Miss Georgia USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss USA
Official language
Key people
Kim Greenwood, State Pageant Director
WebsiteOfficial website
Brittany Swann, Miss Georgia USA 2007, at the Peach Bowl

The Miss Georgia USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Georgia in the Miss USA pageant. This pageant is directed Greenwood Productions under the ownership of Miss Tennessee USA 1989 Kim Greenwood and it is hosted in McDonough, Georgia.[1]

Georgia has had a fair success at Miss USA, and has yet to win the title. The best placement was Erin Nance, who placed 1st runner-up in 1993, and many 2nd and 4th runner-ups. The most recent placement was Alyssa Beasley in 2020, placing Top 16.

Four former Miss Georgia Teen USAs went on to win this competition, but only three titleholders has previously competed at Miss America. One represented Connecticut.

The current Miss Georgia USA is Rachel Russaw of Atlanta who was crowned on November 19, 2022 at Henry County Performing Arts Center in McDonough.

Results summary

Georgia holds a record of 26 placements at Miss USA.



Color key
Year Name Hometown Age Local title Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2023 Rachel Russaw Atlanta 24 Miss GA South
2022 Holly Haynes Sugar Hill 26 Miss Coastal GA Shortest reigning Miss Georgia USA at 8 months and 24 days
2021 Cora Griffen Columbus 24 Miss GA South
2020 Alyssa Beasley Brunswick 22 Miss GA South Top 16
2019 Katerina Rozmajzl Atlanta 21 Miss Fulton Co.
2018 Marianny Egurrola Buford[4] 25 Miss Heart of Gwinnett Top 10
  • Born in Colombia
  • Niece of Miss Colombia 1988 María Teresa Egurrola[5]
  • Later Miss Intercontinental USA 2018 and top 20 at Miss Intercontinental 2018
2017 DeAnna Johnson Hazlehurst 20 Miss Central East GA Contestant on season 8 of The Voice
2016 Emanii Davis[6][7] Griffin 22 Miss Spalding Co. 2nd Runner-Up[6]
2015 Brooke Fletcher[8] Peachtree City 23 Miss Peachtree City
2014 Tiana Griggs[9] Monticello 26 Miss Monticello 2nd Runner-Up
2013 Brittany Sharp Atlanta 22 Miss Central Atlanta
2012 Jasmyn "Jazz" Wilkins Atlanta 22 Miss Johns Creek 4th Runner-Up Daughter of Gerald Wilkins, niece of Dominique Wilkins, and sister of Damien Wilkins.
2011 Kaylin Reque[10] Suwanee 22 Miss Suwanee Top 16 Atlanta Thrashers' Blue Crew member
2010 Cassady Lance Savannah 25 Miss Coastal Georgia
2009 Kimberly Gittings Lilburn 20 Miss Greater Lilburn Top 15
2008 Amanda Kozak[11] Warner Robins 23 Miss Warner Robins
2007 Brittany Swann Tyrone 23 Miss Peachtree City
2006 Lisa Wilson Rome 26 Miss Rome 2nd Runner-Up Contestant on season 3 of American Idol, finished as semifinalist
2005 Tanisha Brito Dunwoody 24
2004 Caroline Medley Suwanee 26 Top 10
2003 Erin Haney Atlanta 21
2002 Heather Hogan Duluth 21
2001 Tiffany Fallon Duluth 26 2nd Runner-Up Playboy Playmate of the Year for 2005, contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice.
2000 Patti Dunn Duluth 24 Top 5
1999 Meredith Young 25
1998 Edlyn Lewis 24
1997 Denesha Reed McDonough 22
1996 Jenny Craig
  • Later Mrs. Texas America 2004 and Mrs. Photogenic at the Mrs. America 2004 pageant under her married name, Jennifer Palmieri.[12]
1995 Paulette Schier Atlanta 23
  • Winner of Miss Oktoberfest 1995, Miss Teen All American 1990
1994 Andrea Moore Atlanta
1993 Erin Nance Calhoun 21 1st Runner-Up
  • Previously Miss Georgia Teen USA 1988, 2nd runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 1994, Miss Teen All American 1991
1992 Jennifer Prodgers Atlanta 23 Top 6 1st runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 1992
1991 Tamara Rhoads Marietta 23
1990 Brenda Leithleiter 22 Top 6 Miss Flower Queen 1990
1989 Michele Nemeth Lilburn 24 4th Runner-Up 1st Runner-Up at Miss Oktoberfest 1989, was USA representative in Miss Maja International 1984 but did not place. Daughter of Miss Maryland USA 1959
1988 Donna Rampy Atlanta 24 2nd Runner-Up Semi-finalist in Miss Asia Pacific Quest 1988 as Miss USA
1987 Sophia Bowen Marietta 21 4th Runner-Up Miss Photogenic
1986 Tami Tesh Hephzibah 21 2nd Runner-Up 2nd Runner-Up at Miss Oktoberfest 1986
1985 Amanda Smith Smyrna
1984 Jayne Poteet Norcross Miss Oktoberfest 1987
1983 Dotsy Timm Augusta Top 12
1982 Kelly Blackston Savannah
1981 Lisa Condre Atlanta Top 12
1980 April Reid Augusta Future Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White placed 4th runner-up in this pageant
1979 Debbie Freeman Morrow
1978 Larinda Matthews Marietta
1977 Linda Kerr Alpharetta Top 12
1976 Liz Wickersham Atlanta Top 12 Miss Photogenic
1975 Diana Goodman Forest Park
1974 Vicki Ross Warner Robins
1973 Melanie Chapman Atlanta
1972 Kaye Ayers Atlanta
1971 Jenny Andrews Atlanta
1970 Cherie Stephens Atlanta 4th Runner-Up
1969 Judy Lyons
1968 Midge Ivie
1967 Jane Lineberger
1966 Flora Goddard
1965 Judy Simpson
1964 Lynda Tatum
1963 Brenda Seagraves
1962 Genelda Odum Odum Competed in the 1963 Miss Dixie Pageant
1961 Patsy Giddens
1960 Cecilia Upton Rockmart
1959 Dorothy Taylor 3rd Runner-Up
1958 Diane Austin 4th Runner-Up
1957 Ruth Lycan
1956 Mary Ruff
1955 Carolann Conno 4th Runner-Up
1953-54 No representative
1952 Betty Jane Wood Successor to Rosemarie Bowe
Rosemarie Bowe did not compete Resigned

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant


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