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Miss North Dakota USA
Formation1952
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersFargo
Location
Membership
Miss USA
Official language
English
Key people
Denise Wallace
Craig Heitkamp
WebsiteOfficial website

The Miss North Dakota USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of North Dakota in the Miss USA pageant. Since 2010, it is directed by Future Productions based in Savage, Minnesota.[1]

North Dakota's highest placements were in 2014 and 2021, when Audra Mari and Caitlyn Vogel, respectively, placed as the first runner-up. Both had formerly placed as the first runner-up in Miss Teen USA 2011 and Miss Teen USA 2019, respectively.

Three Miss North Dakota USA titleholders have competed at Miss America and seven have competed at Miss Teen USA.

SaNoah LaRocque of Belcourt was crowned Miss North Dakota USA 2022 on May 1, 2022, at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She will represent North Dakota for the title in Miss USA 2022.

Results summary

North Dakota holds a record of 5 placements at Miss USA.

Winners

Color key
Year Name Hometown Age[a] Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2022 SaNoah LaRocque Belcourt 25 To be determined
2021 Caitlyn Vogel Minot 21 1st runner-up
2020 Macy Christianson Minot 23
  • Previously Miss North Dakota 2016
  • Longest reigning Miss North Dakota USA at 1 year, 7 months and 4 days
2019 Samantha Redding Burlington 22
  • Older first cousin of Abigail Pogatshnik, Miss North Dakota USA 2018
  • Shortest reigning Miss North Dakota USA at 10 months and 17 days
2018 Abigail Pogatshnik Bismarck 19
2017 Raquel Wellentin Fargo 24 Born in the Philippines
2016 Halley Maas Grand Forks 22
2015 Molly Ketterling Elgin 20
2014 Audra Mari Fargo 19 1st runner-Up
2013 Stephanie Erickson[3] Fargo 23
2012 Jaci Stofferahn Fargo 22 Contestant at National Sweetheart 2009.
2011 Brandi Schoenberg[4] Mohall 26 Previously Miss North Dakota International 2007.
2010 Taylor Kearns Fargo 20 Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2007.
2009 Kelsey Erickson Grand Forks 22
2008 Stephanie Tollefson New Rockford 21 Replaced Bethany Nesheim on Dec 16, 2007 when she moved to another state.
2007 Rachel Mathson Thief River Falls 25
2006 Kimberly Krueger Fargo 21
2005 Chrissa Miller Bismarck 20
2004 Jennifer Smith Fargo 27 Contestant at National Sweetheart 1998.
2003 Samantha Mary Edwards Fargo 23 Found dead at her north-side Minneapolis, Minn. home on June 14, 2016, at age 37.
2002 Amy Elkins Riverdale 26 * Cousin of Nicci Elkins, Miss North Dakota Teen USA 1991
2001 Michelle Guthmiller Palermo 24
2000 Amie Hoffner Minot 18
1999 Shayna Bank Fargo 19
1998 Alison Nesemeier Casselton 24 Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 1994.
1997 Lauri Marie Gapp Fargo 25
1996 Juliette Spier Fargo 20 Top 6 Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 1992
1995 Jean Stallmo Fargo 23
1994 Amy Lantz Fargo 24
1993 Jennifer Seminary Fargo 24 Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 1988
1992 Camie Fladeland Fargo 21
1991 Mischelle Chistensen Fargo 20
1990 Kari Larson Fargo 24
1989 Carla Christofferson Tolna Previously placed fourth runner-up to Miss North Dakota 1987 and 1988, and won the swimsuit competition in 1987.[5]
1988 Kate Sevde Williston
1987 Shelley Gangness Fargo
1986 Beth Remmick Minot
1985 Regina Schatz Linton
1984 Suzanne Lewis Fargo
1983 Elizabeth Ann Jaeger Fargo 24 4th runner-up Later Miss North Dakota 1985
1982 Tammy Martinson Lansford
1981 Laurie Saarinen Jamestown Later Miss Minnesota 1982
1980 Kim Thompson Minot
1979 Renae Hermanson Crosby 25
1978 Theresa Olson Fargo 25
1977 Barbara Redlin Ellendale 24
1976 Linda Faye Paulson Bowman 22 Mother of Kirsten Norderhaug, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2010.
1975 Renae Saville Braddock 22
1974 Judith Waltz Langdon 19
1973 Barbara Lundeen Minot 19
1972 Gail Schmeichel Minot 27
1971 Joanne Engel Minot 23
1970 Nancy Jean Perry Minot 20
1969 Beckee Benz Harvey 18
1968 Jewel Christensen Fargo 24
1967 Jacqueline Linder Fargo 26
1966 Judy Ann Slayton[6] Fargo 26 3rd runner-up 3rd runner up at Miss American Beauty 1965, official preliminary to Miss International.
1965 Patricia Dodge Fargo 22
1964 DID NOT COMPETE
1963
1962
1961
1960 Twila Fleckton
1959 Patricia McGinley
1958 Diana Spidahl
1957 Anne-Marit Studness
1956 Mary Harroun
1955 Joan Smith
1954 Jane Hewitt
1953 Marilyn Caufield
1952 Gloria Rowe
  1. ^ Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant

References

  1. ^ "Future Productions, LLC State Directors". Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Minot's Caitlyn Vogel wins first runner up Miss Teen USA". KFYR-TV. May 1, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "Stephanie Erickson Crowned Miss North Dakota USA 2013". Beauty Pageant News. November 19, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "Global Miss Contest: Brandi Schoenberg Crowned as New Miss North Dakota USA 2011". Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2010-11-23.
  5. ^ Thomas A. Kvamme. "Former Lady Teton purchases WNBA Sparks". Williston Herald. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Pageant prayer answered, Miss USA gives thanks". The Baltimore Sun. May 23, 1966. Retrieved 19 November 2010. Judy Ann Slayton, of North Dakota, was third runner- up.