Miss University of Florida

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Miss University of Florida
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Formation 1950
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Gainesville, Florida
  • United States
Key people
Florida Blue Key
Website Official website
Sharon Johnson "MIss University of Florida" 1985

Miss University of Florida Pageant and the Miss Florida Gator Pageant is the University of Florida's official pageant competition that is part of the larger Miss Florida and Miss America pageants. Florida Blue Key organizes the Miss University of Florida pageant.


Year Name Hometown Notes
2015 Mary Katherine Fechtel Leesburg Former Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen. Went on to win Miss Florida 2015 and Top 10 Preliminary Swimsuit Winner at Miss America 2016. Sister of Elizabeth Fechtel.
2014 Elizabeth Fechtel Leesburg Member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and former Miss America's Outstanding Teen. Was mistakenly crowned Miss Florida 2014 after a tabulation error stated she had won; she was dethroned when the error was realized. She was officially awarded 1st runner-up by the Mis Florida Organization.
2013 Rachel Hart Jacksonville Member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority
2012 Ashlyn Robinson Plant City Member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority
2011 Kelly Hawkins Ponte Vedra Beach Currently a Dazzler for the Florida Gators
2010 Laura Beard Ponte Vedra Beach Member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
2009 Paige Smith Gainesville A Dazzler and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader
2008 Brooke Helvie West Palm Beach Was a contestant on American Idol and member of Delta Gamma Sorority
2007 Michelle Schroeder
2006 Ashley Hux Orlando Also won Miss Orlando
2005 Mari Wilensky Jacksonville Became Miss Florida 2005 when winner won Miss America
2004 Ashley Lynn Glass Orange Park Also worked as an anchor for WCJB
2003 Vanessa Dakin St. Petersburg Currently a country music singer
2002 Allison Kreiger Miami Went on to win Miss Florida in 2006
2001 Erin Ellspermann Ocala, Florida
2000 Karyn Williams Orlando Currently a country singer in Nashville
1985 Sharon Johnson Shalimar, Florida Currently an International Vocalist and Jazz/R&B Recording Artist


1976 Pamela Marsh Gitlin Miami, Florida Member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority
1975 Ann Schmalzreid Ft. Lauderdale Went on to win Miss Florida in 1975 and Top 10 at Miss America

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