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Miss Rhode Island

Ashley Bickford, Miss Rhode Island 2007
Allison Rogers, Miss Rhode Island 2006, speaking at the US International Visitors' Program (in August 2008) about her environmental platform, which won her the Quality of Life award at Miss America.
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Rhode Island USA

The Miss Rhode Island competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Rhode Island in the Miss America pageant.


Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2014 Ivy DePew Providence 23 Miss Providence Flute "Charlie Daniels Band Contestant at National Sweetheart 2013; graduate of Brown University
2013 Jessica Marfeo Exeter 20 Miss University of Rhode Island Vocal "Ain't Misbehavin'" Quality of Life Award (second runner-up) and Top 5 STEM Finalist Competed in Miss America Coed (Miss RI Sweetheart 2002) [1]
2012 Kelsey Fournier Pawtucket 23 Miss Pawtucket Jazz Dance "All That Jazz" Cheerleader for the New England Patriots
2011 Robin Bonner[2] Westhampton, NY 20 Miss University of Rhode Island Jazz Dance "Americano" by Lady Gaga
2010 Deborah Saint-Vil Providence 22 Miss Spirit of Hope Vocal "Smile" Top 15 semi-finalist Preliminary Talent Award winner
2009 Julianna Strout Watch Hill 24 Vocal "Come Rain or Come Shine" Non-Finalist Talent Award
2008 Francesca Simone North Smithfield 22 Classical Vocal "Nessun dorma" Quality of Life Award Finalist
2007 Ashley Bickford Newport 22 Ballet en Pointe Preliminary Swimsuit; Miss Photogenic Triple Crown winner: Previously Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2002 and Top 10 at Miss Teen USA 2002.

Later Miss Connecticut USA 2010

2006 Allison Rogers Providence 25 Classical Piano "Fantaisie-Impromptu" Quality of Life Award
2005 Jessica Samson Newport 23 Vocal "It's No Secret Anymore"
2004 Aimee Belisle North Smithfield 24 Ballet en Pointe "You're a Grand Old Flag"
2003 Laurie Gray Warwick 22 Classical Violin "Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64" Top 10 Semi-Finalist Preliminary Talent, Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship Previously Rhode Island's Junior Miss 1999
2002 Gianine Marie Teti Providence 22 Classical Vocal "Steal Me Sweet Thief" from The Old Maid and the Thief
2001 Jennifer Leigh D'Ambrosio Providence 21 Vocal "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Boulevard Featured on MTV's True Life - I'm a Beauty Queen
2000 Jennifer St. Laurent Bristol 24 Vocal "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show"
1999 Karen Lindsay Warwick 24 Vocal "I'm a Woman" Preliminary Swimsuit Contestant at National Sweetheart 1998; Participated in The Bachelor
1998 Heather Picard Cumberland 23 Ballet en Pointe "Carmen"
1997 Kelly Jo Roarke Cranston 24 Comic Reading "Non-Bridaled Passion" Non Finalist Talent
1996 Elana Chomiszak Providence 21 Dance "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
1995 Elizabeth Reilly North Providence 24 Miss North Providence Dance "Everybody Says Don't" from Anyone Can Whistle
1994 Tori-Lynn Heaton Cranston 24 Miss Cranston Character Jazz Dance First Sworn Police Officer to Compete at Miss America
1993 Wendy Mello Narragansett 22 Miss South County Lyrical Ballet "A Piece of Sky" from Yentl
1992 Lisa Snow Cranston 23 Miss Western Cranston Dramatic Monologue Non Finalist Interview
1991 Debi Cutler North Providence 26 Miss Providence County Vocal "Shine On, Harvest Moon"
1990 Susan Savastano East Providence 22 Miss Greater Providence County Tap Dance "All Right"
1989 Gloria Berlanga Davisville 23 Miss Kent County Flute Solo
1988 Jenna Wims Pawtucket 24 Vocal Medley
1987 Cherilynn Cusick Providence 21 Miss Providence County Contemporary Ballet
1986 Barbara Longo Barrington Listed as Miss Rhode Island on Miss Rhode Island website
Toni Langello Warwick 20 Vocal "My Man" Competed as Miss Rhode Island in 1986 Miss America Pageant. Resigned after being arrested for cocaine possession in January 1987.[3]
1985 Lori Boucher Pawtucket 20 Vocal "Losing My Mind"
1984 Joanna Minisce North Smithfield 19 Miss Northern Rhode Island Modern Jazz Dance
1983 Pamela Hoff Providence 21 Miss Providence-Pawtucket Vocal "For Once in My Life"
1982 Cynthia Crook Warwick 22 Miss Central Rhode Island Vocal / Dance "New York, New York"
1981 Kathleen Cryan Providence 23 Miss Eastern Rhode Island Jazz Dance "Electro-Phantasma" Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1980 Dawn Potter Pascoag 20 Miss Northern Rhode Island Vocal / Dance "All That Jazz"
1979 Elaine Rushlow Westerly 20 Miss Southern Rhode Island Piano Solo "Bridge over Troubled Water"
1978 Lori Leyden Providence 21 Vocal "Everything"
1977 Tanya Kapla Middletown 21 Ballet en Pointe "The Dying Swan" Actress, played Gloria Brown on The Young and the Restless
1976 Debra Cerroni Esmond 20 Miss University of Rhode Island Vocal "Much More" from The Fantasticks Previously Miss Rhode Island USA 1974
1975 Debra Cusick Providence 20 Dance "Promises, Promises" Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1974 Karen Salvatore Warwick 22 Miss Rhode Island Coed Original Skit "Don't Smoke" Non-finalist Talent
1973 Patricia Garrahy North Providence 19 Ballet "Scarborough Fair"
1972 Michele Passarelli Pawtucket 18 Miss Pawtucket Vocal "Cabaret" Toured with Miss America USO Troupe and feature performer at the 1976 Miss America Pageant
1971 Annette Charpentier Cumberland 21 Miss Cumberland Semi-Classical Vocal "Eli's Coming"
1970 Teresa Bradley East Greenwich 19 Miss North Kingston Folk Singing & Guitar "Chelsea Morning" Non-finalist Talent
1969 Jeanne Bursley Barrington 20 Miss North Kingston Vocal / Dance "Standing on a Corner"
1968 Arlene Pinto Warwick 21 Miss Warwick Vocal / Dance "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
1967 Marilyn Cocozza North Providence 19 Miss Pawtucket Piano / Vocal "I Have Confidence" from The Sound of Music 3rd Runner Up Preliminary Talent Previously Rhode Island's Junior Miss 1966 & Semi-Finalist at America's Junior Miss; Featured performer for the 1968 Miss America pageant telecast
1966 Cheryl Girr Newport 18 Miss Newport Interpretive Ballet Non-finalist Talent
1965 Maureen Manton Warwick 21 Miss Warwick Dramatic Reading "The Diary of Anne Frank"
1964 Judy Anderson Warwick 20 Miss Warwick Vocal / Dance
1963 Sheila Guarniere Bristol Miss Bristol Piano Solo
1962 Deborah Babbitt Bristol 18 Miss Bristol Acrobatic Musical Comedy Dance
1961 Cheryl Hirst Greenville 18 Miss North Providence Ventriloquism & Organ "This Can't Be Love" Non-finalist Talent
1960 Sally Saabye Warwick 18 Miss Warwick Piano / Pantomime
1959 Michalene Chomicz Pawtucket 23 Vocal
1958 Ann Willis Cranston Miss Congeniality
1957 Beatrice Turek Providence Art Display
1956 Gail Gilmore Barrington Drama / Piano
1955 Claire Mae Emerson Pawtucket Dramatic Monologue
1954 Virginia Gregory Pawtucket Speech
1953 Joyce Sandberg Providence Drama Future Miss Rhode Island USA 1954
1952 Jayne Bradshaw Westerly Classical Vocal
1947 Ellen Di Cenzo Providence Vocal
1946 Marilyn Tripp Westerly
1945 Mary Stevens Cranston Vocal "How Deep Is the Ocean?"
1937 Dorothy Mae Eden East Providence
1936 Mary Rogers Johnston
1935 Beatrice McKenzie Providence competed as Miss Providence in the Miss America Pageant
Leona Mucha West Warwick competed as Miss West Warwick in the Miss America Pageant
1927 June Frances Costello Providence
1925 Loretta Berchman
1924 No Miss Rhode Island There was a Miss Providence who competed but whose name is not known.
1923 No Miss Rhode Island Loretta LaFlamme competed as Miss Providence and finished as a semi-finalist in the pageant.


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  2. ^ "Rhode Island Welcomes 2011 State Titleholder". Four Points. May 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Coke becomes drug of choice in Rhode Island during the 1980s". The Providence Journal Company. Oct 31, 1999. 

External links

  • Miss Rhode Island official website
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