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Miss Oregon USA

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Formation  1952
Headquarters  Portland
Membership  Miss USA
Name  Miss USA
Type  Beauty pageant
Location  Oregon
Official language  English
Miss Oregon USA

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


Oregon has only had limited success at Miss USA and has never won the competition. The highest placed Miss Oregon USA was Gail Atchison who finished 2nd runner-up to Barbara Peterson in 1976. The most recent finalist was Jennifer Murphy in 2004. She is better known as a contestant on The Apprentice.

Two Miss Oregon USAs have formerly held the Miss Oregon Teen USA title and competed at Miss Teen USA.

Results summary

  • 2nd runners-up: Gail Atchison (1976)
  • Top 10: Debbie Epperson (1984), Endia Albrante (2001), Jennifer Murphy (2004)
  • Top 11: Olga Calderon (1991)
  • Top 15/16: Maralyn Turner (1956), Joyce Collin (1962), Toye Esch (1964), Maureen Bassett (1967), Laura Smith (1070)
  • Awards

  • Miss Congeniality: Denise White (1994), Gabrielle Neilan (2013)
  • Miss Photogenic: Alaina Bergsma (2012)
  • Winners

    Color key

    1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant


    Miss Oregon USA Wikipedia