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Miss Michigan USA and Teen USA Titleholder History

Your ultimate Miss USA state pageant resource

Take a trip back into the history of the Miss Michigan USA and Teen USA pageants, from the first winner, Judy Hatula in 1952, to Miss Michigan USA 2023 Alexis-Fagan Williams and Miss Michigan Teen USA 2023 Avery Hill. 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.

Press Luncheon to Meet the the Newest Miss USA Carole Gist
Press Luncheon to Meet the the Newest Miss USA Carole Gist

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Miss Michigan USA and Teen USA Titleholder History

Michigan – three-time Miss USA winner

Michigan has won the Miss USA title three times, with Carole Gist‘s 1990 win making history as the first time an African-American won the title.  Carole has stayed involved in the pageant scene and frequently attends Miss Michigan USA and Miss USA.  Three years later Kenya Moore became Michigan’s second winner – and the second African-American titleholder.  In 2010 Michigan made history yet again when Rima Fakih became the first Arab-American to win Miss USA.

Crossovers

Michigan has had the fewest crossovers (contestants who have held multiple Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, Miss America or Miss America’s Outstanding Teen titles) of any state.  Kristen Danyal is the only titleholder to win both Miss Michigan Teen USA and Miss Michigan USA, making the semi-finals at both Miss Teen USA and Miss USA.  Wa’Lynda Lou Sipple is the only other Michigan Teen to compete at Miss USA, representing Nebraska at Miss USA 1999.  No Miss Michigan USA titleholders have competed at Miss America, and Che’vonne Burton, Miss MI Teen USA 1997 and Miss Michigan 2000, is the only Miss Michigan Teen USA to win a Miss America title.

Reality TV

Miss USA 1993 Kenya Moore starred on five seasons of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars.  Jaclyn Schultz competed with her then-boyfriend (now husband) Jon on Survivor: San Juan del Sur, the 29th season of survivor.  Most recently, Taylor Hale won Big Brother 24 as well as being voted America’s Favourite Houseguest.

Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titleholders from Michigan

MISS USA 1990

Carole Gist

20 • Detroit

1st runner-up
at Miss Universe

MISS USA 1993

Kenya Moore

22 • Detroit

Top 6
at Miss Universe

MISS USA 2010

Michigan USA winner icon new 3
Rima Fakih

24 • Dearborn

 

Miss Michigan USA titleholders 1952-2022

Recent titleholders

2019
Michigan USA icon 2019
Alyse Madej

26 • Garden City

 
 

2020
Michigan USA icon 2020
Chanel Johnson

27 • Detroit

 
 

2021
Michigan USA icon 2021
Taylor Hale

24 • Detroit

Miss Congeniality
at Miss USA

2022
Michigan USA icon 2022
Aria Hutchinson

23 • Plymouth

 
 

2023
Michigan USA icon 2023
Alexis Fagan-Williams

23 • Detroit

 
 

Placements and Awards Summary

Placements

Winner

Carole Gist (1990), Kenya Moore (1993), Rima Fakih (2010)

1st runner-up

Kevin Gale (1976)

3rd runner-up

Elisa Schleef (2003)

Top 5/6

Natasha Bell (1996)

Semi-finalist

Pamela Lee Sands (1963), Susan Lynne Pill (1965), Pat Glannan (1971), Marilyn Petty (1972), Diane Arabia (1982), Kimberly Mexicotte (1993), Johnelle Ryan (1998), Shannon Clark (1999), Jill Dobson (2000), Kenya Howard (2001)

Top 8/10/11/12*

Top 15/16/20*

Crystal Hayes (2005), Kelly Best (2007), Kristen Danyal (2012), Elizabeth Johnson (2018)

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

Awards

Congeniality

Taylor Hale (2021)

Rima Fakih reacts after being crowned Miss USA 2010

Full Titleholder Listing

IMAGEYEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2023Alexis Fagan-WilliamsDetroit22
2022Aria HutchinsonPlymouth23Daughter of Miss MI Teen USA 1988 Melissa Sinkevics
2021Taylor HaleDetroit24Congeniality
2020Chanel JohnsonDetroit27
2019Alyse MadejGarden City26
2018Elizabeth JohnsonDetroit25Top 15
2017Krista FergusonDetroit24
2016Susie LeicaLivonia26
2015Rashontae WawrzyniakDetroit25Top 11
2014Elizabeth IvezajMacomb24
2013Jaclyn SchultzWyandotte24
2012Kristen Danyal*Detroit21Top 16Previously Miss MI Teen USA 2009 (SF Miss Teen USA)
2011Channing PierceRoyal Oak23
2010RIMA FAKIHDearborn24Miss USANF Miss Universe 2010
2009Lindsey TycholizSterling Heights26
2008Elisabeth CrawfordCanton25
2007Kelly BestTroy20Top 15Later Miss US International 2008
2006Danelle GayLapeer24
2005Crystal HayesRock20Top 15
2004Stacey LeeRochester Hills26
2003Elisa SchleefSt. Joseph233rd runner-up
2002Rebekah DeckerFerndale24
2001Kenya HowardDetroit24Semi-finalist
2000Jill DobsonQuincy22Semi-finalist
1999Shannon ClarkTroy26Semi-finalist
1998Johnelle RyanCassopolis25Semi-finalist
1997Jennifer ReedTaylor25
1996Natasha BellBerrien Springs20Top 6
1995Keisha EichelbergerDetroit
1994Kelly PawlowskiAllen Park
1993KENYA MOOREDetroit22Miss USAT6 Miss Universe 1990
1992Lainie HowardSt. Joseph21
1991Leann RothiKalamazoo18
1990CAROLE GISTDetroit20Miss USA1RU Miss Universe 1990
1989Karyn FinucanBirmingham
1988Anthonia DotsonDetroit20
1987Elizabeth PuleoGrosse Pointe Woods19
1986Lisa BernardiCarleton
1985Nancy MazuroWashington18
1984Adriana KrambeckSterling Heights20
1983Kimberly MexicotteLivonia21Semi-finalist
1982Diane ArabiaWarren21Semi-finalist
1981Karen EidsonHazel Park21
1980Teena HammondsTroy21
1979Susan JamesHazel Park19
1978April PatrickDetroit19
1977Jenny PinksTrenton20
1976Kevin GaleDearborn Heights221st runner-up
1975Debbie HollandWest Bloomfield24
1974Patricia LoftisDetroit
1973Linda EastWarren26
1972Marilyn PettyRoseville20Semi-finalist
1971Pat GlannanDetroit23Semi-finalist
1970Duane BergenDetroit19
1969Lisa BrennerReed City
1968Virginia CliftNovi18
1967Sonja DunsonDetroit24
1966Kathlene BlascakAllen Park19
1965Susan Lynne PillPontiacSemi-finalist
1964Johneane TeeterDearborn20
1963Pamela Lee SandsLudington19Semi-finalist
1962Judith LamparterDetroit18
1961Patricia SquiresMilan19Semi-finalist
1960Judith RichardsDearborn20Semi-finalist
1959Susan WestergaardSouthfield20
1958Shirley Ann BlackFlint19
1957Sharon MooreDetroit19
1956Barbara SiasDetroit19Semi-finalist
1955Martha SmithDetroit18
1954Gerri HoffmanDetroit22
1953Jo Ann PageDetroit20
1952Judy HatulaDetroit18Semi-finalist
YEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2023Alexis Fagan-WilliamsDetroit22
2022Aria HutchinsonPlymouth23Daughter of Miss MI Teen USA 1988 Melissa Sinkevics
2021Taylor HaleDetroit24Congeniality
2020Chanel JohnsonDetroit27
2019Alyse MadejGarden City26
2018Elizabeth JohnsonDetroit25Top 15
2017Krista FergusonDetroit24
2016Susie LeicaLivonia26
2015Rashontae WawrzyniakDetroit25Top 11
2014Elizabeth IvezajMacomb24
2013Jaclyn SchultzWyandotte24
2012Kristen Danyal*Detroit21Top 16Previously Miss MI Teen USA 2009 (SF Miss Teen USA)
2011Channing PierceRoyal Oak23
2010RIMA FAKIHDearborn24Miss USANF Miss Universe 2010
2009Lindsey TycholizSterling Heights26
2008Elisabeth CrawfordCanton25
2007Kelly BestTroy20Top 15Later Miss US International 2008
2006Danelle GayLapeer24
2005Crystal HayesRock20Top 15
2004Stacey LeeRochester Hills26
2003Elisa SchleefSt. Joseph233rd runner-up
2002Rebekah DeckerFerndale24
2001Kenya HowardDetroit24Semi-finalist
2000Jill DobsonQuincy22Semi-finalist
1999Shannon ClarkTroy26Semi-finalist
1998Johnelle RyanCassopolis25Semi-finalist
1997Jennifer ReedTaylor25
1996Natasha BellBerrien Springs20Top 6
1995Keisha EichelbergerDetroit
1994Kelly PawlowskiAllen Park
1993KENYA MOOREDetroit22Miss USAT6 Miss Universe 1990
1992Lainie HowardSt. Joseph21
1991Leann RothiKalamazoo18
1990CAROLE GISTDetroit20Miss USA1RU Miss Universe 1990
1989Karyn FinucanBirmingham
1988Anthonia DotsonDetroit20
1987Elizabeth PuleoGrosse Pointe Woods19
1986Lisa BernardiCarleton
1985Nancy MazuroWashington18
1984Adriana KrambeckSterling Heights20
1983Kimberly MexicotteLivonia21Semi-finalist
1982Diane ArabiaWarren21Semi-finalist
1981Karen EidsonHazel Park21
1980Teena HammondsTroy21
1979Susan JamesHazel Park19
1978April PatrickDetroit19
1977Jenny PinksTrenton20
1976Kevin GaleDearborn Heights221st runner-up
1975Debbie HollandWest Bloomfield24
1974Patricia LoftisDetroit
1973Linda EastWarren26
1972Marilyn PettyRoseville20Semi-finalist
1971Pat GlannanDetroit23Semi-finalist
1970Duane BergenDetroit19
1969Lisa BrennerReed City
1968Virginia CliftNovi18
1967Sonja DunsonDetroit24
1966Kathlene BlascakAllen Park19
1965Susan Lynne PillPontiacSemi-finalist
1964Johneane TeeterDearborn20
1963Pamela Lee SandsLudington19Semi-finalist
1962Judith LamparterDetroit18
1961Patricia SquiresMilan19Semi-finalist
1960Judith RichardsDearborn20Semi-finalist
1959Susan WestergaardSouthfield20
1958Shirley Ann BlackFlint19
1957Sharon MooreDetroit19
1956Barbara SiasDetroit19Semi-finalist
1955Martha SmithDetroit18
1954Gerri HoffmanDetroit22
1953Jo Ann PageDetroit20
1952Judy HatulaDetroit18Semi-finalist

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