Miss Texas USA

Miss Texas USA
Formation 1952
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Houston
Miss USA
Official language
Website Official website
This article is about the state pageant to select a Texas delegate to the Miss USA pageant. For the Miss America state pageant, see Miss Texas.
Crystle Stewart, Miss Texas USA and Miss USA 2008

The Miss Texas USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Texas in the Miss USA pageant. In turn, the winner of Miss USA competes for the title of Miss Universe.

Texas is the most successful state ever to compete at Miss USA. It has had nine winners, three more than any other state, but only one Miss Universe. Texas may be best known for its five consecutive winners. Before Texas won consecutively from 1985 to 1989, no state had ever won the Miss USA pageant more than two times in succession. Texas also has the most semifinalists (or better) - 45, and has received the most special awards - 9.

The Miss Texas USA pageant is one of the most competitive among state pageants for Miss USA; the number of contestants often exceeds one hundred. Many of the contestants are winners from local pageants, the most notable of which are held in cities such as Dallas, Houston, and Austin. Other contestants are "assigned" a title, but unlike local winners, they have to pay an entry fee in order to participate. The Miss Texas USA pageant was broadcast on local Texas Television until 2010.

Christy Fichtner, Miss Texas USA, Miss USA, and first runner-up for Miss Universe 1986 had a famous first runner-up: Oscar winner actress Halle Berry.

Former Miss Texas Teen USA titleholders at Miss Texas USA

Although a large number of former Miss Texas Teen USA titleholders have attempted to win the Miss Texas USA title, only five have succeeded.

There was a rare occurrence in 2001 when all former Miss Texas Teen USA titleholders from 1995 to 2000 competed for the Miss Texas USA 2002 title. Andria Mullins (1997) was second runner-up, Christie Lee Woods (1996) was third runner-up, Mandy Jeffreys (1995) was a semi-finalist and Nicole O'Brian, Christie Cole and Misty Giles did not place.

Former Miss Texas Teen USA titleholders who have competed for Miss Texas USA but did not win the title are:

Successful former Teen titleholders include:

Results summary



Crystle Stewart, Miss Texas USA and Miss USA 2008
Stephanie Guerrero, Miss Texas USA 2004
Nicole O'Brian, Miss Texas USA 2003
Michelle Royer, Miss Texas USA and Miss USA 1987
Christy Fichtner, Miss Texas USA and Miss USA 1986
Laura Harring, Miss Texas USA and Miss USA 1985
Lisa Allred, Miss Texas USA 1983
Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Name Hometown Local Title Age1 Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2017 Nancy Gonzalez Freeport Miss Kemah 25 TBA
2016 Daniella Rodriguez Laredo Miss Central Webb County 19 Previously Miss Texas Teen USA 2013
2015 Ylianna Guerra McAllen Miss Tropics of Texas 22 1st runner-up
2014 Lauren Nicole Guzman Laredo Miss Central Laredo 24
2013 Alexandria "Ali" Nugent Dallas Miss North Texas 19 4th runner-up Fan Vote Winner
2012 Brittany Lynn Booker Friendswood Miss Houston 21 Top 10
2011 Ana Rodriguez Laredo Miss Central Laredo 24 3rd runner-up
2010 Kelsey Moore El Paso Miss El Paso 19
2009 Brooke Nicole Daniels Tomball Miss Harris County 22 Top 10
2008 Crystle Danae Stewart[1] Missouri City Miss Fort Bend County 26 Miss USA 2008 Top 10 at Miss Universe 2008
2007 Magen Ellis Tyler Miss Houston 19 Top 10 Previously Miss Texas Teen USA 2004 (Top 15 at Miss Teen USA 2004)
2006 Lauren Lanning Friendswood Miss Houston 22 Top 10
2005 Tyler Willis Lubbock Miss Central Plains 25 Top 15 Miss Photogenic
2004 Stephanie Marie Guerrero Lake Jackson Miss Houston 23 Top 15
2003 Nicole O'Brian Friendswood Miss Bay Area 20 2nd runner-up Previously Miss Texas Teen USA 2000 (1st Runner-up & Best in Swimsuit at Miss Teen USA 2000) and a contestant on The Amazing Race 5
2002 Kasi Laine Kelly Bridgeport Miss DFW 20 Top 12
2001 Kandace Gayle Krueger Austin Miss Austin 24 Miss USA 2001 2nd runner-up at Miss Universe 2001
2000 Heather Ogilvie Houston Miss Southeast Texas 22
1999 Carissa Blair Houston Miss Southeast Texas 23 Previously Miss Texas Teen USA 1992
1998 Holly Mills San Antonio Miss San Antonio 22 Top 5
1997 Amanda Little Wylie Miss Metroplex 20 Top 6
1996 Kara Williams Houston Miss Harris County 23 Top 10 Previously Miss Texas Teen USA 1991 (Top 12 at Miss Teen USA 1991)
1995 Chelsi Smith Deer Park Miss Galveston County 21 Miss USA 1995 Miss Congeniality & Best in Swimsuit Miss Universe 1995
1994 Christine Friedel El Paso Miss El Paso 22 Top 6
1993 Angie Sisk Houston Miss Fort Bend County 21 Top 12
1992 Katie Young Fort Worth Miss Fort Worth 19 Top 11
1991 Chris Bogard Tomball Miss North Harris County 23
1990 Stephanie Kuehne Missouri City Miss Houston 22 Top 12 Miss Wonderland 1989
1989 Gretchen Lynn Polhemus Fort Worth Miss Fort Worth 23 Miss USA 1989 2nd runner-up at Miss Universe 1989
1988 Courtney Ann Gibbs Fort Worth Miss Metroplex 21 Miss USA 1988 Top 10 at Miss Universe 1988
1987 Michelle Renee Royer Keller Miss Keller 21 Miss USA 1987 2nd runner-up at Miss Universe 1987
1986 Christy Fichtner Dallas Miss Dallas County 23 Miss USA 1986 1st runner-up at Miss Universe 1986
1985 Laura Martinez Herring El Paso Miss El Paso County 21 Miss USA 1985 Top 10 at Miss Universe 1985
1984 Laura Shaw[2] Burleson Miss Burleson 19 Top 10 Miss Photogenic
1983 Lisa Allred[3] Fort Worth Miss Fort Worth 1st runner-up Miss Photogenic Miss World USA 1983 & 6th runner-up at Miss World 1983
1982 Luann Caughey Abilene 1st runner-up Miss World USA 1982 & 4th runner-up at Miss World 1982
1981 Diana Durnford[4] El Paso Miss El Paso Top 12
1980 Barbara Buckley Midland Top 12
1979 Anne Hinnant Houston Top 12
1978 Barbara Horan Dallas 2nd runner-up Best State Costume
1977 Kimberly Louise Tomes Houston 21 Miss USA 1977 Best State Costume Top 12 at Miss Universe 1977, 1st runner up at Miss World USA 1974
1976 Candace Gray El Paso Top 12 Died in a scuba diving accident in 1981[5]
1975 Aundie Evers El Paso 4th runner-up
1974 Debra Cronin McDade
1973 Lavonne McConnell[6] Fort Worth 19 Top 12 Best State Costume
1972 Susan Peters[7] Austin Miss Photogenic
1971 Brenda Lynn Box Amarillo 1st runner-up
1970 Diane Swendeman San Antonio Top 15 Miss Congeniality
1969 Sandy Drewes Dallas Top 15
1968 Jeannie Wilson Dallas
1967 Bonnie Robinson Houston Top 15
1966 Dorothy Pickens Edinburg Top 15
1965 Phillis Johnson Houston Top 15
1964 Diane Balloun Houston 1st runner-up
1963 Cheryl Wilburn Houston
1962 Jackie Faye Williams Waxahachie Miss Lake Whitney Top 15 4th runner-up USA
1961 Sheila Wade Dallas Miss Lake Whitney
1960 Pat Cloud Houston
1959 Carelgean Douglas Houston 1st runner-up
1958 Linda Daugherty Houston Top 15
1957 Gloria Hunt Houston Top 15
1956 Jo Dodson Houston 4th runner-up
1955 Mary Daughters Houston Top 15
1954 Betty Lee Houston 3rd runner-up
1953 Joan Bradshaw Houston Top 15
1952 Charlene McClary Houston

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant


  1. Associated Press (2007-07-01). "Miss Fort Bend County takes Miss Texas title". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-07-01.
  2. "Beauty Pinched". The Times-News. 1983-08-03.
  3. "Texas USA title won". The Victoria Advocate. 1982-08-23.
  4. Speakerman, Carol (1981-03-18). "Miss Texas USA Enjoying 'Good Year' for Texas". The Victoria Advocate.
  5. "Diving Accident Kills Beauty Queen". The Montreal Gazette. 1981-09-08.
  6. "Yoakum Entry Named Runner-up". The Victoria Advocate. 1973-04-15.
  7. "Miss Texas Universe named in San Antonio Competition". The Victoria Advocate. 1972-04-17.

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