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Miss Florida USA and Teen USA Titleholder History

Your ultimate Miss USA state pageant resource

Take a trip back into the history of the Miss Florida USA and Teen USA pageants, from the very first winner, Yvonne Peairs in 1952 to Caroline Dixon and Sharlysse Nelson in 2023. 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.

Former Florida Teen titleholders at Miss FL Teen USA 1998 • Credit: Don Seidman
Miss FL USA 1962 Sharon Conrad

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Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titleholders from Florida

MISS USA 1967

Cheryl
Patton

18 • North Miami

Succeeded Sylvia Hitchcock as Miss USA

MISS TEEN USA 2021

Breanna Myles

18 • Port St. Lucie

 

Miss Florida USA titleholders 1952-2022

Recent titleholders

2019
Florida USA icon 2019
Nicolette Jennings

22 • Clearwater Beach

Top 10
at Miss USA

2020
Florida USA icon 2020
Monique Evans

28 • Naples

 
 

2021
Florida USA icon 2021
Ashley Cariño Barreto

26 • Kissimmee

2nd runner-up
at Miss USA

2022
Florida USA icon 2022
Taylor Fulford

28 • Okeechobee

 
 

2023
Florida USA icon 2023
Caroline Dixon

25 • Homosassa

 
 

Placements and Awards Summary

Placements

1st runner-up

Marcia Valibus (1958), Cloe Cabrera (1987)

2nd runner-up

Nanita Greene (1959), Cheryl Patton (later Miss USA) (1967), Barbara Bowser (1980), Ashley Cariño Barreto (2021)

3rd runner-up

Coni Ensor (1972), Mary-Margaret Humes (1975), Monica Farrell (1988)

4th runner-up

Nancy Wakefield (1960), Randell “Randy” Beard (1966), Melissa Witek (2005), Cristin Duren (2006), Brittany Oldehoff (2014)

Top 5/6

Shannon Depuy (1995), Angelia Savage (1997), Génesis Dávila (2018)

Semi-finalist

Kay Duggar (1953), Marlies Gessler (1955), Kim Meyer (1956), Maria Junquera (1969), Cheryl Johnson (1970), Susan Deaton (1971), Stacy Evans (1973), Cynthia “Cindi” Zach (1974), April Shaw (1978)

Top 8/10/11*

Kristen Berset (2004), Jessica Rafalowski (2008), Nicolette Jennings (2019)

Top 15/16/20*

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

Awards

Congeniality

Linda LeFevre (1977)

Photogenic

Shannon Ford (2002), Cristin Duren (2006)

Cheryl Patton placed second runner-up at Miss USA 1967, and became Miss USA after Sylvia Hitchcock won Miss Universe & the 1st runner-up declined the title.

Full Titleholder Listing

IMAGEYEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2023Caroline DixonHomosassa25
2022Taylor FulfordOkeechobee28
2021Ashley Cariño BarretoKissimmee262nd runner-upLater Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2022 (T5 Miss Universe)
2020Monique Evans^Naples28Previously Miss TX 2014 (T16 Miss America)
2019Nicolette JenningsClearwater Beach22Top 10
2018Génesis DávilaMiami27Top 5
2017Linette De Los SantosMiami25
2016Brie GabrielleWest Palm Beach26
2015Ashleigh LollieGrand Ridge23
2014Brittany OldehoffFort Lauderdale254th runner-up
2013Michelle AguirreHialeah20
2012Karina BrezWellington24
2011Lissette GarciaMiami26Top 16
2010Megan ClementiOrlando25
2009Anastagia Pierre*Plantation20Previously Miss FL Teen USA 2004; later Miss Bahamas Universe 2011
2008Jessica RafalowskiDeLand21Top 10
2007Jenna Edwards^North Miami25Previously Miss FL 2004
2006Cristin Duren*Panama City244th runner-upPhotogenicPreviously Miss FL Teen USA 1997 (Photogenic @ Teen USA)
2005Melissa WitekCocoa Beach244th runner-up
2004Kristen BersetSt. Petersburg22Top 10
2003Carrie Ann MewhaFort Lauderdale24
2002Shannon FordMiami25Photogenic
2001Julie DonaldsonPonte Vedra Beach23
2000Kristin Ludecke^Eustes23Previously Miss FL 1995; daughter of Miss FL USA 1970
1999Melissa QuesadaTampa19
1998Jamie ConverseGainesville22
1997Angelia SavageJacksonville25Top 6
1996Idalmis VidalMiami21
1995Shannon Depuy^Tallahassee24Top 6Previously Miss VA 1990 (SF Miss America)
1994Cynthia ReddingDeltona192018
1993Shakeela GajadhaWest Palm Beach20
1992Sharon BeldenCoral Gables25SF Miss World 1992
1991Rosa VelillaMiami23
1990Tricia HahnPanama City20
1989Jennifer ParkerTallahassee18
1988Monica Farrell^Jacksonville223rd runner-upPreviously Miss FL 1985
1987Cloe CabreraTampa221st runner-upNF Miss World 1987
1986Kathy RosenwinkelAltamonte Springs20
1985Barbi LoshNorth Miami Beach21
1984Stacy HassfurderTallahassee20
1983Janet ChessorDaytona Beach20
1982Lisa SmithLargo21
1981Valerie LundeenMiami242019
1980Barbara BowserMiami Springs202nd runner-up
1979Penny SheridanMerritt Island20
1978April ShawLakeland22Semi-finalist
1977Linda LeFevreGainesville22Congeniality
1976Leigh WalshCoral Gables20
1975Mary-Margaret HumesCoral Gables213rd runner-up
1974Cynthia "Cindi" ZachNorth Miami19Semi-finalist
1973Stacy EvansDaytona Beach21Semi-finalist
1972Coni EnsorMiami223rd runner-up
1971Susan DeatonJacksonville20Semi-finalist
1970Cheryl JohnsonOrlandoSemi-finalistMother of Miss FL USA 2000 Kristin Ludecke
1969Maria Junquera†Plant City19Semi-finalist2021
1968Leslie Candace "Candy" BauerNew Port Richey18
1967CHERYL PATTONMiami182nd runner-upAssumed Miss USA title
1966Randell "Randy" BeardCypress Gardens184th runner-up
1965Karol KellyZephyrhills20
1964Candyce "Candy" DavenportMiami20
1963Linda EglandSouth Miami18
1962Sharon ConradTampa192008
1961Peggy DefreitasCoral Gables22
1960Nancy WakefieldWinter Haven194th runner-up† 2012
1959Nanita GreeneCoral Gables212nd runner-up2020
1958Marcia ValibusMiami Beach201st runner-up2017
1957Deanie CatesHolly Hill18
1956Kim MeyerOceanway26Semi-finalistStage name for Mavis Russell; † 1996
1955Marlies GesslerTallahassee20Semi-finalist2022
1954Rosemary TalucciMiami Beach22
1953Did Not Compete
1952Yvonne PeairsJacksonville21
YEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2023Caroline DixonHomosassa25
2022Taylor FulfordOkeechobee28
2021Ashley Cariño BarretoKissimmee262nd runner-upLater Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2022 (T5 Miss Universe)
2020Monique Evans^Naples28Previously Miss TX 2014 (T16 Miss America)
2019Nicolette JenningsClearwater Beach22Top 10
2018Génesis DávilaMiami27Top 5
2017Linette De Los SantosMiami25
2016Brie GabrielleWest Palm Beach26
2015Ashleigh LollieGrand Ridge23
2014Brittany OldehoffFort Lauderdale254th runner-up
2013Michelle AguirreHialeah20
2012Karina BrezWellington24
2011Lissette GarciaMiami26Top 16
2010Megan ClementiOrlando25
2009Anastagia Pierre*Plantation20Previously Miss FL Teen USA 2004; later Miss Bahamas Universe 2011
2008Jessica RafalowskiDeLand21Top 10
2007Jenna Edwards^North Miami25Previously Miss FL 2004
2006Cristin Duren*Panama City244th runner-upPhotogenicPreviously Miss FL Teen USA 1997 (Photogenic @ Teen USA)
2005Melissa WitekCocoa Beach244th runner-up
2004Kristen BersetSt. Petersburg22Top 10
2003Carrie Ann MewhaFort Lauderdale24
2002Shannon FordMiami25Photogenic
2001Julie DonaldsonPonte Vedra Beach23
2000Kristin Ludecke^Eustes23Previously Miss FL 1995; daughter of Miss FL USA 1970
1999Melissa QuesadaTampa19
1998Jamie ConverseGainesville22
1997Angelia SavageJacksonville25Top 6
1996Idalmis VidalMiami21
1995Shannon Depuy^Tallahassee24Top 6Previously Miss VA 1990 (SF Miss America)
1994Cynthia ReddingDeltona192018
1993Shakeela GajadhaWest Palm Beach20
1992Sharon BeldenCoral Gables25SF Miss World 1992
1991Rosa VelillaMiami23
1990Tricia HahnPanama City20
1989Jennifer ParkerTallahassee18
1988Monica Farrell^Jacksonville223rd runner-upPreviously Miss FL 1985
1987Cloe CabreraTampa221st runner-upNF Miss World 1987
1986Kathy RosenwinkelAltamonte Springs20
1985Barbi LoshNorth Miami Beach21
1984Stacy HassfurderTallahassee20
1983Janet ChessorDaytona Beach20
1982Lisa SmithLargo21
1981Valerie LundeenMiami242019
1980Barbara BowserMiami Springs202nd runner-up
1979Penny SheridanMerritt Island20
1978April ShawLakeland22Semi-finalist
1977Linda LeFevreGainesville22Congeniality
1976Leigh WalshCoral Gables20
1975Mary-Margaret HumesCoral Gables213rd runner-up
1974Cynthia "Cindi" ZachNorth Miami19Semi-finalist
1973Stacy EvansDaytona Beach21Semi-finalist
1972Coni EnsorMiami223rd runner-up
1971Susan DeatonJacksonville20Semi-finalist
1970Cheryl JohnsonOrlandoSemi-finalistMother of Miss FL USA 2000 Kristin Ludecke
1969Maria Junquera†Plant City19Semi-finalist2021
1968Leslie Candace "Candy" BauerNew Port Richey18
1967CHERYL PATTONMiami182nd runner-upAssumed Miss USA title
1966Randell "Randy" BeardCypress Gardens184th runner-up
1965Karol KellyZephyrhills20
1964Candyce "Candy" DavenportMiami20
1963Linda EglandSouth Miami18
1962Sharon ConradTampa192008
1961Peggy DefreitasCoral Gables22
1960Nancy WakefieldWinter Haven194th runner-up† 2012
1959Nanita GreeneCoral Gables212nd runner-up2020
1958Marcia ValibusMiami Beach201st runner-up2017
1957Deanie CatesHolly Hill18
1956Kim MeyerOceanway26Semi-finalistStage name for Mavis Russell; † 1996
1955Marlies GesslerTallahassee20Semi-finalist2022
1954Rosemary TalucciMiami Beach22
1953Did Not Compete
1952Yvonne PeairsJacksonville21

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