Miss Florida USA
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The most recent finalist was Brittany Oldehoff who placed 4th runner-up in 2014.
- Miss USA's: Cheryl Patton (1967)‡
- First runners-up: Marcia Valibus (1958), Clo Cabrera (1987)
- Second runners-up: Nanita Greene (1959), Barbara Bowser (1980)
- Third runners-up: Mary-Margaret Humes (1975), Monica Farrell (1988)
- Fourth runners-up: Nancy Wakefield (1960), Randy Beard (1966), Melissa Witek (2005), Cristin Duren (2006), Brittany Oldehoff (2014)
- Top 6: Shannon Depuy (1995), Angelia Savage (1997)
- Top 10: Kristen Berset (2004), Jessica Rafalowski (2008)
- Top 12: Susan Aileen Deaton (1971), Stacy Evans (1973), Cynthia Zach (1974), April Shaw (1978)
- Top 15: Kay Duggar (1953), Mariles Gessler (1955), Maria Junquera (1969), Cheryl Johnson (1970)
- Top 16: Lissette Garcia (2011)
‡ Cheryl Patton was 2nd runner-up at Miss USA, but succeeded to the throne when Miss USA became Miss Universe.
- Miss Photogenic: Shannon Ford (2002), Cristin Duren (2006)
- Miss Congeniality: Linda LeFevre (1977)
- Best State Costume: Nancy England (1963)
- 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||Linette De Los Santos||Sunny Isles Beach||24||TBA||Succeeded Génesis Dávila after she was dethroned.
|Génesis Dávila||Miami Beach||23||Dávila was dethroned on July 22, 2016 after it was revealed that she hired outside hair and makeup professionals during the Miss Florida USA state pageant instead of the ones provided by the organization, which is explicitly against pageant rules. The pageant stated it gave Dávila an unfair advantage.
|2016||Brie Gabrielle||Palm Beach||26|
|2015||Ashleigh Lollie||Grand Ridge||25|
|2014||Brittany Oldehoff||Ft. Lauderdale||25||4th runner-up|
|2012||Karina Brez||Wellington||24||Born in Ukraine, Gemologist|
|2011||Lissette Garcia||Miami||26||Top 16 Semi-finalist||Represented Cuba at Reina Hispanoamericana 2007 pageant in Santa Cruz, Bolivia finishing as a Top 8 Finalist.|
|2010||Megan Clementi||Orlando||25||Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2006|
|2009||Anastagia Pierre||Plantation||20||Pierre is the second African American to represent Florida in the Miss USA contest. Previously Miss Florida Teen USA 2004 and later Miss Bahamas Universe 2011|
|2008||Jessica Rafalowski||DeLand||21||Top 10 Finalist, Finishing in 8th Place||Miss Polonia World 2010|
|2007||Jenna Edwards||North Miami||25||Previously Miss Florida 2004, Miss Oktoberfest 2000 as Miss Mississippi, Miss Teen All American 1999 as Miss Mississippi|
|2006||Cristin Duren||Panama City||24||4th runner-up||Miss Photogenic||Previously Miss Florida Teen USA 1997 and first woman to win Miss Photogenic at Miss Teen USA and Miss USA|
|2005||Melissa Witek||Cocoa Beach||24||4th runner-up||Contestant on NBC's Treasure Hunters|
|2004||Kristen Berset||St. Petersburg||22||Top 10 Finalist, Finishing in 7th Place|
|2003||Carrie Ann Mewha||Fort Lauderdale||24|
|2002||Shannon Ford||Miami||25||Miss Photogenic||Miami Dolphins NFL Cheerleader and a contestant on the third season of The Bachelor|
|2001||Julie Donaldson||Ponte Vedra Beach||23|
|2000||Kristin Ludecke||Eustes||23||Style Award||Previously Miss Florida 1995; daughter of Miss Florida USA 1970 Cheryl Johnson|
|1999||Melissa Quesada||Tampa||Miss Teen All American 1995, Miss United States Teen 1997|
|1998||Jamie Converse||Gainesville||Later Mrs. Florida America 2007 under her married name, Jamie Converse-Estrada.|
|1997||Angelia Savage||Jacksonville||25||Top 6 Finalist, Finishing in 4th Place|
|1995||Shannon Depuy||Tallahassee||24||Top 6 Finalist, Finishing in 4th Place||Previously Miss Virginia 1990 and semifinalist in Miss America 1991|
|1993||Shakeela Gajadha||Coral Gables|
|1992||Sharon Belden||Coral Gables||Later Miss World America 1992 and semi-finalist at Miss World 1992|
|1990||Tricia Hahn||Panama City|
|1988||Monica Farrell||Jacksonville||3rd runner-up||Previously Miss Florida 1985|
|1987||Clotilde Helen Cabrera||Tampa||22||1st runner-up||First African-America to win Miss Florida USA and Later Miss World USA 1987 and competed at Miss World 1987|
|1985||Barbi Losh||North Miami Beach|
|1983||Janet Chesser||Daytona Beach|
|1982||Lisa Smith||Margate||top 10 finalist in Miss World USA 1980|
|1980||Barbara Bowser||Miami||2nd runner-up|
|1979||Penny Sheridan||Merritt Island|
|1977||Linda LeFevre||Gainesville||Miss Congeniality|
|1976||Leigh Walsh||Coral Gables|
|1975||Mary-Margaret Humes||Coral Gables||3rd runner-up||actress best known for playing Gail Leery on the television drama Dawson's Creek.|
|1973||Stacy Evans||Daytona Beach||Semi-finalist|
|1972||Coni Ensor||Miami||3rd runner-up|
|1970||Cheryl Johnson||Orlando||Semi-finalist||Mother of Miss Florida USA 2000 Kristin Ludecke, Previously crowned Miss Dixie 1967.|
|1969||Maria Junquera||Plant City||Semi-finalist|
|1968||Leslie Bauer||New Port Richey|
|1967||Cheryl Patton||North Miami Beach||2nd runner-up||Became Miss USA 1967 after Sylvia Hitchcock became Miss Universe 1967 and 1st runner up declined title.|
|1966||Randy Beard||Cypress Gardens||4th runner-up|
|1965||Karol Kelly||Zephyrhills||semifinalist in Miss American Beauty 1967, title of usa rep to Miss International pageant|
|1963||Nancy England||Best State Costume|
|1960||Nancy Wakefield||4th runner-up|
|1959||Nanita Greene||2nd runner-up|
|1958||Marcia Valibus||1st runner-up||Competed in the 1958 Miss Dixie Pageant|
1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant
- "Miss Florida USA 2017 Genesis Davila is dethroned!". pageantsnews.com. Pageants News. 22 July 2016.
- "Michelle Aguirre Crowned Miss Florida USA 2013". Beauty Pageant News. January 15, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
- "Wellington's Karina Brez crowned new Miss Florida USA". The Palm Beach Post. July 16, 2011.
- "Magic dancer Megan Clementi wins Miss Florida USA". Orlando Sentinel. 2009-07-21.
- "Mother and daughter were Miss Florida 30 years apart". Associated Press. 2000-07-14.
- "2007 Mrs America". Retrieved July 9, 2010.