Miss Arizona USA
Formation1952
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersPhoenix, Arizona
Membership
Miss USA
Official language
English
Key people
Britt Powell Boyse
(Executive Director)
WebsiteOfficial website

Miss Arizona USA is the beauty pageant that selects the representative for the state of Arizona in the Miss USA pageant, and the name of the title held by its winner. The pageant is directed by Casting Crown Productions.[1]

Arizona's most successful placements were in 1965 and 1980, when Jane Nelson and Jineane Ford, respectively, placed as the first runner-up. Ford later became Miss USA 1980 after the original winner Shawn Weatherly was crowned Miss Universe 1980. Arizona's most recent placement was in 2016, when Chelsea Myers placed in the Top 15.

The longest reigning titleholder was Yesenia Vidales in 2020 at 1 year, 6 months and 5 days, while Cassidy Jo Jacks was the shortest reigning titleholder in 2021 ended her reign at 10 months and 19 days.

The current Miss Arizona USA is Isabel Ticlo of Phoenix and was crowned in Gilbert on May 30, 2022. Ticlo will represent Arizona at Miss USA 2022.

Gallery of titleholders

Results summary

Placements in Miss USA

Arizona holds a record of 26 placements at Miss USA.

Awards

Winners

Color key
Year Name Hometown Age[b] Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2022 Isabel Ticlo Phoenix 28 TBA TBA
2021 Cassidy Jo Jacks Mesa 26
2020 Yesenia Vidales Phoenix 23
2019 Savannah Wix Paradise Valley 22
2018 Nicole Smith Phoenix 24
2017 Tommy Lynn Calhoun[3] Tucson 26
2016 Chelsea Myers Chandler 20 Top 15
2015 Maureen Montagne Tempe 21 Top 15 First Asian American Miss Arizona USA
2014 Jordan Wessel Phoenix 20 Top 20
2013 Rachel Massie Glendale 19
2012 Erika Lane Frantzve Scottsdale 23
2011 Brittany Brannon Paradise Valley 22 Top 16 Miss Photogenic
2010 Brittany Bell Chandler 22
2009 Alicia-Monique Blanco[4] Phoenix 22 2nd Runner-Up
2008 Kimberly Joiner[5][1] Gilbert[1] 22[1]
2007 Courtney Barnas Mesa 19
2006 Brenna Sakas Chandler 21 Top 15
2005 Mariana Loya Gilbert 26
2004 Danielle Demski[6] Chandler 22 Top 15
2003 Nafeesa DeFlorias Phoenix 26
2002 Jennifer Lenz Mesa 25
2001 Tasha Dixon Phoenix 19
2000 Heather Keckler Scottsdale 26
1999 Cara Jackson[7] Chandler[7] 25 Miss Congeniality[7]
1998 Stacey Kole Tempe 24 Top 10
1997 Jessica Nicely Gilbert
1996 Christina Novak Tempe
1995 Shara Riggs Oro Valley
1994 Jennifer Tisdale Mesa
1993 Apryl Hettich Scottsdale
1992 Dannis Shephard Mesa Top 11
1991 Maricarroll Verlinde Tempe Top 11 Best State Costume
1990 Lezlie Leonard Tempe
1989 LeeAnne Locken Apache Junction Top 10
1988 Kris Keim[9] Scottsdale 22
1987 Diane Martin Phoenix 24 2nd Runner-Up
1986 Jodi Armstrong Phoenix
1985 Michelle Ducote Tempe 20 Top 10 Best State Costume
1984 Daria Sparling[10] Tucson 19 Best State Costume[11]
1983 Sindy Hedden[12] Tucson[12] 23[12]
1982 Lori Hakola Tucson
1981 Cassie Hill Phoenix Top 12
1980 Jineane Ford Gilbert 20 1st Runner-Up Miss Photogenic
1979 Ana Rupert Scottsdale Top 12
1978 Jacque Crutchfield Phoenix
1977 Toni Abranovic Scottsdale Top 12
1976 Curvey Walters Phoenix
1975 Sanna Osgood Scottsdale
1974 Carlys Peterson Phoenix Top 12
1973 Sherry Nix Phoenix 3rd Runner-Up
1972 Marcia Banks Tempe
1971 Susanne Pottenger Tempe 2nd Runner-Up
1970 Alicia Lein Mesa
1969 Ruth Hayes Tempe 3rd Runner-Up
1968 Shirley Sprague Avondale
1967 Judianne Magnusson Mesa Top 15
1966 Roxanne Neeley Oro Valley Top 15
1965 Jane Nelson Mesa 1st Runner-Up
1964 Diane Reutter Phoenix
1963 Diane McGarry Mesa Top 15
1962 Jerri Michaelson Paradise Valley Top 15
1961 Shyrle Owens Ortiz Avondale
1960 Virginia Crook Mesa
1959 Patricia Varga Mesa
1958 Shirlee Fox Avondale
1956 Maija Bertulson Tucson
1955 Patti Marks Phoenix
1954 Bonnie Johnson Glendale
1953 Eleanor Ruth Cross Chandler
1952 Charlene Hendricks Tempe

Notes

  1. ^ Ford originally placed as the first runner-up at Miss USA 1980, but inherited the crown after the original winner Shawn Weatherly was crowned Miss Universe 1980. The two titles cannot be held simultaneously.
  2. ^ Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant

References

  1. ^ a b c d Gersema, Emily (2008-03-31). "Miss Arizona USA confident – Gilbert beauty says she'll win Vegas pageant". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  2. ^ "Savannah Wix – Pageant Planet". www.pageantplanet.com. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  3. ^ Willett, Johanna (2016-11-20). "Think you know the typical beauty queen? Tucson's Miss Arizona USA will make you think again". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  4. ^ Sparks, Colleen (2008-12-10). "2 pageant winners share bond". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  5. ^ Guyette, Trevor (2007-11-04). "Gilbert teacher will compete for Miss USA". East Valley Tribune. Archived from the original on 2007-06-24.
  6. ^ a b Carroll, Doug (2004-01-03). "Broadcast beauty goes for top". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  7. ^ a b c d Beard, Betty (1999-08-28). "Beauty, talent radiate from city". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  8. ^ "LeeAnne Locken exiting 'Actual Housewives of Dallas' to focus on philanthropy". 10 October 2020.
  9. ^ "It Wasn't All Hearts, Flowers being Miss Arizona-USA". Mohave Daily Miner. 1988-03-29.
  10. ^ "Tucsonan named Miss Arizona-USA". The Courier. 1984-03-19.
  11. ^ "Miss Arizona flies off with costume win". Lakeland Ledger. 1984-05-06.
  12. ^ a b c Williams, Steve (1983-04-04). "Miss USA seeker has no qualms". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 2018-07-11.