Miss United States International

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Miss US International
Formation 1960
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters United States
Location United States United States
Membership Miss International
Official language
English
Website Official Miss US International website

Miss US International is the official United States of America (USA) preliminary to Miss International (officially titled The International Beauty Pageant). The USA has sent a representative to the Miss International pageant since its inception in 1960. The only year a representative was not sent was in 2006.

History[edit]

Miss International was created in Long Beach, California, USA in 1960 after the departure of the Miss Universe/Miss USA pageant to Miami Beach. Hosted in Long Beach until 1967, the pageant moved to Japan from 1968–1970, being hosted each year in the same city as the Expo '70. For 1971 and 1972, it was held in Long Beach again, but since that time it has been held annually in Japan.

Also called a "Festival of Beauty" and even the "Olympics of Beauty", this pageant is not based on looks alone. Contestants are expected to serve as "Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty", showing tenderness, benevolence, friendship, beauty, intelligence, ability to take action, and, most importantly, a great international sensibility.

The ultimate goal of the Miss International beauty pageant is to promote world peace, goodwill, and understanding.

The current titleholder is Andrea Neu of Colorado.

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The winner of Miss US International represents her country at Miss International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. The Miss International pageant was not held in 1966 and no US representative was sent to compete at Miss International in 2006

Year Miss US International Represented Placement Special awards Notes
United States 1960 Charlene Lundberg  Indiana 4th Runner Up Miss United States
United States 1961 Jo Ann Marie Dye  Ohio Unplaced Miss United States
United States 1962 Carolyn Joyner  Kansas 4th Runner Up Miss United States
United States 1963 Joyce Bryan  Florida 3rd Runner Up Miss American Beauty
United States 1964 Linda Ann Taylor  California 1st Runner Up Miss American Beauty
United States 1965 Gail Karen Krielow  Ohio 1st Runner Up Miss American Beauty
United States 1967 Pamela Elfast  New Jersey Unplaced Miss American Beauty
Japan 1968 Karen Ann MacQuarrie  California 2nd Runner Up Miss American Beauty
Japan 1969 Gayle Kovaly  California Top 15 Miss American Beauty
Japan 1970 Randi Blesner  Iowa Top 15 Miss American Beauty
United States 1971 Jacqueline Lee Jochims  Iowa 3rd Runner Up Miss American Beauty
Japan 1972 Lindsay Diane Bloom  Arizona 4th Runner Up Miss American Beauty
Japan 1973 Maria Pia Canzani  Maryland Unplaced Miss American Beauty
Japan 1974 Brucene Smith  Texas Miss International 1974[1] Miss American Beauty
Japan 1975 Patricia Lynn Bailey  Virginia 3rd Runner Up Miss American Beauty
Japan 1976 Susan Elizabeth Carlson  New York 3rd Runner Up Miss American Beauty
Japan 1977 Laura Jean Bobbit  California 4th Runner Up Miss American Beauty
Japan 1978 Katherine Patricia Ruth  California Miss International 1978 Miss American Beauty
Japan 1979 Anna Maria Rapagna  Arizona 1st Runner Up Miss American Beauty
Japan 1980 Clarissa Ann Ewing  California 1st Runner Up Miss American Beauty
Japan 1981 Lisa Schuman  California Top 15 Miss American Beauty
Japan 1982 Christie Ellen Claridge  California Miss International 1982[2] Miss Photogenic Miss American Beauty
Japan 1983 Kimberly Anne Bleier  California Top 15 Miss American Beauty
Japan 1984 Sandra Lee Percival  Missouri Unplaced Miss American Beauty
Japan 1985 Sarie Nerine Jourbert  Louisiana 1st Runner Up Miss American Beauty
Japan 1986 Cindy Jane Williams  Mississippi Top 15 Miss American Beauty
Japan 1987 Paula Jean Morrison  West Virginia Top 15 Miss American Beauty
Japan 1988 Dana Michelle Richmond  Mississippi 1st Runner Up Miss American Beauty
Japan 1989 Deborah Lee Husti  New Jersey Top 15 Miss American Beauty
Japan 1990 Shawna Lea Bowman  California Top 15 Miss American Beauty
Japan 1991 Kimberly Anne Byers  California Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 1992 Sandra Lee Allen  California Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 1993 Lynette Jonene MacFee  California Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 1994 Karen Kristie Doyle  California Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 1995 Krista Loskota  California Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 1996 Maya Yadira Kashak  California Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 1997 Tanya Lorraine Miller  California Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 1998 Susan Paez  California Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 1999 Jennifer Jean Glover  California Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 2000 Kirsten Anne Cook  Florida Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 2001 Eliana Thompson  California Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 2002 Mary Elizabeth Jones  California Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 2003 Lisette Otero  Florida Unplaced Miss United States
China 2004 Amy Lynne Holbrook  California 1st Runner Up Miss United States
Japan 2005 Anna Ward  California Unplaced Miss United States
Japan 2007 April Strong  Illinois Unplaced Miss International USA
Macau 2008 Kelly Best  Michigan Unplaced Miss US International
China 2009 Aileen Jan Valdehuesa Yap  Texas Unplaced Miss Mobile Beauty Miss US International
China 2010 Cassandra Tressler  Maryland Unplaced Miss US International
China 2011 Kristen Ashley Little Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Unplaced Miss US International
Japan 2012 Amanda Renee Delgado  California Top 15 Miss US International
Japan 2013 Andrea Neu  Colorado Top 15 Miss US International
Japan 2014 TBA Miss US International

Notable National Titleholders[edit]

Christie Claridge she is the sister of Linda Hogan, ex-wife of professional wrestler, Hulk Hogan. She has a limited acting career, with roles in Full House, Hunter, Gotcha! and Television Movie Beverly Hills Madam

National Pageant Information[edit]

According to the national website, the 2013 Miss U.S. International pageant will be held June 27-30, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss International". The Victoria Advocate. October 10, 1974. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Names and Faces". Boston Globe. Oct 14, 1982. Retrieved 4 November 2010. "Christie Ellen Claridge 19 a model from Chatsworth Calif triumphed over 42 other contestants from around the world to take the crown." 

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