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Miss Connecticut USA and Teen USA Titleholder History

Your ultimate Miss USA state pageant resource

Take a trip back into the history of the Miss Connecticut USA and Teen USA pageants, from Jo Kuhlmann in 1952 to 2023 winners Karla Aponte Roque and Jasmin Ferdinand. 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.

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, and Connecticut’s Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady & Miss Teen USA 2012 Logan West
Erin Brady wins Miss USA 2013

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A guide to the state titleholder listings...

Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titleholders from Connecticut

MISS USA 2013

Erin
Brady

25 • East Hampton

Top 10
at Miss Universe

MISS TEEN USA 2012

Logan
West

18 • Southington

 

MISS TEEN USA 2019

Kaliegh Garris

18 • New Haven

 

Miss Connecticut USA titleholders 1952-2022

Recent titleholders

2020
Connecticut USA icon 2020
Chelsea Demby

24 • Farmington

 
 

2021
Connecticut USA icon 2021
Amanda Torchia

25 • Middlebury

 
 

2022
Connecticut USA icon 2022
Cynthia Dias

23 • Wolcott

Top 12
at Miss USA

2023
Connecticut USA icon 2023
Karla Aponte Roque

28 • Branford

Semi-finalist
at Miss USA

2024
Miss Connecticut USA 2024 Shavana Clarke
Shavana Clarke

29 • Bridgeport

 
 

Placements and Awards Summary

Placements

Winner

Erin Brady (2013)

1st runner-up

Diane Zabicki (1962), Pat Denne (1966)

4th runner-up

Alita Dawson (2002)

Semi-finalist

Beverlee Burlant (1953), Andrea Todd (1954), Joyce Trautwig (1960), Florence Mayette (1961), Janice Shilinsky (1968), Elizabeth Wanderman (1969), Karla Aponte Roque (2023)

Top 8/10/11/12*

Top 15/16/20*

Monica Pietrzak (2009)

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

Diane Zabicki placed first runner-up at Miss USA 1962 (second from right)

Full Titleholder Listing

IMAGEYEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2024Shavana ClarkeBridgeport29
2023Karla Aponte RoqueBranford28Semi-finalist
2022Cynthia Dias°Wolcott23Top 12Previously Miss CT's OT 2014
2021Amanda TorchiaMiddlebury25
2020Chelsea DembyFarmington24
2019Acacia Courtney°^Hamden26Previously Miss CT's OT 09 & Miss CT 2014
2018Jamie HughesStamford27
2017Olga Litvinenko*Greenwich27Previously Miss CT Teen USA 2007
2016Tiffany Teixeira*Bridgeport25Top 10Previously Miss CT Teen USA 2009
2015Ashley GolebiewskiBerlin21
2014Desirée PérezStamford26
2013ERIN BRADYSouth Glastonbury25Miss USAT10 Miss Universe 2013
2012Marie-Lynn Piscitelli*North Haven26
2011Regina TurnerOld Saybrook21
2010Ashley Bickford*^Torrington24Previously Miss CT Teen USA 02 (SF Miss Teen USA) & Miss RI 07
2009Monica PietrzakManchester25Top 15Sister of Miss MA USA 2012 Natalie Pietrzak
2008Jacqueline HonulikFairfield21
2007Melanie MudryNew Hartford26
2006Jeannine PhillipsLisbon22
2005Melissa MandakHamden26
2004Sheila WiatrRocky Hill24
2003Michelle LaFranceOrange24
2002Alita Dawson*Hamden224th Runner-UpPreviously Miss CT Teen USA 1997
2001Amy VanderoefBristol26
2000Sallie ToussaintHartford25SF Miss World 1997
1999Christina D'AmicoBridgeport25
1998Kristina HughesPawcatuck23
1997Christine PavoneShelton24
1996Wanda GonzalezHartford
1995Traci BryantNew Haven24
1994Mistrella EganDanbury20
1993Alison Benusis*Ridgefield20Previously Miss CT Teen USA 1991; sister of Miss CT USA 1986 Jennifer Benusis
1992Catherine SanchezNew Haven26
1991Valorie Abate^North Haven20Later Miss CT 1992
1990Allison Barbeau-Diorio*Ridgefield19Previously Miss CT Teen USA 1987
1989Lisa VendettiSouth Windsor23
1988Cathy GalassoHamden24
1987Jolene FoyClinton20
1986Jennifer BenusisRidgefield18Sister of Miss CT Teen USA 1991 & Miss CT USA 1993 Alison Benusis
1985Adrianne HazelwoodHamden18Previously Miss WI Teen USA 1984
1984Lynne ScaloBridgeport24
1983Mary SelemanTerryville20
1982Maureen SzekeresShelton20
1981Kelly ThompsonMonroe20
1980Kristine WilsonFarmington23
1979Mary Beth LombardiVernon23
1978Martha SzaboHartford23
1977Sue CroneMeriden20
1976Rozalyn RalphWaterbury24
1975Michele MenegayBethel18
1974Valerie CappelloLitchfield20
1973Wendy VecchiarinoDanbury21
1972Diane StevensEast Hartford19
1971Diane TuretzkyWaterford18
1970Patricia MatthewsFarmington18
1969Elizabeth WandermanWilton19Semi-finalist† 1977
1968Janice ShilinskyNew Haven19Semi-finalist† 1992
1967Did Not Compete
1966Pat DenneWest Hartford191st runner-up
1965Elizabeth MatuskoBridgeport202016
1964Patricia PowellMadison21
1963Gail DinanHamden19
1962Diane ZabickiMiddletown191st runner-up
1961Florence MayetteHartford19Semi-finalist2010
1960Joyce TrautwigWestport19Semi-finalist† 2008
1959Jayne BurghardtHartford21
1958Dorothy DillonWillimantic182013
1957Rosemary GalliottiWest Hartford21
1956Dorothy BaileyBridgeport19
1955Jane BartolottaMiddletown23
1954Andrea ToddBridgeport22Semi-finalist
1953Beverly Burlant^Bridgeport21Previously Miss CT 1951; † 2020
1952Jo KuhlmannNewtown232022
YEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2024Shavana ClarkeBridgeport29
2023Karla Aponte RoqueBranford28Semi-finalist
2022Cynthia Dias°Wolcott23Top 12Previously Miss CT's OT 2014
2021Amanda TorchiaMiddlebury25
2020Chelsea DembyFarmington24
2019Acacia Courtney°^Hamden26Previously Miss CT's OT 09 & Miss CT 2014
2018Jamie HughesStamford27
2017Olga Litvinenko*Greenwich27Previously Miss CT Teen USA 2007
2016Tiffany Teixeira*Bridgeport25Top 10Previously Miss CT Teen USA 2009
2015Ashley GolebiewskiBerlin21
2014Desirée PérezStamford26
2013ERIN BRADYSouth Glastonbury25Miss USAT10 Miss Universe 2013
2012Marie-Lynn Piscitelli*North Haven26
2011Regina TurnerOld Saybrook21
2010Ashley Bickford*^Torrington24Previously Miss CT Teen USA 02 (SF Miss Teen USA) & Miss RI 07
2009Monica PietrzakManchester25Top 15Sister of Miss MA USA 2012 Natalie Pietrzak
2008Jacqueline HonulikFairfield21
2007Melanie MudryNew Hartford26
2006Jeannine PhillipsLisbon22
2005Melissa MandakHamden26
2004Sheila WiatrRocky Hill24
2003Michelle LaFranceOrange24
2002Alita Dawson*Hamden224th Runner-UpPreviously Miss CT Teen USA 1997
2001Amy VanderoefBristol26
2000Sallie ToussaintHartford25SF Miss World 1997
1999Christina D'AmicoBridgeport25
1998Kristina HughesPawcatuck23
1997Christine PavoneShelton24
1996Wanda GonzalezHartford
1995Traci BryantNew Haven24
1994Mistrella EganDanbury20
1993Alison Benusis*Ridgefield20Previously Miss CT Teen USA 1991; sister of Miss CT USA 1986 Jennifer Benusis
1992Catherine SanchezNew Haven26
1991Valorie Abate^North Haven20Later Miss CT 1992
1990Allison Barbeau-Diorio*Ridgefield19Previously Miss CT Teen USA 1987
1989Lisa VendettiSouth Windsor23
1988Cathy GalassoHamden24
1987Jolene FoyClinton20
1986Jennifer BenusisRidgefield18Sister of Miss CT Teen USA 1991 & Miss CT USA 1993 Alison Benusis
1985Adrianne HazelwoodHamden18Previously Miss WI Teen USA 1984
1984Lynne ScaloBridgeport24
1983Mary SelemanTerryville20
1982Maureen SzekeresShelton20
1981Kelly ThompsonMonroe20
1980Kristine WilsonFarmington23
1979Mary Beth LombardiVernon23
1978Martha SzaboHartford23
1977Sue CroneMeriden20
1976Rozalyn RalphWaterbury24
1975Michele MenegayBethel18
1974Valerie CappelloLitchfield20
1973Wendy VecchiarinoDanbury21
1972Diane StevensEast Hartford19
1971Diane TuretzkyWaterford18
1970Patricia MatthewsFarmington18
1969Elizabeth WandermanWilton19Semi-finalist† 1977
1968Janice ShilinskyNew Haven19Semi-finalist† 1992
1967Did Not Compete
1966Pat DenneWest Hartford191st runner-up
1965Elizabeth MatuskoBridgeport202016
1964Patricia PowellMadison21
1963Gail DinanHamden19
1962Diane ZabickiMiddletown191st runner-up
1961Florence MayetteHartford19Semi-finalist2010
1960Joyce TrautwigWestport19Semi-finalist† 2008
1959Jayne BurghardtHartford21
1958Dorothy DillonWillimantic182013
1957Rosemary GalliottiWest Hartford21
1956Dorothy BaileyBridgeport19
1955Jane BartolottaMiddletown23
1954Andrea ToddBridgeport22Semi-finalist
1953Beverly Burlant^Bridgeport21Previously Miss CT 1951; † 2020
1952Jo KuhlmannNewtown232022

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