Miss U.S. International

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Miss United States International
Logo of the Miss International Beauty Pageant.
Formation 1960
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Detroit
Miss International
Official language
National Director
Britt Harrison
Website www.missusinternational.com

Miss U.S. 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.

The current Miss U.S. International titleholder is Samantha Brooks of Highland, California who was crowned on June 27, 2014 in Florida.[1]


Miss International was created in Long Beach, California, USA in 1960[2] 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.[3]

After Long Beach, California, began the Miss International pageants, the USA was represented by Miss National Press Photographer in 1960, 1961 and 1962. From 1963 to 1967 the organizers ran the Miss American Beauty section two days before the Miss International finals. After 1967 the USA representatives were selected by other methods. For example, in 1968 Miss Welcome to Long Beach was sent to Japan as Miss American Beauty (Since 1987 as Miss USA).[4]

In Present, Harrison Productions, LLC. were the license holders for Miss International in USA and the winner of Miss U.S. International pageant will compete at Miss International Beauty Pageant. [5]


Sandra Percival (Sandy Miller), Miss U.S. International 1984
Amy Lynne Holbrook Miss U.S. International 2004
Casandra Tressler Miss U.S. International 2010
Year Name City & State Represented Placement at Miss International Notes
1960 Charlene Lundberg Illinois Chicago, Illinois 4th Runner-up
1961 Jo Ann Marie Dyer Ohio Lima, Ohio
1962 Carolyn Joyner Kansas Freeport, Kansas 4th Runner-up
1963 Joyce Bryan Florida Miami, Florida 3rd Runner-up
1964 Linda Ann Taylor California San Diego, California 1st Runner-up
1965 Gail Karen Krielow Ohio Richmond Heights, Ohio 1st Runner-up Miss Ohio USA 1964, Sami-finalist at Miss USA 1964.
1967 Pamela Elfast New Jersey East Orange, New Jersey 2nd Runner-up
1968 Karen Ann MacQuarrie California Long Beach, California 2nd Runner-up
1969 Gayle Kovaly California Long Beach, California Top 15
1970 Randi Blesener California Long Beach, California Top 15
1971 Jacqueline Lee Jochims Iowa Carroll, Iowa 3rd Runner-up Miss Iowa USA 1970.
1972 Lindsay Diane Bloom Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona 4th Runner-up
1973 Maria Pia Canzani Maryland Baltimore, Maryland
1974 Karen Brucene Smith Texas Austin, Texas Miss International 1974 Miss World USA 1971, Top 7 at Miss World 1971.
1975 Patricia Lynn Bailey Virginia Norfolk, Virginia 3rd Runner-up
1976 Susan Carlson New York Schenectady, New York 3rd Runner-up Miss New York USA 1973, 1st Runner-up Miss USA 1973.
1977 Laura Jean Bobbit California Fresno, California 4th Runner-up
1978 Katherine Patricia Ruth California Granada Hills, California Miss International 1978
1979 Anna Maria Rapagna California Burbank, California 1st Runner-up
1980 Charissa Ann Ewing California Pacific Palisades, California 1st Runner-up
1981 Lisa Margaret Schuman California Cypress, California Top 15
1982 Christie Ellen Claridge California Chatsworth, California Miss International 1982 Miss Photogenic
1983 Kimberly Anne Bleier California Encino, California Top 15
1984 Sandra Lee Percival Missouri Sunrise Beach, Missouri Miss Missouri USA 1984, 3rd Runner-up Miss USA 1984.
1985 Sarie Nerine Jourbert Louisiana Shreveport, Louisiana 1st Runner-up Miss Louisiana USA 1985, 3rd Runner-up Miss USA 1985.
1986 Cindy Jane Williams Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi Top 15 Miss Mississippi USA 1986, 3rd Runner-up Miss USA 1986.
1987 Paula Jean Morrinson West Virginia Barboursville, West Virginia Top 15 Miss West Virginia USA 1987, Sami-finalist at Miss USA 1987.
1988 Dana Michelle Richmond Mississippi Madison, Mississippi 1st Runner-up Miss Mississippi USA 1988, 4th Runner-up Miss USA 1988.
1989 Deborah Lee Husti New Jersey Rockaway, New Jersey Top 15 Miss New Jersey USA 1989, 2nd Runner-up Miss USA 1989.
1990 Shawna Lea Bowman California Artesia, California Top 15
1991 Kimberly Anne Byers California Los Angeles, California Miss Intercontinental 1994 winner.
1992 Sandra Lee Allen California Los Angeles, California
1993 Lynette Jonene MacFee Idaho Salmon, Idaho
1994 Karen Kristie Doyle Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1995 Krista Loskota California San Gabriel, California
1996 Maya Yadira Kashak California Redlands, California
1997 Tanya Lorraine Miller California Barstow, California
1998 Susan Paez California Downey, California
1999 Jennifer Jean Glover California Castro Valley, California Miss California USA 2001; Miss California 2002.
2000 Kirstin Anne Cook Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2001 Eleana Thompson California Lake Elsinore, California
2002 Mary Elizabeth Jones California Mira Loma, California
2003 Masielle Otero Florida Miami, Florida
2004 Amy Lynne Holbrook California Los Angeles, California 1st Runner-up
2005 Anna Ward California Long Beach, California
2006 Sara Dee Harrigfeld Iowa Des Moines, Iowa Did not compete Sara Harrigfeld, did not compete because she was overage.
2007 April Strong Illinois Chicago, Illinois
2008 Kelly Best Michigan Troy, Michigan Miss Michigan USA 2007, Top 15 at Miss USA 2007.
2009 Aileen Jan Yap Texas Houston, Texas Miss Mobile Beauty
2010 Casandra Tressler Maryland Damascus, Maryland Miss Maryland USA 2008.
2011 Kristen Little New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico
2012 Amanda Renee Delgado California Los Angeles, California Top 15
2013 Andrea Neu Colorado Pueblo, Colorado Top 15 Miss Earth United States 2014.
2014 Samantha Brooks California Highland, California

By number of states[edit]

Lindsay Bloom Miss American Beauty 1972
States Titles Years
 California 25 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982,
1983, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001,
2002, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014
 Florida 3 1963, 2000, 2003
 Maryland 2 1973, 2010
 Texas 2 1974, 2009
 Illinois 2 1960, 2007
 Iowa 2 1971, 2006
 New Jersey 2 1967, 1989
 Mississippi 2 1986, 1988
 Ohio 2 1961, 1965
 Colorado 1 2013
 New Mexico 1 2011
 Michigan 1 2008
 Oklahoma 1 1994
 Idaho 1 1993
 West Virginia 1 1987
 Louisiana 1 1985
 Missouri 1 1984
 New York 1 1976
 Virginia 1 1975
 Arizona 1 1972
 Kansas 1 1962


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