Miss Idaho USA

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The Miss Idaho USA pageant is a competition that selects the representative for the state of Idaho in the Miss USA pageant.

Idaho is one of the least successful states in the history of the competition, with only four placements in fifty-seven years. Two of placements were achieved by former Miss Idaho Teen USA titleholders, one of whom was also a former Miss Teen USA.

The first placement came in 1964 with Dorothy Johnson, one of the first African-American semi-finalists in the pageant's history. Their second placement came in 1997 when Brandi Sherwood, Idaho's only Miss Teen USA (1989) placed first runner-up. She later became the first woman to be crowned both Miss USA and Miss Teen USA when she succeeded winner Brook Mahealani Lee who became Miss Universe. Sherwood has since pursued a career as an actress, and is a rotating model on The Price is Right. The third came in 2004 when former Miss Idaho Teen USA 1999 Kimberly Glyn Weible made the top 10. Their fourth was in 2009, when Melissa Weber managed to place in the top 15.

The current titleholder is Marissa Wickland of Boise, who was previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 2009.

Results summary[edit]

Placements[edit]

  • 1st runners-up: Brandi Sherwood (1997)
  • Top 10: Kimberly Glyn Weible (2004)
  • Top 15: Dorothy Johnson (1964), Melissa Weber (2009)

Awards[edit]

Titleholders[edit]

Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2014 Yvette Bennett Boise 23
2013 Marissa Wickland[1] Boise 20 Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 2009
2012 Erna Palic Boise 24 Born in Bosnia & Herzegovina
2011 Erza Haliti Meridian 20
2010 Jessica Hellwinkel Boise 19
2009 Melissa Weber Boise 27 Top 15, Finishing in 14th Place
2008 Tracey Brown Post Falls 21 Previously Miss Idaho 2005 and Idaho's Jr. Miss 2004
2007 Amanda Rammell Rexburg 21 Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 2003
2006 Allyson Swan Twin Falls 22
2005 Sade Aiyeku Boise 24
2004 Kimberly Glyn Weible Eagle 22 Top 10 Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 1999 and was contestant on the TV Show Fear Factor Episode 433 Original Airdate: May 10, 2004
2003 Lana Wright Pocatello 25
2002 Hilary Renee Ball Nampa 23
2001 Elizabeth Barchas Boise 20 Triple Crown winner, Miss Idaho Teen USA 1998 and Miss Idaho 2004
2000 Brooke Gambrell Boise 26 Previously Miss Idaho 1995
1999 Amy Ambrose Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 1995
1998 Melinda Grassmick
1997 Calley Anne Slagle Succeeded Brandi Sherwood after she became Miss USA
Brandi Sherwood Idaho Falls 26 1st runner-up Became Miss USA 1997 after Brook Mahealani Lee won Miss Universe 1997.
Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 1989 and Miss Teen USA 1989
Frequent rotating Barker's Beauty model on the game show The Price Is Right.

First Miss Teen USA to also hold the title of Miss USA.

1996 Tracy Yarbrough Previously Miss Idaho 1994
1995 Amy Michelle Tolzmann Coeur D'Alene
1994 Trenna Wheeler Idaho Falls
1993 Natalie Nukaya Idaho Falls
1992 Cheryl Lin Myers Boise
1991 Lori Easley Wife of Butch Otter, Governor of Idaho
1990 Cindy Estey
1989 Kelli Bean
1988 Kay Kinsey wife of Karl Malone, former NBA player
1987 Vicki Hoffman Idaho Falls
1986 Kelli Catron Coeur D'Alene
1985 Sheri Rose Boise
1984 Valencia Bilyeu Pocatello
1983 Kerry Damiano Coeur D'Alene
1982 Valerie Stephan Boise
1981 Lori Ditch Boise
1980 Marta Vincen Boise
1979 Lori Jukich Boise
1978 Suzette Sanford Pocatello
1977 Leslie Kingon Coeur D'Alene
1976 Cheryl Gilbert Boise
1975 Charlene McArthur Pocatello
1974 Darla Jan Dowden
1973 Karen Hammond
1972 Lianne Fulmer
1971 Kris Riordan
1970 Kathy Cravens Nampa
1969 Karen Ryder
1968 Anna Evanson
1967 Sandra Baldwin Miss Congeniality
1966 Did Not Compete
1965 Did Not Compete
1964 Dorothy Johnson Semi-finalist
1963 Did Not Compete
1962 Kinne Netherlands
1961 Delcene Rositer
1960 Margie Davis
1959 Pat Sherburne
1958 Jeanette Ashton
1954-1957 Did Not Compete
1953 Patricia Rose Carter
1952 Cherrie Jean Lindsey

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marissa Wickland Crowned Miss Idaho USA 2013". Beauty Pageant News. January 4, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 

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