Miss Connecticut USA

Miss Connecticut USA
Formation 1952
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Hartford
Miss USA
Official language
Website Official website
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss America, see Miss Connecticut.
Erin Brady, Miss Connecticut USA 2013 & Miss USA 2013
Ashley Bickford, Miss Connecticut USA 2010

The Miss Connecticut USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Connecticut in the Miss USA pageant. This pageant is currently licensed to, and produced by, Sanders & Associates, Inc..

Despite a number of semi-finals placements in the 1960s, Connecticut is overall one of the least successful states at Miss USA. From 1969 until 2002, not one Miss Connecticut USA had placed at the national competition. In 2002, this spell was broken by Alita Dawson, who placed 4th runner-up. Dawson was one of three former Miss Connecticut Teen USAs to win the Miss crown (although a former Miss Wisconsin Teen USA also won this competition).

Erin Brady of East Hampton became the first Miss USA ever from the state of Connecticut when she was crowned Miss USA 2013. The current titleholder is Olga Litvinenko.

Results summary


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 Olga Litvinenko Greenwich 26 TBA Previously Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2007
2016 Tiffany Teixeira Bridgeport 24 Top 10 Previously Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2009
2015 Ashley Golebiewski Hartford 21
2014 Desirée Pérez[1] Greenwich 26 Born in Venezuela
Previously Miss Connecticut U.S. International 2013
2013 Erin Brady East Hampton 26 Miss USA 2013 Top 10 at Miss Universe 2013
2012 Marie-Lynn Piscitelli North Haven 26 Previously Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2001
2011 Regina Turner[2] Old Saybrook 21
2010 Ashley Bickford Torrington 24 Triple Crown winner: Previously Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2002 and Top 10 at Miss Teen USA 2002.

Previously Miss Rhode Island 2007 and Preliminary Swimsuit Winner and Miss Photogenic at Miss America 2008.

2009 Monica Pietrzak Manchester 25 Top 15 Sister of Miss Massachusetts USA 2012, Natalie Victoria Pietrzak
2008 Jacqueline Honulik Fairfield 21
2007 Melanie Mudry New Hartford 26 Later Mrs. Connecticut America 2009 under her married name, Melanie Varian.[3]
2006 Jeannine Phillips Lisbon 22
2005 Melissa Mandak Hamden 26
2004 Sheila Wiatr Rocky Hill 24
2003 Michelle LaFrance Orange 24
2002 Alita Dawson Hamden 22 4th Runner-Up Previously Miss Connecticut Teen USA 1997, Miss Teen All American 1998
2001 Amy Vanderoef Bristol 26
2000 Sallie Toussaint Hartford 25 Miss World USA 1997, semifinalist at Miss World 1997
1999 Christina Damico Hartford
1998 Kristina Hughes Pawcatuck
1997 Christine Pavone Shelton 23
1996 Wanda Gonzalez Hartford 24
1995 Traci Bryant New Haven
1994 Mistrella Egan Danbury
1993 Alison Benusis Ridgefield Previously Miss Connecticut Teen USA 1991
1992 Catherine Sanchez Hartford
1991 Valorie Abate Hartford Miss Connecticut 1992. 1st Runner-Up at Miss Oktoberfest 1991
1990 Allison Barbeau-Diorio Hartford Previously Miss Connecticut Teen USA 1987
1989 Lisa Vendetti South Windsor
1988 Cathy Galasso Hamden
1987 Jolene Foy Clinton
1986 Jennifer Benusis Ridgefield
1985 Adrianne Hazelwood Hamden 18 Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 1984, top 10 in Miss Teen USA 1984, and first Miss Teen USA state titleholder to win a Miss USA state title.
1984 Lynne Scalo Bridgeport
1983 Mary Seleman Swansea
1982 Maureen Szekeres Shelton
1981 Kelly Thompson Monroe
1980 Kristine Wilson Farmington
1979 Mary Beth Lombardi Vernon
1978 Martha Szabo Hartford
1977 Sue Crone Meriden
1976 Roslyn Ralph[4] Waterbury 23
1975 Michele Menegay Hartford
1974 Valerie Cappello Hartford
1973 Wendy Vecchiarino Hartford
1972 Diane Stevens Hartford
1971 Diane Turetzky[5] Waterford 18
1970 Patricia Matthews Farmington
1969 Elizabeth Wanderman Hartford Semifinalist semifinalist in Miss World USA 1971 as Miss New Jersey
1968 Janice Shilinsky Hartford Semifinalist
1967 Linda Drews
1966 Pat Denne West Hartford 1st Runner-Up
1965 Elizabeth Matusko Hartford
1964 Patricia Powell Hartford
1963 Gail Dinan Hartford semifinalist in Miss American Beauty 1965, title of usa rep to Miss International pageant
1962 Diane Zabicki Middletown 1st Runner-Up
1961 Florence Mayette Hartford Semifinalist represented Vermont in Miss World USA 1961, did not place
1960 Joyce Trautwig Hartford Semifinalist
1959 Jayne Burghardt Hartford
1958 Dorothy Dillen Hartford
1957 Rosemary Galliotti Hartford
1956 Dorothy Bailey Hartford
1955 Jane Bartolotta Hartford
1954 Andrea Todd Hartford Semifinalist
1953 Beverlee Burlant Hartford
1952 Jo Kuhlmann Hartford

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant


  1. Eve Sullivan (November 17, 2013). "Greenwich woman wins Miss Connecticut title". greenwichtime.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  2. Corica, Susan (2010-12-06). "Dreams, poise and passion carry pageant contestants: winners named". New Britain Herald.
  3. "2009 Mrs America". Retrieved July 9, 2010.
  4. "The Winner". The Day. 1975-12-29.
  5. Soderberg, Norm (1971-04-31). "Miss Connecticut is Waterford Girl". The Day. Check date values in: |date= (help)
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