Our 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

Miss America 2007
Lauren Nelson

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 1972
Debbie Giannopoulos
Miss Oklahoma 1973
Andrea Hanson
Top Ten Finalist
Miss Oklahoma 1974
Debbie Knight
Miss Oklahoma 1975
Lisa Reagan
Miss Oklahoma 1976
Lucia Miller
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 1991
Gina Lynne Smith
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 2006
Lindsey Miller
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


Miss Oklahoma 2011
Betty Thompson
1st Runner-up

Miss Oklahoma 2012
Alicia Clifton
2nd Runner-up