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Miss New Jersey USA

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Formation  1952
Headquarters  Newark
Membership  Miss USA
Type  Beauty pageant
Location  New Jersey
Official language  English
Miss New Jersey USA

The Miss New Jersey USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Jersey in the Miss USA pageant.


New Jersey has had only moderate success at Miss USA, and has never produced a winner. New Jersey's best streak was from 1989 to 1991 when they had two 2nd runners-up and one 1st runner-up in a row. Two years later, another Miss New Jersey USA placed in the finals, but they have only had one other placement since then. Then in 2008, Tiffany Andrade came along and finished as 2nd runner up, one of three Miss New Jersey USAs to place third at Miss USA.

Four Miss New Jersey USA titleholders have held the Miss New Jersey Teen USA title and two have competed at Miss America.


  • First runners-up: Charlotte Ray (1991)
  • Second runners-up: Deborah Lee Husti (1989), Karin Hartz (1990), Tiffany Andrade (2008)
  • Top 6: Amy Fissel (1993)
  • Top 10: Ruth Hampton (1952), Jennifer Makris (1997), Michelle Leonardo (2012)
  • Top 12: Cathy Russell (1975), Juanita McCarty (1977)
  • Top 13: Barbara Richartz (1964)
  • Top 15: Dolores Winfield (1956), Sandy Chudy (1960), Diane Gierson (1961)
  • Top 18: Evelyn Orowitz (1954)
  • Top 20: Emily Shah (2014)
  • Awards

  • Miss Congeniality: Lisa Summeroury-Perry (1986), Charlotte Ray (1991)
  • Winners

    Color key

    1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant


    Miss New Jersey USA Wikipedia

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