Miss Oklahoma USA

The Miss Oklahoma USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Oklahoma in the Miss USA pageant. This pageant is directed by Vanbros and Associates, headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas. In 1997, Oklahoma joined the Vanbros group of state pageants for the Miss USA and Teen USA system.

Miss Oklahoma USA
Formation1952
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersOklahoma City
Location
Membership
Miss USA
Official language
English
Key people
John M. Vannatta
Jason Vannatta
Jennifer Vannatta-Fisher, State Pageant Director
WebsiteOfficial website

Olivia Jordan was crowned Miss USA 2015 on July 12, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, becoming the first contestant from Oklahoma to win the national title, and as well the 34th state to have the national title. Oklahoma is in the top 20 states in terms of the number of semi-finalists.

Five Miss Oklahoma USA titleholders have previously competed at Miss Teen USA, four as Miss Oklahoma Teen USA, and one as Miss Illinois Teen USA. Four have also competed at Miss America.

Mariah Davis of Moore was crowned Miss Oklahoma USA 2020 on December 22, 2019 at The Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Shawnee. She will represent Oklahoma for the title of Miss USA 2020.

Gallery of titleholdersEdit

Results summaryEdit

PlacementsEdit

  • Miss USA: Olivia Jordan (2015)
  • 1st runners-up: Jill Scheffert (1989), Morgan Woolard (2010)
  • 2nd runners-up: Triana Browne (2019)
  • 3rd runners-up: Lindsay Hill (2004), Lindsey Jo Harrington (2008)
  • 4th runners-up: Trula Birchfield (1952)
  • Top 6: Julie Khoury (1991), Heather Crickard (1996)
  • Top 10/12: Nancy Lippold (1978), Mignon Merchant (1983), Julia Murdock (1984), Sophia Henderson (1985), Teresa Lucas (1986), Tamara Walker (1988), DuSharme Carter (1995), Trisha Stillwell (1997), Dia Webb (1999), Cortney Phillips (2001), Star Williams (2003), Laci Scott (2005), Lauren Lundeen (2012)
  • Top 15/20: Roberta Mosier (1963), Jackie Maloney (1964), Cheryl Semrad (1965), Brooklynne Young (2014), Taylor Gorton (2016)

Oklahoma holds a record of 27 placements at Miss USA.

AwardsEdit

  • Miss Photogenic: Cheryl Semrad (1965)
  • Best State Costume: Gayla Bryan (1975)

WinnersEdit

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Name Hometown Age[^] Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2020 Mariah Davis Moore 24 TBA TBA
2019 Triana Browne[1] Tulsa 25 2nd runner-up
2018 Cheyene Darling (Gorman) Oklahoma City 19
2017 Alex Smith[3] Mooreland[3] 22
2016 Taylor Gorton[4] Glenpool[4] 23 Top 15
2015 Alexandra "Alex" Miller[5] Oklahoma City 26 Did not compete
  • Succeeded when Olivia Jordan won Miss USA[5]
  • Later became Miss 52 USA 2016 in a nationwide contest and competed at Miss USA 2016[5]
Olivia Jordan (Thomas) Tulsa 26 Miss USA 2015
2014 Brooklynne Young Norman 19 Top 20 Quarter-Finalist
2013 Makenzie Muse[6] Yukon 20
2012 Lauren Lundeen Edmond 20 Top 10 Finalist
2011 Kaitlyn Smith Norman 22
2010 Morgan Woolard Moore 20 1st Runner-up
2009 Lauren Lunday Altus 25
2008 Lindsey Jo Harrington Frederick 21 3rd Runner-up
2007 Caitlin Simmons Lawton 21
2006 Robyn Watkins Norman 24
2005 Laci Scott Oklahoma City 18 Top 10 Finalist Was contestant on NBC game show Fear Factor in 2005 on the Miss USA episode #5.29 (4th place)
2004 Lindsay Hill Mooreland 19 3rd Runner-up
2003 Star Williams Oklahoma City 22 Top 10 Semi-finalist
2002 Kasie Head Braman 21 Briefcase model on Deal or No Deal
2001 Cortney Phillips Yukon 21 Top 10 Semi-finalist
2000 Amanda Penix Shawnee 20
1999 Dia Webb Boise City 25 Top 10 Semi-finalist Niece of singer/songwriter/composer Jimmy Webb
1998 Anne-Marie Dixon Oklahoma City 21
1997 Trisha Stillwell Edmond 21 Top 10 Semi-finalist
1996 Heather Crickard Oklahoma City 25 Top 6 Finalist
1995 DuSharme Carter Oklahoma City 24 Top 12 Semi-finalist
1994 Angela Parrick Oklahoma City
1993 Brenda Caudle Oklahoma City
1992 Maya Walker Oklahoma City 24
1991 Julie Khoury Oklahoma City 22 Top 6 Finalist
1990 Lauralynn Norton Tulsa 22 Spokesmodel on Star Search 1990, Toured with USO '90
1989 Jill Scheffert Oklahoma City 20 1st Runner-up
1988 Tamara Walker Norman 18 Top 10 Semi-finalist
1987 Dyan Rody Oklahoma City
1986 Teresa Lucas Oklahoma City 23 Top 10 Semi-finalist Assumed the state title when the original winner resigned shortly after winner the state crown.
1985 Sophia Henderson Tulsa 23 Top 10 Semi-finalist
1984 Julia Murdock Shawnee 18 Top 10 Semi-finalist
1983 Mignon Merchant Oklahoma City 22 Top 12 Semi-finalist
1982 Jill Liebmann Oklahoma City Mother of Lauren Hudman, Miss Nevada Teen USA 2008 and Britney Barnhart Miss Nevada Teen USA 2018, and Mrs. Nevada 2016 [7]
1981 Stacey Loach Oklahoma City
1980 Martha Streightoff Norman
1979 Susan Gibson Norman
1978 Nancy Lippold Norman Top 12 Semi-finalist
1977 Kathy Malchar Dill City
1976 Lori Hansen Alva
1975 Gayla Bryan Oklahoma City Best State Costume
1974 Yugonda Willits Enid
1973 Martha Buchanan Stillwater
1972 Pam Vennerberg Midwest City
1971 Kim Hardesty Tulsa
1970 Evelyn Walkup Oklahoma City
1969 Deborah Federsen El Reno
1968 Linda Bertozzi Oklahoma City
1967 Becky Berry Norman
1966 Melva Brown Oklahoma City
1965 Cheryl Semrad Oklahoma City Top 15 Semi-finalist Miss Photogenic 2nd Runner-up in the 1965 Maid of Cotton Pageant
1964 Jackie Maloney Oklahoma City Top 15 Semi-finalist
1963 Roberta Mosier Tulsa Top 15 Semi-finalist
1962 DID NOT COMPETE
1961
1960 Suzanne Moore Oklahoma City
1959 Sondra Osbourne Oklahoma City
1958 DID NOT COMPETE
1957 Rose Mary Raab Oklahoma City
1956 DID NOT COMPETE
1955
1954
1953 Barbara Bond Oklahoma City
1952 Trula Birchfield Oklahoma City 4th Runner-up

^ Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Billings wins Miss Oklahoma Teen USA crown in Shawnee". Woodward News. October 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "Triana Browne, Miss Oklahoma City, crowned Miss Oklahoma 2017". TulsaWorld.com. June 10, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Tillman, Savannah. "Road to Miss Oklahoma". Ranger Pulse. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Tramel, Jimmie (28 January 2016). "Former NFL cheerleader from Glenpool graduates to Miss Oklahoma USA". Tulsa World. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Leach, Robin (2 June 2016). "2016 Miss USA preliminaries: Alex Miller of Oklahoma is Miss 52 USA". The Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Makenzie Muse Crowned Miss Oklahoma USA 2013". Beauty Pageant News. November 19, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  7. ^ http://lasvegassun.com/vegasdeluxe/2016/mar/03/new-mrs-nevada-america-lauren-cahlan-follows-mom-h/

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