The Most Famous Miss USA: A Ranking of Distinguished Titleholders

Choose the Miss USA you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 08:16
Step right up and cast your vote in the ultimate ranking showdown: "Who is the most famous Miss USA?" Here at StrawPoll, we've gathered thousands of polls and rankings, but this one takes the crown! From beauty queens who've conquered the silver screen to those who've made a mark in the world of philanthropy and business, these dazzling divas have made their presence known far beyond the pageant stage. Will your favorite Miss USA sashay her way to the top? Or is there a hidden gem waiting to be discovered? Don't miss your chance to have your say – vote now, suggest a missing option, and watch as the Miss USA legacy unfolds before your very eyes, exclusively on StrawPoll!

Who Is the Most Famous Miss USA?

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    Olivia Culpo
    Toglenn · CC BY-SA 3.0
    She won Miss USA in 2012 and went on to win Miss Universe. She has since become a successful model and actress.
    Olivia Culpo in other rankings
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    She won Miss USA in 1983 and became the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America. She has since become a successful singer, actress, and producer.
    Vanessa Williams in other rankings
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    Nana Meriwether
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    She was the first runner-up in Miss USA 2012 and took over the title when Olivia Culpo won Miss Universe. She has since become a successful philanthropist and entrepreneur.
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    She won Miss USA in 1989 and became a successful television news anchor and journalist. She was also a former Miss America.
    Gretchen Carlson in other rankings
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    She won Miss USA in 2004 and is now a television host and actress. She has also competed on several reality TV shows.
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    Susie Castillo
    David Shankbone · CC BY-SA 3.0
    She won Miss USA in 2003 and became a successful television host and actress. She has also worked as a spokesperson for various organizations.
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    She won Miss USA in 1996 and became a successful actress and model. She has also been a spokesperson for various organizations.
    Ali Landry in other rankings
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    She won Miss USA in 2017 and became a successful scientist and model. She is also a former Miss District of Columbia.
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    Mary Leona Gage
    Rob Kaminer · Public domain
    She won Miss USA in 1957 but was later stripped of her title when it was discovered that she had lied about her age and marital status. Her story became a scandal and she is still remembered as one of the most controversial Miss USA winners.
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    She won Miss USA in 1995 and went on to win Miss Universe. She became the first woman from Texas to win the Miss USA title. She passed away in 2018 at the age of 45.

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This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Miss USA. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Miss USA is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!

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A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Miss USA once every 24 hours. The rank of each Miss USA is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

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Background Information: Who is the Most Famous Miss USA? The Miss USA pageant has been a staple of American culture for nearly 70 years. Each year, young women from all over the country compete for the title and the chance to represent the United States in the Miss Universe pageant. Over the years, many Miss USA winners have gone on to achieve great success in their careers and personal lives. When it comes to determining the most famous Miss USA winner, there are a few names that immediately come to mind. One of the most well-known is Olivia Culpo, who won the title in 2012. Culpo went on to win the Miss Universe pageant that same year, becoming the first American to do so since 1997. Since her reign as Miss Universe, Culpo has become a successful model, actress, and entrepreneur. Another famous Miss USA winner is Vanessa Williams, who won the title in 1983. Williams made history as the first African American woman to win the Miss America pageant the following year. Despite controversy surrounding the release of nude photos from her past, Williams has gone on to have a successful career as a singer, actress, and author. Other notable Miss USA winners include Cheryl Prewitt, who won the title in 1980 and went on to become a successful Christian speaker and author, and Shandi Finnessey, who won in 2004 and has since become a television host and actress. While it's difficult to determine the most famous Miss USA winner of all time, these women have all left

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