Miss Idaho USA

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For the state pageant affiliated with Miss America, see Miss Idaho.

The Miss Idaho USA pageant is a competition that selects the representative for the state of Idaho in the Miss USA pageant.

Idaho is one of the least successful states in the history of the competition, with only four placements in fifty-seven years. Two of placements were achieved by former Miss Idaho Teen USA titleholders, one of whom was also a former Miss Teen USA.

The first placement came in 1964 with Dorothy Johnson, one of the first African-American semi-finalists in the pageant's history. Their second placement came in 1997 when Brandi Sherwood, Idaho's only Miss Teen USA (1989) placed first runner-up. She later became the first woman to be crowned both Miss USA and Miss Teen USA when she succeeded winner Brook Mahealani Lee who became Miss Universe. Sherwood has since pursued a career as an actress, and is a rotating model on The Price is Right. The third came in 2004 when former Miss Idaho Teen USA 1999 Kimberly Glyn Weible made the top 10. Their fourth was in 2009, when Melissa Weber managed to place in the top 15.

The current titleholder is Marissa Wickland of Boise, who was previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 2009.

Results summary[edit]




YearNameHometownAge1Placement at Miss USASpecial awards at Miss USANotes
2014Yvette BennettBoise23
2013Marissa Wickland[1]Boise20Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 2009
2012Erna PalicBoise24Born in Bosnia & Herzegovina
2011Erza HalitiMeridian20
2010Jessica HellwinkelBoise19
2009Melissa WeberBoise27Top 15, Finishing in 14th Place
2008Tracey BrownPost Falls21Previously Miss Idaho 2005 and Idaho's Jr. Miss 2004
2007Amanda RammellRexburg21Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 2003
2006Allyson SwanTwin Falls22
2005Sade AiyekuBoise24
2004Kimberly Glyn WeibleEagle22Top 10Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 1999 and was contestant on the TV Show Fear Factor Episode 433 Original Airdate: May 10, 2004
2003Lana WrightPocatello25
2002Hilary Renee BallNampa23
2001Elizabeth BarchasBoise20Triple Crown winner, Miss Idaho Teen USA 1998 and Miss Idaho 2004
2000Brooke GambrellBoise26Previously Miss Idaho 1995
1999Amy AmbrosePreviously Miss Idaho Teen USA 1995
1998Melinda Grassmick
1997Calley Anne SlagleSucceeded Brandi Sherwood after she became Miss USA
Brandi SherwoodIdaho Falls261st runner-upBecame Miss USA 1997 after Brook Mahealani Lee won Miss Universe 1997.
Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 1989 and Miss Teen USA 1989
Frequent rotating Barker's Beauty model on the game show The Price Is Right.

First Miss Teen USA to also hold the title of Miss USA.

1996Tracy YarbroughPreviously Miss Idaho 1994
1995Amy Michelle TolzmannCoeur D'Alene
1994Trenna WheelerIdaho Falls
1993Natalie NukayaIdaho Falls
1992Cheryl Lin MyersBoise
1991Lori EasleyWife of Butch Otter, Governor of Idaho
1990Cindy Estey
1989Kelli Bean
1988Kay Kinseywife of Karl Malone, former NBA player
1987Vicki HoffmanIdaho Falls
1986Kelli CatronCoeur D'Alene
1985Sheri RoseBoise
1984Valencia BilyeuPocatello
1983Kerry DamianoCoeur D'Alene
1982Valerie StephanBoise
1981Lori DitchBoise
1980Marta VincenBoise
1979Lori JukichBoise
1978Suzette SanfordPocatello
1977Leslie KingonCoeur D'Alene
1976Cheryl GilbertBoise
1975Charlene McArthurPocatello
1974Darla Jan Dowden
1973Karen Hammond
1972Lianne Fulmer
1971Kris Riordan
1970Kathy CravensNampa
1969Karen Ryder
1968Anna Evanson
1967Sandra BaldwinMiss Congeniality
1966Did Not Compete
1965Did Not Compete
1964Dorothy JohnsonSemi-finalist
1963Did Not Compete
1962Kinne Netherlands
1961Delcene Rositer
1960Margie Davis
1959Pat Sherburne
1958Jeanette Ashton
1954-1957Did Not Compete
1953Patricia Rose Carter
1952Cherrie Jean Lindsey

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant


  1. ^ "Marissa Wickland Crowned Miss Idaho USA 2013". Beauty Pageant News. January 4, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 

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