Miss Ohio USA

For the state pageant affiliated with Miss America, see Miss Ohio.
Miss Ohio USA
Formation 1952
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Columbus
Miss USA
Official language
Website Official website
Halle Berry, Miss Ohio USA 1986
Jane Harrison, Miss Ohio USA 1970

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

Ohio achieved success in the first decades of the Miss USA competition but has not done as well in recent years. Ohio is one of only twelve states to win the Miss USA crown twice (Sue Downey in 1965 and Kim Seelbrede in 1981).

There are many notable Miss Ohio USA's; most famously actress and Oscar winner Halle Berry, who was 1st runner up to Miss USA in 1986. Others include Kim Mullen (2002) of Survivor: Palau, Melissa Proctor (1990), current director of the Miss Ohio USA and Miss Michigan USA pageants, Lesa Rummell (1977), mother of Miss Teen USA 2005, Allie LaForce, and actress / model / sportscaster Jayne Kennedy, née Jane Harrison (1970).

Two Miss Ohio USAs are former Miss Ohio Teen USAs who competed at Miss Teen USA.

The current titleholder is Dinaleigh Baxter.

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 Dinaleigh Baxter Columbus 23 TBA
2016 Megan Wise Gallipolis 27 Top 15 Competed for Miss Ohio USA 9 consecutive years before winning the title
2015 Sarah Newkirk Columbus 25
2014 Madison Gesiotto Massillon 22
2013 Kristin Smith[1] Dayton 21 Top 10
2012 Audrey Bolte Batavia 22 2nd runner-up
2011 Ashley Caldwell Gallipolis 24
2010 Amanda Tempel St. Bernard 19 Later Miss Midwest U.S. International 2015
2009 Natasha Vivoda Champion 22
2008 Monica Day Whitehall 25 Miss Congeniality
2007 Anna Melomud Richmond Heights 22
2006 Stacy Offenberger Vincent 26 3rd runner-up Previously Miss Ohio Teen USA 1998
2005 Aisha Berry Cincinnati 25
2004 Lauren Kelsey Hall Wellston 20
2003 Candace Smith Dayton 26 Contestant on Survivor: Tocantins
2002 Kim Danelle Mullen Huber Heights 23 Contestant on Survivor: Palau
2001 Amanda Canary Columbus 19
2000 Cheya R. Watkins Cincinnati 26 Previously Miss Ohio 1998
1999 Melinda Miller Ottoville 25 Semi-finalist
1998 Cynthia Madden Anderson Township 18
1997 Michelle Mouser Columbus 23 Previously Miss Ohio Teen USA 1991
1996 Melissa Boyd Massillon 22
1995 Julia Hughes Grove City 22
1994 Lisa Michelle Allison Gahanna 18
1993 Andrea Pacione North Royalton
1992 Courtney Baber Cincinnati
1991 Amy Glaze Lucasville
1990 Melissa Proctor West Chester 22 Semi-finalist Current director of the Miss Michigan USA, Miss Michigan Teen USA, Miss Ohio USA, and Miss Ohio Teen USA pageants under her married name, Melissa Proctor-Pitchford
1989 Lisa Thompson Marion
1988 Gina West Pickerington
1987 Hallie Bonnell Akron Later Mrs. Illinois America 2007 and Mrs. Photogenic winner at Mrs. America 2007 under her married name, Hallie Thompson.[2]
1986 Halle Berry Oakwood 19 1st runner-up Miss World USA 1986, 5th Runner-up at Miss World 1986, actress and Academy Award winner, Miss Teen All American 1985
1985 Lisa Barlow Vandalia
1984 Roxi Erwin Pickerington
1983 Gina Gangale Youngstown
1982 Kim Ann Weeda Dayton 21 3rd runner-up
1981 Kimberly Kaye Seelbrede Germantown 20 Miss USA 1981 Semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1981
1980 Elizabeth Kim Thomas Circleville 20 Miss Photogenic, Best State Costume Winner 1st runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 1980 as Miss Cincinnati
1979 Carolyn Houlihan Youngstown
1978 Sheila Anderson Cincinnati
1977 Lesa Rummell Paris Mother of Miss Teen USA 2005 Allie LaForce
1976 Karen Myers Columbus
1975 Sandra Kurdas Conneaut
1974 Kay Phillips Bedford
1973 Jackie Urbanek Cleveland was Miss Ohio-World in the 1974 Miss World USA pageant
1972 Kathleen Ann Kehlmier Columbus 19 4th runner-up
1971 Karen Marlene Haus Chagrin Falls
1970 Jane Harrison Wickliffe 18 Semi-finalist Actress, model and sportscaster.
1969 Marlynn Singleton Westerville
1968 Linda Pignatelli Toledo 20 assumed title when winner resigned
1968 Columbus 21 Semi-finalist resigned
1967 Phyllis Smith Caldwell
1966 Karen Dietz Willoughby 21 Semi-finalist
1965 Sue Ann Downey Columbus 20 Miss USA 1965 Second runner-up at Miss Universe 1965
1964 Gail Karen Krielow Richmond Heights 20 Semi-finalist Miss American Beauty 1965, title of usa rep to Miss International pageant, 1st runner up at Miss International 1965
1963 Gloria Jean McBride Columbus
1962 Joan Carole Colucy Massillon
1961 Alice Lou Engleman Ashtabula
1960 Corrine Huff Youngstown 19 Semi-finalist
Cathy Justice resigned
1959 Marie Dicarlo Poland
1958 Cindy Ann Garrison Canton
1957 Kathryn Gabriel Cleveland 20 4th runner-up
1956 Eleanor Wood Canton 18 Semi-finalist
1955 Carol Hagerman Columbus
1954 Barbara Joyce Randa Painesville 19 Semi-finalist
1953 Eleanore Mack Bellaire 20 Semi-finalist
1952 Margie Broering Cincinnati

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant


  1. "Kristin Smith Crowned Miss Ohio USA 2013". Beauty Pageant News. November 11, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  2. "2007 Mrs America". Retrieved July 9, 2010.
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