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The Miss West Virginia USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of West Virginia in the Miss USA pageant.
West Virginia has not been greatly successful at Miss USA and they have never produced a winner. After an eighteen-year drought that ended in 2005, four West Virginian delegates placed within the last few years: Kristen Morrison in 2005, Jessi Pierson in 2009, Chelsea Welch in 2013 and Nichole Greene in 2016.
Three Miss West Virginia USAs have held the Miss West Virginia Teen USA title and competed at Miss Teen USA, and two have competed at Miss America.
1st runners-up: Kelly Anderson (1984)
2nd runners-up: Ruth Parr (1957)
Top 10: Jessi Pierson (2009)
Top 12: Paula Morrison (1987)
Top 15: Wilda Estep (1959), Garnett Pugh (1960), Kathy McManaway (1961), Kristin Morrison (2005), Chelsea Welch (2013), Nichole Greene (2016)
Miss Photogenic: Jessi Pierson (2009)
Miss West Virginia USA Wikipedia
1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant