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Miss West Virginia USA and Teen USA Titleholder History

Your ultimate Miss USA state pageant resource

Take a trip back into the history of the Miss West Virginia 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.

West Virginia’s 1988 titleholders take their first walk
West Virginia’s 1988 titleholders take their first walk

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A guide to the state titleholder listings...

Miss West Virginia USA titleholders 1952-2022

Recent titleholders

2019
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Haley Holloway

24 • Morgantown

2020
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Charlotte Bellotte

26 • Charles Town

2021
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Alexis Bland

22 • Parkersburg

2022
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Krystian Leonard

26 • Morgantown

2023
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Nevaeh Harmon

21 • Charleston

 
 

Placements and Awards Summary

Placements

1st runner-up

Kelly Anderson (1984)

2nd runner-up

Ruth Parr (1957)

Semi-finalist

Wilda Estep (1959), Carole Garnett Pugh (1960), Kathy McManaway (1961), Paula Morrison (1987)

Top 8/10/11/12*

Jessi Pierson (2009)

Top 15/16/20*

Kristin Morrison (2005), Chelsea Welch (2013), Nichole Greene (2016), Krystian Leonard (2022)

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

Awards

Photogenic

Jessi Pierson (2009)

Jessi Pierson won Miss Photogenic and placed in the top 10 at Miss USA 2009

Full Titleholder Listing

IMAGEYEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2023Nevaeh HarmonCharleston21
2022Krystian LeonardMorgantown26Top 16
2021Alexis BlandParkersburg22
2020Charlotte BellotteCharles Town26
2019Haley Holloway*Morgantown24Previously Miss WV Teen USA 2013 (2RU Miss Teen USA)
2018Casey LassiterSpencer21
2017Lauren RoushMason22
2016Nichole GreeneCharleston24Top 15
2015Andrea MucinoMorgantown24
2014Charisse HaislopParkersburg24
2013Chelsea Welch*West Union22Top 15Previously Miss WV Teen USA 2007 (4RU Miss Teen USA)
2012Andrea RogersMartinsburg24
2011Whitney Veach*Petersburg24Previously Miss WV Teen USA 2003
2010Erica GoldsmithMineral Wells23
2009Jessi PiersonMilton21Top 10Photogenic
2008Skylene MontgomeryParkersburg23
2007Kasey MontgomeryPetersburg23
2006Jessica WedgeEvans22
2005Kristin MorrisonRipley24Top 15
2004Carolyn JenningsMorgantown21
2003Amy ThomasonBuckhannon24
2002Angela DavenportMontgomery24
2001Karen LongBarboursville20
2000Tara WilsonSistersville22
1999Amanda Burns*Culloden19Previously Miss WV Teen USA 1997
1998Susan BoothCharleston21
1997Natalie BevinsParkersburg19Sister of Miss WV Teen USA 1998 Erica Bevins
1996Regina FisherGlenville21
1995Tracy HolcombRichwood22
1994Linda BaileyCharleston
1993Jennifer JohnsonHuntington
1992Vickie MyersParkersburg24
1991Krista RansbottomHuntington24
1990Sabrina AndersonHinton20
1989Kathy EicherHuntington20Mother of Miss CA USA 2016 Nadia Mejia
1988Cathy FowlerHuntington22
1987Paula MorrisonBarboursville22Semi-finalist
1986Shonna LyonsParkersburg22
1985Lorre LewisBarboursville20
1984Kelly Anderson^Clarksburg231st runner-upPreviously Miss WV 1982; Miss World USA 1984 (4RU Miss World)
1983Jill RigsbyHuntington19
1982Cindy BaniakStar City20
1981Kelly CarrScherr19
1980Linda HedrickWiley Ford20
1979Candice "Candy" BoggsKeyser21
1978Deborah Davis^Huntington22Later Miss WV 1979
1977Pat BrownShepherdstown20
1976Cheryl PlantsWinfield18
1975Joyce MyersWheeling21
1974Kim NuzumWheeling20
1973Kathy RowandPinch18
1972Diane McCutcheonWheeling20
1971Peggy TennantClarksburg20
1970Sharon AlbertiWeirton18
1969Betty GrimmerWheeling20
1968Patricia CoyneWheeling19
1967Pamela YoungWheeling20
1966Annette PeeryBluefield
1965Did Not Compete
1964Did Not Compete
1963Nina Lou DentonMarmet
1962Nicki GagalisBeckley19
1961Kathy McManawayPrinceton20Semi-finalist
1960Carole Garnett PughQueen Shoals18Semi-finalist
1959Wilda EstepElkview18Semi-finalist
1958Mary GuthrieCharleston19
1957Ruth ParrSaint Albans182nd runner-up
1956Janet CardiBelle24
1955Barbara TuckerSaint Albans19
1954Sandra WaggyCharleston18
1953Fay HigleySouth Charleston18
1952Did Not Compete
YEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2023Nevaeh HarmonCharleston21
2022Krystian LeonardMorgantown26Top 16
2021Alexis BlandParkersburg22
2020Charlotte BellotteCharles Town26
2019Haley Holloway*Morgantown24Previously Miss WV Teen USA 2013 (2RU Miss Teen USA)
2018Casey LassiterSpencer21
2017Lauren RoushMason22
2016Nichole GreeneCharleston24Top 15
2015Andrea MucinoMorgantown24
2014Charisse HaislopParkersburg24
2013Chelsea Welch*West Union22Top 15Previously Miss WV Teen USA 2007 (4RU Miss Teen USA)
2012Andrea RogersMartinsburg24
2011Whitney Veach*Petersburg24Previously Miss WV Teen USA 2003
2010Erica GoldsmithMineral Wells23
2009Jessi PiersonMilton21Top 10Photogenic
2008Skylene MontgomeryParkersburg23
2007Kasey MontgomeryPetersburg23
2006Jessica WedgeEvans22
2005Kristin MorrisonRipley24Top 15
2004Carolyn JenningsMorgantown21
2003Amy ThomasonBuckhannon24
2002Angela DavenportMontgomery24
2001Karen LongBarboursville20
2000Tara WilsonSistersville22
1999Amanda Burns*Culloden19Previously Miss WV Teen USA 1997
1998Susan BoothCharleston21
1997Natalie BevinsParkersburg19Sister of Miss WV Teen USA 1998 Erica Bevins
1996Regina FisherGlenville21
1995Tracy HolcombRichwood22
1994Linda BaileyCharleston
1993Jennifer JohnsonHuntington
1992Vickie MyersParkersburg24
1991Krista RansbottomHuntington24
1990Sabrina AndersonHinton20
1989Kathy EicherHuntington20Mother of Miss CA USA 2016 Nadia Mejia
1988Cathy FowlerHuntington22
1987Paula MorrisonBarboursville22Semi-finalist
1986Shonna LyonsParkersburg22
1985Lorre LewisBarboursville20
1984Kelly Anderson^Clarksburg231st runner-upPreviously Miss WV 1982; Miss World USA 1984 (4RU Miss World)
1983Jill RigsbyHuntington19
1982Cindy BaniakStar City20
1981Kelly CarrScherr19
1980Linda HedrickWiley Ford20
1979Candice "Candy" BoggsKeyser21
1978Deborah Davis^Huntington22Later Miss WV 1979
1977Pat BrownShepherdstown20
1976Cheryl PlantsWinfield18
1975Joyce MyersWheeling21
1974Kim NuzumWheeling20
1973Kathy RowandPinch18
1972Diane McCutcheonWheeling20
1971Peggy TennantClarksburg20
1970Sharon AlbertiWeirton18
1969Betty GrimmerWheeling20
1968Patricia CoyneWheeling19
1967Pamela YoungWheeling20
1966Annette PeeryBluefield
1965Did Not Compete
1964Did Not Compete
1963Nina Lou DentonMarmet
1962Nicki GagalisBeckley19
1961Kathy McManawayPrinceton20Semi-finalist
1960Carole Garnett PughQueen Shoals18Semi-finalist
1959Wilda EstepElkview18Semi-finalist
1958Mary GuthrieCharleston19
1957Ruth ParrSaint Albans182nd runner-up
1956Janet CardiBelle24
1955Barbara TuckerSaint Albans19
1954Sandra WaggyCharleston18
1953Fay HigleySouth Charleston18
1952Did Not Compete

State and Miss USA Photo Album

Miss West Virginia Teen USA titleholders 1983-2022

Recent Titleholders

2019
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Brennah Groves

18 • Summersville

2020
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Sophia Martino

18 • Bridgeport

2021
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Brylee Knotts

18 • Grafton

2022
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Emma Kitchen

18 • Williamstown