Miss Wisconsin USA
The Miss Wisconsin USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Wisconsin in the Miss USA pageant. Since 2007, the state pageant has been directed by Future Productions of Savage, Minnesota.
Wisconsin is one of the least successful states in the Miss USA system with only seven placements in over sixty years as the state has yet to win the Miss USA title. The most recent placement was Bishara Dorre in 2014, placing Top 10. The state's highest placing was Mary Cook earning 2nd runner-up in 1974, and they had no placements from 1979 until 2007, when Caitlin Morrall made the top fifteen. In 2005, Melissa Ann Young won the Miss Congeniality award. Elyzabeth Lee Pham won Miss Photogenic in 1999 and Kate Redeker at Miss USA 2016.
Gabriella Deyi of Madison was crowned Miss Wisconsin USA 2020 on September 8, 2019 at Fond du Lac High School Performing Arts Center in Fond du Lac. She represented Wisconsin for the title of Miss USA 2020 in November 2020.
Gallery of titleholders
Anna Piscitello, Miss Wisconsin USA 2006
- 2nd runner-up: Mary Lynn Cook (1974)
- 3rd runner-up: Jodi Bonham (1967)
- Top 10/12: Kathryn Wituschek (1979), Bishara Dorre (2014)
- Top 15/20: Rita Delores Younger (1954), Jeanne Boulay (1955), Caitlin Morrall (2007)
Wisconsin holds a record of 7 placements at Miss USA.
- Miss Photogenic: Elyzabeth Lee Pham (1999), Kate Redeker (2016)
- Miss Congeniality: Melissa Ann Young (2005)
- Best State Costume: Diane Modrow (1973)
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
|Year||Name||Hometown||Age[a]||Placement at Miss USA||Special awards at Miss USA||Notes|
|2021||To be announced May 2021|
|2019||Danika Tramburg||Richfield||22||Previously Miss Wisconsin United States 2017|
|2017||Skylar Witte||Schofield||19||Currently an event coordinator for Future Productions|
|2016||Kate Redeker||Sheboygan||19||Miss Photogenic|
|2015||Haley Laundrie||Lake Mills||21|
|2014||Bishara Dorre||Milwaukee||24||Top 10|
|2011||Jordan Morkin||Green Bay||21||Originally first runner-up, assumed the title after Shaletta Porterfield's resignation. Competed at Miss USA.|
|Shaletta Porterfield||Madison/West Bloomfield, MI||26||Did not compete||Resigned on May 12, 2011 after being charged with three counts of identity theft.|
|2009||Alexandra Wehrley||Pewaukee||21||Host of Oklahoma Live on KSBI, co-host of the Miss USA 2015 pageant, and host of the Miss USA 2017 preliminary competition.|
|2008||Michelyn Butler||Madison||25||Contestant at National Sweetheart 2007|
|2007||Caitlin Morrall||Burlington||23||Top 15||Contestant at National Sweetheart 2003|
|2005||Melissa Ann Young||Menasha||25||Miss Congeniality|
|2001||Kari Jo Dodge||Star Prairie||19|
|2000||Samantha Jo Picha||Verona||25|
|1999||Elyzabeth Pham||Madison||26||Miss Photogenic|
|1998||Michelle Altman||Green Bay||21|
|1996||Mary Stoker||Madison/West Salem||26||First African American titleholder|
|1995||Tanae Geisler||Hudson||19||Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 1993|
|1991||Kimberly Totdahl||Racine||24||Previously Miss Wisconsin 1989|
|1989||Sherri Baxter||Madison/Plymouth, MN||19|
|1988||Mary Anderson||St Francis||22||Previously Miss Wisconsin 1985.|
|1987||Regina Part||Stevens Point||19|
|1984||Tamara Su Schoof||Milwaukee||24|
|1983||Susan Peters||Menomonee Falls||20|
|1974||Mary Cook||Wind Lake||23||2nd runner-up|
|1973||Diane Modrow||Green Bay||20||Best State Costume (Tied with Miss Texas USA)|
|1970||Joann Soller||Eau Claire||20|
|1967||Jodi Bonham||Milwaukee||23||3rd runner-up|
|1965||Judith Ann Achtor||Milwaukee||22||Died on January 18, 2016 in Milwaukee at age 70.|
|1958||Did Not Compete|
|1955||Jeanne Marianne Boulay||Fond du Lac||19||Semi-finalist|
|1954||Rita Delores Younger||Baraboo||21||Semi-finalist|
|1952||Jeannie Eleanor Huston||Milwaukee||20||Withdrew|
- Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant
- "Future Productions, LLC State Directors". Retrieved 8 February 2017.
- Miss Supranational Facebook
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- "New Miss Wisconsin Crowned". WSAW. 28 September 2009.
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- "Miss Wisconsin USA was Miss Wisconsin America". The Telegraph-Herald. 2 November 1987.
- "Special Dream: Pageant winner wants to be kept busy". The Milwaukee Journal. 9 January 1985.