Miss U.S. International
|Website||Miss U.S. International Official Website|
Miss U.S. International is the official United States preliminary to the Miss International Beauty Pageant (officially titled The International Beauty Pageant). The United States has sent a representative to the Miss International pageant since its inception in 1960. The only year a representative was not sent was in 2006.
The current titleholder is Kenyatta Beazer of Maryland, who was crowned on July 22, 2022 will representing USA at Miss International 2023 beauty pageant.
During the early 1960s the United States was represented by Miss National Press Photographer. From 1963-1967 the organizers ran the Miss American Beauty section candidates a few days before the Miss International finals, and after that the U.S. representative's sash was changed to American Beauty instead United States.
Since the Miss International Beauty Pageant moved to Japan in 1968. From 1968–1970, They invited Miss Welcome to Long Beach, which sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce selected the winner to compete at Miss International in Japan.
Alfred Patricelli of Bridgeport, Connecticut, who was the executive director of the Miss World USA were asked to selected contestants. From 1971–1976, he handpicked the representatives from their lists of Miss World USA contestants. However, he organized the Miss International USA pageant only 2 times, which was held in 1973 and 1975.
From 1977–1983, California Beauty Pageant Inc. lead by Leonard Stallcup were the license holders for Miss International. He organized Miss California International, and the winner every years will represent as American Beauty at Miss International.
From 1984–1989, the Miss Universe organization were the license holders, and sent delegates from runner-up of Miss USA to Miss International. In 1987, the U.S. representative's sash was changed back to United States and USA respectively and continued to the present. It is unknown who was in charge of selecting the contestants from 1990–2006, but mostly they sent Californian girls to Japan.
Currently,[when?] Harrison Productions, LLC is the license holders for Miss International in the United States since 2007 and the winner of the Miss U.S. International pageant will competes at the Miss International Beauty Pageant every years.
Placements in Miss International
USA holds a record of 32 placements at Miss International.
- Miss International: Brucene Smith (Miss International 1974), Katherine Ruth (Miss International 1978), Christie Claridge (Miss International 1982)
- 1st Runners-up: Linda Taylor (1964), Gail Krielow (1965), Anna Rapagna (1979), Charissa Ewing (1980), Sarie Joubert (1985), Dana Richmond (1988), Amy Holbrook (2004)
- 2nd Runners-up: Pamela Elfast (1967), Karen MacQuarrie (1968)
- 3rd Runners-up: Joyce Bryan (1963), Jacqueline Jochims (1971), Patricia Bailey (1975), Susan Carlson (1976)
- 4th Runners-up: Charlene Lundberg (1960), Carolyn Joyner (1962), Lindsay Bloom (1972), Laura Bobbitt (1977), Lindsay Becker (2015), Kaitryana Leinbach (2016)
- Top 15: Gayle Kovaly (1969), Randi Blesener (1970), Lisa Schuman (1981), Kimberly Bleier (1983), Cindy Williams (1986), Paula Morrison (1987), Deborah Husti (1989), Shawna Bouwman (1990), Amanda Delgado (2012), Andrea Neu (2013)
- Miss Photogenic: Christie Claridge (1982)
- Miss Mobile Beauty: Aileen Yap (2009)
This is a list of women who have represented the United States at the Miss International pageant.
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as Runner-up
- Ended as one of the Semi-finalists
|Year||Name||Age[a]||State Represented||Hometown||Placement at Miss International||Notes|
|1960||Charlene Lundberg||19||Illinois||Joliet||4th Runner-up|
|1961||Jo Ann Dyer||22||Ohio||Lima|
|1962||Carolyn Joyner†||19||Kansas||Freeport||4th Runner-up|
|1963||Joyce Bryan†||20||Florida||Miami||3rd Runner-up|
|1964||Linda Ann Taylor||18||California||San Diego||1st Runner-up|
|1965||Gail Krielow||21||Ohio||Richmond Heights||1st Runner-up||Miss Ohio USA 1964, Top 15 at Miss USA 1964.|
|1966||No Pageant (cancelled)|
|1967||Pamela Elfast||19||New Jersey||East Orange||2nd Runner-up|
|1968||Karen MacQuarrie||20||California||Long Beach||2nd Runner-up|
|1969||Gayle Kovaly||20||California||Long Beach||Top 15|
|1970||Randi Blesener||21||California||Long Beach||Top 15|
|1971||Jacqueline Jochims||23||Iowa||Carroll||3rd Runner-up||Miss Iowa USA 1970.|
|1972||Lindsay Bloom||22||Arizona||Scottsdale||4th Runner-up||2nd Runner-up at Miss World USA 1971.|
|1974||Brucene Smith||23||Texas||Port Lavaca||Miss International 1974||Miss World USA 1971, Top 7 at Miss World 1971.|
|1975||Patricia Bailey||20||Virginia||Norfolk||3rd Runner-up|
|1976||Susan Carlson||21||New York||Schenectady||3rd Runner-up||Miss New York USA 1973, 1st Runner-up at Miss USA 1973.|
|1977||Laura Bobbitt||18||California||Fresno||4th Runner-up|
|1978||Katherine Ruth||18||California||Los Angeles||Miss International 1978|
|1979||Anna Rapagna||21||California||Burbank||1st Runner-up|
|1980||Charissa Ewing||18||California||Los Angeles||1st Runner-up|
|1981||Lisa Schuman||18||California||Cypress||Top 15|
|1982||Christie Claridge||19||California||Los Angeles||Miss International 1982||Miss Photogenic.|
|1983||Kimberly Bleier||19||California||Los Angeles||Top 15|
|1984||Sandra Percival||20||Missouri||Sunrise Beach||Miss Missouri USA 1984, 3rd Runner-up at Miss USA 1984.|
|1985||Laura Bach||23||Illinois||Elmhurst||did not compete||Bach didn't compete for unknown reasons; Miss Illinois USA 1985, 2nd Runner-up at Miss USA 1985.|
|Sarie Joubert||22||Louisiana||Shreveport||1st Runner-up||Elevated to replace Bach; Miss Louisiana USA 1985, 3rd Runner-up at Miss USA 1985.|
|1986||Tami Tesch||21||Georgia||Hephzibah||did not compete||Tesch didn't compete for unknown reasons; Miss Georgia USA 1986, 2nd Runner-up at Miss USA 1986.|
|Cindy Williams||22||Mississippi||Hattiesburg||Top 15||Elevated to replace Tesch; Miss Mississippi USA 1986, 3rd Runner-up at Miss USA 1986.|
|1987||Diane Martin||23||Arizona||Tucson||did not compete||Martin couldn't compete due to overage requirement in the time of international pageant; Miss Arizona 1985; Miss Arizona USA 1987, 2nd Runner-up at Miss USA 1987.|
|Paula Morrison||22||West Virginia||Barboursville||Top 15||Selected to replace Martin; Miss West Virginia USA 1987, Top 11 at Miss USA 1987.|
|1988||Dana Richmond||20||Mississippi||Madison||1st Runner-up||Miss Mississippi USA 1988, 4th Runner-up at Miss USA 1988.|
|1989||Deborah Husti||21||New Jersey||Rockaway||Top 15||Miss New Jersey USA 1989, 2nd Runner-up at Miss USA 1989.|
|1990||Shawna Bouwman||20||California||Artesia||Top 15|
|1992||Sandra Lee Allen||22||California||Los Angeles|
|1994||Karen Kristie Doyle||21||Oklahoma||Oklahoma City|
|1995||Krista Loskota||19||California||San Gabriel|
|1996||Maya Yadira Kashak||18||California||Palm Desert|
|1998||Susan Paez||22||California||South Gate|
|1999||Jennifer Glover||20||California||Castro Valley||Miss California USA 2001; Miss California 2002.|
|2001||Eleana Thompson||19||California||Lake Elsinore|
|2002||Mary Elizabeth Jones||21||California||Mira Loma|
|2004||Amy Holbrook||19||California||San Diego||1st Runner-up|
|2005||Anna Ward||24||California||Long Beach|
|2006||Sara Harrigfeld||26||California||Palm Springs||did not compete||Harrigfeld was disqualified due to overage requirement. No runners-up were sent to Miss International 2006.|
|2008||Kelly Best||21||Michigan||Troy||Miss Michigan USA 2007, Top 15 at Miss USA 2007.|
|2009||Aileen Jan Yap||20||Texas||Willis||Miss Mobile Beauty.|
|2010||Casandra Tressler||24||Maryland||Oakland||Miss Maryland USA 2008.|
|2011||Kristen Little||22||New Mexico||Atlanta, GA|
|2012||Amanda Delgado||22||California||Victorville||Top 15|
|2013||Andrea Neu||22||Colorado||Pueblo||Top 15||Miss Earth United States 2014, 1st Runner-up at Miss Earth 2014.|
|2015||Lindsay Becker||24||Minnesota||Apple Valley||4th Runner-up|
|2016||Kaitryana Leinbach||18||North Carolina||Charlotte||4th Runner-up|
|2017||Shanel James||26||Maryland||Fort Meade|
|2018||Bonnie Walls||24||New York||New York City|
|2020||Maritsa Platis||19||South Carolina||North Myrtle Beach||No Pageant||Miss International 2020 and 2021 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|2022||Corrin Stellakis||23||New York||Bridgeport||Miss New York Teen USA 2014; Top 12 at Miss World America 2015; Miss Earth United States 2016, 3rd Runner-up at Miss Earth 2016 (Originally placed Top 8, later elevated after original 3rd runner-up was resigned).|
|2023||Kenyatta Beazer||25||Maryland||Baltimore||TBA||Top 25 at Miss World America 2019; 1st Runner-up at Miss US International 2021.|
- † Now deceased
By number of states
|California||28||1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982,|
1983, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006[b], 2012, 2014, 2019[c]
|Maryland||4||1973, 2010, 2017, 2023[d]|
|New York||3||1976, 2018, 2022|
|Illinois||1960, 1985[b], 2007|
|Florida||1963, 2000, 2003|
|New Jersey||1967, 1989|
- ^ Age when crowned the national title.
- ^ a b c d Took over or held the title for a brief period of time after the original winner resigned, or before they unable to participate, and thus did not compete at Miss International.
- ^ Competed at Miss West Coast
- ^ Competed at Miss Northeast
- ^ Competed at Miss South Atlantic
Miss International USA 1986
- Miss USA
- United States representatives at Miss World
- Miss Earth United States
- Miss Supranational USA
- Miss Grand USA
- ^ "The winner of Miss U.S. International every year will compete at Miss International beauty pageant". missusinternational.com.
- ^ "Charlene Lundberg was selected as Miss U.S.A. by the National Press Photographers". oocities.org.
- ^ "JoAnn Dyer of Ohio, crowned Miss National Press Photographers". veestarz.com.
- ^ "Joyce Bryan was selected as the American Beauty". veestarz.com.
- ^ "The American Beauty is Linda Ann Taylor". veestarz.com.
- ^ "Mayor of Long Beach and Miss Welcome to Long Beach was invited to attend the 1968 Miss International Beauty Pageant in Tokyo". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California – via newspapers.com.
- ^ "Homegrown American Beauty seeks world crown (Karen MacQuarrie, Miss Welcome to Long Beach for Miss International Beauty Pageant in Tokyo)". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California – via newspapers.com.
- ^ "Japanese Name Patricelli to Head Miss International Beauty Contest". www.newspapers.com.
- ^ "Jackie Jochims in International Pageant". www.newspapers.com.
- ^ "Girl, Managed by Bridgeport Man, Wins Miss International Contest". www.newspapers.com.
- ^ "Miss International USA 1973". www.newspapers.com.
- ^ "Girl who won pageant here ranked fourth in world test". www.newspapers.com.
- ^ "Miss California International". 7 June 1979.
- ^ "Lisa Schuman, Miss California International 1981".
- ^ "Sarie Joubert selected as 1st RU". www.newspapers.com.
- ^ "Dana Richmond was selected to represent USA". www.newspapers.com.
- ^ "History of the United States representative at Miss International beauty pageant". missusinternational.com.
- ^ "Catching Up with Miss U.S. International Corrin Stellakis". WSYR-TV. July 26, 2021. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
- ^ "Kenyatta Beazer was recently crowned as Miss U.S. International 2022 and will be representing the United States at the 61st Miss International 2023 pageant". Instagram. 2022-07-28. Retrieved 2022-12-28.