Miss Wisconsin USA

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Miss Wisconsin USA
Formation 1952
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Milwaukee
Location
Membership
Miss USA
Official language
English
Website Official website
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss America, see Miss Wisconsin.
Bishara Dorre, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2006, Melissa Ann Young, Miss Wisconsin USA 2005, Anna Piscitello, Miss Wisconsin USA 2006 at the Miss Wisconsin USA 2007 pageant
Bishara Dorre, Miss Wisconsin USA 2014 and Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2006
Caitlin Morrall, Miss Wisconsin USA 2007
Anna Piscitello, Miss Wisconsin USA 2006
Melissa Ann Young, Miss Wisconsin USA 2005

The Miss Wisconsin USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Wisconsin in the Miss USA pageant. Since 2008, 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. 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 and Elyzabeth Lee Pham won Miss Photogenic in 1999; and Katherine Patrice Redeker was awarded the Miss Photogenic prize at the 2016 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Results summary[edit]

Placements[edit]

  • 2nd runner-up: Mary Lynn Cook (1974)
  • 3rd runner-up: Jodi Bonham (1967)
  • Top 10: Bishara Abdirasheed Dorre (2014)
  • Top 15: Rita Delores Younger (1954), Jeanne Boulay (1955), Kathryn Joy Wituschek (1979), Caitlin Shea Morrall (2007)

Awards[edit]

Winners[edit]

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
2017 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2016 Katherine Patrice Redeker Sheboygan 19 Miss Photogenic Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2013 and top 16 at Miss Teen USA 2013
2015 Haley Denise Laundrie Lake Mills 21
2014 Bishara Abdirasheed Dorre Milwaukee 24 Top 10 Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2006, Miss Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen 2007, top 10 at Miss America's Outstanding Teen, National American Miss 2010, former Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader
2013 Christine (Chrissy) Opal Zamora Greenfield 25
2012 Emily Cristine Guerin Monroe 23
2011 Jordan Marie Morkin[1] Green Bay 21 Competed at Miss USA
Shaletta Tawanna Porterfield Madison/West Bloomfield, Mich. 26 Resigned after being charged with three counts of identity theft.[2]
2010 Courtney Lynn Lopez[3] Franksville 20 Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2008; 2013 Houston Texans Cheerleader
2009 Alexandra Ann Wehrley Pewaukee 21 Host of Oklahoma Live on KSBI and co-host of the 2015 Miss USA pageant.
2008 Michelyn Cynthia Butler Madison 25 Contestant at National Sweetheart 2007
2007 Caitlin Shea Morrall Burlington 23 Top 15 Contestant at National Sweetheart 2003
2006 Anna Piscitello Hartland 20
2005 Melissa Ann Young Menasha 25 Miss Congeniality
2004 Jenna Elizabeth Schultz Pewaukee 20
2003 Judith Kim Eckerle Milwaukee/Bloomington, Minn. 25
2002 Cortney Kathleen Owen Muskego 18
2001 Kari Jo Dodge Star Prairie 19
2000 Samantha Jo Picha Verona 25
1999 Elyzabeth Lee Pham Madison 26 Miss Photogenic
1998 Michelle Ann Altman Green Bay 21
1997 Tara Jo Johnson Onalaska 21
1996 Mary Jo Stoker[4] Madison/West Salem 26 First African-American titleholder.[4]
1995 Tanae Gabryelle Geisler Hudson 19 Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 1993
1994 Gina Marie Desmond Milwaukee 25
1993 Heather Jean Hanson Madison/Cascade 20
1992 Kelly Lauren Bright Greenfield 25
1991 Kimberly Jean Totdahl[5] Racine 24 Previously Miss Wisconsin 1989
1990 Lynn Marie Mulcahy Madison 20
1989 Sherri Leigh Baxter Madison/Plymouth, Minn. 19
1988 Mary Kay Anderson[6] St Francis 22 Previously Miss Wisconsin 1985.[6]
1987 Regina Maria Part Stevens Point 19 Top Ten at Miss Wisconsin 1990 and 4th Runner-Up at Miss Wisconsin 1991
1986 Bonnie Joan Bonnicksen Madison 23
1985 Deborah Lynn Strauss[7] Thiensville 22 2nd Runner-Up at Miss Wisconsin 1984
1984 Tamara Su Schoof Milwaukee 24
1983 Susan Marie Peters Menomonee Falls 20
1982 Cheryl Ann Maslowski Milwaukee 21
1981 Dawn Marie Spreeman Kaukauna 18
1980 Susan McGaffigan Pewaukee 21
1979 Kathryn Joy Wituschek Milwaukee 24 Semi-finalist
1978 Cynthia Paulson Milwaukee 24
1977 Vicki Payne Milwaukee 24
1976 Susan Dawn Femrite Madison 19
1975 Rita Marie Pedder Madison 22
1974 Mary Lynn Cook Wind Lake 23 2nd runner-up
1973 Diane Lynn Modrow Green Bay 20 Best State Costume (Tied with Miss Texas-USA)
1972 Suzan Nass Menomonie 19
1971 Pamela Martin Milwaukee 25
1970 Joann Soller Eau Claire 20
1969 Christine Jane Sachen Racine 21
1968 Janice Kopps Milwaukee 21
1967 Jodi Bonham Milwaukee 23 3rd runner-up
1966 Janet Driscoll Milwaukee 22
1965 Judith Ann Achtor Milwaukee 22 Died on January 18, 2016 in Milwaukee at age 70.
1964 Carolyne Limquite Milwaukee 26
1963 Lynn Korchunoff Milwaukee 18
1962 Sherri Mathson Milwaukee 20
1961 Karen Reisweber Milwaukee 21
1960 Sharyn Chalik Milwaukee 22
1959 Charlene Krause Milwaukee 24
1958 Did Not Compete
1957 Natalie Lueck Milwaukee 25
1956 Priscilla Perkins Milwaukee 23
1955 Jeanne Marianne Boulay Fond du Lac 19 Semi-finalist
1954 Rita Delores Younger Baraboo 21 Semi-finalist
1953 Jacque Kimmel Milwaukee 24
1952 Jeannie Eleanor Huston La Crosse Milwaukee Withdrew

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Wisconsin USA Jordan Marie Morkin". Miss Universe. 
  2. ^ "Miss Wisconsin USA’s dreams of becoming Miss USA shattered as she’s charged with ID theft". Daily Mail. 11 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "New Miss Wisconsin Crowned". WSAW. 28 September 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Miss Wisconsin on a Mission". The Telegraph-Herald. 25 November 1995. 
  5. ^ "Miss Wisconsin USA crowned". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 15 January 1991. 
  6. ^ a b "Miss Wisconsin USA was Miss Wisconsin America". The Telegraph-Herald. 2 November 1987. 
  7. ^ "Special Dream: Pageant winner wants to be kept busy". The Milwaukee Journal. 9 January 1985. 

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