Miss Oregon USA

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Kelci Flowers, Miss Oregon Teen USA 2006 and Allison Machado, Miss Oregon USA 2006 at the Miss Oregon USA 2007 pageant
For the state pageant associated with the Miss America pageant, see Miss Oregon.

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

Oregon has only had limited success at Miss USA and has never won the competition. The highest placed Miss Oregon USA was Gail Atchison who finished 2nd runner-up to Barbara Peterson in 1976. The most recent finalist was Jennifer Murphy in 2004. She is better known as a contestant on The Apprentice.

Two Miss Oregon USAs have formerly held the Miss Oregon Teen USA title and competed at Miss Teen USA.

Winners[edit]

Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2014 Emma Pelett Portland 25
2013 Gabrielle Neilan[1] Gresham 22 Miss Congeniality
2012 Alaina Bergsma Eugene[2] 22[3] Miss Photogenic Part of the Oregon Ducks volleyball team, currently plays in Brazil for Minas Tênis Clube.[4]
2011 Anna Prosser Portland 26 Contestant at National Sweetheart 2008
2010 Kate Paul Bend 24
2009 Sylvie Tarpinian Eugene 24
2008 Mary Lee Horch Corvallis 23
2007 Sharitha McKenzie Portland 23
2006 Allison Machado Medford 24
2005 Jessica Carlson Portland 24 Miss Oregon International 2009
2004 Jennifer Murphy Medford 25 Top 10 Contestant on the fourth season of The Apprentice
2003 Myah Moore Portland 21
2002 Kristi Walkoski Wilsonville 23
2001 Endia Albrante Eugene 21 Top 10
2000 Elizabeth Heitmanek Medford 19
1999 Amy Nelson
1998 Kara Jones
1997 Heather Williams Gold Beach
1996 Jill Chartier Previously Miss Oregon Teen USA 1993, finished 9th at Miss Teen USA 1993
1995 Karrie Grove Beaverton 24 Previously Miss Oregon Venus USA 1989
1994 Denise White Miss Congeniality
1993 Dawn Kennedy Lake Oswego
1992 Terrie House
1991 Olga Calderon Semi-finalist, finished 11th at Miss USA 1991 Previously Miss Oregon Teen USA 1985
1990 Elizabeth Michaud
1989 Jenifer Blaska
1988 Elaine Rohrer
1987 Taime Primiano Portland Mrs. Oregon International 2007
1986 Kimberly Stubblefield Lake Oswego 18 Later Mrs. Oregon America 2007 under her married name, Kimberly Takla.[5]
1985 Jodi Unruh Eugene


1984 Debbie Epperson Portland 21 Semi-finalist
1983 Shelley Kiser Tigard 19
1982 Kristina Bauer Dundee
1981 Dawn Lewis Portland
1980 Martha Viducich Salem
1979 Katie Fitzpatrick Salem
1978 Julie Heater Salem
1977 Charisse Charlton
1976 Gail Atchison 2nd runner-up
1975 Theresa Favreau Portland
1974 Peggy Ann Gerding
1973 Judy Bishop
1972 Yvonne Philes
1971 Connie Oost
1970 Laura Smith Portland 18 Semi-finalist
1969 Karen Morton
1968 Marsha Mayer
1967 Maureen Bassett Semi-finalist
1966 Sharon Gerritz
1965 Leslie Brucher
1964 Toye Esch Semi-finalist
1963 Joset Fisher
1962 Joyce Collin Semi-finalist
1958-1961 Did Not Compete
1957 Sonja Landsem
1956 Maralyn Turner Semi-finalist
1955 Rose Karcha
1954 Charlotte Miller
1953 Did Not Compete
1952 Beth Bailey

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gabrielle Neilan Crowned Miss Oregon USA 2013". Beauty Pageant News. November 26, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "she was selected to represent the Eugene area as Miss Lane County in the 2011 Miss Oregon USA pageant" http://www.ncaa.com/news/volleyball-women/article/2012-10-04/stunning-and-court
  3. ^ "Alaina Lynn Bergsma was born March 30, 1990, in Mesa, Ariz" http://www.lmulions.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/bergsma_alaina00.html
  4. ^ Esporte e Beleza de Mãos Dadas, Estado de Minas (Portuguese)
  5. ^ "2007 Mrs America". Retrieved July 9, 2010.