Miss Mississippi USA
|Kim Greenwood, State Pageant Director|
The Miss Mississippi USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Mississippi in the Miss USA pageant. The pageant was directed by Premier Pageants from 2001 to 2010, before becoming part of Greenwood Productions in 2010 under the ownership of Miss Tennessee USA 1989 Kim Greenwood.
Mississippi has had 10 Miss USA placements as of 2010. They have never had a Miss USA, and their highest placement was Leah Laviano's 1st runner-up placement in 2008. Four titleholders have competed at Miss Teen USA, and as of 2007, four have competed at Miss America.
Madeleine Overby of Columbus was crowned Miss Mississippi USA 2019 on October 27, 2018 at The Horseshoe Hotel and Casino in Tunica. She represented Mississippi for the title of Miss USA 2019 on May 2, 2019 in Reno, Nevada.
- 1st runners-up: Leah Laviano (2008)
- 3rd runners-up: Cindy Williams (1986)
- 4th runners-up: Laurie Kimbrough (1979), Dana Richmond (1988)
- Top 10: Jennifer Adcock (2005), Breanne Ponder (2010) Kathy Manning (1987)
- Top 11/12: Stephanie Teneyck (1990)
- Top 15: Marlene Britsch (1961), Patricia Ann Turk (1964)
- Miss Photogenic: Stephanie Teneyck (1990)
- 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|
|2019||Madeleine Overby||Columbus||20||Former New Orleans Saintsation cheerleader|
|2018||Laine Alden Mansour||Tupelo||21|
|2017||Ashley Marie Hamby||Madison||23|
|2016||Haley Brooke Sowers||Meridian||22||Previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2010 & 4th runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2010; former Tennessee Titan cheerleader|
|2015||Courtney Elizabeth Byrd||Oxford||22|
|2014||Chelsea Reardon||Southaven||23||International Junior Miss Teen 2010|
|2013||Paromita Mitra||Hattiesburg||21||Born in Bangladesh
Previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2009
|2012||Myverick Rashea Garcia||Hattiesburg||21||Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi|
|2010||Breanne Ponder||Mount Olive||20||Top 10|
|2009||Jessica Lauren McRaney||Terry||23||Previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2004|
|2008||Leah Laviano||Ellisville||19||1st runner-up|
|2007||Jalin Wood||Waynesboro||25||Previously Miss Mississippi 2004|
|2005||Jennifer Adcock||Hattiesburg||24||Top 10||Previously Miss Mississippi 2002, semifinalist at Miss America 2003, Mississippi's Junior Miss 1998|
|2003||Allison Bloodworth||Grenada||21||Previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 1999|
|2002||Heather Soriano||Philadelphia||24||Previously Miss Mississippi 1999|
|2001||Melanie Vaughn||Olive Branch|
|2000||Angie Carpenter||Greenwood||Previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 1994, semifinalist at Miss Teen USA 1994|
|1997||Arlene McDonald||Tupelo||Previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 1992, semifinalist at Miss Teen USA 1992|
|1995||Jill Tullos||Married Senator Chris McDaniel|
|1994||Leslie Jetton||Gave up her title in March to become a national spokesperson for Caribe Corporations in New Orleans.|
|1992||Tammy Johnson||Jackson||22||Previously Mississippi's Miss Hospitality 1989|
|1990||Stephanie Teneyck||20||Semi-finalist||Miss Photogenic||2nd Runner up at Miss All Nations 1990|
|1989||Laura Durrett||Olive Branch|
|1988||Dana Richmond||Madison||20||4th runner-up||1st Runner up at Miss International 1988|
|1987||Kathy Manning||Drew||24||Semi-finalist||Previously Miss Mississippi 1984, 2nd runner up at Miss America 1985|
|1986||Cindy Williams||Hattiesburg||22||3rd runner-up||Semifinalist at Miss International 1986|
|1980||Cheri Brown||Meridian||Previously Miss Mississippi 1978, preliminary swimsuit winner at Miss America 1979|
|1979||Laurie Kimbrough||Oxford||4th runner-up|
|1970||Susan Ladner||Pass Christian|
|1964||Patricia Ann Turk||Semi-finalist|
|1963||Joan Kenebrilde||Hattiesburg||competed in the 1964 Miss Dixie Pageant|
|1962||Sandra Mazur||Jackson||competed in the 1963 Miss Dixie Pageant|
|1954–1960||Did Not Compete|
|1953||Jessie Morgan||Semi-finalist at Miss America 1951|
1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant
- "Producers". Miss Mississippi USA/Teen USA Pageants. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
- "Paromita Mitra Crowned Miss Mississippi USA 2013". Beauty Pageant News. November 4, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- Profile: Mississippi USA - Breanne Ponder
- Purdy, Jean (2000-06-06). "With near misses in past, Desoto beauty wins title". The Commercial Appeal. p. DS1.
- "Jackson woman wins Miss Mississippi USA title" (Press release). Associated Press. 1997-06-14. p. B3.
- "Two pageants crown winners in Biloxi in double ceremony". The Commercial Appeal. 1996-06-10. p. B3.
- "Shooting For a New Goal MISS USA contestant turns from hoops to rule over different courts". The Commercial Appeal. 1995-12-29. p. C1.
- "Miss Mississippi gets a better offer". The Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate. 1994-03-10. p. 4-B.