MISS OHIO USA®
1952 Margie Broering
1953 Eleanore Mack
1954 Barbara Randa
1955 Carol Hagerman
1956 Eleanor Wood
1957 Kathryn Gabriel
1958 Cindy Garrison
1959 Marie Dicarlo
1960 Corrine Huff
1961 Alice Englemann
1962 Joan Colucy
1963 Gloria McBride
1964 Gail Krielow
1965 Sue Downey
1966 Karen Dietz
1967 Phyllis Smith
1968 Linda Hoyle
1969 Marilyn Singleton
1970 Jane Harrison
1971 Karen Haus
1972 Kathleen Kehlmier
1973 Jackie Urbanek
1974 Kay Phillips
1975 Sandra Kurdas
1976 Karen Myers
1977 Lesa Rummell
1978 Sheila Anderson
1979 Carolyn Houlihan
1980 Kim Thomas
1981 Kim Seelbrede
1982 Kim Weeda
1983 Gina Gangale
1984 Roxi Erwin
1985 Lisa Barlow
1986 Halle Berry
1987 Hallie Bonnell
1988 Gina West
1989 Lisa Thompson
1990 Melissa Proctor
1991 Amy Glaze
1992 Courtney Baber
1993 Andrea Pacione
1994 Lisa Allison
1995 Julia Hughes
1996 Melissa Boyd
1997 Michelle Mouser
1998 Cindy Madden
1999 Melinda Miller
2000 Cheya Watkins
2001 Amanda Canary
2002 Kimberly Mullen
2003 Candace Smith
2004 Lauren Kelsey Hall
2005 Aisha Berry
2006 Stacy Offenberger
2007 Anna Melomud
2008 Monica Day
2009 Natasha Vivoda
2010 Amanda Tempel
2011 Ashley Caldwell
2012 Audrey Bolte
2013 Kristin Smith
2014 Madison Gesiotto
2015 Sarah Newkirk
2016 Megan Wise
2017 Dinaleigh Baxter
2018 Deneen Paige Penn
NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS, RUNNER-UP, AND WINNERS
Miss USA: Sue Downey (1965), Kim Seelbrede (1981)
1st runners-up: Halle Berry (1986)
2nd runners-up: Audrey Bolte (2012)
3rd runners-up: Kim Weeda (1982), Stacy Offenberger (2006)
4th runners-up: Kathryn Gabriel (1957), Kathleen Kehlmier (1972)
Top 10: Melinda Miller (1999), Kristin Smith (2013)
Top 12: Melissa Proctor (1990)
Top 15: Eleanore Mack (1953), Barbara Randa (1954), Eleanor Wood (1956), Corrine Huff (1960), Gail Krielow (1964), Karen Dietz (1966), Linda Hoyle (1968), Jane Harrison (1970), Megan Wise (2016)
Miss Photogenic: Kim Thomas (1980)
Miss Congeniality: Monica Day (2008)
Best State Costume: Kim Thomas (1980)
Sue Downey, the first Miss Ohio USA to win Miss USA in 1965.
MISS OHIO TEEN USA®
1984 Stephanie Viah
1985 Meg Scranton
1986 Michelle Bean
1987 Christy Hoyt
1988 Teresa Merola
1989 Missy Crawford
1990 Heather Wilpert
1991 Michelle Mouser
1992 Tiffany Stainey
1993 Melissa Yaughts
1994 Rebecca Reed
1995 Amber Vaughn
1996 Tara Shaffer
1997 Christina Todd
1998 Stacy Offenberger
1999 Erika Moody
2000 Sarah Thompson
2001 Angela Wilson
2002 Renee Jackson
2003 Amanda Stevens
2004 Nicci Shannon
2005 Alexandra LaForce
2006 Peyton McCormick
2007 Rachel Epperly
2008 Chelsie Folden
NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS, RUNNER-UP, AND WINNERS
Winners: Allie LaForce (2005)
4th runner-up: Kendall Fein (2012)
Top 12: Melissa Yust (1993)
Top 15: Kelsey Stevens (2009), Olivia Turk (2016)
Miss Congeniality: Christina Todd (1997)
Alexandra LaForce, the first Miss Ohio Teen USA to win Miss Teen USA in 2005.
have enjoyed a successful program over the past
few years and here are some testimonials of what
professionals, contestants and family members,
and titleholders have to say.
Listen to what some business professionals have to say . . .
offer each of the young ladies an opportunity
of growth and success in many areas. Thank
you. Our community is looking forward to
a long and strong relationship with you in
the years to come.
was a pleasure to again be a major sponsor
of the Pageants. The production is first
class all the way. Proctor Productions, LLC.
instills strong values in all of the young
women who participate. I am sure the girls
leave a much better person for entering.
you are aware, I attend many pageants every
year on behalf of our magazine . . . Let
me commend you on your first-rate production.
It was gratifying to see how much care was
taken throughout the even to ensure an outcome
of total fairness and impartiality for all
who participated. Lastly, thank you for your
total professionalism and boundless talent
to direct such a successful state pageant.
is a massive undertaking to put together
such a professional event, but Melissa Proctor
Pitchford does it with very high ethical
standards and class. People come from all
over the country to be involved.
behalf of the entire staff of the theater,
I sincerely thank you for bringing such a
first-class event to our venue. You and your
staff are a pleasure with which to work and
are professional in all aspects of the event
a volunteer during the event, my perspective
allows me to see the interaction of the leadership,
staff, judges, and contestants. Rarely have
I seen MORE commitment to integrity, fairness,
grace and class.
just wanted to take this opportunity to say
thank you for allowing me to be a part of
the Miss Michigan USA and Miss Ohio USA pageants.
Being in my business, I have seen many pageants,
but non have been quite as organized as these.
I can't imagine why any young lady wouldn't
want to be a part of something so fabulous.
year, having served as a judge for the pageant,
I have an even greater respect and admiration
for the effort that goes into making the
pageant the spectacular production that it
obviously has become.
prestige the pageant delivers has left an
indelible mark on our community. From community
leaders to those visiting our city, I have
heard nothing but high marks for the pageant.
I want to extend my thanks, appreciation,
and congratulations for a fine event.
just wanted to say thank you so much for
allowing me to be a part of the pageant.
I had the time of my life. Your show was
by far one of the best. I would love to be
a part of your organization for years to
and your organization are a class act. I
can see why you received the Director of
the Year award.
Listen to what contestants and their families say about the program . . .
of all, I just want to say . . . what a wonderful
production. This was my first year and I
was very impressed with every aspect of the
organization. You guys are doing a wonderful
you for running a beautiful and professional
pageant! It was everything we expected and
more. What a learning experience for my daughter!!
would like to take a moment to thank all
of the staff for helping all of us girls
the pageant weekend. Thank you for all of
the time and effort you put into making the
pageant happen. I had the time of my life!
wanted to thank you for the opportunity I
had to be in the pageant. It was the first
pageant I have done, and it was a truly wonderful
learning experience. I learned a lot about
myself while preparing for the pageant, and
also about what I want to do now for the
you so much for all of your hard work in
directing the pageants. I know it must be
a tough job keeping so many women organized,
together and scheduled! Every moment was
filled with excitement, challenge and fun
know it takes a great deal of time, effort
and expertise to organize the pageants. You
do a marvelous job. The event is professionally
executed and wonderfully entertaining.
wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful
weekend. It will be an experience that we
will always remember. The production was
unbelievable. I thought we were at the Miss
just wanted to say that this was our second
year at state and it was an absolutely fantastic
show! I couldn't believe how beautiful the
stage looked, especially with all the girls
on it! Hats off to you and your crew for
a job well done.
special thank you to all the chaperones and
volunteers. I know they worked very hard
and I was grateful for all of their help
and support. I learned a lot about myself
and will use that in the future! Thank you
for this opportunity . . . I can't wait to
come back next year!
have been to quite a few Miss USA preliminaries
in other states. None of them have even come
close to being as well run or as professional
as yours. Kent and Felicia are fantastic
and together you all made my first pageant
experience the best it could be.
would have NEVER in a million years thought
that I would be up on a stage in front of
people in my swimsuit. When I got out on
that stage after practicing with everyone,
I realized that I did have confidence and
I'm so happy that you guys at the pageant
helped me to find it. I just wanted to thank
you for that.
Here is what some past titleholders have to say . . .
just wanted to take some time to thank you
and tell you how much I appreciate everything
that you do and have done for me. You're
the best! I can't imagine what I would do
you over and over for your warm hearts. I
always felt truly welcome in your presence
or home. You helped make this past year one
I'll never forget.
you so much for your hospitality and generosity.
I couldn't ask for a more caring State Director.
can't even begin to thank you for everything!
This year has been so incredible, and I had
so many memories that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for all the time and dedication
you put into this program and into me. I
will miss you and love you very much!
am so glad to have this experience and to
have met you and gained so many new friends.
had so much fun at Miss USA! Thank you for
all the preparation and for being the best
director, but also a friend. I'm so glad
God brought you into my life and I'm looking
forward to a great rest of the year.
am so excited to see what the future holds,
but no matter what, I will walk away with
a new friend!
do I begin? Thank you for everything. Thank
you for being the greatest director as well
as a friend. You have done more for my life
than you'll ever know.
you for producing such a well organized pageant.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my reign.
you so much for all of your love. I couldn't
be happier with my year. It's more than I
ever dreamed it could be. I will miss being
your queen and daughter.
you for believing in me. Out of all of the
incredible things that you do, that has meant
the most. Every woman who has the opportunity
to become your titleholder will be forever
changed for the better because of it. Thank
have shared so many meaningful words of advice
that have helped me keep my head held high
- no matter what the outcome of an event.
Your love and support and generosity have
been greatly appreciated. Thanks again for