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Miss Rhode Island USA and Teen USA Titleholder History

Your ultimate Miss USA state pageant resource

Take a trip back into the history of the Miss Rhode Island USA and Teen USA pageants, from the first winner to the most recent. 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.

Olivia Culpo takes her first walk as Miss Universe 2012
Olivia Culpo takes her first walk as Miss Universe 2012

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A guide to the state titleholder listings...

Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titleholders from Rhode Island

MISS UNIVERSE 2012

Olivia Culpo

20 • Cranston

USA’s seventh Miss Universe

Miss Rhode Island USA titleholders 1952-2022

Recent titleholders

2020
Rhode Island USA icon 2020
Jonét Nichelle

25 • North Providence

2021
Rhode Island USA icon 2021
Karly Laliberte

27 • Pawtucket

2022
Rhode Island USA icon 2022
Elaine Collado

27 • Providence

2023
Rhode Island USA icon 2023
Mary Malloy

26 • Cumberland

2024
Miss Rhode Island USA 2024 Kaitlynne Santana
Kaitlynne Santana

22 • Woonsocket

Placements and Awards Summary

Placements

Winner

Olivia Culpo (2012)

1st runner-up

Danielle Lacourse (2007)

2nd runner-up

Gayle White (1973), Anea Garcia (2015)

Semi-finalist

Joan Marie Zeller (1961), Jennifer Aubin (1995), Claudia Jordan (1997), Yanaiza Alvarez (2001), Janet Sutton (2002)

Top 8/10/11/12*

Leeann Tingley (2006)

Top 15/16/20*

Amy Diaz (2008)

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

Awards

Congeniality

Anea Garcia placed second runner-up in 2015

Full Titleholder Listing

IMAGEYEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2024Kaitlynne Santana
Woonsocket22
2023Mary Malloy*Cumberland26Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2015
2022Elaine Collado*Providence27Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2013
2021Karly LalibertePawtucket26
2020Jonét NichelleProvidence24
2019Nicole PallozziProvidence22
2018Daescia DeMoranvilleJohnston21
2017Kelsey SwansonCranston22
2016Theresa AgoniaProvidence23
2015Anea GarciaCranston192nd runner-up
2014Christina PalavraProvidence18Congeniality
2013Brittany StenovitchCranston19
2012OLIVIA CULPOCranston19Miss USA & Miss Universe
2011Kate McCaugheyLincoln22
2010Kristina Primavera*Narragansett22Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2003
2009Alysha Castonguay*Woonsocket22Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2002 (SF Miss Teen USA)
2008Amy Diaz*Johnston23Top 15Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2001; later Miss Earth United States 2009.
2007Danielle LacourseNorth Providence211st runner-up
2006Leeann TingleyEast Greenwich24Top 10
2005Allison PaganettiNorth Kingstown21
2004Sarah BettencourtLincoln20
2003Krisily KennedyWarwick23
2002Janet SuttonNarragansett23Semi-finalist
2001Yanaiza AlvarezProvidence24Semi-finalist
2000Heidi St. PierreHarrisville23
1999Claire DeSimoneWarwick23
1998Connie HarrolleEast Providence24
1997Claudia Jordan*East Providence23Semi-finalistPreviously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 1990
1996Karen BradleyProvidence19
1995Jennifer AubinWoonsocket20Semi-finalist
1994RayeAnne Johnson*Lincoln23Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 1987
1993Juli RoachWakefield24
1992Yvette HernandezProvidence
1991Lynne MichaelCranston
1990Susan LimaWest Warwick23
1989Debra DamianoProvidence20
1988Cindy GerondaNorth Providence20
1987Lisa BensonNorth Kingstown21
1986Donna SilvaCranston19
1985Dana WilsonRiverside21
1984Debbie MowryNorth Providence22
1983Allegra HendricksProvidence20
1982Peggy McGrawScituate21
1981Patti ReoCranston20
1980Robyn HallPawtucket21
1979Theresa PattersonLincoln22
1978Sharon Lee McGarryWarwick20
1977Susan CartenCranston
1976Kathleen ConfredaWarwick
1975Marice LoveProvidenceLater Miss RI 1976
1974Debra Cerroni^Smithfield18
1973Gayle WhiteProvidence212nd runner-up
1972Jeanne LemayWest Warwick
1971Laurie StahleNorth Kingstown18
1970Rebecca GalleshawWarwick
1969Donna LewisProvidence20
1968Betty Lou WhitmoreProvidence
1967Nancy GiulianoWoonsocket
1966Barbara WilliamsProvidence
1965Paula FarrowWarwick21
1964Carol Ann TantimonicoJohnston18
1963Rosemary Jane DickinsonProvidence19
1962Marilyn Ann ScottPawtucket24
1961Joan Marie ZellerRiverside23Semi-finalist
1960Lorelie Sue WhiteCranston20
1959Gloria RyderProvidence18
1958Claire DiPaolo†Providence20† 2019
1957Myrna AltieriCranston18
1956Sandra VozellaPoint Judith18
1955Beverly JansenProvidence20
1954Joyce Anne Sandberg^Warwick21Previously Miss Rhode Island 1953. First Lady of Rhode Island 1973-1977.
1953Barbara Rose Deignan†Providence20† 1993
1952Delores SelinderProvidence22
YEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2024Kaitlynne Santana
Woonsocket22
2023Mary Malloy*Cumberland26Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2015
2022Elaine Collado*Providence27Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2013
2021Karly LalibertePawtucket26
2020Jonét NichelleProvidence24
2019Nicole PallozziProvidence22
2018Daescia DeMoranvilleJohnston21
2017Kelsey SwansonCranston22
2016Theresa AgoniaProvidence23
2015Anea GarciaCranston192nd runner-up
2014Christina PalavraProvidence18Congeniality
2013Brittany StenovitchCranston19
2012OLIVIA CULPOCranston19Miss USA & Miss Universe
2011Kate McCaugheyLincoln22
2010Kristina Primavera*Narragansett22Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2003
2009Alysha Castonguay*Woonsocket22Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2002 (SF Miss Teen USA)
2008Amy Diaz*Johnston23Top 15Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2001; later Miss Earth United States 2009.
2007Danielle LacourseNorth Providence211st runner-up
2006Leeann TingleyEast Greenwich24Top 10
2005Allison PaganettiNorth Kingstown21
2004Sarah BettencourtLincoln20
2003Krisily KennedyWarwick23
2002Janet SuttonNarragansett23Semi-finalist
2001Yanaiza AlvarezProvidence24Semi-finalist
2000Heidi St. PierreHarrisville23
1999Claire DeSimoneWarwick23
1998Connie HarrolleEast Providence24
1997Claudia Jordan*East Providence23Semi-finalistPreviously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 1990
1996Karen BradleyProvidence19
1995Jennifer AubinWoonsocket20Semi-finalist
1994RayeAnne Johnson*Lincoln23Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 1987
1993Juli RoachWakefield24
1992Yvette HernandezProvidence
1991Lynne MichaelCranston
1990Susan LimaWest Warwick23
1989Debra DamianoProvidence20
1988Cindy GerondaNorth Providence20
1987Lisa BensonNorth Kingstown21
1986Donna SilvaCranston19
1985Dana WilsonRiverside21
1984Debbie MowryNorth Providence22
1983Allegra HendricksProvidence20
1982Peggy McGrawScituate21
1981Patti ReoCranston20
1980Robyn HallPawtucket21
1979Theresa PattersonLincoln22
1978Sharon Lee McGarryWarwick20
1977Susan CartenCranston
1976Kathleen ConfredaWarwick
1975Marice LoveProvidenceLater Miss RI 1976
1974Debra Cerroni^Smithfield18
1973Gayle WhiteProvidence212nd runner-up
1972Jeanne LemayWest Warwick
1971Laurie StahleNorth Kingstown18
1970Rebecca GalleshawWarwick
1969Donna LewisProvidence20
1968Betty Lou WhitmoreProvidence
1967Nancy GiulianoWoonsocket
1966Barbara WilliamsProvidence
1965Paula FarrowWarwick21
1964Carol Ann TantimonicoJohnston18
1963Rosemary Jane DickinsonProvidence19
1962Marilyn Ann ScottPawtucket24
1961Joan Marie ZellerRiverside23Semi-finalist
1960Lorelie Sue WhiteCranston20
1959Gloria RyderProvidence18
1958Claire DiPaolo†Providence20† 2019
1957Myrna AltieriCranston18
1956Sandra VozellaPoint Judith18
1955Beverly JansenProvidence20
1954Joyce Anne Sandberg^Warwick21Previously Miss Rhode Island 1953. First Lady of Rhode Island 1973-1977.
1953Barbara Rose Deignan†Providence20† 1993
1952Delores SelinderProvidence22

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