Sheena Benton

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Sheena Benton
Born 1981 (age 33–34)
Alma mater University of Delaware
Years active 2005
Known for  • Winner, Miss Delaware USA 2005
 • Contestant, Miss USA 2005

Sheena Benton (born 1981) is an American beauty-pageant titleholder who was named Miss Delaware USA 2005.

Pageant competitions[edit]

At the time of her pageant win, Benton was living in Wilmington, Delaware, but is originally from Milford, Delaware.

After winning the Miss Delaware USA 2005 pageant, her first major-pageant experience, Benton represented the state in the Miss USA 2005 pageant, held in Baltimore, Maryland, in April 2005; that pageant was won by Chelsea Cooley, Miss North Carolina USA.

In March 2005, it had been revealed that Benton had been convicted for driving under the influence a few years prior to her win. Although there were serious questions as to whether she should be able to compete in the Miss USA 2005 pageant and of her suitability as a role model for young people, the Miss Universe Organization, the organization that owns and runs the Miss USA pageant, eventually allowed Benton to compete.[1][2]

During her reign as Miss Delaware USA, Benton helped raise thousands of dollars for charities around Delaware such as Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, The Epileptic Foundation of Delaware as well as made several visits to locals schools, children's and veterans hospitals.

She crowned her successor, Ashlee Greenwell, from Middletown, Delaware, in November 2005.


Benton is a 2003 graduate of the University of Delaware, whose main campus is located in Newark, Delaware, where she earned Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees with majors in psychology and sociology. She received a Master of Education degree in elementary- and secondary-school counseling with a 4.0 GPA in 2007.


  1. ^ [dead link] "Miss Delaware USA Learns Her Fate". Action News. March 25, 2005 (accessed May 2, 2006)
  2. ^ Staff writer (undated). "Beauty Queen With DUI Conviction Allowed in Pageant". Associated Press (via WBOC-TV). Retrieved January 22, 2011.

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Preceded by
Courtney Purdy
Miss Delaware USA
Succeeded by
Ashlee Greenwell