Miss District of Columbia USA

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Miss District of Columbia USA
Formation 1952
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Miss USA
Official language
Website Miss District of Columbia USA official website
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss America, see Miss District of Columbia.
Nicole White, Miss District of Columbia USA 2009
Shauntay Hinton, the second Miss District of Columbia USA to win Miss USA (2002)
Mercedes Lindsay, Miss District of Columbia USA 2007 and Jasmine Alexis, Miss District of Columbia Teen USA 2007

The Miss District of Columbia USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the District of Columbia in the Miss USA pageant.

One of the more successful states at Miss USA, the District of Columbia is one of 15 states to win Miss USA more than once and one of only twelve states to win the Miss Congeniality award twice. From 1970 to 1975, they had a streak of six consecutive top 12 placements. This was broken in 1976, but achieved again in 1977.

Two Miss District of Columbia USA titleholders previously held the Miss District of Columbia Teen USA title and three have competed at Miss America.

The current titleholder is Deshauna Barber. However, since DeShauna was crowned Miss USA 2016, protocol denotes her first runner up, Kara McCullough, as the new Miss District of Columbia USA as DeShauna fulfills her reign as Miss USA. [1]

Results summary[edit]


  • Miss USA winners: Bobbie Johnson (1964), Shauntay Hinton (2002), Deshauna Barber (2016)
  • First runners-up: Michelle Metrinko (1963), Liane Angus (2001)
  • Fourth runners-up: Diana Batts (1965), Steffanee Leaming (1984)
  • Top 10: Candace Allen (2006)
  • Top 12: Nikki Phillipp (1970), Susan Pluskoski (1971), Janet Gail Greenawalt (1972), Nancy Plachta (1973), Robin Utterback (1974), Mary Lamond (1975), Sharon Sutherland (1977), Catherine Staples (1990)
  • Top 15: Laura Farley (1954), Helen Sweeney (1962), Myra Chudy (1967), Sue Counts (1966)



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
2016 Deshauna Barber Washington, D.C. 26 Miss USA 2016 Previously Miss Virginia International 2011
2015 Lizzy Olsen Washington, D.C. 26
2014 Ciera Nicole Butts Baltimore, MD 23 Previously Miss Maryland United States 2013
2013 Jessica Frith[2] Washington, D.C. 26
2012 Monique Tompkins Washington, D.C. 23 Washington Redskins Cheerleader
2011 Heather Swann Washington, D.C. 22
2010 MacKenzie Green Washington, D.C.
2009 Nicole White Washington, D.C. 20 Previously Miss District of Columbia Teen USA 2004
2008 Chelsey Rodgers Washington, D.C. 25 Contestant at National Sweetheart 2006[3]
2007 Mercedes Lindsay Washington, D.C. 26
2006 Candace Allen Washington, D.C. 22 Top 10 Finalist
2005 Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Washington, D.C. 26 Previously Miss District of Columbia 2002 / Was contestant and winner on Fear Factor in 2005 on the Miss USA episode #5.29
2004 Tiara Dews Washington, D.C. 21 Previously Miss District of Columbia Teen USA 2000, top 10 at Miss Teen USA 2000
2003 Michelle Dollie Wright Washington, D.C. 26 Previously Miss District of Columbia Teen USA 1995
2002 Shauntay Hinton Starkville, MS Miss USA 2002
2001 Liane Angus Washington, D.C. 1st runner-up
2000 Juel April Casamayor Washington, D.C. 26 Washington Redskins Cheerleader
1999 Amy Alderson
1998 Zanice Lyles
1997 Napiera Groves Washington, D.C. 21 Miss Congeniality
1996 La Chanda Jenkins 19
1995 Marci Andrews
1994 Angela McGlowan
1993 Alena Neves Washington, D.C.
1992 Wanda Jones
1991 Lakecia Smith
1990 Catherine Staples 23 Semi-finalist, Finishing in 7th Place
1989 Somaly Susan Sieng
1988 Elva Anderson Miss Congeniality
1987 Edwina Richard
1986 Desiree Keating Washington, D.C. Previously Miss District of Columbia 1984
1985 Christal Chacon Washington, D.C.
1984 Steffanee Leaming Washington, D.C. 21 4th runner-up
1983 Julie Anne Warner Washington, D.C.
1982 Lori Esteep Washington, D.C.
1981 Belinda Johnson Washington, D.C.
1980 Marianne Ritter
1979 Cynthia Ramsay
1978 Wanda Clineman
1977 Sharon Sutherland Semi-finalist
1976 Nancy Stitt Nancy Sitt competed at Miss USA,[4] but Mary Theresa Clair is listed as Miss DC USA 1976 on the Miss DC USA website.
1975 Mary Lamond Semi-finalist
1974 Robin Lee Utterback Semi-finalist
1973 Nancy Plachta Adelphi, MD Semi-finalist
1972 Janet Gail Greenawalt Semi-finalist
1971 Susan Pluskoski Semi-finalist later Miss New Jersey 1973 as Suzanne Plummer, 2nd runner up to Miss America 1974
1970 Nikki Phillipp Semi-finalist
1969 Shelley Gosman Beltsville, MD
1968 Diane Mothershead semifinalist in Miss World USA 1967
1967 Myra Chudy Semi-finalist
1966 Sue Counts Semi-finalist
1965 Dianna Lynn Batts Falls Church, VA 4th runner-up Model on The Price Is Right, Miss World USA 1965, 1st runner up in Miss World 1965
1964 Bobbie Johnson Alexandria, VA Miss USA 1964 Semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1964
1963 Michele Metrinko 1st runner-up Later won the Miss World USA pageant and placed as a top 14 semi-finalist at Miss World 1963. Her sister Marsha Metrinko also competed at Miss USA 1963 as Miss Maryland and in Miss America 1963 as Miss New York City.[5]
1962 Helen Sweeney Semi-finalist
1961 Patricia Brunette
1960 Doris Lee Jones
1959 Shirley Ann Hobbs
1958 Peggy Wolf
1957 did not compete
1956 Joanne Holler
1955 did not compete
1954 Laura Farley Semi-finalist
1953 did not compete

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant 1951 Aletha Agee


  1. ^ "Deshauna Barber From District of Columbia Crowned Miss USA 2016". Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Jessica Frith Crowned Miss District of Columbia USA 2013". Beauty Pageant News. January 3, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "National Sweetheart". Pageantopolis. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Miss USA 1976 Parade of States". YouTube. 
  5. ^ "Miss USA roots sister on in Miss America bid". Hartford Courant. 1963-09-02. p. 20A. 

Bertha Pincus 1932

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