Miss Arizona

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For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Arizona USA. For the Hungarian film, see Miss Arizona (film).
Nicole Turner, Miss Arizona 2007
Hilary Griffith, Miss Arizona 2006
Corrie Hill, Miss Arizona 2003
Vonda Kay Van Dyke, Miss America 1965/Miss Arizona 1964 at the Miss America 2008 pageant
Brenda Strong, Miss Arizona 1980 at the Miss America 2006 pageant

The Miss Arizona competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Arizona in the Miss America pageant. Arizona has twice won the Miss America title.

Results summary[edit]

The year in brackets indicates the year of the Miss America competition the award/placement was garnered.



Preliminary Awards[edit]

Non-Finalist Awards[edit]

Quality of Life Award[edit]



YearNameHometownAgeLocal TitleMiss America TalentPlacement at Miss AmericaSpecial scholarships at Miss AmericaNotes
2014Alexa RogersScottsdale23Miss PhoenixContemporary Dance, "Human"
2013Jennifer SmestadGilbert20Miss City of MaricopaVocal "Over You"
2012Piper StoeckelPrescott21Miss Tucson ValleyJazz Dance "Man in the Mirror"
2011Jennifer Sedler[1]Tempe19Miss PhoenixJazz Dance "It's About That Walk" by Prince3rd runner-up
2010Kathryn BulkleyMesa20Miss Pima CountyClassical Vocal "Nessun Dorma"Top 10 Finalist at Miss America 2011Daughter of Pamela Offer, Miss Hawaii 1981; Previously Miss Arizona Teen America 2008; Later Top 15 at Miss Arizona USA 2014
2009Savanna TroupePhoenix23Miss Maricopa CountyBaton "Satisfaction"
2008Erin NurssSierra Vista23Miss Tucson ValleyDanceNon-Finalist Talent AwardContestant at National Sweetheart 2007; Former Arizona's Junior Miss 2003
2007Nicole TurnerPhoenix24Miss ChandlerJazz Dance "Proud Mary"Former Miss Teen Arizona International 2003
2006Hilary GriffithGlendale20Miss ChandlerVocal "Don't Know Why"Quality of Life 1st runner-upTop 10 at National Sweetheart 2005
2005Audrey SibleySierra Vista19Miss San MarcosVocal "Alone"Quality of Life FinalistLater Top 15 at Miss Arizona USA 2009
2004Katherine KennedyTempe24Miss Twirling Athlete
2003Corrie HillGilbert24Miss MesaDance "Proud Mary"Contestant at National Sweetheart 2000; Later Mrs. Arizona America 2010 under her married name, Corrie Francis.[2]
2002Laura LawlessTempe24Miss MaricopaClassical Piano "Revolutionary Etude"Top 15 Semi-finalist at Miss America 2003Former New York's Junior Miss 1996
2001Kapri RoseGilbert19Miss GilbertFiddle "Orange Blossom Special"
2000Kristen VattMesa20Miss GilbertCharacter Dance "I, Don Quixote" from Man of La Mancha
1999Lori WhitingMesa20Miss Desert SunPiano "Malaguena"
1998Leean HendrixParker22Miss Tempe ButtesVocal "Heaven's What I Feel"
1997Stacey MomeyerPhoenix21Miss ChandlerVocal "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from Phantom of the Opera3rd runner-upFormer National Sweetheart Winner 1996
1996Erin GingrichYuma21Miss Yuma CountyPiano "Rhapsody in Blue"Non-Finalist Talent Award
1995Cara JacksonChandler22Miss ChandlerVocal "All Is Fair In Love"Later Miss Arizona USA 1999
1994Stacy AgrenMesa21Miss MesaClassical PianoQuality of Life Award, Non-Finalist Talent Award
1993Amanda MurrayYuma19Miss Yuma CountyVocal "What Did I Have That I Don't Have" from On a Clear Day You Can See ForeverQuality of Life Award
1992Robyn RaybornMesa26Miss Maricopa CountyVocal "How Great Thou Art"
1991Darsi TurnerYuma22Miss TucsonBallet "Through the Eyes of Love" from Ice Castles
1990Kimberly HoskinsYuma19Miss Yuma CountyBallet en Pointe "Symphony of the Seas"Non-Finalist Talent Award
1989Tammy KettunenYuma21Miss Maricopa CountyFreestyle Roller Skating "Amazing Grace"Non-Finalist Talent AwardSister to Miss Arizona 1986
1988Lisa MandelTucson22Miss TucsonDance "Steam Heat"Non-finalist Talent Award
1987Theresa LightTucson18Miss Western MaricopaVocal "Somewhere"
1986Terri KettunenYuma21Miss Yuma CountyClassical PianoSister to Miss Arizona 1989
1985Diane MartinPhoenix23Miss PhoenixVocal "The Man that Got Away" & "Maybe This Time" from CabaretLater Miss Arizona USA 1987, 2nd runner up at Miss USA 1987, semifinalist at Miss Asia Pacific 1987 as Miss USA
1984Rhonda WhiteCentral20Miss Graham CountyPopular Country Western Vocal Medley including "Stand By Your Man"
1983Jennifer NicholsTempe22Miss GlendaleClassical Vocal "Glitter and Be Gay"
1982Debra DanielsYuma20Miss Yuma CountyFree Form Gymnastics "Chariots of Fire"Top 10 Finalist
1981Sarah TattersallScottsdale20Miss ScottsdaleVocal "Maybe This Time" & "The Man That Got Away"Non-Finalist Talent Award
1980Brenda StrongTempe20Miss Valley WestVocal "My Man" & "What Did I Have That I Don't Have"Plays character and narrator Mary Alice Young in the TV series Desperate Housewives
1979Pam WenzelPhoenix22Miss North Central PhoenixAcrobatic Gymnastic Dance "Theme from Children of Sanchez"Top 10 FinalistPreliminary Talent AwardToured with Miss America USO Troupe
1978Susan KohlerTempe23Miss Arizona State UniversityVocal & Dance "New York, New York"
1977Cindy GlennGlobe18Miss GlobePopular Vocal "Nothing Can Stop Me Now"
1976Anne DeVarennesTucson22Miss TucsonVocal "As Long as He Needs Me"
1975Vickie HallSierra VistaMiss Sierra Vistasuccessor to crown
Stacey PetersonPhoenix21Miss TucsonVentriloquist Act "Yankee Doodle"4th runner-up
1974Mary AvillaGlendale20Miss MaryvalePopular Vocal "Best Thing You've Ever Done"
1973Susan May[3]Kingman19Miss Coconino CountyPiano Medley "The Glory of Love" "Laura" & "On the Sunny Side of the Street"
1972Linda Gail SirrineMesa19Miss MesaPopular Vocal "Happy Heart"Special Talent Award
1971Celia SklanScottsdale22Miss ScottsdaleDramatic Skit & Song "English Pub"
1970Karen ShieldsTucson19Miss University of ArizonaVocal & Dance to a medley of songs from My Fair LadyToured with Miss America USO Troupe
1969Kathleen EnnisTucson20Miss TucsonOriginal Comedy Monologue "Interview with Cleopatra, Shirley Temple and Tiny Tim"
1968Linda JohnsonWarren20Miss WarrenAuthentic Tahitian DancePreviously Arizona's Junior Miss 1966
1967Bea WillisPhoenix19Miss PhoenixVocal "Wouldn't It Be Loverly"
1966Launa GardnerHolbrook19Miss HolbrrokPiano Solo
1965Sandra MontgomeryYuma18Miss Yuma CountyVocal "Once In a Lifetime" & "I Love Being Here With You"
1964Vonda Kay Van DykePhoenix22Miss PhoenixVentriloquism & Singing "Together"WinnerMiss CongenialityFormer Arizona's Junior Miss 1961 and semi-finalist at America's Junior Miss; Only Miss America to also be voted Miss Congeniality
1963Susan BergstromPhoenixMiss PhoenixModern Jazz Dance "Tonight"4th runner-up
1962Paula Lou WelchTucson20Miss TucsonFire Baton TwirlingNon-Finalist Talent Award
1961Susan WebbPrescott19Miss PrescottOriginal Dramatic Composition "My Heritage: The Stars"
1960Georgia GarbarinoFlagstaff18Miss FlagstaffModern Dance "An American in Paris"
1959Patricia AllebrandYuma18Miss Yuma CountyModern Dance "Interpretation of Rejected Love"4th runner-up
1958Donna RiggsPhoenixMiss PhoenixVocal/Dance "Teacher's Pet"Special Scholarship
1957Lynn FreyseTucsonMiss TucsonDramatic Reading "The Country Girl"Top 10 FinalistPreliminary Swimsuit
1956Barbara HilgenbergTucsonMiss TucsonMonologue “End and the Beginning” by John Mansfield3rd runner-uptied w/Miss Kansas
1955Beth AndrePhoenixMiss Maricopa CountyComic Monologue of a Novice Golfer "What Do I Do Now, Mr. McLeod?"Top 10 Finalist
1954Marjorie NylundPhoenixMiss PhoenixDrama "A Marine's Conversation"
1953Betty Lou LindlyTempeMiss TempePiano
1950Kathryn LunsfordPhoenixMiss PhoenixModern Dance
1949Jacque MercerLitchfield18Miss LitchfieldDramatic Reading from Romeo and JulietWinnerPreliminary Swimsuit; Preliminary Talent
1948Donna McElroyPhoenixMiss PhoenixDramatic Monologue
1947Wanda LawTempeMiss TempeDiving ChampionTop 10 Finalist
1938Anna Marie BarnettBisbeeMiss BisbeeTop 10 Finalist

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Jennifer's News Letter". Miss Arizona Organization. June 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2010 Mrs America". Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ May, Susan (1973-06-10). "Kingman NAU student is 1972 Miss Arizona". Phoenix Arizona Republic.