Miss Vermont USA

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Miss Vermont USA
Formation 1952
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Burlington
Miss USA
Official language
Website Official website
Miss Vermont Teen USA, Alexandra Marek, and Miss Vermont USA, Jackie Croft.
Sarah Westbrook, Miss Vermont USA 2013
Michelle Fongemie, Miss Vermont USA 2004

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

Vermont is one of the least successful states, but they have produced a Miss USA - Carlene King Johnson in 1955. The most recent semi-finalist was Georgia Marie Davis in 1982.

Despite their lack of competition success, Vermont has won five Miss Congeniality awards, two more than any other state.

Three Miss Vermont USAs have competed at Miss Teen USA, two as Miss Vermont Teen USA, and one as Miss New York Teen USA. Three have also competed at Miss America, including Miss USA 1955 Carlene King Johnson, the second out of five Miss USA winners who competed at both pageants.

Results summary[edit]

  • Miss USA: Carlene King Johnson (1955)
  • 1st runners-up: Mary Verdiani (1969)
  • Top 11: Sandra Bette Taft (1971)
  • Top 12: Georgia Davis (1982)


  • Miss Congeniality: Mary Verdiani (1969), Donna Sue Thorton (1974), Constance Crabtree (1975), Nancy Jeanne Wierzbicki (1978), Michelle Fongemie (2004)


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2017 Madison Trimbey Cota Bellows Falls 20 Previously Miss Vermont Teen USA 2014
2016 Neely Fortune Burlington 24 Previously Miss Vermont United States 2015
2015 Jackie Nicole Croft Burlington 23 Contestant at National Sweetheart 2012
2014 Gina Bernasconi Colchester 19
2013 Sarah Westbrook Burlington 25
2012 Jamie Dragon Milton 25
2011 Lauren Carter Burlington 21
2010 Nydelis Ortiz Essex 20
2009 Brooke Werner Granville 22
2008 Kim Tantlinger Burlington 22
2007 Jessica May Comolli Montpelier 22
2006 Amanda Gilman Danville 20
2005 Amanda Mitteer Brattleboro 26
2004 Michelle Fongemie Williston 26 Miss Congeniality
2003 Jennifer Ripley Barre Previously Miss Vermont Teen USA 1999, Later Mrs. Vermont America 2009 under her married name, Jennifer Bisson.[1]
2002 Brooke Angus Essex Miss World USA 2006, contestant at Miss World 2006.
2001 Katy Johnson Burlington Previously Miss Vermont 1999, Winner of Miss Oktoberfest 1998 as Miss Florida, Miss United States Teen 1995, also known as "MissVermont" in Tucker Max Stories. She Sued Mr Max and lost since the stories were deemed true by the courts.
2000 Katie Bolton Colchester
1999 Nicole Lewis Windsor
1998 Catherine Bliss Burlington Previously Miss New York Teen USA 1990
1997 Lisa Jean Costantino Burlington
1996 Nancy Anne Roberts Middlebury
1995 Jennifer Cazeault Winooski
1994 Christy Ann Beltrami Williston Previously Miss Vermont Teen USA 1987
1993 Jodi Sicely Burlington
1992 Bonnie Kittredge Burlington
1991 Margaret Corey Brattleboro
1990 Stephanie Bessey Chester
1989 Stacey M. Palmer Burlington
1988 Stacy James Sisson Rutland
1987 Carole Woodworth North Bennington
1986 Tracey D. Morton Rutland
1985 Angie Cummingham Rutland
1984 Sue O'Brien Waterbury Center
1983 Leslie Lucchina Barre
1982 Georgia Marie Davis Bennington 22 Semi-finalist
1981 Jeannette Wulff Montpelier
1980 Judi Mason Randolph
1979 Katherine Rechsteiner Sugarbush Valley Previously Miss Vermont 1975
1978 Nancy Jeanne Wierzbicki Rutland Miss Congeniality
1977 Anne Kent Castleton
1976 Susan Parsons Poultney
1975 Constance Crabtree Poultney Miss Congeniality
1974 Donna Sue Thorton Poultney Miss Congeniality
1973 Bonnie Height Poultney
1972 Stacey Becker Poultney
1971 Sandra Bette Taft West Dover 24 Semi-finalist
1970 Cynthia "Cindy" Jurewicz West Dover
1969 Mary Verdiani Montpelier 19 1st runner-up Miss Congeniality
1968 Susan Glynn Mt. Snow
1967 Elaine Farrell Burlington
1966 Peggy Eckert West Burke
1965 Andrea Kenyon North Bennington
1964 Freda Elaine Betts Bennington
1963 Ellen "Bunny" Centerbar North Bennington
1962 Barbara "Bobby" Ann Kearney Springfield
1961 Susan Nielson Poultney
1960 Carole Mary Demas Burlington
1959 Sandra Laquerre Barre
1958 Doreen Patricia McNamee Brattleboro Also competed in the 1960 Miss Sun Fun USA pageant
1957 Marjorie Link East Harwick
1956 Dolores Wettack Westminster
1955 Carlene King Johnson Rutland 22 Miss USA 1955 Semifinalist at Miss Universe 1955
Previously Miss Vermont 1953, Finalist in the 1954 National Press Photographers' Pageant
1954 Georgia Laurise New Haven, CT 24 Real name "Mrs. Josephine DeMatteis"
1953 Kathleen Marie Eugenia Surrel Brooklyn, NY 22
1952 Elizabeth Whitcomb Essex Junction

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant


  1. ^ "2009 Mrs America". Retrieved July 9, 2010.