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Miss New Mexico

For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss New Mexico USA

Miss New Mexico 2008 contestants, with Miss New Mexico 2007 Jenny Marlow (left)
Christina Hall, Miss New Mexico 2006

The Miss New Mexico competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Mexico in the Miss America pageant. Delegates from New Mexico have each reached the Semi-finals of Miss America seven times (in 1961, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1974, 1985, and 2009).


Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2015 Marissa Livingston[1] Albuquerque 20 Miss Duke City Jazz Dance "I'm Gonna Live 'Til I Die" John Curran Non-Finalist Interview scholarship Contestant at National Sweetheart 2014
2014 Jessica Burson[2] Roswell 20 Miss Roswell Jazz Dance "Steam Heat" STEM Scholarship
2013 Alexis Duprey Alamogordo 22 Miss Otero County Vocal "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret Non-finalist Interview Award 1st runner-up at Miss New Mexico Outstanding Teen 2008, Miss New Mexico Teen USA 2009, Miss New Mexico USA 2015
2012 Candice Bennatt Angel Fire 23 Miss Rudioso Lyrical Dance "Aqua Vitae" Miss Louisiana USA 2015, Currently a student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law at the time of winning the Miss Louisiana USA Crown, Former Houston Texans Cheerleader, Miss Dallas 2010
2011 Sarina Turnbull[3] Alamogordo 24 Miss Alamogordo Ballet en Pointe "The Prayer" Contestant at National Sweetheart 2009
2010 Madison Tabet Albuquerque 18 Miss Bernalillo County Jazz Dance "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" Miss New Mexico's Outstanding Teen 2007
2009 Nicole Miner Albuquerque 23 Miss Southern New Mexico Vocal "Somewhere" Top 7 2010 Charles and Theresa Brown Scholarship Contestant at National Sweetheart 2008
2008 Christina Olmi Albuquerque 24 Miss Albuquerque Vocal
2007 Jenny Marlowe Albuquerque 23 Miss High Plains Vocal "Born For This"
2006 Christina Hall Albuquerque 23 Miss Albuquerque Vocal "Summertime" Contestant at National Sweetheart 2005
2005 Ane Romero Las Vegas 25 Miss Las Vegas Vocal "A Broken Wing"
2004 Susan Yara Pecos 23 Miss San Miguel County Vocal "La Charreada" Non-finalist Interview Award
2003 Rana Jones Tatum 22 Miss South Plains Vocal "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" Miss New Mexico Teen USA 1998
2002 Erin Griggs Alamogordo 22 Miss Alamogordo/Otero County Violin Solo Contestant at National Sweetheart 2000
2001 Marta Strzyzewski Roswell 23 Miss Roswell Classical Piano "Revolutionary Etude"
2000 Martha Cobb Roswell 21 Miss Las Cruces Tap Dance "Steam Heat"
1999 Katie Kelly Santa Fe 19 Miss Santa Fe Vocal "Hurt Me"
1998 Lindsay Chism Hobbs 21 Miss Lea County Jazz Dance "You're the One That I Want"
1997 Jennifer Babin Alamogordo 22 Miss Otero County Piano
1996 Trisha Williams Hobbs 19 Miss Lea County Vocal "He's Always There"
1995 Vivian Herding Albuquerque 24 Miss Zia Classical Piano "Bach Medley"
1994 Felicia Borrego Tijeras 23 Miss Bernalillo County Ballet Folklorico
1993 Sharron Melton Portales 24 Miss Portales Vocal "Stuff Like That There"
1992 Shireen Cheney Albuquerque 23 Miss Portales Acro-Funk Dance
1991 Bekki Shipley Tucumcari 20 Miss Tucumcari Flute & Piccolo Medley
1990 Jana McCoy Portales 22 Miss Portales Vocal "The Gypsy in My Soul"
1989 Angela De Los Santos Hobbs 23 Miss Portales Popular Vocal "The Wind Beneath My Wings"
1988 Teresa Rodriquez Clovis 21 Miss Portales Popular Vocal "Anything For You" Miss New Mexico Teen USA 1985
1987 Becky Birdwell Hobbs 25 Miss Tucumcari Ballet
1986 Emily Franklin Albuquerque 19 Miss Albuquerque Vocal Medley
1985 Valerie Faber Hobbs 26 Miss Albuquerque Classical Piano "Polonaise in A flat, Op. 53" Top 10
1984 Trina Collins Hobbs 22 Miss Albuquerque Acrobatic Dance Mother of Morgan Jackson
1983 Mai Shanley Alamogordo 20 Miss Otero County Vocal "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story Miss New Mexico USA 1984 and Miss USA 1984 and Top 10 at Miss Universe 1984
1982 Cyndi Ann Friesen Carlsbad 19 Miss Carlsbad Vocal "Carnival"
1981 Lynn Lawson Portales 21 Miss Portales Classical Piano "Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, Third Movement"
1980 Teresa Elizabeth Anderson Hobbs 22 Miss Hobbs Vocal "As Long As He Needs Me"
1979 Susan Spartz Alamogordo 18 Miss Otero County Vocal "My Man"
1978 Jennifer Leigh Schubert Hobbs 21 Miss Hobbs Classical Ballet "Beethoven's 7th Symphony"
1977 Evelyn Foster Lovington 20 Miss Lovington Vocal "Feeling Good"
1976 Melody Griffin Hobbs 21 Miss Hobbs Vocal "The Music and the Mirror" from A Chorus Line
1975 Sarah Jan Schooley Jal 21 Miss Eastern New Mexico University Piano "Deep Purple"
1974 Donna Frances Reel Albuquerque 21 Miss Albuquerque Vocal "For Once in My Life" Top 10 Miss New Mexico USA 1972 and Top 10 at Miss USA 1972, Semi-finalist at Miss World USA 1973
1973 Patti Elaine Nelms Roswell 21 Miss Roswell Vocal / Dance "Basin Street Blues" & "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody"
1972 Wren Prather Carlsbad 19 Miss Carlsbad Upside Down Tap Dance "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
1971 Michele Cornali Silver City 22 Miss Grant County Semi-classical Vocal "Love Is Where You Find It" Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1970 Janis Jones Raton 21 Miss Colfax County Soft-shoe Dance "Golden Slippers"
1969 Pat Brummett Hobbs 21 Miss Hobbs Classical Vocal "Caro Nome" from Rigoletto Top 10 Preliminary Talent Award
1968 Karen Jan Maciolek Albuquerque 19 Miss Portales Waltz Ballet "Wunderbar" Miss Congeniality
1967 Rosemary Brown Carlsbad 20 Miss Portales Vocal "This Is My Song" Non-finalist Talent Award Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1966 Sharon Kaye Birkenbuel Albuquerque 20 Miss Albuquerque Dramatic Skit Top 10
1965 Ellen Growden University Park 21 Miss La Mesilla Dramatic Sketch "Relationship of a Mother and Daughter"
1964 Jane Nelson Tularosa 19 Miss Tularosa Original Vocal w/Guitar Accompaniment & Tympani Solo "Theme from Exodus" Top 10 Preliminary Swimsuit Award Contestant at Miss Teenage America 1962, Miss Arizona USA 1965 and 1st runner-up at Miss USA 1965
1963 Sandi Moore Loving Miss Carlsbad Folk Singing "My Lover Has Gone"
1962 Herma Loy Elliot Portales 20 Miss Portales Classical Vocal "Un Bel Di" from Madama Butterfly
1961 Myrtice Conn Clovis 21 Miss Clovis Comedic Monologue "Phonetic Punctuation" by Victor Borge Top 10
1960 Carolyn Moore Carlsbad 18 Miss Carlsbad Caricature Drawing of a Pageant Celebrity
1959 Linda Moore Ruidoso 19 Miss Albuquerque Piano
1958 Lois Wilson Hobbs 18 Miss Hobbs Vocal
1957 Glynnelle Hubbard Farmington 19 Miss Farmington Dance Miss Congeniality
1950 Martha Rose Wilson Santa Fe
1949 Shirley Hughes Carlsbad 18 Miss Carlsbad Charcoal & Chalk Drawing "Cruising Down the River" Non-finalist Talent Award
1948 Bertha Young Cuba 22 Art Sculpture
1946 Martha Cooper Albuquerque Speech "Career As a Newspaper Reporter"
1942 Marjorie Adams Roswell
1941 Beverly Brookshier Roswell
1933 Julia Valdez 18 Miss Albuquerque
1925 No Miss New Mexico Celina Chauvin competed as Miss Albuquerque.


  1. ^ Lucero, Joshua (June 20, 2015). "Albuquerque's Livington crowned Miss New Mexico". Portales News Tribune ( 
  2. ^ Gilfillian, Trudi (July 8, 2014). "Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson".  
  3. ^ "Future Miss America?". Alamogordo Daily News. June 27, 2011. 

External links

  • Miss New Mexico official website
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