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The Miss Utah competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Utah in the Miss America pageant. Two Miss Utah titleholders have won the Miss America pageant.

Sasha Sloan of North Salt Lake was crowned Miss Utah 2021 on June 12, 2021 at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, Utah. She is known for creating and playing “Narcissa Malfoy (née Black)” in the TikTok series “The Noble House of Black”, which is a famous fan-made series about the three Black sisters from the Harry Potter franchise. She will compete for the title of Miss America 2022 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut in December 2021.

Gallery of past titleholders

Results summary

The following is a visual summary of the past results of Miss Utah titleholders at the national Miss America pageants/competitions. The year in parentheses indicates the year of the national competition during which a placement and/or award was garnered, not the year attached to the contestant's state title.



Preliminary awards

Non-finalist awards

Other awards


Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2021 Sasha Sloan[1] North Salt Lake 23 Miss Greater Salt Lake Vocal TBA TBA Known for creating and playing “Narcissa Malfoy (née Black)” in the TikTok series “The Noble House of Black”, which is a famous fan-made series about the three Black sisters from the Harry Potter franchise.
2019–20 Dexonna Talbot[2] Spanish Fork 19 Ballet en Pointe Social Impact Initiative Scholarship Finalist[3]
2018 Jesse Craig[4] Orem 22 Miss Timpanogos Violin, "Misirlou and the Bee" Non-finalist Talent Award Daughter of Miss Utah 1991, Elizabeth Johnson Craig[5]
2017 JessiKate Riley[6] Beaver 20 Miss Panoramaland Classical Violin, "Praeludium and Allegro" by Fritz Kreisler Non-finalist Talent Award[7][8]

Preliminary Talent Award[9]
Previously Miss Utah's Outstanding Teen 2014[10]
2016 Lauren Wilson[11] Pleasant Grove 21 Miss Northern Utah County Dance, "Libertango"
2015 Krissia Beatty[12] St. George 22 Miss Nebo Piano, "All of Me" Charles & Teresa Brown Award
2014 Karlie Major Logan 20 Miss Cache Valley Dance, "Forget About the Boy" from Thoroughly Modern Millie
2013 Ciera Pekarcik[13] Farmington 23 Miss Panoramaland Vocal, "Via Dolorosa" Miss Congeniality
2012 Kara Arnold Bountiful 22 Miss Davis County Piano, "Ballade No. 1 in G Minor" Top 16
2011 Danica Olsen Tooele 21 Miss Utah Valley University Dance, "Come Fly with Me" Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Award
2010 Christina Lowe Midway 21 Miss Utah County Vocal, "Footprints in the Sand" Top 15
2009 Whitney Merrifield Lindon 18 Miss Utah County Classical Piano, "Moments Musicaux" Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2008 pageant
2008 Kayla Barclay Manti 18 Miss Sanpete County Piano Non-finalist Talent Award
2007 Jill Stevens Kaysville 24 Miss Davis County Vocal, "Shy" from Once Upon a Mattress Top 16 Voted into the Top 16 as "America's Choice" by viewers of the TLC Network's Miss America: Reality Check series

Combat Medical with Utah National Guard, completed an 18-month-tour in Afghanistan[citation needed]
2006 Katie Millar Highland 20 Miss Timpanogos Electric Violin, "Souvenir D'Amerique, Variations on Yankee Doodle" Top 10
2005 Julia Bachison North Ogden 22 Miss Utah State Fair Vocal, "I've Got the World on a String" Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Award Later Miss Utah USA 2008
Top 15 at Miss USA 2008 pageant
2004 Amy Davis Bountiful 23 Miss Salt Lake Valley Classical Piano, "Étude Op. 10, No. 12" Miss Photogenic

Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Award
2003 Stacy Johnson Provo 21 Miss Provo Latin Jazz Dance, "Man of La Mancha" Non-finalist Talent Award
2002 Natalie Camille Johnson Bountiful 22 Miss Northern Utah Classical Piano, Prelude in G minor" by Sergei Rachmaninoff
2001 Jaclyn Hunt Lehi 20 Miss Utah County Classical Piano, "Piano Concerto No. 2" by Sergei Rachmaninoff Top 10 Quality of Life Award
2000 Jami Leilani Palmer Tremonton 20 Miss Northern Counties Classical Piano, "Piano Concerto in A Minor" by Edvard Grieg Non-finalist Talent Award
1999 Vanessa Ballam Logan 20 Miss Cache Valley/Logan Vocal, "When I Look At You" from The Scarlet Pimpernel Non-finalist Talent Award
1998 Michele Mobley Sandy City 21 Miss Sandy City Classical Vocal, "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide Non-finalist Talent Award
1997 Mary McDonough Layton 19 Miss Davis County Piano, "Des Danzas Creoles" by Alberto Ginastera Non-finalist Talent Award

Quality of Life Award 2nd runner-up
1996 Nanette Pearson Pleasant Grove 23 Miss Salt Lake Valley Classical Ballet, La Boutique fantasque
1995 Amanda Moody Orem 19 Miss Orem Classical Piano, "Ballade No. 4" Bernie Wayne Talent Scholarship

Non-finalist Talent Award

Preliminary Talent Award
1994 Brooke Anderson West Valley City 21 Miss West Valley City Ballet
1993 Marquessa Glee Bullock Providence 20 Miss Utah State University Classical Piano, "1st Movement from Concerto No. 1" by Sergei Rachmaninoff
1992 Jennifer Ward Salt Lake City 19 Miss Salt Lake Valley Classical Violin, "Scherzo Tarantella" Non-finalist Talent Award

Quality of Life Award Finalist
4th runner-up at National Sweetheart pageant
1991 Elizabeth Anne Johnson Orem 21 Miss Utah State Fair Classical Piano, "Hungarian Rhapsodies" Preliminary Swimsuit Award Mother of Miss Utah 2018, Jesse Craig[5]

1st runner-up at National Sweetheart pageant[citation needed]
1990 Jennifer Nakken Cedar City 20 Miss Iron County Lyrical Dance, "The Sound of Music" Non-finalist Talent Award
1989 Jacque Dawn Tingey Centerville 25 Miss Intermountain Region Vocal, "Over the Rainbow" Non-finalist Talent Award
1988 Sophia Symko Salt Lake City 21 Miss University of Utah Piano, "Rhapsodie espagnole" Non-finalist Talent Award

Preliminary Talent Award
1987 Marianne Bales Orem 21 Miss Orem Lyrical Dance & Vocal, "Let Me Dance For You"
1986 Donna Clark Salt Lake City 22 Miss University of Utah Ballet
1985 Gina Larsen Provo 21 Miss Utah State Fair Popular Vocal, "Greatest Love of All"
1984 Nancy Gail Ayers Miss Salt Lake Valley N/A Assumed title when Wells was named Miss America 1985
Sharlene Wells Salt Lake City 20 Miss Utah Valley Spanish Vocal & Paraguyan Harp, "Mis Noches Sin Ti" Winner Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Award
1983 Lynn Lambert Provo 21 Miss Provo Classical Piano, "Concerto No. 2, 3rd Movement" by Rachmaninoff Non-finalist Talent Award
1982 Cindy Quinn 21 Miss Utah State Fair Classical Vocal, "Habanera" from Carmen
1981 Jonelle Smith Provo 23 Miss Utah Valley Classical Vocal, "Sempre Libera" from La traviata Top 10
1980 Jean Bullard Provo 22 Miss Indian Vocal Medley, "He Touched Me" from Drat! The Cat! & "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret
1979 Karen L. Brimley Layton 19 Miss Weber State College Semi-classical Vocal, "Love Is Where You Find It"
1978 Jami Coombs Tremonton 19 Miss Wheat & Beet Classical Piano, "Piano Concerto in A Minor" by Edvard Grieg
1977 Kristy Deakin Brigham City 19 Miss Brigham City Baton Twirling
1976 Suzanne McKay Salt Lake City 22 Miss Salt Lake County Fair Organ Medley, "Yankee Doodle Dandy" & "God Bless America"
1975 Barbara LaVerne Hanks Sandy 24 Miss Latter Day Saints Business College Jazz Dance, "I'm a Brass Band" from Sweet Charity
1974 Kathlyn Louise White Bountiful 21 Miss Davis County Fair Classical Vocal, "Voices of Spring" Married Wayne Osmond on December 13, 1974[citation needed]
1973 Brenda Richardson Provo 20 Miss Brigham Young University Vocal Medley Non-finalist Talent Award
1972 Sally Peterson Salt Lake City 21 Miss University of Utah Classical Piano, "Piano Concerto No. 1" Miss Congeniality

Non-finalist Talent Award
1971 Janis Gentry Vernal 19 Miss UBIC Vocal, "Shy" from Once Upon a Mattress
1970 Deborah Melba Dunn Salt Lake City 20 Miss Stevens-Henager College Modern Dance, "Julia"
1969 Susan Nielson 20 Miss Utah National Guard Ballet, "Eleven Studies for Eleven Players" by Ned Rorem
1968 Kathleen Frances Wood 19 Miss Midvale Monologue, "The Promise of One Person On This Planet"
1967 Patricia Soutas 20 Miss Utah State Fair Magic Act & Original Vocal, "Everyone Has Magic"
1966 Georgia Lynne Johnson 21 Miss Rose Park Dramatic Reading from Medea
1965 Frances Yvonne Vernon Salt Lake City 22 Miss Utah Air Force Reserve Original Modern Dance, "The American Pioneer Woman" Top 10
1964 Lois Anne Bailey Salt Lake City 18 Miss Salt Lake City Piano, "Symphonie espagnole"
1963 Annette Bates Classical Vocal, "Adele's Laughing Song" from Die Fledermaus
1962 Judith Ann Ridd Magna 19 Miss Logan Modern Interpretive Dance
1961 Carolyn DeAnn Lasater Salt Lake City 19 Miss Utah National Guard Pantomime Dance, "My Life in a Day" 2nd runner-up Preliminary Talent Award
1960 Marian Faye Walker Salt Lake City 27 Miss Utah National Air Force Reserve Classical Vocal, "The Waltz Aria" from Mireille Top 10 Preliminary Talent Award
1959 Jacqueline Winterrose Salt Lake City 22 Character Dance, "Tequila"
1958 Janet Carolyn Secor Salt Lake City Classical Ballet, "The Waltz" from The Sleeping Beauty Top 10
1957 Francine Louise Felt Salt Lake City Violin Non-finalist Talent Award
1956 Joan Willes Original Comedy Skit
1955 Suzanne Storrs Poulton Non-finalist Talent Award
1954 Maurine Parker Ogden Drama, "Anne of the Thousand Days"
1953 Ina Lavon Brown Provo Drama
1952 Marylyn Reese Brigham Monologue, "The Mudlark" & "Our Town"
1951 Colleen Kay Hutchins Salt Lake City 25 Dramatic Monologue, "Elizabeth the Queen" by Maxwell Anderson Winner Preliminary Talent Award
1950 Joanne Hinand Provo East Indian Dance
1949 June Barlow Bountiful Vocal / Dress Design, "Villanelle" & "The Wren"
1948 Marilyn Robinson Ogden Dramatic Monologue, "Tommy, Tommy, Tommy" Top 15 Preliminary Talent Award
1947 Donna Southwick Cedar City Drama, Piano, Vocal, & Dance
1946 Armelia Carol Ohmart Salt Lake City Vocal, "I Won't Tell a Soul" 4th runner-up TV and film actress with a career from the late 40s to mid 70s, credits include the movie House on Haunted Hill[citation needed]
1945 Dorothy Holohan Salt Lake City Ballet
No Utah representative at Miss America pageant[14][15][16][17][18]
1938 Muriel La Von Goodspeed Salt Lake City Classical Vocal & Piano 2nd runner-up Preliminary Talent Award
No Utah representative at Miss America pageant[19][20][21]
No national pageant was held[22]
No Utah representative at Miss America pageant[23]
No national pageants were held[22]
1927 Esther Kilpatrick Salt Lake City
1926 Doretta "Dora" Carstensen 16
No Utah representative at Miss America pageant[24][25][26][27][28]


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