Miss Montana USA

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For the state pageant affiliated with Miss America, see Miss Montana.
Tori Wanty, Miss Montana USA 2008

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

Montana is one of the least successful states in Miss USA history, but there has been success in other pageants. Miss Montana USA 2005 Amanda Kimmel was chosen to represent the United States in the 2005 Miss Earth pageant. Although she failed to place at Miss USA, Kimmel finished in the top 8 at Miss Earth.

The current titleholder is Tahnee Peppenger of Great Falls.

Results summary[edit]

Placements[edit]

  • Top 10: Valerie Jackson (1952)
  • Top 15: Sharon D. Tietjen (1958)
  • Top 24: Down Oney (1954)

Awards[edit]

Winners[edit]

Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2015 Tahnee Peppenger Great Falls 26
2014 Kadie Latimer Kalispell 23
2013 Kacie West[1] Kalispell 23 Previously Miss Montana 2010
2012 Autumn Muller Harlowton 25 Previously Miss Montana Teen USA 2004
2011 Brittany Wiser Bozeman 23 Previously Miss Montana 2009
2010 Elizabeth Anne Anseth Billings 19
2009 Misti Vogt Kalispell 23
2008 Tori Wanty Shelby 21
2007 Stephanie Trudeau Saint Ignatius 20 Miss Congeniality
2006 Jill McLain Havre 21
2005 Amanda Kimmel Billings 20 Miss Earth USA 2005 and top 8 finalist at Miss Earth 2005, Survivor: China, Survivor: Micronesia, and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains contestant.
2004 Molly Flynn Townsend 22
2003 Megan Monroe Missoula 22
2002 Meredith McCannel Billings 20 Miss Congeniality Miss Congeniality at National Sweetheart 2005 & Miss Congeniality at Miss Earth USA 2006
2001 CaCe Hardy Kalispell 18
2000 Brandi Bjorklund Bonner
1999 Michon Zink
1998 Reno Whittman
1997 Christin Didier Lewistown 24
1996 Tanya Pogatchnik 21
1995 Angela Janich
1994 Kelly Brown
1993 Kristen Anderson Columbia Falls Previously Miss Montana Teen USA 1988
1992 Joy Estrada
1991 Joann Kayleen Jorgensen Helena Later Miss Montana 1992
1990 Kimberlee Burger
1989 Tammy Reiter Billings
1988 Kimberly Torp Missoula
1987 Constance Colla Great Falls
1986 Laurie Ryan Belgrade
1985 Julie Knox Columbus
1984 Kristi Ogren Frenchtown
1983 Barbara Bowman Great Falls
1982 Perri Stevenson Bozeman
1981 Cathi Jo Locati Billings
1980 Robbin English Great Falls Miss Congeniality
1979 Jurrette Sindelar Billings
1978 Susan Riplett
1977 Theresa Rose Bajt Billings
1976 Teresa Jane Klaus
1975 Suzanne DeMier Great Falls
1974 Carole Aalseth
1973 Jeri Joy Shandorf[2]
1972 Mitriann Popovich
1971 Rebecca Thomas
1970 Moreen Ann Murphy Helena
1969 Christina Jovin
1968 Kerry Barker
1967 Stevie Lahti
1966 Carol Marie Boetcher
1965 Patricia Bradford
1961-1964 Did Not Compete
1960 Joanne Lane
1959 Bar-beth Smith
1958 Sharon D. Tietjen Semi-finalist (Top 15)
1955-1957 Did Not Compete
1954 Down Oney Semi-finalist (Top 20)
1953 Billie Jean Tyrrell
1952 Valerie Jackson Semi-finalist (Top 10)
1951 Patricia McGinty

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kacie West Crowned Miss Montana USA 2013". Beauty Pageant News. October 8, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Joy at Pageant". The Independent Record (Helena, Montana USA). 5 May 1973. p. 5. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 

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