Miss America Pageant

Which state has produced the most Miss America contest winners?

192021

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01/18/2011

Miss America Winners

California, Oklahoma, and Ohio are tied with the most wins by state at six each

(FYI- Miss America should not be confused with Miss USA..which is a different pageant and boasts Texas as the most successful state in pageant wins)

WINNERS OF MISS AMERICA

1921 Margaret Gorman Washington, D.C.

1922 Mary Campbell Columbus, Ohio

1923 Mary Campbell Columbus, Ohio

1924 Ruth Malcomson Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1925 Fay Lanphier Oakland, California

1926 Norma Smallwood Tulsa, Oklahoma

1927 Lois Delaner Joliet, Illinois

1932 Dorothy Hann Camden, New Jersey

1933 Marian Bergeron West Haven, Connecticut

1935 Henrietta Leaver Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1936 Rose Coyle Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1937 Bette Cooper Bertrand Island, New Jersey

1938 Marilyn Meseke Marion, Ohio

1939 Patricia Donnelly Detroit, Michigan

1940 Frances Marie Burke Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1941 Rosemary LaPlanche Los Angeles, California

1942 Jo-Carroll Dennison Tyler, Texas

1943 Jean Bartel Los Angeles, California

1944 Venus Ramey Washington, D.C.

1945 Bess Myerson New York, New York

1946 Marilyn Buferd Los Angeles, California

1947 Barbara Jo Walker Memphis, Tennessee

1948 BeBe Shopp Hopkins, Minnesota

1949 Jacque Mercer Litchfield Park, Arizona

1951 Yolande Betbeze Mobile, Alabama

1952 Colleen Kay Hutchins Salt Lake City, Utah

1953 Neva Jane Langley Macon, Georgia

1954 Evelyn Margaret Ay Ephrata, Pennsylvania

1955 Lee Meriwether San Francisco, California

1956 Sharon Ritchie Denver, Colorado

1957 Marian McKnight Manning, South Carolina

1958 Marilyn Van Derbur Denver, Colorado

1959 Mary Ann Mobley Brandon, Mississippi

1960 Lynda Lee Mead Natchez, Mississippi

1961 Nancy Fleming Montague, Michigan

1962 Maria Fletcher Asheville, North Carolina

1963 Jacquelyn Mayer Sandusky, Ohio

1964 Donna Axum El Dorado, Arkansas

1965 Vonda Kay Van Dyke Phoenix, Arizona

1966 Deborah Irene Bryant Overland Park, Kansas

1967 Jane Anne Jayroe Laverne, Oklahoma

1968 Debra Dene Barnes Moran, Kansas

1969 Judith Anne Ford Belvidere, Illinois

1970 Pamela Anne Eldred Birmingham, Michigan

1971 Phyllis Ann George Denton, Texas

1972 Laurie Lea Schaefer Columbus, Ohio

1973 Terry Anne Meeuwsen De Pere, Wisconsin

1974 Rebecca Ann King Denver, Colorado

1975 Shirley Cothran Fort Worth, Texas

1976 Tawny Elaine Godin Yonkers, New York

1977 Dorothy Kathleen Benham Edina, Minnesota

1978 Susan Perkins Columbus, Ohio

1979 Kylene Barker Galax, Virginia

1980 Cheryl Prewitt Ackerman, Mississippi

1981 Susan Powell Elk City, Oklahoma

1982 Elizabeth Ward Russellville, Arkansas

1983 Debra Maffett Anaheim, California

1984 Vanessa Williams Millwood, New York Suzette Charles Mays Landing, New Jersey

1985 Sharlene Wells Salt Lake City, Utah

1986 Susan Akin Meridian, Mississippi

1987 Kellye Cash Memphis, Tennessee

1988 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko Monroe, Michigan

1989 Gretchen Carlson Anoka, Minnesota

1990 Debbye Turner Mexico, Missouri

1991 Marjorie Judith Vincent Oak Park, Illinois

1992 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp Kona, Hawaii

1993 Leanza Cornett Jacksonville, Florida

1994 Kimberly Clarice Aiken Columbia, South Carolina

1995 Heather Whitestone Birmingham, Alabama

1996 Shawntel Smith Muldrow, Oklahoma

1997 Tara Dawn Holland Overland Park, Kansas

1998 Katherine Shindle Evanston, Illinois

1999 Nicole Johnson Roanoke, Virginia

2000 Heather French Augusta, Kentucky

2001 Angela Perez Baraquio Honolulu, Hawaii

2002 Katie Harman Gresham, Oregon

2003 Erika Harold Urbana, Illinois

2004 Ericka Dunlap Orlando, Florida

2005 Deidre Downs Birmingham, Alabama

2006 Jennifer Berry Tulsa, Oklahoma

2007 Lauren Nelson Lawton, Oklahoma