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Jessi Pierson, Miss West Virginia USA 2009
Jessica Wedge, Miss West Virginia USA 2006

The Miss West Virginia USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of West Virginia in the Miss USA pageant.

West Virginia has not been greatly successful at Miss USA and they have never produced a winner. After an eighteen year drought that ended in 2005, two West Virginian delegates placed within five years: Kristen Morrison in 2005 and Jessi Pierson in 2009.

One Miss West Virginia USA has held the Miss West Virginia Teen USA title and competed at Miss Teen USA, and two have competed at Miss America.

Results summary

  • 1st runners-up: Kelly Anderson (1984)
  • 2nd runners-up: Ruth Parr (1957)
  • Top 10: Jessi Pierson (2009)
  • Top 12: Paula Morrison (1987)
  • Top 15: Wilda Estep (1959), Garnett Pugh (1960), Kathy McManaway (1961), Kristin Morrison (2005)

Winners

Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2010 Erica Jade Goldsmith Mineral Wells 23
2009 Jessi Pierson Milton 21 Top 10 Miss Photogenic
2008 Skylene Montgomery Parkersburg Ms. West Virginia United States 2006
2007 Kasey Montgomery Petersburg 23
2006 Jessica Wedge Evans 22
2005 Kristin Morrison Ripley 24 Top 15
2004 Carolyn Jennings Morgantown 21
2003 Amy Thomason Buckhannon
2002 Angela Davenport Montgomery
2001 Karen Long Barboursville Winner of Miss Oktoberfest 2001
2000 Tara Wilson Wheeling
1999 Amanda Burns Previously Miss West Virginia Teen USA 1997
1998 Susan Booth
1997 Natalie Bevins Parkersburg
1996 Regina Fisher Glenville
1995 Tracy Holcomb
1994 Linda Bailey Charleston
1993 Jennifer Johnson Huntington
1992 Vickie Myers Parkersburg
1991 Krista Ransbottom Huntington
1990 Sabrina Anderson Hinton
1989 Kathy Eicher Huntington
1988 Cathy Fowler Huntington
1987 Paula Morrison Barboursville 22 Semi-finalist Semifinalist at Miss International 1987
1986 Shonna Lyons Parkersburg
1985 Lorre Lewis Barboursville
1984 Kelly Anderson Clarksburg 23 1st runner-up Previously Miss West Virginia 1982, later Miss World USA 1984 and Top 5 finalist at Miss World 1984
1983 Jill Rigsby Huntington
1982 Cindy Baniak Star City
1981 Kelly Carr
1980 Linda Hendrick Wiley Ford
1979 Candy Boggs
1978 Deborah Davis Later Miss West Virginia 1979
1977 Pat Brown Shepherdstown
1976 Cheryl Plants
1975 Joyce Myers Wheeling
1974 Kim Nuzum Wheeling
1973 Kathy Rowand Pinch
1972 Diane McCutcheon Wheeling
1971 Peggy Tennant
1970 Sharon Alberti Weirton
1969 Betty Grimmer Wheeling
1968 Patricia Coyne Wheeling
1967 Pamela Young
1966 Annette Peery
1964-1965 Did Not Compete
1963 Nina Lou Denton
1962 Nicki Galais
1961 Kathy McManaway Semi-finalist
1960 Garnett Pugh Semi-finalist
1959 Wilda Estep Semi-finalist
1958 Mary Guthrie
1957 Ruth Parr 2nd runner-up
1956 Janet Cardi
1955 Barbara Tucker
1954 Sandra Waggy
1953 Fay Higley
1952 Did Not Compete

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant

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