Miss Wisconsin USA

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For the state pageant affiliated with Miss America, see Miss Wisconsin.
Bishara Dorre, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2006, Melissa Ann Young, Miss Wisconsin USA 2005, Anna Piscitello, Miss Wisconsin USA 2006 at the Miss Wisconsin USA 2007 pageant
Caitlin Morrall, Miss Wisconsin USA 2007

The Miss Wisconsin USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Wisconsin in the Miss USA pageant. Since 2008 the state pageant has been directed by Future Productions of Savage, Minnesota.

Wisconsin is one of the least successful states in the Miss USA system with only seven placements in over sixty years. The state's highest placing was Mary Cook earning 2nd runner-up in 1974, and they had no placements from 1979 until 2007, when Caitlin Morrall made the top fifteen. In 2005, Melissa Ann Young won the Miss Congeniality award and Elyzabeth Pham won Miss Photogenic in 1999.

Results summary[edit]

Placements[edit]

  • 2nd runner-up: Mary Cook (1974)
  • 3rd runner-up: Jodi Bonham (1967)
  • Top 10: Bishara Dorre (2014)
  • Top 15: Rita Younger (1954), Jeanne Boulay (1955), Kathryn Wituschek (1979), Caitlin Morrall (2007)

Awards[edit]

Winners[edit]

Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2015 Haley Denise Laundrie Lake Mills 21
2014 Bishara Dorre Milwaukee 24 Top 10 Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2006, Miss Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen 2007, top 10 at Miss America's Outstanding Teen, National American Miss 2010, former Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader
2013 Christine (Chrissy) Zamora Greenfield 25
2012 Emily Guerin Monroe 23
2011 Jordan Morkin[1] Green Bay 21
Shaletta Porterfield Madison 26 Resigned after being charged with three counts of identity theft.[2]
2010 Courtney Lopez[3] Racine 20 Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2008; 2013 Houston Texans Cheerleader
2009 Alexandra Wehrley Pewaukee 21 Host of Oklahoma Live on KSBI
2008 Michelyn Butler Madison 25 Contestant at National Sweetheart 2007
2007 Caitlin Morrall Burlington 23 Top 15 Contestant at National Sweetheart 2003
2006 Anna Piscitello Hartland 20
2005 Melissa Ann Young Menasha 25 Miss Congeniality
2004 Jenna Schultz Pewaukee 20
2003 Judith Kim Eckerle Milwaukee/Bloomington, Minn. 25
2002 Cortney Owen Muskego
2001 Kari Jo Dodge Star Prairie
2000 Samantha Jo Picha Verona
1999 Elyzabeth Lee Pham Madison, Wis./San Diego, Calif. 26 Miss Photogenic
1998 Michelle Ann Altman Green Bay
1997 Tara Jo Johnson Onalaska 21 48th place/51
1996 Mary Jo Stoker[4] Madison/West Salem 26 Tied 38th place/51 First African-American titleholder.[4]
1995 Tanae Geisler Hudson 19 45th place/51 Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 1993
1994 Gina Marie Desmond Milwaukee/San Diego, Calif. 25 15th place/51
1993 Heather Hanson Madison 48th place/51
1992 Kelly Ann Bright Greenfield, Wisconsin 25 39th place/51
1991 Kimberly Jean Totdahl[5] Racine 24 32nd place/51 Previously Miss Wisconsin 1989
1990 Lynn Marie Mulcahy Madison 20 34th place/51
1989 Sherri Baxter Madison/Plymouth, Minn. 19
1988 Mary Kay Anderson[6] St Francis 22 Previously Miss Wisconsin 1985.[6]
1987 Regina Maria Part Stevens Point 19 Top Ten at Miss Wisconsin 1990 and 4th Runner-Up at Miss Wisconsin 1991
1986 Bonnie Joan Bonnicksen Madison 23
1985 Deborah Lynn Strauss[7] Thiensville 22 2nd Runner-Up at Miss Wisconsin 1984
1984 Tamara Su Schoof Milwaukee 24
1983 Susan Marie Peters Menomonee Falls
1982 Cheryl Ann Maslowski Milwaukee 21
1981 Dawn Spreeman Kaukauna 18
1980 Susan McGaffigan Pewaukee
1979 Kathryn Joy Wituschek Milwaukee 24 Semi-finalist
1978 Cynthia Paulson
1977 Vicki Payne
1976 Susan Dawn Femrite Madison
1975 Rita Pedder Madison
1974 Mary Lynn Cook Wind Lake 2nd runner-up
1973 Diane Lynn Modrow Green Bay Best State Costume
1972 Suzan Nass
1971 Pamela Martin
1970 Joann Soller Eau Claire
1969 Christine Sachen
1968 Janice Kopps
1967 Jodi Bonham 3rd runner-up
1966 Janet Driscoll
1965 Judith Achtor
1964 Carolyne Limquite
1963 Lynn Korchunoff
1962 Sherri Mathson
1961 Karen Reisweber
1960 Sharyn Chalik
1959 Charlene Krause
1958 Did Not Compete
1957 Natalie Lueck
1956 Priscilla Perkins
1955 Jeanne Marianne Boulay Fond du Lac Semi-finalist
1954 Rita Younger Semi-finalist
1953 Jacque Kimmel
1952 Jeannie Eleanor Huston La Crosse withdrew

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Wisconsin USA Jordan Marie Morkin". Miss Universe. 
  2. ^ "Miss Wisconsin USA’s dreams of becoming Miss USA shattered as she’s charged with ID theft". Daily Mail. 11 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "New Miss Wisconsin Crowned". WSAW. 28 September 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Miss Wisconsin on a Mission". The Telegraph-Herald. 25 November 1995. 
  5. ^ "Miss Wisconsin USA crowned". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 15 January 1991. 
  6. ^ a b "Miss Wisconsin USA was Miss Wisconsin America". The Telegraph-Herald. 2 November 1987. 
  7. ^ "Special Dream: Pageant winner wants to be kept busy". The Milwaukee Journal. 9 January 1985. 

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