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The Miss North Dakota USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of North Dakota in the Miss USA pageant.

North Dakota is one of the least successful states in the pageant competition. They have had only three placements and have never won the Miss USA crown. Their highest placement was in 1966 when Judy Slayton placed 3rd runner-up to Maria Remenyi of California. No Miss North Dakota USA has placed since 1996.

Two Miss North Dakota USA titleholders have competed at Miss America and five have competed at Miss Teen USA.



  • '3rd runners-up: Judy Slayton (1966)
  • '4th runners-up: Elizabeth Jaeger (1983)
  • 'Top 6:' Juliette Spier (1996) Cheryl Knutson (1964)


Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2010 Taylor Kearns Fargo 20 Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2007
2009 Kelsey Erickson Grand Forks 22
2008 Stephanie Tollefson New Rockford 21 Replaced Bethany Nesheim on Dec 16, 2007 when she moved to another state.
2007 Rachel Mathson Thief River Falls 25
2006 Kimberly Krueger Fargo 21
2005 Chrissa Miller Bismarck 20
2004 Jennifer Smith Fargo 27
2003 Samantha Edwards Fargo 23
2002 Amy Elkins Riverdale
2001 Michelle Guthmiller Palermo
2000 Amie Hoffner Minot
1999 Shayna Bank
1998 Alison Nesemeier Casselton Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 1994
1997 Lauri Marie Gapp Fargo 25
1996 Juliette Spier 20 Finalist Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 1992
1995 Jean Stallmo
1994 Amy Lantz
1993 Jennifer Seminary Fargo Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 1988
1992 Camie Fladeland
1991 Mischelle Chistensen
1990 Kari Larson Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 1984, top 10 at Miss Teen USA 1984
1989 Carla Christofferson Tolna Previously competed for Miss North Dakota title in 1987 and 1988. She finished as 4th runner-up both years, and won the swimsuit competition in 1987.[1]
1988 Kate Sevde Williston
1987 Shelley Gangness Fargo
1986 Beth Remmick Minot
1985 Regina Schatz Linton
1984 Suzanne Lewis Fargo
1983 Elizabeth Jaeger Fargo 4th runner-up Later Miss North Dakota 1985
1982 Tammy Martinson Lansford
1981 Laurie Saarinen Jamestown Later Miss Minnesota 1982
1980 Kim Thompson Minot
1979 Renae Hermanson Crosby
1978 Theresa Olson
1977 Barbara Redlin Ellendale
1976 Linda Paulson Bowman Mother of Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2010
1975 Renae Saville
1974 Judith Waltz
1973 Barbara Lundien
1972 Gail Schmeichel
1971 Joanne Engel
1970 Nancy Jean Perry Minot
1969 Beckee Benz
1968 Jewel Chrstensen
1967 Jacqueline Linder
1966 Judy Slayton 3rd runner-up 3rd runner up at Miss American Beauty 1965, title of usa rep to Miss International pageant
1965 Patricia Dodge
1964 Cheryl Knutson finalist finalist at Miss USA-World, Jr Miss Majorette of America
1963 Karen Kopseng
1962 Did Not Compete
1961 Did Not Compete
1960 Twila Fleckton
1959 Patricia McGinley
1958 Diana Spidahl
1957 Anne-Marit Studness
1956 Mary Harroun
1955 Joan Smith
1954 Jane Hewitt
1953 Marilyn Caufield
1952 Gloria Rowe

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant


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