Miss Maine

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The Miss Maine competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Maine in the Miss America pageant. Maine has been represented in the pageant since 1937, although the state has never produced a winner.[1]

Katie Elliot of Scarborough was crowned Miss Maine 2017 on June 24, 2017 at Freeport Performing Arts Center in Freeport, Maine. She will compete for the title of Miss America 2018 on September 10, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Results Summary[edit]

The year in parentheses indicates the year of the Miss America competition the award/placement was garnered.


  • Miss Americas: N/A
  • 1st runners-up: N/A
  • 2nd runners-up: Karen Johanna Johnson (1971)
  • 3rd runners-up: N/A
  • 4th runners-up: Allyn Warner (1972)
  • Top 18: Iva Stewart (1933)


Preliminary awards[edit]

Non-finalist awards[edit]

  • Non-finalist Talent: Sally Ann Robinson (1961), Dawn Frances Christie (1962), Laurie Wathen (1988), Elizabeth Edgecomb (2004), Amy Vice (2005), Susie Stauble (2010), Kristin Korda (2013)

Other awards[edit]


Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2017 Katie Elliott[2] Scarborough 22 Vocal, "Someone to Watch Over Me" Previously Miss Maine's Outstanding Teen 2013
2016 Marybeth Noonan[1] Raymond 20 Vocal "I Got Rhythm" from Girl Crazy Previously Miss Maine's Outstanding Teen 2010

Contestant at National Sweetheart 2015
2015 Kelsey Earley Lebanon 24 Miss York Harbor Clogging "Happy" by C2C Contestant at National Sweetheart 2012
2014 Audrey Thames Topsham 19 Miss Topsham Comedic Monologue "Yma Dream" by Thomas Meehan
2013 Kristin Korda Saco 21 Miss Casco Bay Vocal "Finding Wonderland" Non-finalist Talent Award Previously Miss Maine's Outstanding Teen 2009
2012 Molly Bouchard Caribou 21 Miss Northern Aroostook Italian Vocal "Quando m’em vo" Previously Miss Jr. Maine Teenager

Previously Maine's Junior Miss 2008
2011 Julia Furtado Dayton 19 Miss Seacoast Vocal "Over the Rainbow"
2010 Arikka Knights Chester 24 Miss Greater Lincoln Tap Dance "Jumpin' Jack" Contestant at National Sweetheart 2007
2009 Susie Stauble Gray 22 Vocal "Stand Up for Love" Non-finalist Talent Award
2008 Adrienne Watkinson Topsham 23 Miss Topsham Violin
2007 Tara Allain Waterville 22 Miss Kennebec County Dance "Hangin' By a Thread"
2006 Karissa Staples Biddeford 19 Miss Greater Portland Vocal "Take Me Or Leave Me" from Rent
2005 Megan Beals Ludlow 22 Miss Houlton Vocal "Johnny One Note"
2004 Amy Vice Lisbon Falls 23 Classical Vocal "Chi Il Bel Sogno di Doretta" from La rondine Bernie Wayne Scholarship

Non-finalist Talent Award
2003 Elizabeth Edgecomb Limestone 20 Classical Piano "Fantaisie-Impromptu" Non-finalist Talent Award
2002 Rachel Wadsworth Hiram 20 Miss Forest City Rhythm Tap Dance Contestant at National Sweetheart 2001
2001 Meranda Hafford Washburn 20 Miss Northern Aroostook Vocal "Next Time I Love" Previously Miss Maine National Teenager 1998
2000 Renee Belanger Washburn 22 Miss Northern Aroostook Jazz Dance "Jet Prologue" from West Side Story
1999 Rebecca Pelkey Howland 21 Miss Greater Portland Character Ballet "Can-Can"
1998 Stephany Stanley Canton 20 Miss Southeast Acro-Jazz Dance "The Stampede!" from The Lion King Contestant at National Sweetheart 1997
1997 Rachel Binder Presque Isle 23 Miss Aroostook County Lyrical Ballet "Seasons of Love"
1996 Sarah Nadeau Portland 20 Miss Greater Portland Classical Vocal "Addio" from La bohème
1995 Sharon Pelletier Madawaska 23 Miss Greater Portland Popular Vocal "At This Moment"
1994 Victoria Reynolds Bangor 22 Miss Cumberland County Tap Dance
1993 Josette Huntress Limestone 21 Miss Northern Maine Piano
1992 Christina Jane Lasso Augusta 23 Miss Central Maine Classical Vocal "Una Voce Poco Fa" from The Barber of Seville
1991 Dorie Noble South Portland 25 Miss Cumberland County Comedic Monologue "Yma Dream" by Thomas Meehan
1990 Ann Rowe Auburn 26 Miss Greater Portland Vocal "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables
1989 Jane Brochu Augusta 25 Miss Augusta Vocal "Stormy Weather"
1988 Lisa Kent Gorham 21 Miss Cumberland County Gymnastics / Jazz Dance
1987 Laurie Wathen Fort Fairfield 25 Miss Northern Aroostook Piano Solo "Ode to Joy" Non-finalist Talent Award
1986 Victoria Reed Falmouth 26 Miss Windjammer Vocal "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
1985 Mary Margaret Nightingale Fort Fairfield 20 Miss Southern Aroostook Vocal "The Blue Danube"
1984 Lisa Johnson South Portland 22 Miss Cumberland County Electric Violin
1983 Brenda Theriault Presque Isle 22 Miss Southern Aroostook Vocal "Bill Bailey"
1982 Rebecca Beck Brunswick 21 Miss Bangor Classical Vocal "Adele's Laughing Song" from Die Fledermaus
1981 Kathleen Jarrell Orr's Island 19 Miss Windjammer Vocal Medley "Swanee", "My Mammy", & "I'm Happy"
1980 Valerie Crooker Brunswick 24 Miss Brunswick Vocal / Dance Previously Miss Maine USA 1979

Currently serves as President of the Miss Maine Board of Directors[citation needed]
1979 Jill O'Brien Bangor 22 Miss Bangor Ballet "Irish Suite"
1978 Linda Carroll Alfred 22 Miss Maine Mall Semi-classical Vocal "I Could Have Danced All Night"
1977 Terry Gilpatrick Lincoln 18 Miss Lincoln Pantomime "Me and My Shadow"
1976 Susan Wanbaugh Presque Isle 19 Miss Maine Potato Queen Dramatic Monologue from As You Like It
1975 Patricia Cyr Madawaska 18 Miss Maine Potato Queen Vocal "Cabaret" Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1974 Margaret Ann Welch Bangor 22 Miss Greater Bangor Vocal "Killing Me Softly with His Song"
1973 Carlene Quimby Auburn 20 Miss University of Maine Vocal "I Cain't Say No"
1972 Marilyn Lash Friendship 19 Miss University of Maine Semi-classical Vocal "Poor Wand'ring One" from The Pirates of Penzance
1971 Allyn Warner Falmouth 21 Miss Greater Portland Semi-classical Vocal "Mira" from Carnival 4th runner-up Preliminary Talent Award Contestant at Miss Teenage America 1966

Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1970 Karen Johanna Johnson Cumberland Foreside 20 Miss Greater Portland Classical Vocal "Quando me'n vo'" 2nd runner-up
1969 Kirsten Elizabeth Bell Caribou 18 Miss Caribou Piano Solo "Theme from The Apartment"
1968 Brenda Renee Verceles Bangor 19 Miss Bangor Tap Dance "Step to the Rear" from How Now, Dow Jones
1967 Linda Christine Livanda Cape Elizabeth 19 Miss Cape Elizabeth Original Recitation & Dance "Dance of the Decades"
1966 Mary Kathryn Gonya Millinocket 20 Miss Millinocket Recitation Previously Maine's Junior Miss 1964
1965 Ellen Margaret Fowler Old Orchard Beach 19 Miss Gorham State Teachers' College Vocal / Dance "Some People"
1964 Ellen J. Warren Kennebunk 18 Vocal / Dance Toured with Miss America USO troupe

Featured performer at Miss America 1965 and 1966 telecasts
1963 Elaine Ann Ouillette Lewiston Miss Lewiston Musical Variety Act
1962 Barbara Jean Orr Portland 19 Miss Livermore Falls Vocal "I Wanna Be Loved by You"
1961 Dawn Frances Christie Gray 21 Miss Scarborough Piano "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11" Non-finalist Talent Award
1960 Sally Ann Robinson Enfield 20 Miss Lincoln Monologue / Piano Non-finalist Talent Award
1959 Linda Mills Lewiston 18 Dramatic Reading Assumed the title after Linda Leeman withdrew to get married[citation needed]
1958 Terry Suzanne Tripp Lewiston Ballet
1957 Carol Ann Bartels Bath Drama / Art
1956 Mary Ellen Sanborn Gardiner Drama
1955 Janice Vaughn Waterville Dramatic Monologue
1954 Mary Ellen St. John Old Town Drama
1953 Karen Diane Thorsell Portland Vocal
1952 Norma Lee Collins Caribou
1951 Beverly Ann Emery Auburn Classical Vocal from The Student Prince
1950 Jane Harragan Millinocket Drama "The Corn Is Green"
1949 Connie Gingrass Augusta Fencing
1948 Muriel Applebee Enfield
No Maine representative at Miss America pageant
1945 Virginia Trask Portland 18 Vocal "I Should Care"
No Maine representative at Miss America pageant
1943 Eleanor Fournier Westbrook
No Maine representative at Miss America pageant
1940 Shirley Edith Houston Augusta
No Maine representative at Miss America pageant
1938 Doris Marie Bergeron Lewiston
1937 Cornelia Campbell South Portland
1936 Edna Smith Portland Miss Portland Multiple Maine representatives
Dolly Stewart Rockland Multiple Maine representatives
1935 Edith Lucresa Smith
No pageant was held
1933 Iva Stewart 19 Top 18
No pageants were held
No Maine representative at Miss America pageant
1924 Lillian J. Barry[citation needed] Portland Miss Portland No Miss Maine
1923 Winona Evelyn Drew[citation needed] Portland Miss Portland No Miss Maine
No Maine representative at Miss America pageant


  1. ^ a b "Miss Maine 2016 is Marybeth Noonan". pageantsnews.com. 24 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Katie Elliott crowned as Miss Maine 2017 for Miss America 2018". Angelopedia. June 27, 2017. 

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