Forever Miss Oklahomas

In saluting our former Miss Oklahomas, records show that Nellie Grant from Ada, Oklahoma, represented our state in the 1922 Miss America Pageant. In 1926 there was no state pageant, but Norma Smallwood, Miss Tulsa, competed and became the first Oklahoman to win the Miss America Pageant.  Oklahoma has had a total of six women to become Miss America. We hope you’ll enjoy reminiscing with us as we look back at our former Miss Oklahomas.

Oklahoma’s Miss Americas

Miss America 1926
Norma Smallwood

Miss America 1967
Jane Ann Jayroe

Miss America 1981
Susan Powell

Miss America 1996
Shawntel Smith

Miss America 2006
Jennifer Berry

Former Miss Oklahomas

1922 – Nellie Grant
1934 – Juanita Pitts
1938 – Marjorie Ann Adams
1939 – Bettye Cornelia Avert
1940 – Ada Martyne Wood
1941 – Mifaunwy Dolores Shunatona
1943 – Joan Marceille Hawk
1948 – Donna Briggs – 4th Runner-up
1949 – Georgine R. Leeka
1950 – Louise O’Brien – 4th Runner-up
1951 – Bobby Jene Simmons – Top Ten Finalist
1952 – Shirley Barbour
1953 – Lorene Washburn
1954 – Charlavan Baker
1955 – Ann Campbell – 4th Runner-up
1956 – LaDonna J. Kramer
1957 – Mary Nancy Denner – 2nd Runner-up
1958 – Anita Bryant – 2nd Runner-up
1959 – Mary Ann Hazelton
1960 – Donna Kay Creed
1961 – Dana Darlene Reno
1962 – Billi Kay Smith
1963 – Cheryl Semrad Hassman
1964 – Jane Hitch
1965 – Sandra Curtis

Miss Oklahoma 1966
Sandy Ferguson

Miss Oklahoma 1967
Carolyn Denton

Miss Oklahoma 1968
Beverly Drew

Miss Oklahoma 1969
Jeanne Gambrell

Miss Oklahoma 1970
Judy Adams
Top Ten Finalist

Miss Oklahoma 1971
Susan Supernaw

Miss Oklahoma 1973
Andrea Hanson
Top Ten Finalist

Miss Oklahoma 1974
Debbie Knight

Miss Oklahoma 1975
Lisa Reagan

Miss Oklahoma 1977
Ellen Wight

Miss Oklahoma 1978
Kendi Brown

Miss Oklahoma 1979
Jill Elmore

Miss Oklahoma 1980
Kathleen Allin

Miss Oklahoma 1981
April Clayton

Miss Oklahoma 1982
Nancy Chapman
4th Runner-up

Miss Oklahoma 1983
Trelynda Kerr

Miss Oklahoma 1984
Julie Sunday

Miss Oklahoma 1985
Felicia Ferguson

Miss Oklahoma 1986
Mingon Merchant

Miss Oklahoma 1987
Leesa Cornett

Miss Oklahoma 1988
Lori Kelley
2nd Runner-up

Miss Oklahoma 1989
Tamara Marler
Top Ten Finalist

Miss Oklahoma 1990
Cynthia White
Top Ten Finalist

Miss Oklahoma 1992
DuSharme Carter
4th Runner-up

Miss Oklahoma 1993
Elizabeth Moseley

Miss Oklahoma 1994
Tiffany Craig

Miss Oklahoma 1995
Meighen Bradfield

Miss Oklahoma 1996
Amy Duncan

Miss Oklahoma 1997
Kelli Masters

Miss Oklahoma 1998
Julie Payne
Top Ten Finalist

Miss Oklahoma 1999
Daneka Allen

Miss Oklahoma 2000
Kristin Stevenson

Miss Oklahoma 2001
Kaci Hundley
Top Twenty Finalist

Miss Oklahoma 2002
Casey Preslar
2nd Runner-up

Miss Oklahoma 2003
Kelley Scott
Top Ten Finalist

Miss Oklahoma 2004
Elizabeth Kinney
Top Ten Finalist

Miss Oklahoma 2005
Jennifer Warren

Miss Oklahoma 2007
Makenna Smith

Miss Oklahoma 2008
Kelsey Cartwright

Miss Oklahoma 2009
Taylor Treat
Top 12 Finalist

Miss Oklahoma 2010
Emoly West
4th Runner-up