Miss Maine USA
Maine is one of the less successful Miss USA states, with only eight placements as of 2012. In 2006, Katee Stearns made the semi-finals, becoming only the fifth woman from Maine and the first since 1977 to make the cut. In 2010, Katie Whittier became the first delegate from Maine to reach the top five, finishing 4th runner up. In 2011, Ashley Marble became Maine's first consecutive placement.
Lexie Elston of Portland was crowned Miss Maine USA 2019 on November 25, 2018 at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks in Portland. She represented Maine for the title of Miss USA 2019 on May 2, 2019 in Reno, Nevada.
Gallery of titleholders
Katee Stearns, Miss Maine USA 2006
Erin Good, Miss Maine USA 2007
Heather Elwell, Miss Maine USA 2015
- 4th Runner up: Katie Whittier (2010)
- Top 8: Ashley Lynn Marble (2011)
- Top 10: Marina Gray (2018)
- Top 12: Tina Ann Brown (1977)
- Top 15: Carolyn Komant (1959), Margaret McAleer (1970), Katee Stearns (2006)
- Top 16: Rani Williamson (2012)
- Top 20: Jackie Lee (1953)
- 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|
|2018||Marina Gray||Trenton||23||Top 10|
|2017||Brooke Lindsay Harris||Lee||26|
|2016||Marisa Paige Butler||Standish||22|
|2015||Heather Marie Elwell||West Bath||26||Placed first runner-up at Miss Maine-USA in 2012, 2013, and 2014 before winning the title in 2015. Competed at Miss Florida-USA in 2008 and 2009.|
|2013||Ali Clair ||South China||23|
|2012||Rani Williamson||Portland||25||Top 16|
|2011||Ashley Lynn Marble||Topsfield||27||Top 8||Previously Miss Maine Teen USA 2000, Marble is the longest tenured return to nationals, as Ashley won her teen title 11 years ago. |
|Emily Johnson||South Portland||22||Relinquished crown on January 25, 2011 so she could attend her sister's wedding on the date of the Miss USA pageant.|
|2010||Katie Ashley Whittier||New Gloucester||26||4th runner-up||It is the best finish ever for a Maine contestant|
|2009||Ashley Underwood||Benton||24||Contestant on Survivor: Redemption Island|
|2008||Kaetlin Tyne Parent||Van Buren||20||Previously Miss Maine Teen USA 2005|
|2007||Erin Good||Fairfield||22||Dr. Good received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in May 2012|
|2006||Katee Stearns||Orono||19||Top 15||Previously Maine's Junior Miss 2004|
|2005||Erica Marie Commeau||Brewer||20|
|2004||Mackenzie Davis||Hallowell||24||Past director of the Miss Maine USA and Miss Maine Teen USA pageants.|
|2003||Lacey Lee Hutchinson||Biddeford||23|
|2000||Jennifer Lyn Hunt||Rumford||Previously Miss Maine Teen USA 1994|
|1999||Heather Coutts||Portland||Later Mrs. Maine America 2006 under her married name, Heather Clark.|
|1995||Kerri Malinowski||Pittston||Previously Miss Maine Teen USA 1991|
|1992||Linda Marie Kiene||Scarborough||Previously Miss Maine Teen USA 1986|
|1991||Melissa Oliver||South Portland|
|1987||Ginger Kilgore||South Portland|
|1984||Vickie Lynn Gay||Oxford|
|1982||Theresa Ann Cloutier||South Portland|
|1981||Judy Lynn Footer||Bath|
|1979||Valerie Crooker||Brunswick||Later Miss Maine 1980|
|1978||Catherine Ursula Ledue||Portland|
|1977||Tina Ann Brown||Portland||21||Top 12|
|1975||Denise Sue Hill||Orono|
|1974||Rebecca Ruth Titcomb||Houlton||19|
|1972||Cynthia Luce||Sugarloaf Mountain|
|1970||Margaret Aletha McAleer||Waterville||20||Top 15||Represented Maine in Miss World USA 1970|
|1964||Corneille "Connie" Edwards||Mechanic Falls|
|1963||Laurel Ann Barker||Portland|
|1962||Karen J. Henderson||South Portland|
|1961||Barbara Ann Dyer||Dexter|
|1960||Terry Suzanne Tripp||Lewiston|
|1959||Carolyn Ann Komant||Kittery||18||Top 15|
|1958||Karen Louise Hanson||Cumberland Center|
|1956||Did Not Compete|
|1955||Did Not Compete|
|1954||Did Not Compete|
|1953||Jackie Lee||Cape Neddick||22||Top 20|
|1952||Jean Marie Lemire*||Old Town|
1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant
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