Who Won the Miss USA Pageant?

Nia Sanchez - Miss USA 2014

The Miss USA Pageant has been held yearly since 1952, with the winners advancing on to the Miss Universe Pageant. Miss USA should not be confused with the Miss America Pageant. Contestants participate in evening gown, swimsuit, and interview competitions.

Seven Miss USA winners have gone on to take the title of Miss Universe.

YearMiss USAState1st Runner Up
2016Deshauna BarberDistrict of ColumbiaChelsea Hardin (Miss Hawaii)
2015Olivia JordanOklahomaYlianna Guerra (Miss Texas)
2014Nia SanchezNevadaAudra Mari (Miss North Dakota)
2013Erin BradyConnecticutMary-Margaret McCord (Miss Alabama)
2012Olivia CulpoRhode IslandNana Meriwether (Miss Maryland)
2011Alyssa CampanellaCaliforniaAshley Durham (Miss Tennessee)
2010Rima FakihMichiganMorgan Woolard (Miss Oklahoma)
2009Kristen DaltonNorth CarolinaCarrie Prejean (Miss California)
2008Crystle StewartTexasLeah Laviano (Miss Mississippi)
2007Rachel SmithTennesseeDanielle Lacourse (Miss Rhode Island)
2006Tara ConnorKentuckyTamiko Nash (Miss California)
2005Chelsea CooleyNorth CarolinaBrittany Hogan (Miss California)
2004Shandi FinnesseyMissouriAmanda Pennekamp (Miss South Carolina)
2003Susie CastilloMassachusettesMichelle Arnette (Miss Alabama)
2002Shauntay HintonDistrict of ColumbiaLindsay Douglas (Miss Kansas)
2001Kandace KruegerTexasLiane Angus (Miss D.C.)
2000Lynnette ColeTennesseeBridget Jane Vezina (Miss New Hampshire)
1999Kimberly PresslerNew YorkMorgan Tandy High (Miss Tennessee)
1998Shawnae JebbiaMassachusettesShauna Gambill (Miss California)
1997Brook LeeHawaiiBrandi Sherwood (Miss Idaho)
 Succeeded by Brandi Sherwood
1996Ali LandryLouisianaDanielle Boatwright (Miss Kansas)
1995Chelsi SmithTexasShanna Moakler (Miss New York)
 Succeeded by Shanna Moakler
1994Lu ParkerSouth CarolinaPatricia Southall (Miss Virginia)
1993Kenya MooreMichiganErin Nance (Miss Georgia)
1992Shannon MarketicCaliforniaCandace Michelle Brown (Miss Alabama)
1991Kelli McCartyKansasCharlotte Ray (Miss New Jersey)
1990Carole GistMichiganGina Tolleson (Miss South Carolina)
1989Gretchen PolhemusTexasJill Scheffert (Miss Oklahoma)
1988Courtney GibbsTexasDiana Magana (Miss California)
1987Michelle RoyerTexasHelen Cabrera (Miss Florida)
1986Christy FichtnerTexasHalle Berry (Miss Ohio)
1985Laura Martinez-HerringTexasBrenda Denton (Miss New Mexico)
1984Mai ShanleyNew MexicoKelly Anderson (Miss West Virginia)
1983Julie HayekCaliforniaLisa Allred (Miss Texas)
1982Terri UtleyArkansasLuann Caughey (Miss Texas)
1981Kim SeelbredeOhioHolli Dennis (Miss Indiana)
1980Shawn WeatherlySouth CarolinaJineane Ford (Miss Arizona)
 Succeeded by Jineane Ford
1979Mary Therese FreilNew YorkTracey Goddard (Miss Washington)
1978Judi AndersonHawaiiDiane Pollard (Miss Massachusetts)
1977Kimberly TomesTexasMary O'Neal Contino (Miss Nevada)
1976Barbara PetersonMinnesotaKevin Gale (Miss Michigan)
1975Summer BartholomewCaliforniaPamela Flowers (Miss Alabama)
1974Karen MorrisonIllinoisBarbara Cooper (Miss New York)
1973Amanda JonesIllinoisSusan Carlson (Miss New York)
1972Tanya WilsonHawaiiAlberta Phillips (Miss New York)
1971Michele McDonaldPennsylvaniaBrenda Lynn Box (Miss Texas)
1970Deborah SheltonVirginiaVickie Chesser (Miss South Carolina)
1969Wendy DascombVirginiaMary Verdiani (Miss Vermont)
1968Dorothy AnstettWashingtonPaulette Reck (Miss Maryland)
1967Sylvia HitchcockAlabamaSusan Bradley (Miss California)
 Succeeded by Cheryl Patton
1966Maria RemenyiCaliforniaPat Denne (Miss Connecticut)
1965Sue Ann DowneyOhio 
1964Bobbi JohnsonDistrict of ColumbiaDiane Balloun (Miss Texas)
1963Marite OzersIllinoisMichelle Bettina Metrinko (Miss D.C.)
1962Macel Leilani WilsonHawaiiDiana Zabicki (Miss Connecticut)
1961Sharon BrownLouisianaPamela Stettler (Miss California)
1960Linda BementUtahMary Rodites (Miss New York)
1959Terry HutingdonCaliforniaCarelgean Douglas (Miss Texas)
1958Eurlyne HowellLouisianaMarcia Valibus (Miss Florida)
1957Mary Leona GageMarylandCharlotte Sheffield (Miss Utah)
 Disqualified and Succeeded by Charlotte Sheffield
1956Carol MorrisIowaBetty Cherry (Miss South Carolina)
1955Carlene JohnsonVermontMargaret Haywood (Miss Arkansas)
1954Miriam StevensonSouth Carolina 
1953Myrna HansenIllinois 
1952Jackie LougheryNew YorkJeanne Thompson (Miss Louisiana)