Elizabeth Wertenberger

Elizabeth Wertenberger
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Elizabeth Ann Wertenberger
1989 (age 2627)
Dundee, Michigan
Education Ferris State University
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Title(s) Miss Monroe County 2008
Miss Southwest 2011
Miss Michigan 2011
Miss America 2012

Elizabeth Ann Wertenberger is an American scholarship pageant titleholder from Dundee, Michigan who was named Miss Michigan 2011.[1][2]


She won the title of Miss Michigan on June 18, 2011, when she received her crown from outgoing titleholder Katie LaRoche.[3] Wertenberger’s platform is “Continue to Dream: Giving Hope to Children with Chronic Illnesses".[4][5] Wertenberger graduated from Ferris State University's Kendall College of Art and Design in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design and a minor in Graphic Design.[5][6] At 13, Wertenberger was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and had to undergo chemotherapy.[4] She was named a Quality of Life Finalist at the Miss America 2012 pageant.[7]


  1. "Elizabeth Wertenberger crowned Miss Michigan". The Detroit News. June 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  2. "Elizabeth Wertenberger crowned Miss Michigan". 9and10news.com. June 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  3. "Miss Michigan 2011 Crowned Saturday Night". Clickondetroit.com. June 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  4. 1 2 "New Miss Michigan Elizabeth Wertenberger plans to work with ill, bullied children". Mlive.com. June 20, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  5. 1 2 "Elizabeth Wertenberger". The Miss Michigan Scholarship Program. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  6. "Wertenberger wins". Monroenews.com. June 20, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  7. "2012 Miss America photos: IHOP breakfast, Quality of Life finalists". Las Vegas Sun. January 6, 2012.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Katie Lynn LaRoche
Miss Michigan
Succeeded by
Angela Venditti

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