Miss USA 1993

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Miss USA 1993
Date February 19, 1993
Presenters Dick Clark, Leeza Gibbons and Courtney Gibbs
Venue Century II Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas
Broadcaster CBS
Placements 12
Winner Kenya Moore
Michigan Michigan
Congeniality Stacey Blaine
Photogenic Kelly Hu

Miss USA 1993, the 42nd Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on 19 February 1993.

At the conclusion of the final competition, Kenya Moore of Michigan was crowned by outgoing titleholder Shannon Marketic of California. Moore became the second Miss USA titileholder from Michigan and the second African-American winner ever.

The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the final time, with color commentary by Leeza Gibbons (also for the final time) and Courtney Gibbs, Miss USA 1988.

The pageant was held in Wichita, Kansas, for the fourth and last consecutive year.



Map showing placements by state
Final results Contestant
Miss USA 1993
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 6
Top 12

Special awards[edit]

Historical significance[edit]

  • Michigan's Kenya Moore won only three years after Carole Gist became Michigan's first Miss USA titleholder in 1990. Both of them are African-American and Carole was the first African-American Miss USA winner ever. They are both graduates of Cass Technical High School in Detroit.
  • Miss Hawaii USA, Kelly Hu was also Miss Teen USA 1985. She is the first Miss Teen USA to win a Miss USA state title and place at Miss USA. She finished fourth.
  • Georgia made the top six for the seventh time in eight years, and recorded the state's highest ever placement in the competition. This has yet to be equalled or surpassed.
  • Kansas made the top six for the third year in a row, a record for the state.
  • Pennsylvania placed for the first time since 1989.
  • Iowa placed for the first time since 1960.


Preliminary competition[edit]

The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition.

Final competition[edit]


The Miss USA 1993 delegates were:

Contestant notes[edit]

State notes[edit]

  • This was the first year that Kimberly Greenwood, Miss Tennessee USA 1989, directed the Miss Tennessee USA pageant.[9] She remains the director for Tennessee, and also for Georgia, and has produced two Miss USA winners.



  1. ^ "Fresno entrant named Miss California USA". The Press-Enterprise. 1992-10-25. 
  2. ^ "LSU student to be part of pageant". The Baton Rouge Advocate. 1993-02-19. 
  3. ^ McDonald, Carol (1992-11-30). "6th time a winner for pageant contestant". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. 
  4. ^ Freeborn, Dan (1992-11-19). "She's got her cap set for an education // `No. 1 priority is school,' says Miss Minnesota USA". Star-Tribune Newspaper of the Twin Cities Mpls.-St. Paul. 
  5. ^ McCabe, George (1992-02-13). "Miss Nevada USA says her age may help in first big pageant". The Las Vegas Review-Journal. 
  6. ^ "Dawn Kennedy captures Miss Oregon USA title". Portland Oregonian. 1992-12-24. 
  7. ^ Associated Press (1992-07-22). "Miss Texas USA named". Houston Chronicle. 
  8. ^ "Stephanie Satterfield Miss Virginia USA". The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star. 1993-01-27. 
  9. ^ "Kimberly Payne Greenwood named as Miss Tennessee USA Director". Business Wire. 1992-05-28. 

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