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The Miss Louisiana competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Louisiana in the Miss America pageant. For many years Miss New Orleans was the state's representative.

Although no delegate from this state has ever won the Miss America title, four have placed first runner-up

Winners

Year Name Hometown Local Title Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2009 Katherine Putnam Oak Grove Miss Shreveport
2008 Blair Abene Hammond Miss Lincoln Parish
2007 Amanda Joseph Pineville Miss Bossier City
2006 Jamie Wilson Minden Miss Louisiana Watermelon Festival
2005 Molly Causey Ruston Miss Shreveport 4th runner up at National Sweetheart 2002
2004 Jennifer Dupont Plaquemine Miss Ouachita Parish 1st runner-up at Miss America 2005 Preliminary Swimsuit Triple Crown winner - previously Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1998, Miss Louisiana USA 2000
2003 Melissa Clark Ruston Miss Louisiana Tech University Former National Sweetheart Pageant winner 2001
2002 Casey Crowder Shreveport Miss Ark-La-Miss Fair
2001 Kati Guyton Bossier City Miss Louisiana Watermelon Festival
2000 Faith Jenkins Shreveport Miss Louisiana Lagniappe 1st runner-up at Miss America 2001 Preliminary Talent Award, Preliminary Swimsuit Award, Quality of Life Award Won most scholarship money in the history of Miss America Pageant to date.
1999 Julie Lawrence Destrehan Miss Louisiana Stock Show Preliminary Talent Award, Non-finalist Talent Award, Miss America Scholar
1998 Heather Dupree Baton Rouge Miss Louisiana Lagniappe Previously Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1993
1997 Mette Boving Ruston Miss Holiday in Dixie Top 10 Semi-finalist
1996 Erika Schwarz Folsom Miss St. Tammany Parrish 1st runner-up 2nd runner-up Quality of Life Award Entertainment lawyer, judged the Miss America Pageant in 2006, was the "pageant coach" on the 2007 Miss America Pageant School special.
1995 Karmyn Tyler Shreveport Miss City of Roses Non-finalist Talent Award represented Arkansas in Miss Oktoberfest 1997, did not place
1994 Tiffany Mock Bossier City Miss Shreveport
1993 Catherine Teague Shreveport Miss Natchitoches City of Lights
1992 Elizabeth Haynes Baton Rouge Miss Caddo Lake
1991 Christi Page Ruston Miss Caney Lake Top 10 Semi-finalist Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1990 Linnea Fayard Shreveport Miss Louisiana Super Derby Festival 4th runner-up at Miss America 1991
1989 Stacy King Slidell Miss Louisiana Deep South Prelminary Swimsuit Award, Non-finalist Talent Award
1988 Valerie Brosset West Monroe Miss Louisiana Stockshow Top 10 Semi-finalist at Miss America 1989 Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1987 Patricia Brant Monroe Miss Red River Valley 1st runner-up at Miss America 1988 Preliminary Talent Award
1986 Amanda Mainord Baton Rouge Miss Louisiana State University Non-finalist Talent Award Toured with the 1987 Gillette Miss America Show Troupe
1985 Carol Carter Shreveport Miss Louisiana State University Later Miss Louisiana USA 1987
1984 Nita Whitaker Shreveport Miss Louisiana Forest Festival
1983 Miriam Gauthier Shreveport Miss Bossier City Non-finalist Talent Award
1982 Bobbie Candler Baton Rouge Miss Baton Rouge Non-finalist Talent Award Former National Sweetheart Pageant winner 1979
1981 Donese Worden Monroe Miss Northeast Louisiana University
1980 Martha "Missy" Crews Baton Rouge Miss Baton Rouge Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1979 Myrrah McCully Monroe Miss North Louisiana Paperland Non-finalist Talent Award
1978 Phyllis Kelly Baton Rouge Miss Southeastern Louisiana University Top 10 Semi-finalist at Miss America 1979
1977 Donna Holt Tioga Miss Plain Dealing Dogwood
1976 Candy Sue Crocker Hammond Miss Plain Dealing Dogwood
1975 Becky Wilson Bossier City Miss Louisiana Watermelon Festival
1974 Libby Lovejoy Sulphur Miss Lake Charles 4th runner-up
1973 Debbie Ward Baton Rouge Miss Delhi 3rd runner-up Preliminary Talent Award Featured performer and co-host of the Miss America pageant 1974-1977
1972 Debby Robert Baton Rouge Miss Baton Rouge Top 10 Semi-finalist Preliminary Talent Award
1971 Avis Cochran Shreveport Miss Shreveport toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1970 Carol Almand Haynesville Miss Homer
1969 Sharon Branaman New Iberia Miss Lafayette
1968 Susanne Saunders Shreveport Miss Northeast Louisiana State College
1967 Genevieve Del Gallo New Orleans Miss New Orleans Top 10 Semi-finalist
1966 Joy Woods New Orleans Miss Northeast Louisiana State College
1965 Lynda Ferguson Shreveport Miss Shreveport Top 10 Semi-finalist
1964 Cherie Martin Pineville Miss Rapides Parrish Non-finalist Talent Award
1963 Linda Gail Baucum Springhill Miss Springhill When the original winner was announced she stepped up to the microphone and resigned the title on the spot so she could get married and Linda was named the new winner
1962 Diana Jane Smith Oak Ridge Miss Bastrop
1961 Lyndra Frances Pate Shreveport Miss Bastrop
1960 Judith Ann Coday Baton Rouge Miss Baton Rouge
1959 Mary Mills Hawkins Lake Providence
1958 Alberta Louise Futch Hammond
1957 Beverly Leigh Norman Shreveport
1956 Bobbie Chachere Baton Rouge Non-finalist Talent Award
1955 Jan Aline Johnston Ruston
1954 Gail Gleason Shreveport
1953 Sonya Lee LeBlanc Baton Rouge
1952 Barbara Barker Monroe Top 10 Semi-finalist
1951 Jeanne Thompson Baton Rouge Future Miss Louisiana USA 1952-1953
1950 Rowena Taliaferro Winnsboro
1949 Annie Hollingsworth Baton Rouge
1947 Ruth Mary Blust New Orleans
1946 Marguerite McClelland Baton Rouge 3rd runner-up
1939 Frances Helen Anello* New Orleans
1938 Irene Blush Schomberger* New Orleans
1937 Gussie Short Winnsboro
Gertrude Rissie Miller* New Orleans Top 15 Semi-finalist
1936 Doris Huet* New Orleans
1933 Marjorie Hagler Top 10 Semi-finalist
1927 Gladys Renya Moore*
1926 Edna du Vernay*
1925 Thelma Roeling*
1924 Louise Moore* Top 10 Semi-finalist
1923 *
1922 Maud Allison Price*

* Competed in Miss America pageant as Miss New Orleans

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