Miss Michigan USA

Miss Michigan USA
Formation 1952
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Detroit
Miss USA
Official language
Website Official website
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss America, see Miss Michigan.
Rima Fakih, Miss Michigan USA 2010 & Miss USA 2010
Elisabeth Crawford, Miss Michigan USA 2008
Miss Michigan USA 2004 Stacey Lee was one of a group of Miss USA contestants to take part in a USO tour, visiting U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

The Miss Michigan USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Michigan in the Miss USA pageant.

Michigan is recognized by Pageant Almanac's rating system as being within the top 15 states in terms of Miss USA success. Their first Miss USA victory was in 1990, and notable because Carole Gist was the first African-American to win the title. Following in her footsteps, Kenya Moore, also African-American, won the title in 1993. In 2010, Michigan's Rima Fakih became the first Arab-American to win the title.

Michigan is one of only twelve states to have had more than one Miss USA and has had the ninth highest number of semi-finalists. They have not, however, been successful in gaining other awards.

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 Krista Ferguson Detroit 23 TBA
2016 Susie Leica Livonia 26
2015 Rashontae Wawrzyniak Harper Woods 24 Top 11
2014 Elizabeth Ivezaj Detroit 24 Born in Albania
2013 Jaclyn Schultz[1] Wyandotte 24 Runner-Up on Survivor: San Juan del Sur
2012 Kristen Danyal Sterling Heights 21 Top 16 Previously Miss Michigan Teen USA 2009 and top 15 at Miss Teen USA 2009
2011 Channing Pierce Royal Oak 23
2010 Rima Fakih Dearborn 24 Miss USA 2010 Born in Lebanon
2009 Lindsey Tycholiz[2] Sterling Heights 26
2008 Elisabeth Crawford Canton 25
2007 Kelly Best Troy 20 Top 15, finishing in 14th place Later Miss U.S. International 2008 & non-finalist at Miss International 2008
2006 Danelle Gay Lapeer 24
2005 Crystal Hayes Rock 20 Top 15
2004 Stacey Lee Rochester Hills 26
2003 Elisa Schleef St. Joseph 23 3rd runner-up
2002 Rebekah Lynn Decker Ferndale 24
2001 Kenya Howard Detroit 24 Top 10, finishing in 7th place
2000 Jill Dobson Quincy 22 Top 10, finishing in 7th place Michigan's Junior Miss 1995
1999 Shannon Grace Clark Troy 26 Top 10, finishing in 10th place Semi-finalist at Miss World America 1993
1998 Johnelle Ryan Cassopolis 25 Top 10, finishing in 9th place
1997 Jennifer Reed Taylor 25 Later Mrs. Michigan America 2001
1996 Natasha Bell Berrien Springs 20 Top 6 Finalist,finishing 5th place
1995 Keisha Eichelberger Detroit
1994 Kelly Richelle Pawlowski Allen Park
1993 Kenya Moore Detroit 22 Miss USA 1993 Top 6 at Miss Universe 1993
1992 Lainie Lu Howard St. Joseph 1st Runner Up at Miss World America 1994
1991 Leann Rothi 18
1990 Carole Gist Detroit 20 Miss USA 1990 1st Runner Up at Miss Universe 1990
1989 Karen Finucan Birmingham
1988 Anthonia Dotson Detroit
1987 Elizabeth Puleo Grosse Pointe
1986 Lisa Bernardi Carleton
1985 Nancy Mazuro Washington
1984 Adriana Krambeck Dearborn Heights
1983 Kimberly Mexicotte Livonia Semi-finalist, finishing in 10th place
1982 Diane Marie Arabia Warren Semi-finalist 4th runner up in Miss Oktoberfest 1981
1981 Karen Eidson Hazel Park
1980 Teena Hammonds Detroit
1979 Susan James Hazel Park
1978 April Patrick Detroit
1977 Jenny Pinks Trenton
1976 Kevin Gale Dearborn Heights 1st runner-up
1975 Debra Holland Detroit
1974 Patricia Loftis Detroit
1973 Linda East Warren
1972 Marilyn Ann Petty Roseville Semi-finalist represented Michigan in Miss World USA 1974, 2nd runner up
1971 Pat Glannan Detroit Semi-finalist
1970 Duane Marie Bergen[3] Detroit 19
1969 Lisa Brenner Reed City
1968 Virginia Clift Delhi
1967 Sonja Dunson Detroit
1966 Kathlene Blascak Allen Park
1965 Susan Lynne Pill Top 15 represented Michigan in the Miss World USA 1964, 3rd runner up
1964 Johneane Teeter represented Michigan in the Miss World USA 1966
1963 Pamela Lee Sands Top 15
1962 Judith Lamparter
1961 Patricia Squires Top 15
1960 Judith Richards Top 15
1959 Susan Westergaard
1958 Shirley Ann Black Flint 19
1957 Sharon Moore
1956 Barbara Sias Top 15
1955 Martha Smith
1954 Gerri Hoffman
1953 Jo Ann Page
1952 Judy Hatula Top 15

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant


  1. "Jaclyn Schultz Crowned Miss Michigan USA 2013". Beauty Pageant News. September 30, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
  2. "Tycholiz wins Miss Michigan USA at McMorran". The Times Herald. 2008-09-20.
  3. "Places first". The Owosso Argus-Press. 1970-04-05.
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