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Miss New York USA and Teen USA Titleholder History

Your ultimate Miss USA state pageant resource

New York was home to the very first Miss USA and Miss Teen USA winners, Miss USA 1952 Jackie Loughery and Miss Teen USA 1983 Ruth Zakarian! They have had three first Miss USA titlelholders. During the 1980s and early 1990s the pageants were largely held upstate which is reflected in the maps below - you can see the change in focus from upstate to downstate titleholders from the 1990s to 2000s. Unfortunately I have fewer historical images for New York than other states of its size, but I have used newspapers to fill in the blanks wherever possible, including Ruth's Miss NY Teen USA crowning photo from November 1982!

Miss New York USA titleholders and others at Miss NY USA 1995

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Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titleholders from New York

MISS USA 1952

Jackie Loughery

22 • Brooklyn

Semi-finalist
at Miss Universe

MISS USA 1979

Mary Therese Friel

20 • Pittsford

Semi-finalist
at Miss Universe

MISS USA 1995

New York USA winner icon new 3
Shanna Moakler

20 • New York

Succeeded Chelsi Smith as Miss USA

MISS USA 1999

New York USA winner icon new 4
Kimberly Pressler

21 • Franklinville

 

MISS TEEN USA 1983

Ruth
Zakarian

17 • Amsterdam

 

Miss New York USA titleholders 1952-2022

Recent titleholders

2018
Genesis Suero

26 • Brooklyn

Full Titleholder Listing

IMAGEYEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2022Heather NunezSugar Hill26
2021Briana SiacaBrentwood27
2020Andreia GibauBrooklyn25Top 10
2019Florinda KajtaziYonkers21
2018Genesis SueroBrooklyn26
2017Hannah LopaSpencerport25Semi-finalist
2016Serena BucajSuffern22
2015Thatiana Diaz*Bayside22Top 15Miss NY Teen USA 2010 (SF Miss Teen USA)
2014Candace Kendall*Rochester24Miss NY Teen USA 2006 (as Candace Kuykendall)
2013Joanne NosuchinskyNew York City24
2012Johanna SambuciniBrooklyn25
2011Amber CollinsNew York City26Top 16
2010Davina ReevesHarlem26
2009Tracey ChangNew York City25
2008Danielle RoundtreeNew York City20
2007Gloria Almonte*Bronx23Miss NY Teen USA 2001 (1RU Miss Teen USA)
2006Adriana Diaz*Bronx21Previously Miss NY Teen USA 2003
2005Meaghan JarenskyBronx26Top 10
2004Jaclyn NesheiwatNew York City23
2003Nadia BehetteBay Ridge25
2002Karla CavalliMineola25Semi-finalist
2001Lisa PavlakisIslip22
2000Carrie TuckerNesconset25Semi-finalist
1999Melissa HugginsSucceeded Kimberly as Miss NY USA
1999KIMBERLY PRESSLER*Franklinville21Miss USANon-finalist Miss Universe 1999; previously Miss NY Teen USA 1994
1998Susan WisdomSmithtown
1997Ramona ReuterRochester26
1996Keelin CurnuckLevittown23
1995SHANNA MOAKLER*New York191st runner-upAssumed Miss USA 1995 title; previously Miss RI Teen USA 1992 (SF Teen USA)
1994Jennifer GareisManhattan24Finalist
1993Wendy MockLevittown26Semi-finalist
1992Christine BeachakCortlandt
1991Maureen Murray*New York City24Semi-finalistPreviously Miss NH Teen USA 1983
1990Patricia MurphyPearl River24
1989Jennifer FisherGreece19
1988Linnea ManciniCarmel24
1987Constance McCulloughManhattan
1986Beth LauferWest Islip22
1985Lovey KingYonkers18
1984Caroline FluryWest Seneca21
1983Jennifer MikelinichHuntington Station20Semi-finalist
1982Annemarie HendersonMonroe17
1981Deborah FountainBronx25Disqualified after preliminary competition due to claims she padded her swimsuit top!
1980Debra MauriceNew York City21Semi-finalist
1979MARY THERESE FRIELPittsfordMiss USASF Miss Universe 1979
1978Darlene JavitsPlainview24
1977Debbie MartinNew York City
1976Carol DoerrManhattan22
1975Sonja Anderson^New York CityMiss NY 1976 (4th runner-up)
1974Barbara CooperBrooklyn211st runner-upPhotogenic
1973Susan Carlson211st runner-up
1972Alberta PhillipsWestbury1st runner-up
1971Barbara LopezYorktown Heights21
1970Christina TefftNew York CitySemi-finalist
1969Rosemary HradekSemi-finalist
1968June WestNew York City19Semi-finalist
1967Wendy CoxBronxville19
1966Nancy SelfNew York CitySemi-finalistState Costume
1965Gloria JonNew York City21Semi-finalist
1964Dorothy LanghansSemi-finalist
1963Jeanne Marie QuinnEast MeadowSemi-finalist
1962Sherralyn PatecellFlushingSemi-finalist
1961Alexa CurreyManhattan3rd runner-up
1960Mary Rodites1st runner-up
1959Arlene Nesbitt194th runner-up
1958Virginia FoxSemi-finalist
1957Sanita PelkeySemi-finalist
1956Kay Douglas
1955Janet Kadlecik18Semi-finalist
1954Karin Hultman2nd runner-up1RU Miss World 1954
1953Reta KnappSemi-finalist
1952JACKIE LOUGHERYMiss USASF Miss Universe 1952
YEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2022Heather NunezSugar Hill26
2021Briana SiacaBrentwood27
2020Andreia GibauBrooklyn25Top 10
2019Florinda KajtaziYonkers21
2018Genesis SueroBrooklyn26
2017Hannah LopaSpencerport25Semi-finalist
2016Serena BucajSuffern22
2015Thatiana Diaz*Bayside22Top 15Miss NY Teen USA 2010 (SF Miss Teen USA)
2014Candace Kendall*Rochester24Miss NY Teen USA 2006 (as Candace Kuykendall)
2013Joanne NosuchinskyNew York City24
2012Johanna SambuciniBrooklyn25
2011Amber CollinsNew York City26Top 16
2010Davina ReevesHarlem26
2009Tracey ChangNew York City25
2008Danielle RoundtreeNew York City20
2007Gloria Almonte*Bronx23Miss NY Teen USA 2001 (1RU Miss Teen USA)
2006Adriana Diaz*Bronx21Previously Miss NY Teen USA 2003
2005Meaghan JarenskyBronx26Top 10
2004Jaclyn NesheiwatNew York City23
2003Nadia BehetteBay Ridge25
2002Karla CavalliMineola25Semi-finalist
2001Lisa PavlakisIslip22
2000Carrie TuckerNesconset25Semi-finalist
1999Melissa HugginsSucceeded Kimberly as Miss NY USA
1999KIMBERLY PRESSLER*Franklinville21Miss USANon-finalist Miss Universe 1999; previously Miss NY Teen USA 1994
1998Susan WisdomSmithtown
1997Ramona ReuterRochester26
1996Keelin CurnuckLevittown23
1995SHANNA MOAKLER*New York191st runner-upAssumed Miss USA 1995 title; previously Miss RI Teen USA 1992 (SF Teen USA)
1994Jennifer GareisManhattan24Finalist
1993Wendy MockLevittown26Semi-finalist
1992Christine BeachakCortlandt
1991Maureen Murray*New York City24Semi-finalistPreviously Miss NH Teen USA 1983
1990Patricia MurphyPearl River24
1989Jennifer FisherGreece19
1988Linnea ManciniCarmel24
1987Constance McCulloughManhattan
1986Beth LauferWest Islip22
1985Lovey KingYonkers18
1984Caroline FluryWest Seneca21
1983Jennifer MikelinichHuntington Station20Semi-finalist
1982Annemarie HendersonMonroe17
1981Deborah FountainBronx25Disqualified after preliminary competition due to claims she padded her swimsuit top!
1980Debra MauriceNew York City21Semi-finalist
1979MARY THERESE FRIELPittsfordMiss USASF Miss Universe 1979
1978Darlene JavitsPlainview24
1977Debbie MartinNew York City
1976Carol DoerrManhattan22
1975Sonja Anderson^New York CityMiss NY 1976 (4th runner-up)
1974Barbara CooperBrooklyn211st runner-upPhotogenic
1973Susan Carlson211st runner-up
1972Alberta PhillipsWestbury1st runner-up
1971Barbara LopezYorktown Heights21
1970Christina TefftNew York CitySemi-finalist
1969Rosemary HradekSemi-finalist
1968June WestNew York City19Semi-finalist
1967Wendy CoxBronxville19
1966Nancy SelfNew York CitySemi-finalistState Costume
1965Gloria JonNew York City21Semi-finalist
1964Dorothy LanghansSemi-finalist
1963Jeanne Marie QuinnEast MeadowSemi-finalist
1962Sherralyn PatecellFlushingSemi-finalist
1961Alexa CurreyManhattan3rd runner-up
1960Mary Rodites1st runner-up
1959Arlene Nesbitt194th runner-up
1958Virginia FoxSemi-finalist
1957Sanita PelkeySemi-finalist
1956Kay Douglas
1955Janet Kadlecik18Semi-finalist
1954Karin Hultman2nd runner-up1RU Miss World 1954
1953Reta KnappSemi-finalist
1952JACKIE LOUGHERYMiss USASF Miss Universe 1952

State and Miss USA Photo Album

Miss New York Teen USA titleholders 1983-2022

Recent Titleholders

2018
Saige Guerin

17 • Staten Island

Full titleholder listing

IMAGEYEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2022Diya ChowdhuryManhattan17
2021Geanna KoulourisBethpage19
2020Maya DominguezYonkers18
2019Hailey GermanoSmithtown18
2018Saige GuerinStaten Island17
2017Isabella GriffithMelville16Semi-finalist
2016Natalia TerreroCommack17
2015Geena CardalenaFloral Park18Semi-finalist
2014Corrin StellakisBridgeport16
2013Nikki OrlandoNesconset16Semi-finalist
2012Sabrina MastrangeloBellmore16Semi-finalist
2011Lisa DrouillardBrooklyn19
2010Thatiana Diaz*Bayside17Semi-finalistLater Miss NY USA 2015 (T15 Miss USA)
2009Taylor GildersleeveMattituck17
2008Sana IdnaniRoslyn18Photogenic
2007Tatiana PallagiAvon17
2006Candace Kuykendall*Rochester17Later Miss NY USA 2014 (as Candace Kendall)
2005Natascha BessezNew York City18Top 15
2004Catherine Muldoon*Chappaqua18Top 10Later Miss VA USA 2012
2003Adriana Diaz*Bronx18Miss NY USA 2006
2002Marley DelduchettoSyracuse18Semi-finalist
2001Gloria Almonte*Bronx181st runner-upMiss NY USA 2007
2000Tina CascianiWantagh17
1999Morgan MaholickRochester17Congeniality
1998Lindsay FredetteGlens Falls18
1997Jessica-Lynn FerdinandEast Patchogue18
1996Aiesha HendrickLiverpool16Semi-finalist
1995Tara CampbellClarence Center18
1994Kimberly Pressler*Franklinville17Miss NY USA & Miss USA 1999
1993Sarah GoreQueensbury17Finalist
1992Amber EvansFairport18Congeniality
1991Wendy CooperPenfield17Congeniality
1990Catherine Bliss*Utica17Miss VT USA 1998
1989Beth SavageWalworth16Semi-finalist
1988Jessica CollinsAmsterdam171st runner-up
1987Michelle KelenskiBallston Spa18Semi-finalist
1986Claudia LiemGlendale152nd runner-up
1985Shelly LownRed House16
1984Tracy Ann PurdySpeculator17
1983RUTH ZAKARIANAmsterdam17Miss Teen USA
YEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2022Diya ChowdhuryManhattan17
2021Geanna KoulourisBethpage19
2020Maya DominguezYonkers18
2019Hailey GermanoSmithtown18
2018Saige GuerinStaten Island17
2017Isabella GriffithMelville16Semi-finalist
2016Natalia TerreroCommack17
2015Geena CardalenaFloral Park18Semi-finalist
2014Corrin StellakisBridgeport16
2013Nikki OrlandoNesconset16Semi-finalist
2012Sabrina MastrangeloBellmore16Semi-finalist
2011Lisa DrouillardBrooklyn19
2010Thatiana Diaz*Bayside17Semi-finalistLater Miss NY USA 2015 (T15 Miss USA)
2009Taylor GildersleeveMattituck17
2008Sana IdnaniRoslyn18Photogenic
2007Tatiana PallagiAvon17
2006Candace Kuykendall*Rochester17Later Miss NY USA 2014 (as Candace Kendall)
2005Natascha BessezNew York City18Top 15
2004Catherine Muldoon*Chappaqua18Top 10Later Miss VA USA 2012
2003Adriana Diaz*Bronx18Miss NY USA 2006
2002Marley DelduchettoSyracuse18Semi-finalist
2001Gloria Almonte*Bronx181st runner-upMiss NY USA 2007
2000Tina CascianiWantagh17
1999Morgan MaholickRochester17Congeniality
1998Lindsay FredetteGlens Falls18
1997Jessica-Lynn FerdinandEast Patchogue18
1996Aiesha HendrickLiverpool16Semi-finalist
1995Tara CampbellClarence Center18
1994Kimberly Pressler*Franklinville17Miss NY USA & Miss USA 1999
1993Sarah GoreQueensbury17Finalist
1992Amber EvansFairport18Congeniality
1991Wendy CooperPenfield17Congeniality
1990Catherine Bliss*Utica17Miss VT USA 1998
1989Beth SavageWalworth16Semi-finalist
1988Jessica CollinsAmsterdam171st runner-up
1987Michelle KelenskiBallston Spa18Semi-finalist
1986Claudia LiemGlendale152nd runner-up
1985Shelly LownRed House16
1984Tracy Ann PurdySpeculator17
1983RUTH ZAKARIANAmsterdam17Miss Teen USA

State and Miss Teen USA Photo Album

Titleholder reunions

Wedding photos