MISS MICHIGAN USA®
1953 Jo Ann Page
1954 Gerri Hoffman
1955 Martha Smith
1956 Barbara Sias
1957 Sharon Moore
1958 Shirley Ann Black
1959 Susan Westergaard
1960 Judith Richards
1961 Patricia Souires
1962 Judith Lamparter
1963 Pamela Lee Sands
1964 Johneane Teeter
1965 Kathlene Blascak
1967 Sonja Dunson
1968 Virginia Clift
1969 Lisa Brenner
1970 Daune Bergen
1971 Pat Glannan
1972 Marilyn Ann Patty
1973 Linda East
1974 Patricia Loftis
1975 Debra Netherlands
1976 Kevin Gale
1977 Jenny Pinks
1978 April Patrick
1979 Susan James
1980 Teena Hammonds
1981 Karen Eidson
1982 Diane Marie Arabia
1983 Kimberly Mexicotte
1984 Andriana Krambeck
1985 Nancy Mazuro
1986 Lisa Bernardi
1987 Elizabeth Puleo
1988 Anthonia Dotson
1989 Karyn Lynne Finucan
1990 Carole Gist
1991 Leann Pothi
1992 Lainie Lu Howard
1993 Kenya Summer Moore
1994 Kelly Pawlowski
1995 Keisha Eichelberger
1996 Natasha Bell
1997 Jennifer Reed
1998 Johnelle Ryan
1999 Shannon Clark
2000 Jill Dobson
2001 Kenya Howard
2002 Rebekah Decker
2003 Elisa Schleef
2004 Stacey Lee
2005 Crystal Hayes
2006 Danelle Gay
2007 Kelly Best
2008 Elisabeth Crawford
2009 Lindsey Tycholiz
2010 Rima Fakih
2011 Channing Pierce
2012 Kristen Danyal
2013 Jaclyn Schultz
2014 Elizabeth Ivezaj
2015 Rashontae Anna Wawrzyniak
2016 Susie Leica
2017 Krista Lauren Ferguson
2018 Elizabeth Danielle Johnson
NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS, RUNNER-UP, AND WINNERS
Miss USA winners: Carole Gist (1990), Kenya Moore (1993), Rima Fakih (2010)
1st runners-up: Kevin Gale (1976)
3rd runners-up: Elisa Schleef (2003)
Top 6 placements: Natasha Bell (1996)
Top 10 placements: Judy Hatula (1952), Johnelle Ryan (1998), Shannon Grace Clark (1999), Jill Dobson (2000), Kenya Howard (2001)
Top 11 placements: Rashontae Wawrzyniak (2015)
Top 12 placements: Pat Glannon (1971), Marilyn Ann Petty (1972), Diane Arabia (1982), Kimberly Mexicotte (1983)
Top 15 placements: Barbara Sias (1956), Judith Richards (1960), Patricia Lyn Squires (1961), Pamela Lee Sands (1963), Susan Pill (1965), Virginia Clift (1968), Crystal Hayes (2005), Kelly Best (2007)
Top 16 placements: Kristen Danyal (2012)
Carol Gist, the first Miss Michigan USA to win Miss USA in 1990.
Michigan's Kenya Summer Moore, Miss USA 1993.
Michigan's Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010.
MISS MICHIGAN TEEN USA®
1984 Michelle Downing
1985 Tracy Shaw
1986 Terri Turner
1987 Elena Hall
1988 Melissa Sinkevics
1989 Betsy Cox
1990 Erica Weber
1991 Lori Kay Hahnbomb
1992 WaLynda Lou Sipple
1993 Ashley Renai Whitt
1994 Melissa Jackson
1995 Kathleen McConnell
1996 Tamika Thomas
1997 Che’Vonne Burton
1998 Elizabeth Mathis
1999 Sarah Dusendang
2000 Kylie Lyn Rhew
2001 Chelsea Rudder
2002 Kyleen Krstich
2003 Alicia Jaros
2004 Yelena Crawford
2005 Catherine Laurion
2006 Raquel McClendon
2007 Caitlin Klugg
2008 Elizabeth Hawthorne
2010 Catherine McGhee
Maria Elizabeth Rendina
NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS, RUNNER-UP, AND WINNERS
First runners-up: Catherine Laurion (2005)
Second runners-up: Alicia Jaros (2003), Courtney Pizzimenti (2012)
Top 5: Sara Dusendang (1999)
Top 10: Tamika Thomas (1996)
Top 15: Raquel McClendon (2006), Kristen Danyal (2009), Iris Robare (2014)
have enjoyed a successful program over the past
few years and here are some testimonials of what
professionals, contestants and family members,
and titleholders have to say.
Listen to what some business professionals have to say . . .
offer each of the young ladies an opportunity
of growth and success in many areas. Thank
you. Our community is looking forward to
a long and strong relationship with you in
the years to come.
was a pleasure to again be a major sponsor
of the Pageants. The production is first
class all the way. Proctor Productions, LLC.
instills strong values in all of the young
women who participate. I am sure the girls
leave a much better person for entering.
you are aware, I attend many pageants every
year on behalf of our magazine . . . Let
me commend you on your first-rate production.
It was gratifying to see how much care was
taken throughout the even to ensure an outcome
of total fairness and impartiality for all
who participated. Lastly, thank you for your
total professionalism and boundless talent
to direct such a successful state pageant.
is a massive undertaking to put together
such a professional event, but Melissa Proctor
Pitchford does it with very high ethical
standards and class. People come from all
over the country to be involved.
behalf of the entire staff of the theater,
I sincerely thank you for bringing such a
first-class event to our venue. You and your
staff are a pleasure with which to work and
are professional in all aspects of the event
a volunteer during the event, my perspective
allows me to see the interaction of the leadership,
staff, judges, and contestants. Rarely have
I seen MORE commitment to integrity, fairness,
grace and class.
just wanted to take this opportunity to say
thank you for allowing me to be a part of
the Miss Michigan USA and Miss Ohio USA pageants.
Being in my business, I have seen many pageants,
but non have been quite as organized as these.
I can't imagine why any young lady wouldn't
want to be a part of something so fabulous.
year, having served as a judge for the pageant,
I have an even greater respect and admiration
for the effort that goes into making the
pageant the spectacular production that it
obviously has become.
prestige the pageant delivers has left an
indelible mark on our community. From community
leaders to those visiting our city, I have
heard nothing but high marks for the pageant.
I want to extend my thanks, appreciation,
and congratulations for a fine event.
just wanted to say thank you so much for
allowing me to be a part of the pageant.
I had the time of my life. Your show was
by far one of the best. I would love to be
a part of your organization for years to
and your organization are a class act. I
can see why you received the Director of
the Year award.
Listen to what contestants and their families say about the program . . .
of all, I just want to say . . . what a wonderful
production. This was my first year and I
was very impressed with every aspect of the
organization. You guys are doing a wonderful
you for running a beautiful and professional
pageant! It was everything we expected and
more. What a learning experience for my daughter!!
would like to take a moment to thank all
of the staff for helping all of us girls
the pageant weekend. Thank you for all of
the time and effort you put into making the
pageant happen. I had the time of my life!
wanted to thank you for the opportunity I
had to be in the pageant. It was the first
pageant I have done, and it was a truly wonderful
learning experience. I learned a lot about
myself while preparing for the pageant, and
also about what I want to do now for the
you so much for all of your hard work in
directing the pageants. I know it must be
a tough job keeping so many women organized,
together and scheduled! Every moment was
filled with excitement, challenge and fun
know it takes a great deal of time, effort
and expertise to organize the pageants. You
do a marvelous job. The event is professionally
executed and wonderfully entertaining.
wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful
weekend. It will be an experience that we
will always remember. The production was
unbelievable. I thought we were at the Miss
just wanted to say that this was our second
year at state and it was an absolutely fantastic
show! I couldn't believe how beautiful the
stage looked, especially with all the girls
on it! Hats off to you and your crew for
a job well done.
special thank you to all the chaperones and
volunteers. I know they worked very hard
and I was grateful for all of their help
and support. I learned a lot about myself
and will use that in the future! Thank you
for this opportunity . . . I can't wait to
come back next year!
have been to quite a few Miss USA preliminaries
in other states. None of them have even come
close to being as well run or as professional
as yours. Kent and Felicia are fantastic
and together you all made my first pageant
experience the best it could be.
would have NEVER in a million years thought
that I would be up on a stage in front of
people in my swimsuit. When I got out on
that stage after practicing with everyone,
I realized that I did have confidence and
I'm so happy that you guys at the pageant
helped me to find it. I just wanted to thank
you for that.
Here is what some past titleholders have to say . . .
just wanted to take some time to thank you
and tell you how much I appreciate everything
that you do and have done for me. You're
the best! I can't imagine what I would do
you over and over for your warm hearts. I
always felt truly welcome in your presence
or home. You helped make this past year one
I'll never forget.
you so much for your hospitality and generosity.
I couldn't ask for a more caring State Director.
can't even begin to thank you for everything!
This year has been so incredible, and I had
so many memories that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for all the time and dedication
you put into this program and into me. I
will miss you and love you very much!
am so glad to have this experience and to
have met you and gained so many new friends.
had so much fun at Miss USA! Thank you for
all the preparation and for being the best
director, but also a friend. I'm so glad
God brought you into my life and I'm looking
forward to a great rest of the year.
am so excited to see what the future holds,
but no matter what, I will walk away with
a new friend!
do I begin? Thank you for everything. Thank
you for being the greatest director as well
as a friend. You have done more for my life
than you'll ever know.
you for producing such a well organized pageant.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my reign.
you so much for all of your love. I couldn't
be happier with my year. It's more than I
ever dreamed it could be. I will miss being
your queen and daughter.
you for believing in me. Out of all of the
incredible things that you do, that has meant
the most. Every woman who has the opportunity
to become your titleholder will be forever
changed for the better because of it. Thank
have shared so many meaningful words of advice
that have helped me keep my head held high
- no matter what the outcome of an event.
Your love and support and generosity have
been greatly appreciated. Thanks again for