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Miss Maryland USA and Teen USA Titleholder History

Your ultimate Miss USA state pageant resource

Take a trip back into the history of the Miss Maryland USA and Teen USA pageants, from the first winner, Diane Durham in 1953, to Caleigh Shade and Soniya Krishan in 2022. 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.

Maryland’s Mary Leona Gage speaks to the press after being dethroned as Miss USA 1957 • Miss Universe LP, LLLP
Maryland’s Mary Leona Gage speaks to the press after being dethroned as Miss USA 1957 • Miss Universe LP, LLLP

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A guide to the state titleholder listings...

Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titleholders from Maryland

MISS USA 1957

Mary Leona Gage

18 • Glen Burnie

Dethroned; had placed top 15 at Miss Universe prior but was not allowed to compete for the title

MISS USA 2012

Nana Meriwether

27 • Potomac

Succeeded Olivia Culpo as Miss USA
 
 

MISS TEEN USA 2010

Kamie Crawford

17 • Potomac

 
 
 
 

Miss Maryland USA titleholders 1953-2022

Recent titleholders

2019
Maryland USA icon 2019
Mariela Pepin

23 • Severn

Top 10 at
Miss USA

2020
Maryland USA icon 2020
Taelyr Robinson

28 • Annapolis

 
 

2021
Maryland USA icon 2021
Layilah Nasser

26 • Montgomery Village

Top 8 at
Miss USA

2022
Maryland USA icon 2022
Caleigh Shade

23 • Ocean City

 
 

2023
Maryland USA icon 2023
Savena Mushinge

26 • Germantown

Semi-finalist
at Miss USA

Placements and Awards Summary

Placements

Winner

Mary Leona Gage (1958) (later dethroned)

1st runner-up

Paulette Reck (1968), Nana Meriwether (2012) (assumed Miss USA title)

4th runner-up

Betty Jo Grove (1973), Mamé Adjei (2015)

Semi-finalist

Barbara Eschenburg (1954), Charlene Holt (1956), Diane White (1959), Royette Tarry (1964), RosElaine Zetter (1966), Sandy Clevering (1967), Carol Jeanne Theis (1971), Tonja Walker (1980), Linda Lambert (1981), Angie Boyer (1982), Rowanne Brewer (1988), Jennifer Wilhoit (1995), Savena Mushinge (2023)

Top 8/10/11/12*

Marina Harrison (2005), Allyn Rose^ (2011), Taylor Burton (2014), Mariela Pepin* (2019), Layilah Nasser (2021)

Top 15/16/20*

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

Awards

Photogenic

Renee Rebstock (1992)

Other Awards

Style AwardMegan Gunning (2001)

Full Titleholder Listing

IMAGEYEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2023Savena MushingeGermantown26Semi-finalist
2022Caleigh Shade*Ocean City23Previously Miss MD Teen USA 2018
2021Layilah NasserMontgomery Village26Top 8
2020Taelyr RobinsonAnnapolis28
2019Mariela Pepin*Severn23Top 10Previously Miss MD Teen USA 2014
2018Brittinay NicoletteFallston26Top 15
2017Adrianna David^Rockville22Later Miss MD 2018
2016Christina Denny^Owings Mills25Previously Miss MD 2013 (T10 Miss America)
2015Mamé AdjeiSilver Spring234th runner-up
2014Taylor BurtonLa Plata25Top 10
2013Kasey Staniszewski°*Annapolis22Top 15Previously Miss MD's OT 07 & Miss MD Teen USA 09 (3RU Miss Teen USA); sister of Miss MD 2010
2012NANA MERIWETHERPotomac271st runner-upBecame Miss USA 2012 after Olivia Culpo won Miss Universe
2011Allyn Rose^Newburg22Top 8Later Miss DC 2012; Miss US Supranational 2014
2010Simone FeldmanNorth Potomac23
2009Gabrielle CarlsonMarion Station24
2008Casandra TresslerDamascus22
2007Michaé HollomanFort Washington25
2006Melissa DiGiulianBowie20
2005Marina Harrison^Severn24Top 10Previously Miss MD 2003 (3RU Miss America)
2004Tia ShortsGaithersburg24
2003Jaime KramerPasadena19
2002Mistie Renee AdamsSilver Spring24
2001Megan GunningFallston22Style award
2000Christie DavisSilver Spring21Sister of Miss MD USA 1994 Wendy Davis
1999Kelly DonohueUnion Bridge21
1998Maria SheriffBowie23
1997Ann CoaleBaltimore
1996Michele MichaelAnnapolis
1995Jennifer Wilhoit*Annapolis22Semi-finalistPreviously Miss MD Teen USA 1991
1994Wendy DavisSilver SpringSister of Miss MD USA 2000 Christie Davis
1993Mary Ann Cimino*BaltimorePreviously Miss MD Teen USA 1990
1992Renee Rebstock*PasadenaPhotogenicPreviously Miss MD Teen USA 1987
1991Lisa LawsonCrofton
1990Julie Stanford*EdgewaterPreviously Miss MD Teen USA 1986
1989Jackie CarrollGaithersburg
1988Rowann BrewerSilver Spring23Semi-finalist
1987Michelle SnowGermantown
1986Kelly KoehlerChurchton
1985Christine MarieBaldwin
1984Betsy CookBethesda
1983Shawn KellerAshton
1982Angie BoyerDunkirk18Semi-finalist
1981Linda LambertBaltimore22Semi-finalist
1980Tonja WalkerKingsville19Semi-finalist
1979Jean BourneSilver Spring
1978Rhonda KochBrookeville
1977Twyla LittletonOxon Hill21
1976Linda Lee PotterAdelphi19
1975Ellen BowieTemple Hills21
1974Mary Jo RuppertCollege Park
1973Betty Jo GroveCollege Park194th runner-up
1972Patty TownsendSilver Spring
1971Carol Jeanne TheisSilver Spring20Semi-finalist
1970Beckie PriceCamp Springs
1969Ardis FowlerEllicott City
1968Paulette ReckPerry Hall201st runner-up
1967Sandy CleveringSilver Spring19Semi-finalist
1966Roselaine ZetterBowie22Semi-finalist
1965Barbara KieferBaltimore
1964Royette TarryBaltimore19Semi-finalist
1963Marsha Metrinko^LaurelLater Miss NYC at Miss America 1964; sister of Miss DC USA 1963
1962Shelda FarleyCatonsville
1961Gail BaxterHigh Point
1960Jerri FiorilliBaltimore
1959Diane WhiteBaltimore24Semi-finalistMother of Miss GA USA 1989 Michelle Nemeth
1958Patricia VogtsSilver Spring
1957Mary Leona GageSeverna Park18WinnerDethroned as Miss USA because she was married
1956Charlene HoltAnnapolisSemi-finalist
1955Gloria Ruth KingBaltimore
1954Barbara EschenburgBerlinSemi-finalistDisqualified prior to final competition when it was discovered she was 16
1953Diane Gale DurhamSilver Spring
YEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2023Savena MushingeGermantown26Semi-finalist
2022Caleigh Shade*Ocean City23Previously Miss MD Teen USA 2018
2021Layilah NasserMontgomery Village26Top 8
2020Taelyr RobinsonAnnapolis28
2019Mariela Pepin*Severn23Top 10Previously Miss MD Teen USA 2014
2018Brittinay NicoletteFallston26Top 15
2017Adrianna David^Rockville22Later Miss MD 2018
2016Christina Denny^Owings Mills25Previously Miss MD 2013 (T10 Miss America)
2015Mamé AdjeiSilver Spring234th runner-up
2014Taylor BurtonLa Plata25Top 10
2013Kasey Staniszewski°*Annapolis22Top 15Previously Miss MD's OT 07 & Miss MD Teen USA 09 (3RU Miss Teen USA); sister of Miss MD 2010
2012NANA MERIWETHERPotomac271st runner-upBecame Miss USA 2012 after Olivia Culpo won Miss Universe
2011Allyn Rose^Newburg22Top 8Later Miss DC 2012; Miss US Supranational 2014
2010Simone FeldmanNorth Potomac23
2009Gabrielle CarlsonMarion Station24
2008Casandra TresslerDamascus22
2007Michaé HollomanFort Washington25
2006Melissa DiGiulianBowie20
2005Marina Harrison^Severn24Top 10Previously Miss MD 2003 (3RU Miss America)
2004Tia ShortsGaithersburg24
2003Jaime KramerPasadena19
2002Mistie Renee AdamsSilver Spring24
2001Megan GunningFallston22Style award
2000Christie DavisSilver Spring21Sister of Miss MD USA 1994 Wendy Davis
1999Kelly DonohueUnion Bridge21
1998Maria SheriffBowie23
1997Ann CoaleBaltimore
1996Michele MichaelAnnapolis
1995Jennifer Wilhoit*Annapolis22Semi-finalistPreviously Miss MD Teen USA 1991
1994Wendy DavisSilver SpringSister of Miss MD USA 2000 Christie Davis
1993Mary Ann Cimino*BaltimorePreviously Miss MD Teen USA 1990
1992Renee Rebstock*PasadenaPhotogenicPreviously Miss MD Teen USA 1987
1991Lisa LawsonCrofton
1990Julie Stanford*EdgewaterPreviously Miss MD Teen USA 1986
1989Jackie CarrollGaithersburg
1988Rowann BrewerSilver Spring23Semi-finalist
1987Michelle SnowGermantown
1986Kelly KoehlerChurchton
1985Christine MarieBaldwin
1984Betsy CookBethesda
1983Shawn KellerAshton
1982Angie BoyerDunkirk18Semi-finalist
1981Linda LambertBaltimore22Semi-finalist
1980Tonja WalkerKingsville19Semi-finalist
1979Jean BourneSilver Spring
1978Rhonda KochBrookeville
1977Twyla LittletonOxon Hill21
1976Linda Lee PotterAdelphi19
1975Ellen BowieTemple Hills21
1974Mary Jo RuppertCollege Park
1973Betty Jo GroveCollege Park194th runner-up
1972Patty TownsendSilver Spring
1971Carol Jeanne TheisSilver Spring20Semi-finalist
1970Beckie PriceCamp Springs
1969Ardis FowlerEllicott City
1968Paulette ReckPerry Hall201st runner-up
1967Sandy CleveringSilver Spring19Semi-finalist
1966Roselaine ZetterBowie22Semi-finalist
1965Barbara KieferBaltimore
1964Royette TarryBaltimore19Semi-finalist
1963Marsha Metrinko^LaurelLater Miss NYC at Miss America 1964; sister of Miss DC USA 1963
1962Shelda FarleyCatonsville
1961Gail BaxterHigh Point
1960Jerri FiorilliBaltimore
1959Diane WhiteBaltimore24Semi-finalistMother of Miss GA USA 1989 Michelle Nemeth
1958Patricia VogtsSilver Spring
1957Mary Leona GageSeverna Park18WinnerDethroned as Miss USA because she was married
1956Charlene HoltAnnapolisSemi-finalist
1955Gloria Ruth KingBaltimore
1954Barbara EschenburgBerlinSemi-finalistDisqualified prior to final competition when it was discovered she was 16
1953Diane Gale DurhamSilver Spring

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