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Miss Arizona USA and Teen USA Titleholder History

Your ultimate Miss USA state pageant resource

Take a trip back into the history of the Miss Arizona USA and Teen USA pageants, from Charlene Hendricks in 1952 to 2023 titleholders Candace Kanavel and Peyton Stuewe. Get to know every single Miss and Teen titleholder with a full listing, hometown map and extensive photo archive, with state pageant photos, Miss USA and Teen USA competition photos and more.

Michelle Ducote won best State Costume at Miss USA 1985
Michelle Ducote won best State Costume at Miss USA 1985

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A guide to the state titleholder listings...

Miss Arizona USA titleholders 1952-2022

Recent titleholders

2020
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Yesenia Vidales

24 • Phoenix

2021
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Cassidy Jacks

27 • Phoenix

2022
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Isabel Ticlo

28 • Phoenix

2023
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Candace Kanavel

27 • Tempe

2024
Miss Arizona USA 2024 K Johnson
K Johnson

? • Phoenix

Placements and Awards Summary

Placements

1st runner-up

Jane Nelson (1965), Jineane Ford (became Miss USA) (1980)

2nd runner-up

Susanne Pottenger (1971), Diane Martin (1987), Alicia-Monique Blanco (2009

3rd runner-up

Ruth Harris (1969), Sherry Nix (1973)

Semi-finalist

Jerrie Michelson (1962), Diane McGarry (1963), Roxanne Neeley (1966), Judianne Magnusson (1967), Carlys Peterson (1974), Toni Abranovic (1977), Ana Maria Rubert (1979), Michelle Ducote (1985), Lee Anne Locken (1989), Maricarroll Verlinde (1991), Dannis Shephard (1992), Stacey Kole (1998)

Top 15/16/20*

Danielle Demski (2004), Brenna Sakas (2006), Brittany Brannon (2011), Jordan Wessel (2014), Maureen Montagne (2015), Chelsea Myers (​2016)

* Where the semi-finalists are cut in multiple stages before the top 5 or 6

Awards

Congeniality

Cara Jackson (1999)

Photogenic

Jineane Ford (1980), Brittany Brannon (2011)

State Costume

Daria Sparling (1984), Michelle Ducote (1985), Maricarroll Verlinde (1991)

Leeann Locken made the semi-finals at Miss USA 1989

Full Titleholder Listing

IMAGEYEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2024
K JohnsonPhoenix
2023Candace KanavelTempe27
2022Isabel Ticlo^Phoenix28Previously Miss AZ 2018
2021Cassidy JacksPhoenix27
2020Yesenia VidalesPhoenix24
2019​Savannah Wix*Paradise Valley22Previously ​Miss AZ Teen USA 2014 (SF Miss Teen USA 2014)
2018Nicole SmithPhoenix24
2017Tommy Lynn CalhounTucson26​​
2016Chelsea MyersTempe20​Top 15
2015Maureen MontagneChandler22​Top 15
2014Jordan WesselAhwatukee20Top 20
2013Rachel MassieParadise Valley20
2012Erika FrantzveScottsdale23
2011Brittany BrannonParadise Valley22Top 16Photogenic
2010Brittany BellChandler22
2009Alicia-Monique BlancoPhoenix222nd runner-up
2008Kimberly JoinerGilbert22
2007Courtney BarnasMesa19
2006Brenna SakasChandler21Top 15
2005Mariana Loya^Gilbert26Previously Miss Washington 1998
2004Danielle Demski*Chandler22Top 15Previously ​Miss AZ Teen USA 1999 (F Miss Teen USA 1999)
2003Nafeesa DeFloriasPhoenix26
2002Jennifer LenzMesa25
2001Tasha DixonPhoenix19
2000Heather Keckler*Scottsdale26Previously Miss AZ Teen USA 1994
1999Cara Jackson^Chandler25CongenialityPreviously Miss AZ 1995
1998Stacey KoleTempe23Semi-finalist
1997Jessica ShahriariGilbert23
1996Christina NovakScottsdale26
1995Shara RiggsOro Valley
1994Jennifer TisdaleMesa19
1993Apryl HettichScottsdale26
1992Dannis ShephardMesaSemi-finalist
1991Maricarroll VerlindePhoenix21Semi-finalistBest State Costume
1990Lezlie LeonardTempe
1989Lee Anne LockenApache Junction21Semi-finalist
1988Kris Keim*Scottsdale22Previously Miss AZ Teen USA 1983
1987Diane Martin^Phoenix242nd runner-upPreviously Miss AZ 1985
1986Jodi ArmstrongPhoenix21
1985Michelle DucoteTempe22Semi-finalistBest State Costume
1984Daria SparlingTucson20Best State Costume
1983Sindy Lou HeddenTucson23
1982Lori HakolaTucson19
1981Cassie HillPhoenix22
1980JINEANE FORDGilbert201st Runner-UpPhotogenicAssumed Miss USA title when Shawn Weatherly won Miss Universe.
1979Ana Maria RubertScottsdale21Semi-finalist
1978Jacque CrutchfieldPhoenix202007
1977Toni AbranovicScottsdale19Semi-finalist
1976Curvey WaltersPhoenix232016
1975Sanna OsgoodScottsdale23
1974Carlys PetersonPhoenixSemi-finalist
1973Sherry NixCarefree203rd runner-up
1972Marcia BanksScottsdale
1971Susanne PottengerTempe212nd runner-up2011
1970Alicia LeinMesa21
1969Ruth HarrisTempe193rd runner-up
1968Shirley SpragueAvondale20
1967Judianne MagnussonPhoenix20Semi-finalist2015
1966Roxanne NeeleyPhoenix20Semi-finalist
1965Jane Nelson^Phoenix201st runner-upPreviously Miss NM 1964
1964Diane ReutterPhoenix19
1963Diane McGarryPhoenix20Semi-finalist
1962Jerrie MichelsonScottsdale18Semi-finalist
1961Shyrle OwensPhoenix18
1960Virginia CrookPhoenix18
1959Patricia VargaPhoenix18
1958Shirlee FoxPhoenix202003
1957Did Not Compete
1956Maija BertulsonBuckeye18
1955Patti MarksGlendale19
1954Bonnie JohnsonPhoenix182019
1953Eleanor Ruth CrossPhoenix192015
1952Charlene HendricksPhoenix18Withdrew from Miss USA shortly prior to competing; † 2008
YEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2024
K JohnsonPhoenix
2023Candace KanavelTempe27
2022Isabel Ticlo^Phoenix28Previously Miss AZ 2018
2021Cassidy JacksPhoenix27
2020Yesenia VidalesPhoenix24
2019​Savannah Wix*Paradise Valley22Previously ​Miss AZ Teen USA 2014 (SF Miss Teen USA 2014)
2018Nicole SmithPhoenix24
2017Tommy Lynn CalhounTucson26​​
2016Chelsea MyersTempe20​Top 15
2015Maureen MontagneChandler22​Top 15
2014Jordan WesselAhwatukee20Top 20
2013Rachel MassieParadise Valley20
2012Erika FrantzveScottsdale23
2011Brittany BrannonParadise Valley22Top 16Photogenic
2010Brittany BellChandler22
2009Alicia-Monique BlancoPhoenix222nd runner-up
2008Kimberly JoinerGilbert22
2007Courtney BarnasMesa19
2006Brenna SakasChandler21Top 15
2005Mariana Loya^Gilbert26Previously Miss Washington 1998
2004Danielle Demski*Chandler22Top 15Previously ​Miss AZ Teen USA 1999 (F Miss Teen USA 1999)
2003Nafeesa DeFloriasPhoenix26
2002Jennifer LenzMesa25
2001Tasha DixonPhoenix19
2000Heather Keckler*Scottsdale26Previously Miss AZ Teen USA 1994
1999Cara Jackson^Chandler25CongenialityPreviously Miss AZ 1995
1998Stacey KoleTempe23Semi-finalist
1997Jessica ShahriariGilbert23
1996Christina NovakScottsdale26
1995Shara RiggsOro Valley
1994Jennifer TisdaleMesa19
1993Apryl HettichScottsdale26
1992Dannis ShephardMesaSemi-finalist
1991Maricarroll VerlindePhoenix21Semi-finalistBest State Costume
1990Lezlie LeonardTempe
1989Lee Anne LockenApache Junction21Semi-finalist
1988Kris Keim*Scottsdale22Previously Miss AZ Teen USA 1983
1987Diane Martin^Phoenix242nd runner-upPreviously Miss AZ 1985
1986Jodi ArmstrongPhoenix21
1985Michelle DucoteTempe22Semi-finalistBest State Costume
1984Daria SparlingTucson20Best State Costume
1983Sindy Lou HeddenTucson23
1982Lori HakolaTucson19
1981Cassie HillPhoenix22
1980JINEANE FORDGilbert201st Runner-UpPhotogenicAssumed Miss USA title when Shawn Weatherly won Miss Universe.
1979Ana Maria RubertScottsdale21Semi-finalist
1978Jacque CrutchfieldPhoenix202007
1977Toni AbranovicScottsdale19Semi-finalist
1976Curvey WaltersPhoenix232016
1975Sanna OsgoodScottsdale23
1974Carlys PetersonPhoenixSemi-finalist
1973Sherry NixCarefree203rd runner-up
1972Marcia BanksScottsdale
1971Susanne PottengerTempe212nd runner-up2011
1970Alicia LeinMesa21
1969Ruth HarrisTempe193rd runner-up
1968Shirley SpragueAvondale20
1967Judianne MagnussonPhoenix20Semi-finalist2015
1966Roxanne NeeleyPhoenix20Semi-finalist
1965Jane Nelson^Phoenix201st runner-upPreviously Miss NM 1964
1964Diane ReutterPhoenix19
1963Diane McGarryPhoenix20Semi-finalist
1962Jerrie MichelsonScottsdale18Semi-finalist
1961Shyrle OwensPhoenix18
1960Virginia CrookPhoenix18
1959Patricia VargaPhoenix18
1958Shirlee FoxPhoenix202003
1957Did Not Compete
1956Maija BertulsonBuckeye18
1955Patti MarksGlendale19
1954Bonnie JohnsonPhoenix182019
1953Eleanor Ruth CrossPhoenix192015
1952Charlene HendricksPhoenix18Withdrew from Miss USA shortly prior to competing; † 2008

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