Who Won the Miss America Pageant?

The Miss America pageant started in the earlier 1920s and was held every fall in Atlantic City, New Jersey until 2006 when it was held in January in Las Vegas. The prizes, along with the title of "Miss America", consist primarily of scholarship money.

Bert Parks famously hosted the Miss America pageant from 1954-1979.

The most recent holder of the title of Miss America 2017 is Savvy Shields, Miss Arkansas.

Year Winner From Runner Up
2016 Savvy Shields Miss Arkansas Rachel Wyatt (Miss South Carolina) Details >>
2015 Betty Cantrell Miss Georgia Hannah Camille Roberts (Miss Mississippi) Details >>
2014 Kira Kazantsev Miss New York Courtney Paige Garrett (Miss Virginia) Details >>
2013 Nina Davuluri Miss New York Crystal Lee (Miss California) Details >>
2013 Mallory Hagan Miss New York Ali Rogers (Miss South Carolina) Details >>
2012 Laura Kaeppeler Miss Wisconsin Betty Thompson (Miss Oklahoma) Details >>
2011 Teresa Scanlan Miss Nebraska Alyse Eady (Miss Arkansas) Details >>
2010 Caressa Cameron Miss Virginia Kristy Cavinder (Miss California) Details >>
2009 Katie Stam Miss Indiana Chastity Hardman (Miss Georgia) Details >>
2008 Kirsten Haglund Miss Michigan Nicole Elizabeth Rash (Miss Indiana) Details >>
2007 Lauren Nelson Miss Oklahoma Shilah Phillips (Miss Texas) Details >>
2006 Jennifer Berry Miss Oklahoma Monica Pong (Miss Georgia) Details >>
2004 Deidre Downs Miss Alabama Jennifer Dupont (Miss Louisiana) Details >>
2003 Ericka Dunlap Miss Florida Kanoelani Gibson (Miss Hawaii) Details >>
2002 Erika Harold Miss Illinois Scarlotte Deupree (Miss Alabama) Details >>
2001 Katie Harman Miss Oregon Abbie Rabine (Miss Massachusetts) Details >>
2000 Angela Perez Baraquio Miss Hawaii Faith Jenkins (Miss Louisiana) Details >>
1999 Heather French Miss Kentucky Jade Smalls (Miss Illinois) Details >>
1998 Nicole Johnson Miss Virginia Kelli Bradshaw (Miss North Carolina) Details >>
1997 Katherine Shindle Miss Illinois Michelle Warren (Miss North Carolina) Details >>
1996 Tara Dawn Holland Miss Kansas Erika Rachael Schwarz (Miss Louisiana) Details >>
1995 Shawntel Smith Miss Oklahoma Emily John Orton (Miss Oregon) Details >>
1994 Heather Whitestone Miss Alabama Cullen Johnson (Miss Virginia) Details >>
1993 Kimberly Clarice Aiken Miss South Carolina Kara Kim Martin (Miss Georgia) Details >>
1992 Leanza Cornett Miss Florida Catherine Ann Lemkau (Miss Iowa) Details >>
1991 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp Miss Hawaii Marisol Montalvo (Miss New York) Details >>
1990 Marjorie Judith Vincent Miss Illinois Mary Waddell Gainey (Miss South Carolina) Details >>
1989 Debbye Turner Miss Missouri Virginia Cha (Miss Maryland) Details >>
1988 Gretchen Carlson Miss Minnesota Maya Walker (Miss Colorado) Details >>
1987 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko Miss Michigan Patricia Brant (Miss Louisiana) Details >>
1986 Kellye Cash Miss Tennessee Julianne Smith (Miss Virginia) Details >>
1985 Susan Akin Miss Mississippi Sherry Thrift (Miss South Carolina) Details >>
1984 Sharlene Wells Miss Utah Melissa Bradley (Miss Ohio) Details >>
1983 Vanessa Williams Miss New York Suzette Charles (Miss New Jersey) Details >>
1982 Debra Maffett Miss California Desiree Daniels (Miss Tennessee) Details >>
1981 Elizabeth Ward Miss Arkansas Sandra Truitt (Miss Illinois) Details >>
1980 Susan Powell Miss Oklahoma Paige Phillips (Miss Alabama) Details >>
1979 Cheryl Prewitt Miss Mississippi Tana Kay Carli (Miss Ohio) Details >>
1978 Kylene Barker Miss Virginia Teresa Cheatham (Miss Alabama) Details >>
1977 Susan Perkins Miss Ohio Barbara Mougin (Miss Indiana) Details >>
1976 Dorothy Benham Miss Minnesota Lavinia Cox (Miss South Carolina) Details >>
1975 Tawny Godin Miss New York Susan Lawrence (Miss North Carolina) Details >>
1974 Shirley Cothran Miss Texas Lucianne Buchanan (Miss California) Details >>
1973 Rebecca Ann King Miss Colorado Judy Hieke (Miss Wisconsin) Details >>
1972 Terry Meeuwsen Miss Wisconsin Constance Anne Dorn (Miss North Carolina) Details >>
1971 Laurie Lea Schaefer Miss Ohio Karen Herd (Miss Idaho) Details >>
1970 Phyllis George Miss Texas Claudia Turner (Miss South Carolina) Details >>
1969 Pamela Eldred Miss Michigan Kathy Lynn Baumann (Miss Ohio) Details >>
1968 Judith Ford Miss Illinois Catherine Monroe (Miss Massachusetts) Details >>
1967 Debra Dene Barnes Miss Kansas Joan Stephanie Myers (Miss Mississippi) Details >>
1966 Jane Anne Jayroe Miss Oklahoma Charlene Dallas (Miss California) Details >>
1965 Deborah Bryant Miss Kansas Patricia Puckett (Miss Mississippi) Details >>
1964 Vonda Kay Van Dyke Miss Arizona Karen Carlson (Miss Arkansas) Details >>
1963 Donna Axum Miss Arkansas Roseanne Tueller (Miss District of Columbia) Details >>
1962 Jacquelyn Mayer Miss Ohio Joan Mary Engh (Miss Wisconsin) Details >>
1961 Maria Fletcher Miss North Carolina Frances Jane Anderson (Miss Arkansas) Details >>
1960 Nancy Fleming Miss Michigan Suzanne Marie Reamo (Miss California) Details >>
1959 Lynda Lee Mead Miss Mississippi Mary Alice Fox (Miss Wisconsin) Details >>
1958 Mary Ann Mobley Miss Mississippi Joanne Lucille MacDonald (Miss Iowa) Details >>
1957 Marilyn Van Derbur Miss Colorado Jody Elizabeth Shattuck (Miss Georgia) Details >>
1956 Marian McKnight Miss South Carolina Margo Zita Sandra Lucey (Miss District of Columbia) Details >>
1955 Sharon Ritchie Miss Colorado Dorothy Mae Johnson (Miss Oregon) Details >>
1954 Lee Meriwether Miss California Ann Daniel (Miss Florida) Details >>
1953 Evelyn Margaret Ay Miss Pennsylvania Joan Kaible (Miss New York City) Details >>
1952 Neva Jane Langley Miss Georgia Ann Marie Garnier (Miss Indiana) Details >>
1951 Colleen Kay Hutchins Miss Utah Carol Mitchell (Miss Montana) Details >>
1950 Yolande Betbeze Miss Alabama Irene O’Connor (Miss South Dakota) Details >>
1949 Jacque Mercer Miss Arizona Katherine Wright (Miss Mississippi) Details >>
1948 BeBe Shopp Miss Minnesota Carol Held (Miss Wyoming) Details >>
1947 Barbara Jo Walker Miss Memphis Elaine Mary Campbell (Miss Minnesota) Details >>
1946 Marilyn Buferd Miss California Rebecca Jane McCall (Miss Arkansas) Details >>
1945 Bess Myerson Miss New York City Phyllis Mathis (Miss San Diego) Details >>
1944 Venus Ramey Miss District Of Columbia Paulina McKevitt (Miss Boston) Details >>
1943 Jean Bartel Miss California Muriel Smith (Miss Florida) Details >>
1942 Jo-Carroll Dennison Miss Texas Bette Brunck (Miss Chicago) Details >>
1941 Rosemary LaPlanche Miss California Roselle Marie Hannon (Miss Western Pennsylvania) Details >>
1940 Frances Marie Burke Miss Philadelphia Rosemary LaPlanche (Miss California) Details >>
1939 Patricia Donnelly Miss Michigan Bettye Cornelia Averyt (Miss Oklahoma) Details >>
1938 Marilyn Meseke Miss Ohio Claire James (Miss California) Details >>
1937 Bette Cooper Miss Bertrand Island Alice Emerick (Miss Texas) Details >>
1936 Rose Coyle Miss Philadelphia Phyllis Hume Dobson (Miss California) Details >>
1935 Henrietta Leaver Miss Pittsburgh Edna Smith (Miss Missouri) Details >>
1933 Marian Bergeron Miss Connecticut Florence Myers (Miss New York) Details >>
1927 Lois Delander Miss Illinois Mozelle Ransome (Miss Dallas) Details >>
1926 Norma Smallwood Miss Tulsa Marjorie Joosting (Miss District of Columbia) Details >>
1925 Fay Lanphier Miss California Adrienne Dore (Miss Los Angeles) Details >>
1924 Ruth Malcomson Miss Philadelphia Mary Campbell (Miss America 1922 & 1923) Details >>
1923 Mary Campbell Miss Columbus Ethelda Kenvin (Miss Brooklyn) Details >>
1922 Mary Campbell Miss Columbus Margaret Gorman (Miss America 1921) Details >>
1921 Margaret Gorman Miss Washington D.C. Virginia Lee (Miss New York City) Details >>