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Miss Wisconsin

Christina Thompson, Miss Wisconsin 2007
Tracy Ann Gest, Miss Wisconsin 2005

The Miss Wisconsin competition is the pageant, held annually in Oshkosh, that selects the representative for the state of Wisconsin in the Miss America pageant. Wisconsin has twice won the Miss America crown (1973 and 2012).


Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2015 Rosalie Elizabeth Smith Waukesha 19 Miss New Berlin Lyrical Dance "Heaven" by Beyoncé
2014 Raeanna Mary Johnson Holmen 24 Miss Madison Lyrical Dance "Hallelujah" First woman to hold the Miss Wisconsin title two times: she had previously held the 2011 title after Laura Kaeppeler was crowned Miss America 2012, 3rd runner-up at National Sweetheart 2011
2013 Paula Mae Kuiper Mount Pleasant 19 Miss Madison Piano "Hungarian Rhapsody" Top 12
2012 Kathryn (Kate) Bess Gorman Onalaska 23 Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Vocal "20th Century Fox Mambo" from Smash
2011 Raeanna Johnson[1] Holmen 21 Miss Seven Rivers Lyrical dance "Hallelujah" by Alexandra Burke 1st runner-up at Miss Wisconsin 2011, Assumed title when Laura Kaeppeler won the Miss America title, 3rd runner-up at National Sweetheart 2011,[2] Later went on to be Miss Wisconsin 2014
Laura Marie Kaeppeler Kenosha 23 Miss Southern Wisconsin Operatic Vocal "Il Bacio" by Luigi Arditi Winner Preliminary Talent Award
2010 Kimberly Brooke Sawyer Egg Harbor 22 Miss Green Bay Area Classical Vocal "Donde lieta uscì" from La bohème
2009 Kristina Kelly Smaby Holmen 22 Miss Madison Ballet en Pointe "River Deep – Mountain High"
2008 Briana Rose Lipor Racine 21 Miss South Central Classical Vocal "Chi Il Bel Sogno di Doretta" from La rondine Golden Sash Winner-Countdown to the Crown
2007 Christina Anna Thompson[3] Pleasant Prairie 23 Miss Madison Classical Violin "Praeludium & Allegro" by Fritz Kreisler Top 8
2006 Meghan Marie Coffey New Berlin 22 Miss New Berlin Novelty Baton Twirling "Stuff Like That There" Wisconsin National Teenager 2003
2005 Tracy Ann Gest Menomonee Falls 20 Miss New Berlin Classical Piano "Polichinelle in F Sharp Minor" Beauties of America Teen 2003
2004 Molly Jean McGrath Wisconsin Rapids 22 Miss Madison Theatrical Ballet en Pointe "All That Jazz" Quality of Life Finalist
2003 Tina Marie Sauerhammer Green Bay 22 Miss Madison Classical Cello "The Swan" 2nd runner-up Preliminary Talent Award
2002 Jayme Michel Dawicki New Berlin 22 Miss Southern Wisconsin Classical Piano "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen"
2001 Laura Margaret Herriot Princeton 23 Miss Berlin Vocal "Oh, Lady Be Good!" Quality of Life Finalist
2000 Joya Josephine Zamora Kenosha 23 Miss Eastern Shore Vocal "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" Non-finalist Talent Award
1999 Mary-Louise Kurey Brookfield 24 Miss West Allis Classical Vocal "Il Bacio" Top 10 Bernie Wayne Performing Arts Award, Preliminary Talent Award
1998 Jill Marie Patzner Arcadia 22 Miss Western Wisconsin Semi-classical Vocal "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from The Phantom of the Opera Scholar Award
1997 Nicole Jean Locy Glendale 22 Miss Western Wisconsin Vocal "Someone Else's Story" from Chess Non-finalist Interview Award
1996 Jennifer Marie Streblow Oshkosh 18 Miss Oshkosh Vocal "Someone Like You" from Jekyll & Hyde
1995 Pamela Lynn Polk Berlin 22 Miss Southeastern Wisconsin Vocal "Operator"
1994 Laura Jean Voss Green Bay 22 Miss Green Bay Semi-classical Vocal "West Side Story melodies"
1993 Tania Elizabeth Ziegler Fond du Lac 18 Miss Fond du Lac Classical Violin "Bruch's Concerto No. 1 in G Minor" Top 10
1992 Stephanie Ann Klett Beloit 25 Miss Wisconsin Central Coronet Medley "Basin Street Blues" & "Ciribiribin" Non-finalist Talent Award[4] Later television/radio host and Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism[4]
1991 Brenda Jo Haines Arcadia 19 Miss Arcadia Clarinet Solo "Jazz Clarinet Medley"
1990 Tricia Ann Luedtke Oostburg 19 Miss Oshkosh Classical Piano "Polichinelle in F Sharp Minor" Non-finalist Talent Award
1989 Kimberly Jean Totdahl Racine 23 Miss Kenosha Vocal & Dance "Being Alive" Miss Wisconsin T.E.E.N. 1982, Miss Wisconsin USA 1991
1988 Jeanie Marie Pfeiffer Franksville 25 Miss Milwaukee Vocal "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody"
1987 Maria Kim Shorewood 20 Miss Madison Classical Piano "Fantaisie-Impromptu" Preliminary Talent Award, Non-finalist Talent Award Miss Wisconsin National Teenager 1983, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 1985
1986 Mara Ann Nesemann Brookfield 20 Miss Waukesha County Gymnastics Dance Routine "1980"
1985 Mary Kay Anderson St. Francis 20 Miss St. Francis Piano Solo "Frederik Chopin's Etude, Winter Wind, Op 25, No 11" Miss Wisconsin USA 1988
1984 Barbara Marie Mullally Onalaska 22 Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Vocal "Here I am"
1983 Wendy Lynn Wagner Menomonie / Des Plaines, Illinois 22 Miss Menomonie Vocal "Mira" from Carnival!
1982 Gail Marie Soller La Crosse 24 Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Classical Vocal "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" Non-finalist Talent Award
1981 Keungsuk Kim Shorewood 19 Miss Milwaukee Classical Piano "Kabalevsky's Prelude" Top 10
1980 Dana Lorraine Spychalla Appleton 19 Miss Fond du Lac Vocal "The Music And the Mirror" from A Chorus Line
1979 Kristine Kay Konrad Oshkosh 19 Miss Oshkosh Vocal "Starting Here, Starting Now"
1978 Carin Ann Kizewic Racine 24 Miss Milwaukee Ballet en Pointe "The Overture" from Die Fledermaus
1977 Jennifer Mae Woychik Arcadia 19 Miss Arcadia Vocal Comedy "I Love Trash"
1976 Julie Ann Nowak Greendale 19 Miss West Allis Popular Vocal "Do You Know Where You're Going To?"
1975 Marilyn Sembell Beloit 25 Miss Lake Geneva Classical Piano "Prelude in G minor" Non-finalist Talent Award
1974 Carol Ann Schmitt Green Bay 22 Miss Milwaukee Vocal "Speak Softly Love" Special Education Award, Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship
1973 Judith (Judy) Hieke Menomonee Falls 19 Miss Milwaukee Flute Medley including "Cuanto le Gusta" 1st runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1972 Linda Marie Henderson* Elm Grove 20 Miss Milwaukee Classical piano 1st runner-up at Miss Wisconsin 1972, Assumed title when Terry Anne Meeuwsen won Miss America 1973 title
Terry Anne Meeuwsen DePere 23 Miss Appleton Vocal "He Touched Me" from Drat! The Cat! Winner Preliminary Talent Award, Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1971 Patricia (Patti) Anne Jacobs Wauwatosa 19 Miss Stevens Point Vocal & Dance "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1970 Linda Jane Johnson Milwaukee 19 Miss Madison Piano "Polonaise"
1969 Cynthia (Cindy) Anne Morgan Janesville 18 Miss Janesville Vocal "Old Devil Moon"
1968 Marilyn Kay Brahmsteadt Wisconsin Rapids 21 Miss La Crosse Vocal "What a Diff'rence a Day Made"
1967 Barbara Burk Baugh Brookfield 20 Miss Milwaukee Vocal "Mira" from Carnival! 2nd runner-up Featured performer on Miss America 1968 pageant
1966 Candace Gail Hinz Milwaukee 19 Miss West Allis Piano Solo & Watercolor Painting Exhibition "Tara's Theme from Gone with the Wind"
1965 Sharon Mae Singstock Oshkosh 20 Miss Oshkosh Vocal "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody" 4th runner-up Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1964 Angela Gina Baldi Glendale 18 Miss North Shore Piano "On Wisconsin in Three Variations"
1963 Barbara Jean Bonville Whitefish Bay 19 Miss North Shore Violincello Solo "Pièce en forme de Habanera" by Maurice Ravel Special Scholarship Award
1962 Joan Mary Engh La Crosse 21 Miss La Crosse Vocal Comedy "I'll Be Anything You Want Me To Be" 1st runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1961 Diane Margaret Anderson Eau Claire 19 Miss Eau Claire Violin Solo & Ballet en Pointe "The Swan"
1960 Karen Marie Fahrenbach Racine 21 Miss Racine Classical Ballet en Pointe "The Sleeping Beauty"
1959 Mary Alice Fox Sheboygan 20 Miss Sheboygan Soft Shoe Comedy Dance 1st runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1958 Kay Joan Ross West Allis 24 Miss West Allis Art Presentation with Vocal & Dance to an Original Song
1957 Joan Carol Hentschel Wauwatosa 18 Miss Wauwatosa Interpretive Ballet "3:00 in the Morning"
1956 Lynn Byron Holden Milwaukee 19 Miss Ripon Piano Non-finalist Talent Award
1955 Margaret Carolynne Walls Milwaukee 18 Miss Milwaukee Ballet Dance "Dying Swan"
1954 Dixie Ann Sarchet Stevens Point 19 Miss Wisconsin Rapids Modern Dance "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue"
1953 Judith Lee Jacobsen Wauwatosa 19 Miss Milwaukee Vocal & Dance "Make Believe" & "Come Back to Sorrento"
1952 Jeannie Eleanor Huston La Crosse 19 Miss La Crosse Cello
1951 Sheila Murphy Marshfield 18 Miss Marshfield Monologue
1950 Gloria Betty Lange Milwaukee 20 Miss Milwaukee Operatic Vocal "Donkey Serenade" from The Firefly
1949 Phyllis Ann Kessler Green Bay 18 Miss Green Bay Baton Twirling Top 15
1948 Marvene Margaret Fischer Milwaukee 19 Miss Milwaukee
1947 Gladys Elaine Berkley Baraboo 19 Miss Baraboo Monologue
1946 Antoine Bernice Lunde Milwaukee / Westby 20 Top 16
1945 Eileen (Christianson) Christy Menomonie 20 Miss Menomonie
1944 Elyse Sutter Milwaukee 20 Miss Milwaukee Did not compete in the 1944 Miss America pageant
1942 Charlotte Ruth Lemmer Milwaukee 18 Miss Milwaukee
1941 Betty Ann Miller Milwaukee 18 Miss Milwaukee Mid-Summer Festival Artistic Characture of President Franklin Roosevelt Top 15
1936 Aline Fern Schwartz Milwaukee 18 Miss Milwaukee
1933 Marie Marguerite Huebner Portage[5] 20 Miss Portage Top 18
1927 Virginia June Hillyer Fort Atkinson 17 Miss Fort Atkinson Also Marjorie Mae Leffingwell competed as Miss Madisonin.
1926 No Miss Wisconsin Dorothy Bernadine Seiler competed as Miss Madison and Florence Andrees competed as Miss Milwaukee. There was also a Miss Racine who competed at Miss America, but her name is not known.
1925 No Miss Wisconsin Virginia Armstrong competed as Miss Milwaukee.
1924 No Miss Wisconsin Clara Koehler competed as Miss Milwaukee and placed as a Semi-finalist.

* Succeeded to the crown after Miss Wisconsin won Miss America


  1. ^ "New Miss Wisconsin announced". WKBT La Crosse. January 21, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Holmen’s Raeanna Johnson places fourth in national pageant". Onalaska Holmen Courier-Life. September 8, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Miss Madison is new Miss Wisconsin". Appleton Post Crescent. 2007-07-01. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Stephanie Klett biography". Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  5. ^

External links

  • Miss Wisconsin official website
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