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

Whilst Massachusetts is not one of the more successful states in terms of number of placements or semi-finalists, their fortunes were improved in recent years when Shawnae Jebbia was crowned Miss USA in 1998 and Susie Castillo won the crown in 2003. Both Miss USA winners from Massachusetts were asked the same final question during the live telecasts.

Results summary

  • Miss USA winners: Shawnae Jebbia (1998), Susie Castillo (2003)
  • 1st runners-up: Diane Pollard (1978)
  • Top 10 placements: Mercedes Waggoner (1985), Jacqueline Bruno (2008)
  • Top 12 placements: Monica Magnus (1979), Janet Marie Flaherty (1982), Kristen Mastroianni (1995)
  • Top 15 placements: Sandra Ramsey (1957), Barbara Feldman (1960), Elaine Cusick (1961), Sandra Smith (1963), Nancy Brackett (1966), Sarah Kidd (2013)


  • Miss Congeniality: Stacey Blaine (1993)
  • Best State Costume: JoAnne Savery (1981)


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
YearNameHometownAge1Placement at Miss USASpecial awards at Miss USANotes
2016Whitney SharpeBurlington21
2015Polikseni ManxhariHolden24
2014Caroline LunnyHolliston23Previously Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2008 and top 15 at Miss Teen USA 2008
2013Sarah KiddLeominster20Top 15
2012Natalie PietrzakSomerville25Sister of Monica Pietrzak, Miss Connecticut USA 2009 and Miss USA 2009 semifinalist
2011Alida D'AngonaBolton23
2010Lacey WilsonBostonPreviously Miss Illinois Teen USA 2002
2009Alison Michele CroninEast WeymouthPreviously Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2005
2008Jackie BrunoAssonet23Top 10, finishing in 10th placePreviously Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2003
2007Despina DeliosLynn23
2006Tiffany KellyBraintree18
2005Cristina NardozziSeekonk21Was contestant on Fear Factor in 2005 on the Miss USA episode #5.29
2004Maria LekkakosRockport25
2003Susie CastilloLawrence23Miss USA 2003Top 15 semifinalist at Miss Universe 2003, previously Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 1998
2002Latoyia Cimone FosterLowell
2001Dana Tenille PowellBrookline
2000Rosalie M. AllainLeominsterLater Mrs. Massachusetts America 2009 under her married name, Rosalie Allain-Morris.
1999Jennifer KrafveSaugus
1998Shawnae JebbiaMansfield26Miss USA 1998Top 5 Finalist at Miss Universe 1998
1997Jennifer K. ChapmanMaynard
1996Jacqueline DoucetteLynnfield
1995Kristen MastroianniWilbraham23Semi-finalist, finishing in 10th placePreviously Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 1987, top 10 at Miss Teen USA 1987
1994Michelle AtamianBelmont
1993Stacey BlaineBellinghamMiss Congeniality
1992Christine NetishenLowell
1991Laura WheelerFramingham
1990Laureen MurphyBoston
1989Kimberley WallaceIpswich
1988Anita Marie LovelyFranklin
1987Rosanna IversenGreat Barrington, MassachusettsRepresented Massachusetts in Miss Oktoberfest 1987, did not place
1986Sheila BensonQuincy
1985Mercedes WaggonerBoston21Semi-finalist, finishing in 8th place
1984Deborah NearyOnset, Massachusetts
1983Robin Jeanne SilvaSwansea
1982Janet Marie FlahertyWilmington24Semi-finalist
1981JoAnne SaveryEast BridgewaterBest State Costume
1980Diane CampbellMelrose
1979Monica Patricia MagnusBoston24Semi-finalist
1978Diane Elizabeth PollardHamilton201st runner-up
1977Carol MarcilChelmsford
1976Holly Ann HoyleAttleboro
1975Rilla PossonNatick
1974Ethellean HicksRoxbury
1973Judith "Judy" Ann GregoryBoston
1972Dale CarderWellesley
1971April DowAmesbury
1970Cheryl StankiewiczBrocktonrepresented Massachusetts in the 1966 Miss World USA pageant
1969Martha CawleyNeedham
1968Sonja PrinceBoston
1967Pamela ProcterMarbleheadDaughter of Miss Massachusetts 1940 Polly L. Connors, 3rd Runner-Up to Miss America.
1966Nancy Joan BrackettBrighton20Semi-finalistsemifinalist in Miss World USA 1963 as Miss Boston, MA
1965Mary Lou VolpeBraintree
1964Barbara Helen RoberyBoston
1963Sandra SmithNewton Upper Falls23Semi-finalistNon-finalist at Miss World USA 1961
1962Gale PopeWellesley
1961Elaine CusickHyde Park18Semi-finalist
1960Barbara Gale FeldmanNatick20Semi-finalist
1959Beatrice DupreyWeymouthAlso competed in the 1960 Miss Sun Fun USA Pageant
1958Sally Ann FreedmanPeabodyFinalist in the 1961 Miss Sun Fun USA Pageant
1957Sandra RamseyHaverhill19Semi-finalist
1956Elaine MurphyWeston
1955Jean DernagoSpringfield
1954Nan CowanSterling
1953Joan DalySomerville
1952Vel DorneBoston

1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant