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Lu Parker, Miss USA 1994 (South Carolina)

Barbara Elaine Peterson, Miss USA 1976 (Minnesota)

Sylvia Hitchcock, Miss USA 1967 (Alabama)...went on to be Miss Universe 1967

Miss Minnesota Barbara Peterson Crowned Miss USA, 1976. She later wrote a book on winning pageants, which I read perhaps 500 times before competing in my first pageant.

Brooke Mahealani Lee, Miss USA 1997 (Hawaii)...became Miss Universe 1997

Carole Ann Marie Gist, Miss USA 1990 (Michigan)...the first black woman to win the title

Deborah Shelton, Miss USA 1970 (Virginia)

Miss USA 2002 - Shauntay Renae Hinton - District of Columbia

Kandace Krueger, Miss USA 2001 (Texas)

Rachel Smith, Miss USA 2007 (Tennessee)