Souders Thomasville 18 Miss Thomasville Classical Vocal "Sempre Libera" from La Traviata
1976 Sandy Adamson Atlanta 20 Miss South Cobb Tap Dance "I Can Do That" recipient of the Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship
1975 Seva Day Thomasville 19 Miss Thomasville Vocal "My Man" Non-Finalist Talent Award Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1974 Gail Nelson Atlanta 22 Miss Atlanta Vocal Medley "So Long, Dearie" "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" & "Before the Parade Passes By" from Hello, Dolly!
1973 Gail Bullock Thomasville 19 Miss West Georgia College Ballet "Theme from Summer of '42"
1972 Lisa Lawalin Rome 20 Miss Cedar Valley Vocal "I Could Have Danced All Night"
1971 Cynthia Cook Smyrna 20 Miss Cobb County Ventriloquist Act, Singing & Interpretations Top Ten Preliminary Talent Award
1970 Nancy Carr Midland 22 Miss Hamilton on the Square Popular Vocal "I Wish You Love"
1969 Marilyn Olley Marietta 19 Miss Cobb County Dramatic Interpretation & Dance "Romeo and Juliet"
1968 Burma Davis Warner Robins 20 Miss Warner Robins Vocal "This Is My Country"
1967 Sandra McRee Atlanta 19 Miss Atlanta Classical Vocal "Caro Mio Ben" Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1966 Maudie Walker Tifton 20 Miss Tifton Interpretive Dance
1965 Mary Jane Yates Savannah 20 Miss Coffee County Semi-Classical Vocal "With a Song In My Heart"
1964 Vivian Davis Augusta 19 Miss Augusta Skit & Vocal 2nd runner-up in the 1966 Maid of Cotton Pageant
1963 Nancy Middleton Macon Miss Macon Semi-Classical Vocal
1962 Jeannie Cross Albany 18 Miss Albany Jazz Dance Top Ten
1961 Glenda Brunson Savannah 18 Miss Savannah Spanish Dance
1960 Sandra Tally Homerville 18 Piano "Deep Purple"
1959 Kayanne Shoeffner Calhoun 19 Dramatic Reading
1958 Jeanette Ardell Marietta Archery Crowned Miss Dixie in 1959
1957 Jody Shattuck Atlanta Miss Cobb County Vocal & Dance "Namely You" from Li'l Abner First Runner Up Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1956 Jane Morris East Point Ballet Competed in the 1957 Miss Dixie Pageant
1955 Jeanine Parris Atlanta Dramatic Monologue competed in the 1956 Miss Dixie Pageant
1954 Mary Jane Doar Macon Vocal "Gershwin Medley" 4th runner-up
1953 Lucia Hutchinson Macon Miss Macon Operatic Vocal "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" from Samson et Dalila & "Love Is Where You Find It" from The Kissing Bandit
1952 Neva Jane Langley Macon 19 Miss Macon Classical Piano "Toccata" Winner Preliminary Swimsuit Award, Preliminary Talent Award
1951 Carol Taylor Alma Monologue semi-finalist
1950 Louise Thomas Fitzgerald Miss Fitzgerald
1949 Dorothy Johnston LaGrange Miss Troup County Vocal from H.M.S. Pinafore
1948 Gwen West Statesboro
Jerry Long Atlanta Tap Dance "Cherokee" Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Atlanta
1947 Robbie Sauls Cuthbert Vocal "Smilin' Through
Joy Elizabeth Smith Atlanta Vocal "Eccentric Dance" competed as Miss Atlanta
1946 Mary Lou Henderson Columbus Miss Columbus
Janey Miller Atlanta Classical Vocal "Vissi d'arte" 2nd runner-up Preliminary Talent Award, Preliminary Swimsuit Award competed as Miss Atlanta
1945 Doris Coker Columbus Miss Columbus Vocal "Candy"
Pauline Walker Atlanta competed as Miss Atlanta; the original winner, Peggy Payne, was disqualified as she was married when she won[citation needed]
1944 Trudie Hayward Atlanta
Mary Ann Linane Atlanta competed as Miss Atlanta
1943 Barbara Britton Atlanta competed as Miss Atlanta
1941 Esther Shepard Griffin Semi-finalist
Gladys Collins Savannah competed as Miss Savannah
1939 Mary Durrance Glennville competed in the pageant a second year, this time as Miss Georgia
1938 Mary Durrance Vocal Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Atlanta
Alice Talton Atlanta competed as Miss Atlanta
1937 Lorraine Mayfield Atlanta competed as Miss Atlanta
Carolyn Cumbie competed as Miss Savannah Beach
1936 Hilda Veale Watkinsville
Ora York Atlanta competed as Miss Atlanta
1935 La Rue Wilson Atlanta competed as Miss Atlanta
1924 No Miss Georgia Estelle Bradley, Miss Atlanta, finished as a Semi-Finalist. Lenore O'Ryan competed as Miss Columbus
1923 No Miss Georgia Frances Thayer competed as Miss Atlanta
1922 No Miss Georgia Irma Knabe competed as Miss Atlanta & Frances Gurr competed as Miss Macon

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  1. ^ "Former Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen Michaela Lackey crowned Miss Georgia". Ledger-Enquirer. June 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ [1] Miss Georgia Winners Announced
  3. ^ [2] Grogan Crowned Miss Georgia
  4. ^ [3] Fourth time's the charm for Cobb's queen