Marite Ozers

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Marite Ozers (also Mārīte Ozere,[1] born c. 1944) is Miss USA 1963.[2]

After winning the Miss Illinois USA crown, Marite, from Chicago, Illinois went on to win the title of Miss USA, 1963.[3] Marite Ozers was the first naturalized citizen to be crowned Miss USA. She was born in Latvia.[4]


  1. ^ "Woman in folk costume...". Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Past Titleholders". Miss USA. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Refugee's Daughter selected Miss U.S.A.". Tuscaloosa News. 19 July 1963. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Decision thrills ex-Miss USA". Milwaukee Sentinel. 22 April 1991. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
Preceded by
Jean Donnelly
Miss Illinois USA
Succeeded by
Karen Wiesbrook