Miss Oklahoma

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For the article about the Miss USA state pageant, see Miss Oklahoma USA
Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson (center) and former Miss America's from Oklahoma Jennifer Berry (left) and Jane Jayroe (right) make an appearance at Tinker Air Force Base
License plate celebrating Oklahoma's win at Miss America 1967
Makenna Smith, Miss Oklahoma 2007
Lauren Nelson, Miss America 2007, in a parade.
Jennifer Berry holding the Miss America crown.
Miss Oklahoma 1966 and Miss America 1967 Jane Jayroe signing autographs at Miss America 2008

The Miss Oklahoma competition selects a winner to compete on behalf of Oklahoma in the Miss America pageant. Miss Oklahoma has won the crown on five occasions. Also, in the years when city representatives were common, Norma Smallwood won, competing as Miss Tulsa, giving the state of Oklahoma a total of six crowns. Oklahoma is also one of three states to win the Miss America title back to back for two years.

Winners[edit]

Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2014 Alexandra Eppler Edmond 24 Miss Enid Dance Titanium" Top 10 Preliminary Swimsuit Award, Quality of Life finalist
2013 Kelsey Griswold Tulsa 20 Miss Bricktown Vocal "Everybody Says Don't" from Anyone Can Whistle 2nd Runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness
2012 Alicia Clifton Oklahoma City 20 Miss Edmond LibertyFest Tap Dance "Can't Buy Me Love" 2nd Runner-Up Preliminary Talent Award Previously Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen 2008, placed in Top 10 and won Preliminary Talent Award at National Outstanding Teen Pageant. In 2007, Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen, she was 4th runner-up and won Preliminary Talent Award. She was also Miss Oklahoma Jr. National Teenager 2005.
2011 Betty Thompson[1] Davenport 22 Miss Oklahoma State University Irish Step Dance "Warriors" by Ronan Hardiman 1st Runner Up Preliminary Talent Award Selected as "America's choice" as voted on by the viewers
2010 Emoly West Edmond 24 Miss Edmond LibertyFest Ballet en Pointe "Time" by Billy Porter 4th runner up Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Award
2009 Taylor Treat Ada 22 Miss University of Oklahoma Ballet en Pointe "Palladio" Top 12 at Miss America 2010 Quality of Life award winner selected as one of three "America's choice" contestants in the top 15 as voted on by the viewers
2008 Kelsey Cartwright[2] Collinsville 21 Miss Keystone Lake Lyrical Dance
2007 Makenna Smith Oklahoma City 24 Miss Oklahoma City University Vocal "Wheels of a Dream" from Ragtime
2006 Lindsey Miller Miss Grand Lake Jazz Vocal 1st runner-up to Miss Oklahoma 2006; Assumed title when Lauren Nelson won Miss America title
Lauren Nelson Lawton 20 Miss Oklahoma State Fair Vocal "You'll Be in My Heart" Winner - Miss America 2007 Preliminary Swimsuit Previously Miss Oklahoma Teen 2004
2005 Jennifer Warren 21 Miss Green Country Vocal 1st runner-up to Miss Oklahoma 2005; Assumed title when Jennifer Berry won Miss America title
Jennifer Berry Tulsa 22 Miss Grand Lake Ballet en Pointe "Within"


Winner - Miss America 2006 Preliminary Talent, 1st runner-up Quality of Life Award
2004 Elizabeth Kinney Mooreland 22 Miss Oklahoma State Fair Tap Dance "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Top 10 Semi-finalist
2003 Kelley Scott Owasso 23 Miss Oklahoma State Fair Vocal "Son of a Preacher Man" Top 10 Semi-finalist
2002 Casey Preslar Tulsa 22 Miss Grand Lake Jazz Vocal "You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)" 2nd Runner-Up Preliminary Talent Award
2001 Kaci Hundley Enid 21 Miss Oklahoma State Fair Vocal "Crying" Top 20 Quarter-finalist
2000 Kristin Steveson Broken Arrow 23 Miss Tulsa State Fair Classical Vocal "Sempre Libera" from La traviata Non-finalist Talent Award
1999 Daneka Allen Oklahoma City 23 Miss Stroud Vocal "Respect"
1998 Julie Payne Grandfield 23 Miss Collinsville Tap Dance "Hound Dog" Top 10 Semi-finalist Preliminary Talent Award
1997 Kelli Masters Midwest City 24 Miss Oklahoma City University Baton Twirling "Gonna Fly Now" Non-finalist Talent Award
1996 Amy Duncan Oklahoma City 23 Miss University of Oklahoma Dramatic Vocal "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" Non-finalist Talent Award
1995 Meighen Bradfield Successor to crown
Shawntel Smith Muldrow 24 Miss Tulsa State Fair Vocal "The Woman in the Moon" from A Star Is Born Winner
1994 Tiffany Craig Norman 24 Miss Norman Vocal "If Only"
1993 Elizabeth Moseley Norman 22 Miss Shawnee Flute Solo "Dueling Banjos"
1992 DuSharme Carter Oklahoma City 21 Miss Oklahoma City University Vocal "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now" 4th Runner-Up Later Miss Oklahoma USA 1995, top 12 at Miss USA 1995
1991 Gina Lynne Smith Stillwater 21 Miss Stroud Vocal Medley "Somewhere"
1990 Cynthia White Oklahoma City 24 Miss Stroud Piano Solo "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" Top 10 Semi-finalist
1989 Tamara Marler Tulsa 26 Miss Norman Vocal "Since I Fell for You" Top 10 Semi-finalist Preliminary Talent Award
1988 Lori Kelley Clinton 23 Miss Norman Classical Vocal "Una Voce Poco Fa" from The Barber of Seville 2nd Runner-Up Preliminary Talent Award
1987 Leesa Cornett Newcastle 20 Miss Norman Vocal "If He Walked Into My Life" from Mame Non-finalist Talent Award
1986 Mignon Merchant Oklahoma City 25 Miss Lake Hudson Stand-Up Comedy Non-finalist Talent Award Previously Miss Oklahoma USA 1983, top 10 at Miss USA 1983
1985 Felicia Ferguson Oklahoma City 24 Miss Grand Lake Vocal "You Don't Know Me"
1984 Julie Sunday Owasso 21 Miss Owasso Piano
1983 Trelynda Kerr Moore 21 Miss Grand Lake Country Vocal Medley "Stand by Your Man"
1982 Nancy Chapman Altus 21 Miss Oklahoma City Piano Solo "Fireworks by Debussy" 4th Runner-Up
1981 April Clayton Cameron 22 Miss Tulsa State Fair Ballet en Pointe "The Blue Danube" Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1980 Kathleen Allin Successor to crown
Susan Powell Elk City 21 Miss Oklahoma City Classical Vocal "The Telephone Aria" Winner Preliminary Talent Award (tie)
1979 Jill Elmore Tulsa 23 Miss Grand Lake Classical Vocal "Art Is Calling For Me" from The Enchantress by Victor Herbert Non-finalist Talent Award
1978 Kendi Brown Oklahoma City 21 Miss Warr Acres Tap Dance "Medley of songs by Cole Porter"
1977 Ellen Wight Tulsa 22 Miss Oklahoma City University Classical Vocal "The Jewel Song" from Faust Died in December 1979 (Source: OKCU Focus - Summer 2003)
1976 Lucia Miller Buffalo 21 Miss Tulsa State Fair Trumpet Solo "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey"
1975 Lisa Reagan Oklahoma City 19 Miss Warr Acres Vocal Medley "As Time Goes By" & "I Got Love" former wife of former Congressman Mickey Edwards
1974 Debbie Knight Warr Acres 22 Miss Warr Acres Piano Solo "Minuet in G Major"
1973 Andrea Hanson Tahlequah 21 Miss Tulsa State Fair Piano / Vocal "The Homeland Aria" from Die Fledermaus Top 10 Semi-finalist
1972 Debbie Giannopoulos Oklahoma City 20 Miss Warr Acres Classical Singing from Carmen Competed in the 1968 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1971 Susan Supernaw Tulsa 20 Miss Phillips University Acrobatic Jazz Ballet Special Judges Award
1970 Judy Adams Cushing 20 Miss Oklahoma State University Violin "The Hot Canary" arranged by Florian ZaBach Top 10 Semi-finalist Preliminary Talent Award
1969 Jeanne Gambrell Tulsa 22 Miss University of Tulsa Ballet / Jazz Dance "Hair" & "Aquarius" from Hair
1968 Beverly Drew Harrah 22 Miss Shawnee Vocal "Step to the Rear"
1967 Carolyn Denton Muskogee 19 Miss Oklahoma State University Vocal "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows"
1966 Sandy Ferguson Successor to crown
Jane Anne Jayroe Laverne 19 Miss Oklahoma City Vocal / Orchestra Conducting "1-2-3" Winner Preliminary Talent Award
1965 Sandra Curtis Tulsa 20 Miss Tulsa Dramatic Reading "Sorry Wrong Number"
1964 Jane Hitch Guymon 18 Miss Guymon Dance
1963 Cheryl Semrad Hassman Waukomis Miss Okeene Speech "May I Teach Others to Live"
1962 Billi Kay Smith Stroud 19 Miss Stroud Dramatic Reading
1961 Dana Darlene Reno Stigler 20 Miss Stigler Oration with Indian Sign Language contestant in the 1963 Maid of Cotton Pageant
1960 Donna Kay Creed Enid 20 Miss Enid Vocal "The Sound of Music"
1959 Mary Ann Hazelton Tulsa 19 Piano Non-finalist Talent Award
1958 Anita Bryant Tulsa 18 Vocal "When the Boys Talk About the Girls" 2nd Runner-up
1957 Mary Nancy Denner Alva Poetry Recitation "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" by Edna St. Vincent Millay 2nd Runner-up
1956 LaDonna J. Kramer Loyal Piano Also competed in the 1956 Maid of Cotton Pageant
1955 Ann Campbell Oklahoma City Speech & Furniture Design Display 4th Runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1954 Charlavan Baker Oklahoma City Dress Design
1953 Lorene Washburn Tulsa Vocal
1952 Shirley Barbour Tulsa Drama Miss Congeniality
1951 Bobby Jene Simmons Oklahoma City Classical Vocal "Je Veux Vivre" from Roméo et Juliette Semi-Finalist
1950 Louise O'Brien Tulsa Vocal "Twas Only An Irishman's Dream" 4th runner-up
1949 Georgine R. Leeka Tulsa Vocal
1948 Donna Briggs Tulsa Painting Display 4th Runner-up
1943 Joan Marceille Hawk Oklahoma City
1941 Mifaunwy Dolores Shunatona Tulsa Semi-finalist Miss Congeniality Third Native American to compete at Miss America
1940 Ada Martyne Wood Oklahoma City Semi-finalist Second Native American to compete at Miss America,
1939 Bettye Cornelia Avert Oklahoma City Original Piano & Vocal "Wondering & Dreaming" 1st runner-up
1938 Marjorie Ann Adams Ada
1933 Joanne Alcorn 16 she withdrew from the competition due to appendicitis
1927 No Miss Oklahoma Virginia Claire Howard competed as Miss Tulsa and placed as a Finalist in the pageant.
1926 Norma Smallwood Tulsa 17 N/A Winner - Miss America 1926 Swimsuit & Evening Gown 1st Native American Miss America, competed as "Miss Tulsa" in the Miss America Pageant.
1925 No Miss Oklahoma Fern Marlow competed as Miss Oklahoma City and Sue Starkey competed as Miss Tulsa.
1924 No Miss Oklahoma Willie Mae Stockton competed as Miss Oklahoma City and placed as a semi-finalist in the pageant. Rose Everett competed as Miss Tulsa.
1923 No Miss Oklahoma Mary Dean Overly competed as Miss Oklahoma City and Catherine Crosby competed as Miss Tulsa. They both finished as semi-finalists in the Miss America Pageant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Oklahoma State University Betty Thompson Crowned Miss Oklahoma". News on 6. June 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (2008-06-08). "Collinsville woman captures "Miss Oklahoma" title". KTEN. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 

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