Miss Connecticut USA
Formation1952
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersHartford, Connecticut
Membership
Miss USA
Official language
English
Key people
Barbara Ewald
WebsiteOfficial website

Miss Connecticut USA is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Connecticut in the Miss USA pageant, and the name of the title held by its winner. The pageant is directed by Ewald Productions.

Connecticut's most successful placement was in 2013, when Erin Brady was crowned Miss USA. Connecticut's most recent placement was in 2016, when Tiffany Teixeira placed in the Top 10.

The current titleholder is Cynthia Dias of Wolcott, Connecticut and was crowned on April 10, 2022 at Windsor, Connecticut. Dias will represent Connecticut at Miss USA 2022.

Gallery of titleholders

Results summary

Connecticut holds a record of 11 placements at Miss USA.

Winners

Color key
Year Name Hometown Age[a] Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2022 Cynthia Dias Wolcott 22 To be determined
2021 Amanda Torchia Middlebury 25
2020 Chelsea Demby Farmington 23
2019 Acacia Courtney Hamden 26
2018 Jamie Hughes Stamford 27
2017 Olga Litvinenko Greenwich 27
2016 Tiffany Teixeira Bridgeport 24 Top 10
2015 Ashley Golebiewski Berlin 21
2014 Desirée Pérez[4] Greenwich 26
2013 Erin Brady East Hampton 26 Miss USA 2013
2012 Marie-Lynn Piscitelli North Haven 26
2011 Regina Turner[5] Old Saybrook 21
2010 Ashley Bickford Torrington 24
2009 Monica Pietrzak Manchester 25 Top 15
2008 Jacqueline Honulik Fairfield 21
2007 Melanie Mudry New Hartford 26
2006 Jeannine Phillips Lisbon 22
2005 Melissa Mandak Hamden 26
2004 Sheila Wiatr Rocky Hill 24
2003 Michelle LaFrance Orange 24
2002 Alita Dawson Hamden 22 4th Runner-Up
2001 Amy Vanderoef Bristol 26
2000 Sallie Toussaint Hartford 25
1999 Christina Damico Hartford
1998 Kristina Hughes Pawcatuck
1997 Christine Pavone Shelton 23
1996 Wanda Gonzalez Hartford 24
1995 Traci Bryant New Haven
1994 Mistrella Egan Danbury
1993 Alison Benusis Ridgefield
1992 Catherine Sanchez Hartford
1991 Valorie Abate Hartford
1990 Allison Barbeau-Diorio Hartford
1989 Lisa Vendetti South Windsor
1988 Cathy Galasso Hamden
1987 Jolene Foy Clinton
1986 Jennifer Benusis Ridgefield
1985 Adrianne Hazelwood Hamden 18
1984 Lynne Scalo Bridgeport
1983 Mary Seleman Swansea
1982 Maureen Szekeres Shelton
1981 Kelly Thompson Monroe
1980 Kristine Wilson Farmington
1979 Mary Beth Lombardi Vernon
1978 Martha Szabo Hartford
1977 Sue Crone Meriden
1976 Roslyn Ralph[6] Waterbury 23
1975 Michele Menegay Hartford
1974 Valerie Cappello Hartford
1973 Wendy Vecchiarino Hartford
1972 Diane Stevens Hartford
1971 Diane Turetzky[7] Waterford 18
1970 Patricia Matthews Farmington
1969 Elizabeth Wanderman Hartford Top 15
1968 Janice Shilinsky Hartford Top 15
1967 Linda Drew
1966 Pat Denne West Hartford 1st Runner-Up
1965 Elizabeth Matusko Hartford
1964 Patricia Powell Hartford
1963 Gail Dinan Hartford
1962 Diane Zabicki Middletown 1st Runner-Up
1961 Florence Mayette Hartford Top 15
1960 Joyce Trautwig Hartford Top 15
1959 Jayne Burghardt Hartford
1958 Dorothy Dillen Hartford
1957 Rosemary Galliotti Hartford
1956 Dorothy Bailey Hartford
1955 Jane Bartolotta Hartford
1954 Andrea Todd Hartford Top 21
1953 Beverlee Burlant Hartford
1952 Jo Kuhlmann Hartford

Notes

  1. ^ Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant

References

  1. ^ Wickett, Shana (July 12, 2009). "Pageant winner believes classroom more important than stag". New Haven Register.
  2. ^ Smith, Steve (July 10, 2014). "Miss Connecticut 2014 crowned". Hartford Courant.
  3. ^ "Miss Hamden crowned Miss Connecticut at Garde Arts Center in New London". www.theday.com. July 1, 2014.
  4. ^ Eve Sullivan (November 17, 2013). "Greenwich woman wins Miss Connecticut title". greenwichtime.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  5. ^ Corica, Susan (2010-12-06). "Dreams, poise and passion carry pageant contestants: winners named". New Britain Herald.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "The Winner". The Day. 1975-12-29.
  7. ^ Soderberg, Norm (1971-04-30). "Miss Connecticut is Waterford Girl". The Day.