List of Miss USA titleholders

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This is a list of women who have won the Miss USA beauty pageant. Eight Miss USA winners have gone on to become Miss Universe and are indicated in bold face. From 1967 on, a runner-up was selected to replace any Miss USA titleholder who won the Miss Universe pageant.

Year Miss USA Hometown State Age Height Placement at Miss Universe Image Notes
1952 Jackie Loughery Brooklyn New York 22 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) Top 10
1953 Myrna Hansen[1] Chicago Illinois 18 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) 1st Runner-Up
1954 Miriam Stevenson[2] Winnsboro South Carolina 21 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Miss Universe 1954
1955 Carlene King Johnson[3] Rutland Vermont 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Top 15 Died at age 35 due to complications of diabetes[4]
1956 Carol Morris[5] Ottumwa Iowa 20 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Miss Universe 1956
1957 Mary Leona Gage Glen Burnie Maryland 21 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Top 15 (Disqualified) Mary leona kaminer nee gage.jpg Gage was disqualified during the competition when it was discovered she was married.[6]
Died at age 71 of heart failure[7]
Charlotte Sheffield[8] Salt Lake City Utah 20 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Succeeded Mary Leona Gage as Miss USA 1957 after she was dethroned. She competed at Miss World 1957, but was a Non-Finalist [6]
1958 Eurlyne Howell[9] Bossier City Louisiana 18 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) 3rd Runner-Up
1959 Terry Lynn Huntingdon[10] Mount Shasta California 19 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) 2nd Runner-Up
1960 Linda Bement[11] Salt Lake City Utah 18 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Miss Universe 1960
1961 Sharon Brown[12] Minden Louisiana 18 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) 4th Runner-Up
1962 Macel Wilson Honolulu Hawaii 19 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Top 15 1st Asian-American Miss USA.
1963 Marite Ozers Chicago Illinois 19 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Top 15 First Foreign-born Miss USA. Born in Latvia.
1964 Bobbi Johnson Washington, D.C. District of Columbia 19 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Top 15
1965 Sue Ann Downey Columbus Ohio 20 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 2nd Runner-Up
1966 Maria Remenyi El Cerrito California 21 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Top 15
1967 Sylvia Hitchcock Miami, FL Alabama 21 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Miss Universe 1967
Cheryl Patton North Miami Florida 18 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) 2nd Runner-Up at Miss USA, took over Miss USA title after 1st Runner-Up declined when Sylvia Hitchcock won Miss Universe.
1968
Dorothy Anstett Kirkland Washington 20 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) 4th Runner-Up
1969 Wendy Dascomb Metairie, LA Virginia 19 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Top 15
1970 Deborah Shelton Norfolk Virginia 20 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 1st Runner-Up
1971 Michele McDonald Butler Pennsylvania 18 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Top 12
1972 Tanya Wilson Honolulu Hawaii 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Top 12
1973 Amanda Jones Evanston Illinois 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 1st Runner-Up
1974 Karen Morrison St. Charles Illinois 19 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Top 12
1975 Summer Bartholomew Merced California 23 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 2nd Runner-Up
1976 Barbara Peterson Edina Minnesota 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Unplaced
1977 Kimberly Tomes Houston Texas 21 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Top 12
1978 Judi Andersen Honolulu Hawaii 20 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) 1st Runner-Up
1979 Mary Therese Friel Pittsford New York 20 5 ft 7 12 in (171 cm) Top 12
1980 Shawn Weatherly Sumter South Carolina 20 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Miss Universe 1980
Jineane Ford Gilbert Arizona 20 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) 1st Runner-Up at Miss USA, took over Miss USA crown when Shawn Weatherly won Miss Universe
1981 Kim Seelbrede Germantown Ohio 20 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Top 12
1982 Terri Utley Cabot Arkansas 20 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 4th Runner-Up
1983 Julie Hayek Westwood California 22 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) 1st Runner-Up Julie Hayek Miss USA 1983.png
1984 Mai Shanley Alamogordo New Mexico 21 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Top 10
1985 Laura Martinez-Herring El Paso Texas 21 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Top 10 Laura Harring Cannes 2008.jpg First Hispanic-American Miss USA. Born in Mexico
1986 Christy Fichtner Dallas Texas 23 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 1st Runner-Up ChristyFichtner.jpg
1987 Michelle Royer Keller Texas 21 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 2nd Runner-Up MichelleRoyer.jpg
1988 Courtney Gibbs Fort Worth Texas 21 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Top 10
1989 Gretchen Polhemus Fort Worth Texas 23 5 ft 11 12 in (182 cm) 2nd Runner-Up
1990 Carole Gist Detroit Michigan 20 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 1st Runner-Up 1st African-American Miss USA.
1991 Kelli McCarty Liberal Kansas 21 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Top 6 Kelli McCarty 2010.jpg
1992 Shannon Marketic Malibu California 21 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Top 10
1993 Kenya Moore Detroit Michigan 22 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Top 6
1994 Lu Parker Charleston South Carolina 24 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Top 6
1995 Chelsi Smith Deer Park Texas 21 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Miss Universe 1995
Shanna Moakler New York New York 20 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 1st Runner-Up at Miss USA, took over Miss USA crown when Chelsi Smith won Miss Universe Shanna Moakler 2010.jpg Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 1992 and Top 12 Semi-Finalist at Miss Teen USA 1992
1996 Ali Landry Breaux Bridge Louisiana 22 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Top 6 Ali Landry 2.jpg Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1990 and Top 12 Semi-Finalist at Miss Teen USA 1990
1997 Brook Lee Pearl City Hawaii 26 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee.JPG
Brandi Sherwood Idaho Falls Idaho 26 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) 1st Runner-Up at Miss USA, took over Miss USA crown when Brook Lee won Miss Universe Miss Idaho Teen USA 1989 and Miss Teen USA 1989
1998 Shawnae Jebbia Boston Massachusetts 26 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Top 5 (3rd Runner-Up)
1999 Kimberly Pressler Franklinville New York 21 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Unplaced Miss New York Teen USA 1994
2000 Lynnette Cole Columbia Tennessee 21 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Top 5 (4th Runner-Up) Miss Tennessee Teen USA 1995 and top 6 Finalist at Miss Teen USA 1995
2001 Kandace Krueger Austin Texas 24 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 2nd Runner-Up KandaceKrueger1cropped.jpg
2002 Shauntay Hinton Washington, D.C. District of Columbia 23 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Unplaced Shauntay Hinton.jpg
2003 Susie Castillo Lawrence Massachusetts 23 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Top 15 Susie Castillo headshot 2.png Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 1998
2004 Shandi Finnessey Florissant Missouri 25 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 1st Runner-Up Shandi Finnessey waving.jpg Miss Missouri 2001
2005 Chelsea Cooley Charlotte North Carolina 21 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Top 10 Chelsea Cooley.jpg Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2000
2006 Tara Conner Russell Springs Kentucky 20 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) 4th Runner-Up TaraConneratWillowGrove3.jpg Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002 and 2nd Runner-Up at Miss Teen USA 2002
2007 Rachel Smith Clarksville Tennessee 21 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 4th Runner-Up RachelSmith-MissUSA-headshot.jpg Born in Panama. Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2002 and Top 10 Finalist at Miss Teen USA 2002
2008 Crystle Stewart Missouri City Texas 26 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Top 10 Crystle Stewart 2014.jpg
2009 Kristen Dalton Wilmington North Carolina 22 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Top 10 Kristen Dalton 2009.jpg
2010 Rima Fakih Dearborn Michigan 24 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Unplaced Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih.jpg First Arab-American Miss USA. Born in Lebanon
2011 Alyssa Campanella Los Angeles California 21 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Top 16 Miss USA - 2011.jpg Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2007 and 1st Runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2007
2012 Olivia Culpo[13] Cranston Rhode Island 20 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Miss Universe 2012
Nana Meriwether Potomac Maryland 27 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 1st Runner-up at Miss USA, took over Miss USA crown when Olivia Culpo won Miss Universe Born in South Africa
2013 Erin Brady East Hampton Connecticut 26 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Top 10
2014 Nia Sanchez Las Vegas Nevada 24 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 1st Runner-Up
2015 Olivia Jordan Tulsa Oklahoma 26 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 2nd Runner-Up Miss World America 2013 and Top 20 at Miss World 2013
2016 Deshauna Barber Washington, D.C. District of Columbia 26 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Top 9

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List of Miss USA winners by state[edit]

Miss USA winners by state up to 2015 (Includes dethroned winners and those who have inherited the title.)
State Titles Winning Years
Texas 9 1977, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1995 [1], 2001, 2008
California 6 1959, 1966, 1975, 1983, 1992, 2011
New York 4 1952, 1979, 1995 [2], 1999
Hawaii 1962, 1972, 1978, 1997 [1]
Illinois 1953, 1963, 1973, 1974
District of Columbia 3 1964, 2002, 2016
Michigan 1990, 1993, 2010
Louisiana 1958, 1961, 1996
South Carolina 1954 [1], 1980 [1], 1994
Maryland 2 1957 [3], 2012 [2]
North Carolina 2005, 2009
Tennessee 2000, 2007
Massachusetts 1998, 2003
Ohio 1965, 1981
Virginia 1969, 1970
Utah 1957 [4], 1960 [1]
Oklahoma 1 2015
Nevada 2014
Connecticut 2013
Rhode Island 2012 [1]
Kentucky 2006
Missouri 2004
Idaho 1997 [2]
Kansas 1991
New Mexico 1984
Arkansas 1982
Arizona 1980 [2]
Minnesota 1976
Pennsylvania 1971
Washington 1968
Alabama 1967 [1]
Florida 1967 [2]
Iowa 1956 [1]
Vermont 1955

1 Won Miss Universe title.

2 Since 1961, the first runner-up takes over the Miss USA title if the reigning Miss USA wins Miss Universe. There was an exception in 1967, when the first-runner up refused the crown and the second runner-up became Miss USA.

3 Miss USA winner dethroned.

4 Replaced the dethroned Miss USA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicagoan Named Miss US". Spokane Daily Chronicle. 1953-07-16. p. 6. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (1954-07-24). "Dixie Beauty Picked as "Miss Universe"". The Miami News. p. 1. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (1955-07-21). "Miss Vermont is Miss USA". The Nashua Telegraph. p. 16. 
  4. ^ "Pageant officials search for missing beauty queens". The Bryan Times. 1986-05-19. 
  5. ^ "Iowa Girl acclaimed as "Miss Universe"". Tri City Herald. 1956-07-22. p. 2. 
  6. ^ a b "MANNERS & MORALS: Stairway to the Stars". Time. 1957-07-29. 
  7. ^ Kay, Liz F. (October 10, 2010). "Miss Maryland from 1957, Who Had Miss USA Title Stripped, Dies". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Beauty Named 1957 Miss USA". Sarasota Journal. 1957-07-18. 
  9. ^ "Louisiana Lovely Chosen Miss US". The Miami News. 1958-07-24. p. 1. 
  10. ^ "Coed Named Miss USA". Reading Eagle. 1959-07-23. p. 6. 
  11. ^ "Utah Beauty Named New Miss USA". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. 1960-07-08. 
  12. ^ "Louisiana Lass is "Miss USA"". The Tuscaloosa News. 1961-07-14. p. 1. 
  13. ^ Miss Rhode Island, Cranston's Olivia Culpo, wins Miss USA pageant

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