Miss Maine USA
Formation1952
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersPortland
Location
Membership
Miss USA
Official language
English
Key people
Laurie Clemente
Anthony Clemente
WebsiteOfficial website

The Miss Maine USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Maine in the Miss USA pageant. The pageant is directed by The Clemente Organization based in Malden, Massachusetts.

Maine has placed nine times at Miss USA. In 2006, Katee Stearns made the semi-finals, becoming the fifth woman from Maine and the first since 1977 to make the cut. In 2010, Katie Whittier became the first delegate from Maine to reach the top five, finishing 4th runner up. In 2011, Ashley Marble became Maine's first consecutive placement.

Three Miss Maine USAs were former Miss Maine Teen USA titleholders, who competed at Miss Teen USA. One also competed at Miss America.

Elizabeth Kervin of Winterport was crowned Miss Maine USA 2022 on March 20, 2022 at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks in Portland. She will represent Maine for the title of Miss USA 2022.

Gallery of titleholders

Results summary

Placements

Maine holds a record of 9 placements at Miss USA.

Winners

Color key
Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2022 Elizabeth Kervin Winterport 20 To be determined
2021 VeronicaIris Bates Portland 21
2020 Julia Van Steenberghe Old Town 21 Longest reigning Miss Maine USA (1 year, 7 months and 10 days)
2019 Lexie Elston Windham 23
  • Later Miss Maine Earth USA 2021
2018 Marina Gray Trenton 23 Top 10
2017 Brooke Harris Lee 25
2016 Marisa Butler Standish 21
2015 Heather Elwell West Bath 26 Placed first runner-up at Miss Maine-USA in 2012, 2013, and 2014 before winning the title in 2015. Competed at Miss Florida-USA in 2008 and 2009.
2014 Samantha Dahlborg Gorham 19
2013 Ali Clair [1] South China 23
2012 Rani Williamson Portland 25 Top 16
2011 Ashley Marble Topsfield 27 Top 8[2]
  • Originally first runner-up, assumed the title after Emily Johnson's resignation and competed in Miss USA[3]
  • Previously Miss Maine Teen USA 2000, Marble is the longest tenured return to nationals as Ashley won her teen title 11 years ago
Emily Johnson South Portland 22 Did not compete Resigned on April 17, 2011 so she could attend her sister's wedding on the date of the Miss USA pageant.
2010 Katie Whittier New Gloucester 26 4th runner-up[4]
2009 Ashley Underwood[5] Benton 24 Contestant on Survivor: Redemption Island[6]
2008 Kaetlin Parent[7] Van Buren 20 Previously Miss Maine Teen USA 2005[7]
2007 Erin Good[citation needed] Fairfield 22 Dr. Good received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in May 2012
2006 Katee Stearns[8] Orono 19 Top 15[9] Previously Maine's Junior Miss 2004
2005 Erica Commeau[10] Brewer 20
2004 Mackenzie Davis Hallowell 24 Past director of the Miss Maine USA and Miss Maine Teen USA pageants.
2003 Lacey Hutchinson Biddeford 23
2002 Su-Ying Leung[11] Oakland
2001 Melissa Bard Winslow
2000 Jennifer Hunt Rumford Previously Miss Maine Teen USA 1994
1999 Heather Coutts Portland Later Mrs. Maine America 2006 under her married name, Heather Clark.
1998 Kathy Morse Standish
1997 Stephanie Worcester[12] Winthrop 20
1996 Julann Vadnais Biddeford 23
1995 Kerri Malinowski[13] Pittston Previously Miss Maine Teen USA 1991
1994 Colleen Brink Gorham
1993 Jodi Cutting Waterville
1992 Linda Kiene Scarborough Previously Miss Maine Teen USA 1986
1991 Melissa Oliver South Portland
1990 Leigh Bubar Sanford
1989 Kirsten Blakemore Brunswick
1988 Suzanne Grenier Scarborough
1987 Ginger Kilgore South Portland
1986 Annie Lewis Portland
1985 Tracie Samara Portland
1984 Vickie Lynn Gay[14] Oxford
1983 Rosemarie Hemond Minot
1982 Theresa Cloutier South Portland
1981 Judy Lynn Footer[15] Bath
1980 Victoria Elias[16] Benton
1979 Valerie Crooker Brunswick Later Miss Maine 1980
1978 Catherine Ursula Ledue Portland
1977 Tina Brown[17] Portland 21 Top 12
1976 Dawn St. Clair Waterville
1975 Denise Hill Orono
1974 Rebecca Titcomb[18] Houlton 19
1973 Carlene Quimby Auburn
1972 Cynthia Luce Sugarloaf Mountain
1971 Ruth McCleery Farmington
1970 Margaret McAleer Waterville 20 Top 15 Represented Maine in Miss World USA 1970
1969 Elaine Bolduce Winslow
1968 Cheryl Campbell Skowhegan
1967 Marlo Williams Bangor
1966 Susan Bartash Rumford
1965 Georgia Wilson Portland
1964 Corneille "Connie" Edwards Mechanic Falls
1963 Laurel Barker Portland
1962 Karen J. Henderson South Portland
1961 Barbara Dyer Dexter
1960 Terry Tripp Lewiston
1959 Carolyn Komant Kittery 18 Top 15
1958 Karen Hanson Cumberland Center
1957 Roberta Aymie Jackman
1956 Did Not Compete
1955 Did Not Compete
1954 Did Not Compete
1953 Jackie Lee Cape Neddick 22 Top 20
1952 Jean Marie Lemire* Old Town

1 Ages at the time of the crowning

References

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  4. ^ "Miss Maine makes Top 5 in 2nd pageant". Boston Globe. 2010-05-19.
  5. ^ "Black Bear wins Miss Maine USA". Sun Journal. 2 December 2008.
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  12. ^ "Miss Maine USA will compete on national show". Sun Journal. 28 January 1997.
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  15. ^ "Miss Maine USA Crowned". The Lewiston Daily Sun. 2 February 1981.
  16. ^ "Benton Girl Miss Maine; Minot Girl Places 4th". The Lewiston Daily Sun. 15 April 1980.
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