Miss USA 1993

Miss USA 1993, the 42nd Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on February 19, 1993. At the conclusion of the final competition, Kenya Moore of Michigan was crowned by outgoing titleholder Shannon Marketic of California. Moore became the second Miss USA titleholder from Michigan and the second African-American winner ever.

Miss USA 1993
Miss USA 1993 opening titles.jpg
DateFebruary 19, 1993
VenueCentury II Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas
WinnerKenya Moore
Michigan Michigan
CongenialityStacey Blaine
PhotogenicKelly Hu
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The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the final time, with color commentary by Leeza Gibbons (also for the final time) and Courtney Gibbs, Miss USA 1988.

The pageant was held in Wichita, Kansas, for the fourth and last consecutive year.



Map showing placements by state
Final results Contestant
Miss USA 1993
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 6
Top 12

Special awardsEdit

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Best State Costume
Most Beautiful Eyes
Best in Swimsuit

Historical significanceEdit


Preliminary competitionEdit

The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition.

Final competitionEdit


The Miss USA 1993 delegates were :

State Candidate Age Hometown Regional Group [1]
  Alabama Toni Johnson 22 Montgomery South
  Alaska Teresa Gates Anchorage Northwest
  Arizona Apryl Hettich Scottsdale Southwest
  Arkansas Kati Fish Hot Springs South
  California Jane Olvera[2] 23 Fresno Southwest
  Colorado Janna Durbin Golden Southwest
  Connecticut Alison Benusis Ridgefield Northeast
  Delaware Annmarie Correll Hockessin Northeast
  District of Columbia Alena Neves Washington, DC Northeast
  Florida Shakeela Gajadha Coral Gables South
  Georgia Erin Nance 21 Calhoun South
  Hawaii Kelly Ann Hu 24 Honolulu Southwest
  Idaho Natalie Nukaya Idaho Falls Northwest
  Illinois Susie Park 25 Chicago Midwest
  Indiana Lisa Higgins South Bend Midwest
  Iowa Jan Hoyer Fort Madison Midwest
  Kansas Tavia Shackles 21 Shawnee Midwest
  Kentucky Karen Gibson Kevil South
  Louisiana Jennifer Mitchell[3] Leesville South
  Maine Jody Cutting Waterville Northeast
  Maryland Mary Ann Cimino 20 Baltimore Northeast
  Massachusetts Stacey Blaine[4] Bellingham Northeast
  Michigan Kenya Summer Moore 22 Detroit Midwest
  Minnesota Kristi Hennecks[5] Anoka Midwest
  Mississippi Sherry Bowles Lambert South
  Missouri Stephanie Nunn Marshfield Midwest
  Montana Kristen Anderson 24 Columbia Falls Northwest
  Nebraska Tish Gade Lincoln Midwest
  Nevada Alexis Oliver[6] Las Vegas Southwest
  New Hampshire Heidi Cambra 25 Hampstead Northeast
  New Jersey Amy Fissel 25 Ocean City Northeast
  New Mexico Daniela Johnson Albuquerque Southwest
  New York Wendy Marie Mock 21 Levittown Northeast
  North Carolina Christa Tyson Monroe South
  North Dakota Jennifer Seminary 24 Fargo Midwest
  Ohio Andrea Pacione North Royalton Midwest
  Oklahoma Brenda Caudle Oklahoma City South
  Oregon Dawn Kennedy[7] Lake Oswego Northwest
  Pennsylvania Kimmarie Johnson Pittsburgh Northeast
  Rhode Island Juli Roach Wakefield Northeast
  South Carolina Kelli Gosnell 22 Pacolet South
  South Dakota Kara Rovere 22 Sturgis Midwest
  Tennessee Camila Dawn 'Cammy' Gregory 26 Paris South
  Texas Angie Sisk[8] 21 Houston Southwest
  Utah Natalie Pyper 24 Salt Lake City Southwest
  Vermont Jodi Sicely Burlington Northeast
  Virginia Stephanie Satterfield[9] 19 Virginia Beach South
  Washington Kandi Fletcher Longview Northwest
  West Virginia Jennifer Johnson Huntington South
  Wisconsin Heather Hanson 20 Madison/Cascade Midwest
  Wyoming Leissann Marie Stolz Cheyenne Northwest

Contestant notesEdit

State notesEdit



  1. ^ The groups in the table are based on the parade of states segment in the show.
  2. ^ "Fresno entrant named Miss California USA". The Press-Enterprise. 1992-10-25.
  3. ^ "LSU student to be part of pageant". The Baton Rouge Advocate. 1993-02-19.
  4. ^ McDonald, Carol (1992-11-30). "6th time a winner for pageant contestant". Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
  5. ^ Freeborn, Dan (1992-11-19). "She's got her cap set for an education // `No. 1 priority is school,' says Miss Minnesota USA". Star-Tribune Newspaper of the Twin Cities Mpls.-St. Paul.
  6. ^ McCabe, George (1992-02-13). "Miss Nevada USA says her age may help in first big pageant". The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  7. ^ "Dawn Kennedy captures Miss Oregon USA title". Portland Oregonian. 1992-12-24.
  8. ^ Associated Press (1992-07-22). "Miss Texas USA named". Houston Chronicle.
  9. ^ "Stephanie Satterfield Miss Virginia USA". The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star. 1993-01-27.
  10. ^ "Kimberly Payne Greenwood named as Miss Tennessee USA Director". Business Wire. 1992-05-28.
  11. ^ For example, In that year Texas was in the southwest region, while in 1991, 1992 and according to the Census Bureau, Texas was in the south region, etc)

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