Miss USA 1993
DateFebruary 19, 1993
VenueCentury II Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas
BroadcasterCBS, KWCH-TV
WinnerKenya Moore
Michigan Michigan
CongenialityStacey Blaine
Massachusetts Massachusetts
PhotogenicKelly Hu
Hawaii Hawaii
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Miss USA 1993 was the 42nd Miss USA pageant, televised live from the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on February 19, 1993. At the conclusion of the final competition, Kenya Moore of Michigan was crowned by outgoing titleholder Shannon Marketic of California. Moore became the second Miss USA titleholder from Michigan and the second African-American winner ever. The pageant was held in Wichita, Kansas, for the fourth and last consecutive year, and was hosted by Dick Clark for the final time, with color commentary by Leeza Gibbons (also for the final time) and Courtney Gibbs, Miss USA 1988.

This was also the last time the State Costume competition took place and would not return until twenty-eight years later in 2021, under a different organization.


The Miss USA 1993 delegates were :

State Candidate Age Hometown Regional Group [1]
Alabama Alabama Toni Johnson 22 Montgomery South
Alaska Alaska Teresa Gates 23 Anchorage Northwest
Arizona Arizona Apryl Hettich Scottsdale Southwest
Arkansas Arkansas Kati Fish Hot Springs South
California California Jane Olvera[2] 23 Fresno Southwest
Colorado Colorado Janna Durbin 21 Golden Southwest
Connecticut Connecticut Alison Benusis Ridgefield Northeast
Delaware Delaware Annmarie Correll Hockessin Northeast
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Alena Neves Washington, DC Northeast
Florida Florida Shakeela Gajadha Coral Gables South
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Erin Nance 21 Calhoun South
Hawaii Hawaii Kelly Ann Hu 24 Honolulu Southwest
Idaho Idaho Natalie Nukaya Idaho Falls Northwest
Illinois Illinois Susie Park 25 Chicago Midwest
Indiana Indiana Lisa Higgins South Bend Midwest
Iowa Iowa Jan Hoyer Fort Madison Midwest
Kansas Kansas Tavia Shackles 21 Shawnee Midwest
Kentucky Kentucky Karen Gibson Kevil South
Louisiana Louisiana Jennifer Mitchell[3] Leesville South
Maine Maine Jody Cutting Waterville Northeast
Maryland Maryland Mary Ann Cimino 20 Baltimore Northeast
Massachusetts Massachusetts Stacey Blaine[4] Bellingham Northeast
Michigan Michigan Kenya Summer Moore 22 Detroit Midwest
Minnesota Minnesota Kristi Hennecks[5] Anoka Midwest
Mississippi Mississippi Sherry Bowles Lambert South
Missouri Missouri Stephanie Nunn 20 Marshfield Midwest
Montana Montana Kristen Anderson 24 Columbia Falls Northwest
Nebraska Nebraska Tish Gade Lincoln Midwest
Nevada Nevada Alexis Oliver[6] Las Vegas Southwest
New Hampshire New Hampshire Heidi Cambra 25 Hampstead Northeast
New Jersey New Jersey Amy Fissel 25 Ocean City Northeast
New Mexico New Mexico Daniela Johnson 22 Albuquerque Southwest
New York (state) New York Wendy Marie Mock 21 Levittown Northeast
North Carolina North Carolina Christa Tyson Monroe South
North Dakota North Dakota Jennifer Seminary 24 Fargo Midwest
Ohio Ohio Andrea Pacione North Royalton Midwest
Oklahoma Oklahoma Brenda Caudle Oklahoma City South
Oregon Oregon Dawn Kennedy[7] Lake Oswego Northwest
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Kimmarie Johnson Pittsburgh Northeast
Rhode Island Rhode Island Juli Roach Wakefield Northeast
South Carolina South Carolina Kelli Gosnell 22 Pacolet South
South Dakota South Dakota Kara Rovere 22 Sturgis Midwest
Tennessee Tennessee Camila 'Cammy' Gregory † 25 Paris South
Texas Texas Angie Sisk[8] 26 Houston Southwest
Utah Utah Natalie Pyper 24 Salt Lake City Southwest
Vermont Vermont Jodi Sicely Burlington Northeast
Virginia Virginia Stephanie Satterfield[9] 19 Virginia Beach South
Washington (state) Washington Kandi Fletcher Longview Northwest
West Virginia West Virginia Jennifer Johnson Huntington South
Wisconsin Wisconsin Heather Hanson 20 Madison/Cascade Midwest
Wyoming Wyoming Leissann Marie Stolz Cheyenne Northwest

State notes


  1. ^ The groups in the table are based on the parade of states segment in the show.
  2. ^ "Fresno entrant named Miss California USA". The Press-Enterprise. 1992-10-25.
  3. ^ "LSU student to be part of pageant". The Baton Rouge Advocate. 1993-02-19.
  4. ^ McDonald, Carol (1992-11-30). "6th time a winner for pageant contestant". Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
  5. ^ Freeborn, Dan (1992-11-19). "She's got her cap set for an education // `No. 1 priority is school,' says Miss Minnesota USA". Star-Tribune Newspaper of the Twin Cities Mpls.-St. Paul.
  6. ^ McCabe, George (1992-02-13). "Miss Nevada USA says her age may help in first big pageant". The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  7. ^ "Dawn Kennedy captures Miss Oregon USA title". Portland Oregonian. 1992-12-24.
  8. ^ Associated Press (1992-07-22). "Miss Texas USA named". Houston Chronicle.
  9. ^ "Stephanie Satterfield Miss Virginia USA". The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star. 1993-01-27.
  10. ^ "Kimberly Payne Greenwood named as Miss Tennessee USA Director". Business Wire. 1992-05-28.
  11. ^ For example, In that year Texas was in the southwest region, while in 1991, 1992 and according to the Census Bureau, Texas was in the south region, etc)