Miss Washington USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss USA
Official language
Jamie Kern, Miss Washington USA 2000

The Miss Washington USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Washington in the Miss USA pageant. It is currently produced by Pageants NW Productions based in Puyallup, Washington since 2002, which also produces Idaho and Oregon state pageants.

Washington has been moderately successful in terms of number of semi-finalists and placements, and has had one Miss USA. Dorothy Anstett won the crown in 1968 and went on to place 4th runner-up at Miss Universe. The most recent placement was Samantha Gallia in 2023, placing Top 20.

Prior to 2017, no Washington delegate had previously competed at Miss Teen USA, although one has competed at Miss America. Alex Carlson-Helo, Miss Washington Teen USA 2012, became the last state to have made her the first Teen to Miss crossover for the state.

Samantha Gallia of Sacramento, California, residing in Seattle, was crowned Miss Washington USA 2023 on November 13, 2022 at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center in Renton, Washington. She will represent Washington for the title of Miss USA 2023.

Results summary



Color key
Year Name Hometown Age[a] Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2023 Samantha Gallia Seattle 24 Top 20
2022 Mazzy Eckel Seattle 21 Eligible as a student of Seattle University at the time of crowning
2021 Christine Brodie[1] Seattle 25
2020 Imani Blackmon Tacoma 24 Miss Congeniality Previously Miss Washington Teen USA 2013
2019 Evelyn Clark Cathlamet 27 Competed at the state pageant in the Miss USA system on her 8th consecutive attempt, including top 5 placements in Miss Washington USA and Miss Oregon USA[2]
2018 Abigail Hill Enumclaw 19
2017 Alex Carlson-Helo Bothell 22 Previously Miss Washington Teen USA 2012
2016 Kelsey Schmidt[3] Bellevue 26 Originally first runner-up, assumed the title after Stormy Keffeler resigned the title in January 2016
Stormy Keffeler Redmond 23 did not compete
  • Former Seattle Mist player
  • Keffeler resigned the title due to having failed to disclose a DUI conviction from April 2015.
2015 McKenzie Novell Spokane 23 Top 10 at Miss Washington 2013 as Miss Tahoma and top 10 at Miss Washington 2012 as Miss Spokane
2014 Allyson Rowe Spokane 25
2013 Cassandra Searles Redmond 24
2012 Christina Clarke Snohomish 22
2011 Angelina Kayyalaynen Orchards 20 Born in Ukrainian SSR, in what was then part of Soviet Union
2010 Tracy Turnure Seattle 23 Twin sister of Miss Washington USA 2009
2009 Tara Turnure Seattle 22 Twin sister of Miss Washington USA 2010
2008 Michelle Font Renton 26
2007 LeiLani Jones Tacoma 24
2006 Tiffany Doorn Woodinville 24
2005 Amy Crawford Auburn 25 Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2001
2004 Tara McCormick Seattle 24 Top 15
2003 Breann Parriott Puyallup 25 Miss Congeniality Previously Miss Washington 2001
2002 Carly Shorten Shoreline 18
2001 Bre Sakas Yakima 24
2000 Jamie Kern Des Moines 22 Contestant on season 1 of Big Brother, finished in 4th Place. Co-founder and CEO of It Cosmetics.
1999 Tammy Jansen Bellevue 19
1998 Natasha Vantramp Puyallup 22 Top 10 Later CNN Correspondent
1997 Sara Williams Tacoma 24
1996 Staci Baldwin Kirkland 27
1995 Theresa Cox Stanwood
1994 Angel Ward Seattle
1993 Kandi Fletcher Longview
1992 Stinha McLynne Redmond
1991 Lanae Williams Burien
1990 Melissa Dickson Seattle
1989 Chiann Fan Gibson Seattle
1988 Sandra Kord Seattle
1987 Jennifer Doerflinger Seattle
1986 Jacqueline McMahon Orting
1985 Sherry Rials Bellevue
1984 Sue Gerrish Seattle
1983 Kathi Tucker Renton Top 12 Mother of Tucker Perry, Miss Tennessee USA 2010, who placed in the Top 10 at Miss USA 2010
1982 Jana Minerich Seattle
1981 Leila Wagner Seattle
1980 Janet Brown Seattle
1979 Tracey Goddard Seattle 1st runner-up
1978 Barbara Bogar Seattle
1977 Ivy Lynn Reed Lynnwood Later Miss Washington World 1978 and contestant at Miss World America 1978.
1976 Norene Gilbert Custer Top 12 Represented Washington in Miss World USA 1974 did not place
1975 Cindy Baxter Kirkland
1974 Cheryl Rutledge Yakima
1973 Cindi Arnett Bellevue
1972 Connie Ambrose White Swan
1971 Christine McComb Bothell
1970 Susan Hyde Seattle Top 15
1969 Deborah Gieberson Seattle Top 15
1968 Dorothy Anstett Kirkland 20 Miss USA 1968 4th runner-up at Miss Universe 1968
1967 Elizabeth Kellmyer
1966 Sandra Carlile Yakima
1960–65 No national representative
1959 Leah Robinson
1958 Rose Nielsen Top 15
1957 Diana Schafer Top 15
1956 June Svedin Top 15
1955 Shirley Givins Top 15
1954 Darlene Shride
1953 Nancy Petraborg 3rd runner-up
1952 Adele Slaybaugh
  1. ^ Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant


  1. ^ "Asian Americans will represent WA at Miss USA, Miss Teen USA". Northwest Asian Weekly. April 1, 2021. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "Evelyn Clark". Pageant Update.
  3. ^ "Miss Washington USA resigns amidst scandal". king5.com. 14 January 2016. Archived from the original on 14 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.