Miss Delaware USA

For the state pageant affiliated with Miss America, see Miss Delaware.
Miss Delaware USA
Formation 1952
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Wilmington
Miss USA
Official language
Website Official website
Vincenza Carrieri-Russo, Miss Delaware USA 2008
Nicole Bosso, Miss Delaware USA 2007
Nicole Bosso, Julie Citro, Vincenza Carrieri-Russo

The Miss Delaware USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Delaware in the Miss USA pageant. The pageant is directed by D&D Investments.

Delaware is the least successful state in the pageant being the only state never to place or receive an award at Miss USA until 2015, although they came close on a number of occasions, i.e. 1992 and 1994. In 2015, Renee Bull became the first representative from Delaware to place in the top 15 and finished in the top 10, effectively ending the "Delaware Curse".[1] She also won Miss Congeniality, becoming the first representative from Delaware to win an award.

Three Miss Delaware Teen USAs have crossed over to win this competition, Cheryl Crowe, Mia Jones, and Kelsey Miller.

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 Mia Jones Bear 20 TBA Previously Miss Delaware Teen USA 2014 & Top 15 at Miss Teen USA 2014
2016 Alexandra Vorontsova Newark 20
2015 Renee Bull[1] Middletown 21 Top 10[1] Miss Congeniality[1] 1st runner up at Miss Delaware 2012; Contestant at National Sweetheart 2012
2014 Kelsey Miller Wilmington 23 Previously Miss Delaware Teen USA 2009
2013 Rachel Baiocco Bear 21
2012 Krista Clausen Georgetown 18 First Runner-up at Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen 2008
2011 Katie Hanson Newark 20 Contestant of Survivor: Philippines
2010 Julie Citro Wilmington 26
2009 Kate Banaszak Middletown 24
2008 Vincenza Carrieri-Russo Newark 23 First runner-up to Miss Delaware USA 2007. Competed in Miss Delaware (America) pageant 2003, 2004, 2006, 2018. Competed in Miss Delaware Teen USA.
2007 Nicole Bosso Newark 20 First attempt at the Miss Delaware USA title in 2007. Held a Miss America local title and placed third runner-up to Kayla Martell in June 2010. Contestant on the CW Network's Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants. Model at the Home Shopping Network in 2008.
2006 Ashlee Greenwell Middletown 18
2005 Sheena Benton Wilmington 23
2004 Courtney Purdy Newark 21
2003 Cheryl Crowe Felton 23 Previously Miss Delaware Teen USA 1997, 1st runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 2002, competed in Miss Delaware (America) and was third runner-up in 2002
2002 Deborah Hoffman Ocean View 25 Competed in Miss Maryland and Miss Delaware (America), was first runner-up to Miss Delaware (America) 2001
2001 Stacey Smith Ocean View 26
2000 Jennifer Behm Wilmington 23 Second Season Winner of MasterChef
1999 Jackie Pilla Wilmington
1998 Sherri Davis New Castle
1997 Patricia Gauani Dover
1996 Star Behl Claymont
1995 Nicole Garis Wilmington
1994 Teresa Kline Bear
1993 Annmarie Correll Hockessin
1992 Julie Ann Griffith Wilmington
1991 Laurie Lucidonio Wilmington
1990 Nicci Dent Bear Miss Teen All American 1987
1989 Terri Spruill Wilmington
1988 Christina Lee Angel Millsboro
1987 Shellie Haralson Newark
1986 Lynn Taylor Bear
1985 Sheila Saints Wilmington
1984 Denise Lennick Wilmington
1983 Shelley Perkins Newark
1982 Shawna Saints Wilmington
1981 Natalie Ramsey Wilmington
1980 Karen Giobbe Hockessin
1979 Lisa Toothman Newark
1978 Donna Lewis New Castle
1977 Debby Faulkner Wilmington
1976 Debbie Kucher Newark semifinalist in Miss World USA 1979
1975 Sandy McClure Wilmington
1974 Cheryl Fetkenher* Newark
1973 Linda Graves Wilmington
1972 Michele Voyer Wilmington
1971 Nanette Crist Wilmington
1970 Marilyn O'Neill Newark
1969 Marsha Stoppel Wilmington
1968 Diana Parker Wilmington
1967 Dianne Judefind Wilmington
1966 Jacqueline Kalazinskas Claymont
1965 Shirl Chappell Newark
1964 Christina Klose Wilmington
1963 Susan Kowalski Newport
1962 No Pageant Held
1961 Ninea Lou Ringler Dagsboro
1960 Rose Ann Reed Wilmington
1959 Linda E. Humes Harrington
1958 Virginia Jefferson Delmar
1957 Patricia Ellingsworth Millsboro
1956 Sandra McCabe Selbyville
1955 Helen Denise Blackwell* Wilmington
1954 No Pageant Held
1953 No Pageant Held
1952 Sue J. Langton Wilmington

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant
* Deceased


  1. 1 2 3 4 Brown, Robin (13 July 2015). "Renee Bull breaks 'Delaware Curse' in Miss USA pageant". The News Journal. p. 7 via Newspapers.com.

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