MISS KENTUCKY USA®
2020 Lexie Iles
2019 Jordan Weiter
2018 Braea Tilford
2017 Madelynne Myers
2016 Kyle Hornback
2015 Katie George
2014 Destin Kincer
2013 Allie Leggett
2012 Amanda Mertz
2011 Kia Hampton
2010 Kindra Clark
2009 Maria Montgomery
2008 Alysha Harris
2007 Michelle Banzer
2006 Tara Conner
2005 Kristen Johnson
2004 Lauren Stengel
2003 Lori Mitchell
2002 Elizabeth Arnold
2001 Jo Pritchard
2000 Jolene Youngster
1999 Lori Menshouse
1998 Nancy Bradley
1997 Rachyl Hoskins
1996 Lorie West
1995 Mitzi Jones
1994 Kim Buford
1993 Karen Gibson
1992 Angela Hines
1991 Susan Farris
1990 Tiffany Tenfelde
1989 Veronica Hensley
1988 Suzanne Pitman
1987 Beth Clark
1986 Jackie Taylor
1985 Robin Overby
1984 Tammy Melendez
1983 Lee Ann Austin
1982 Kristina Leah Chapman
1981 Denise Gibbs
1980 Lisa Devillez
1979 Linda Passmore
1978 Linda Woodruff
1977 Sandy Smith
1976 Connie Clark
1975 Carol June Wallace
1974 Charlesy Gulick
1973 Nancy Coplen
1972 Tamara Branstetter
1971 Patricia Barnstable
1970 Joanna Smith
1969 Regina Pryor
1968 June Pinkley
1967 Debbie Dibble
1966 Jennifer Burcham
1965 Julie Andrus
1964 Johanna Reid
1963 Mary Ann Arnold
1962 Sally Margaret Carter
1961 Marcia Chumbler
1960 Barbara Joan Lovins
1959 Sherree Owens
1958 Shannon Beasley
1957 Not Represented
1956 Not Represented
1955 Not Represented
1954 Nikki Horner
1953 Mary Stice
1952 Jean Tingle
NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS, RUNNER-UP, AND WINNERS
Miss USA winners: Tara Conner (2006)
2nd runners-up: Kristen Johnson (2005)
3rd runners-up: Julie Andrus (1965)
4th runners-up: Johanna Reid (1964), Patricia Barnstable (1971), Lisa Devillez (1980), Kristina Leah Chapman (1982), Maria Montgomery (2009)
Top 6 placements: Tiffany Tenfelde (1990), Angela Hines (1992)
Top 10 placements: Mitzi Jones (1995)
Top 11 placements: Katie George (2015)
Semifinalists: Mary Stice (1953), Marcia Chumbler (1961), Sally Margaret Carter (1962), Carol June Wallace (1975)
MISS KENTUCKY TEEN USA®
2020 Mattie Barker
2019 Emma Johns
2018 Jordan Crozier
2017 Olivia Prewitt
2016 Christiaan Prince
2015 Caroline Ford
2014 Megan Ducharm
2013 Gracie Sapp
2012 Tiffany Cline
2011 Stephanie Jones
2010 Taylor Hubbard
2009 Jefra Bland
2008 Shannen Reil
2007 Katrina Giannini
2006 Tiffany Withrow
2005 Sarah Bryan Withers
2004 Megan Frank
2003 Amanda Nunnelley
2002 Tara Conner
2001 Katherine Faulkner
2000 Kristen Johnson
1999 Lexie Kemper
1998 Elizabeth Arnold
1997 Kelli Jones
1996 Kelly Marie Sodan
1995 Brittany Johnson
1994 Crystal Hayden
1993 Holly Riggs
1992 Heather Boggess
1991 Christine Jackman
1990 April Vaughn
1989 Kristi Dawn Hicks
1988 Marti Hendricks
1987 Tracey Marsee
1986 Amy Miller
1985 Leanne Gregory
1984 Suzy Neclerio
1983 Krista Keith
1982 Tamar Jackson
NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS, RUNNER-UP, AND WINNERS
First runners-up: Kristi Dawn Hicks (1989)
Second runners-up: Krista Keith (1983), Kristen Johnson (2000), Tara Conner (2002),
Top 6: Tamar Johnson (1952), April Vaughn (1990),
Top 10: Lexie Kemper (1999), Amanda Nunnelley (2003)
Top 12: Brittany Johnson (1995)
Top 15: Sarah Bryan Withers (2005), Jefra Bland (2009), Taylor Hubbard (2010)
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.
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