Miss USA 1993


Miss USA 1993
Miss USA 1993
Date February 19, 1993
Presenters Dick Clark, Leeza Gibbons and Courtney Gibbs
Venue Century II Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas
Broadcaster CBS
Placements 12
Winner Kenya Moore
Michigan Michigan
Congeniality Stacey Blaine
Photogenic Kelly Hu

Miss USA 1993, the 42nd Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on 19 February 1993.

At the conclusion of the final competition, Kenya Moore of Michigan was crowned by outgoing titleholder Shannon Marketic of California. Moore became the second Miss USA titileholder from Michigan and the second African-American winner ever.

The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the final time, with color commentary by Leeza Gibbons (also for the final time) and Courtney Gibbs, Miss USA 1988.

The pageant was held in Wichita, Kansas, for the fourth and last consecutive year.

Contents

Results

Placements

Map showing placements by state
Final results Contestant
Miss USA 1993
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 6
Top 12

Special Awards

Historical Significance

  • Michigan's Kenya Moore won only three years after Carole Gist became Michigan's first Miss USA titleholder in 1990. Both of them are African-American and Carole was the first African-American Miss USA winner ever.
  • Miss Hawaii USA, Kelly Hu was also Miss Teen USA 1985. She is the first Miss Teen USA to win a Miss USA state title and place at Miss USA. She finished fourth.
  • Georgia made the top six for the seventh time in eight years, and recorded the state's highest ever placement in the competition. This has yet to be equalled or surpassed.
  • Kansas made the top six for the third year in a row, a record for the state.
  • Pennsylvania placed for the first time since 1989.
  • Iowa placed for the first time since 1960.

Scores

Preliminary Competition

The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition.

State Interview Swimsuit Evening gown Average
Alabama 9.16 8.04 8.86 8.323
Alaska 8.07 7.65 7.83 7.850
Arizona 8.80 7.95 8.49 8.413
Arkansas 9.03 8.26 8.77 8.687
California 9.29 8.85 9.12 9.087
Colorado 8.51 8.71 8.54 8.587
Connecticut 8.89 8.58 8.49 8.653
Delaware 8.27 8.32 8.54 8.377
District of Columbia 9.03 8.12 9.08 8.743
Florida 8.69 8.76 9.02 8.823
Georgia 9.14 9.06 9.55 9.250
Hawaii 9.49 9.48 9.49 9.487
Idaho 8.80 8.32 8.74 8.620
Illinois 9.04 8.43 8.62 8.697
Indiana 9.14 8.81 8.89 8.947
Iowa 8.67 8.99 9.29 8.983
Kansas 9.33 9.09 9.17 9.197
Kentucky 8.85 8.69 8.93 8.823
Louisiana 9.08 8.35 8.61 8.680
Maine 9.04 8.30 8.53 8.623
Maryland 8.72 8.38 8.73 8.610
Massachusetts 8.99 8.71 8.63 8.777
Michigan 9.48 9.53 9.47 9.493
Minnesota 8.55 8.24 8.45 8.413
Mississippi 8.96 8.50 8.50 8.653
Missouri 8.98 8.77 8.72 8.823
Montana 8.64 7.80 8.16 8.200
Nebraska 8.87 8.58 8.73 8.727
Nevada 8.83 8.35 8.46 8.547
New Hampshire 9.12 8.57 8.54 8.743
New Jersey 9.46 9.06 9.41 9.310
New Mexico 8.56 8.53 8.71 8.600
New York 9.20 9.22 8.77 9.063
North Carolina 9.13 8.55 8.91 8.863
North Dakota 8.88 8.41 8.33 8.540
Ohio 8.99 8.46 8.50 8.650
Oklahoma 8.90 8.75 8.69 8.780
Oregon 8.84 8.17 8.16 8.390
Pennsylvania 9.23 9.33 9.51 9.357
Rhode Island 9.02 8.25 8.60 8.623
South Carolina 8.95 9.00 8.96 8.970
South Dakota 8.81 8.30 8.36 8.490
Tennessee 9.36 8.95 8.80 9.037
Texas 9.12 9.09 9.01 9.073
Utah 8.50 8.59 8.61 8.567
Vermont 9.26 8.57 8.73 8.853
Virginia 8.77 8.80 8.83 8.800
Washington 8.68 8.61 8.41 8.567
West Virginia 9.05 8.74 8.80 8.863
Wisconsin 8.68 8.06 7.98 8.240
Wyoming 8.64 8.00 7.92 8.187
     Winner
     First runner-up
     Second runner-up
     Finalist
     Semi-finalist

Final Competition

Country Interview Swimsuit Evening Gown Average Finalists
Michigan 9.578 9.604 9.650 9.611 9.786
Georgia 9.731 9.630 9.731 9.697 9.775
Kansas 9.661 9.545 9.623 9.610 9.863
Hawaii 9.636 9.614 9.773 9.674 9.750
New Jersey 9.594 9.544 9.763 9.634 9.713
Pennsylvania 9.656 9.614 9.728 9.666 9.350
California 9.524 9.581 9.659 9.588
Iowa 9.495 9.491 9.625 9.537
Texas 9.495 9.449 9.648 9.531
Tennessee 9.517 9.571 9.481 9.523
South Carolina 9.501 9.467 9.468 9.479
New York 9.457 9.505 9.451 9.471
     Winner
     First runner-up
     Second runner-up
     Finalists

Delegates

The Miss USA 1993 delegates were:

Contestant notes

  • Delegate who had previously held a Miss America state title:

State notes

  • This was the first year that Kimberly Greenwood, Miss Tennessee USA 1989, directed the Miss Tennessee USA pageant.[9] She remains the director for Tennessee, and also for Georgia, and has produced two Miss USA winners.

Judges

References

  1. ^ "Fresno entrant named Miss California USA". The Press-Enterprise. 1992-10-25. 
  2. ^ "LSU student to be part of pageant". The Baton Rouge Advocate. 1993-02-19. 
  3. ^ McDonald, Carol (1992-11-30). "6th time a winner for pageant contestant". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. 
  4. ^ Freeborn, Dan (1992-11-19). "She's got her cap set for an education // `No. 1 priority is school,' says Miss Minnesota USA". Star-Tribune Newspaper of the Twin Cities Mpls.-St. Paul. 
  5. ^ McCabe, George (1992-02-13). "Miss Nevada USA says her age may help in first big pageant". The Las Vegas Review-Journal. 
  6. ^ "Dawn Kennedy captures Miss Oregon USA title". Portland Oregonian. 1992-12-24. 
  7. ^ Associated Press (1992-07-22). "Miss Texas USA named". Houston Chronicle. 
  8. ^ "Stephanie Satterfield Miss Virginia USA". The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star. 1993-01-27. 
  9. ^ "Kimberly Payne Greenwood named as Miss Tennessee USA Director". Business Wire. 1992-05-28. 

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