Miss Rhode Island Explained

For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Rhode Island USA

The Miss Rhode Island competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Rhode Island in the Miss America pageant.

Winners

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2008Francesca SimoneNorth Smithfield
2007Ashley BickfordNewportPreliminary Swimsuit; Miss PhotogenicPreviously Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2002, finished 6th at Miss Teen USA 2002
2006Allison RogersProvidenceQuality of Life Award
2005Jessica SamsonNewport
2004Aimee BelisleNorth Smithfield
2003Laurie GrayWarwickTop 10 Semi-FinalistPreliminary Talent, Dr. David B. Allman Medical ScholarshipPreviously Rhode Island's Junior Miss 1999
2002Gianine Marie TetiProvidence
2001Jennifer Leigh D'AmbrosioWestport, Massachusetts
2000Jennifer St. LaurentBristol
1999Karen LindsayWarwickPreliminary SwimsuitParticipated in The Bachelor
1998Heather PicardCumberland
1997Kelly Jo RoarkeCranstonNon Finalist Talent
1996Elana ChomiszakProvidence
1995Elizabeth ReillyNorth ProvidenceMiss North Providence
1994Tori-Lynn HeatonCranstonMiss CranstonFirst Sworn Police Officer to Compete at Miss America
1993Wendy MelloNarragansettMiss South County
1992Lisa SnowCranstonMiss Western CranstonNon Finalist Interview
1991Debi CutlerNorth ProvidenceMiss Providence County
1990Susan SavastanoEast ProvidenceMiss Greater Providence County
1989Gloria BerlangaDavisvilleMiss Kent County
1988Jenna WimmsPawtucket
1987Cherilynn CusickProvidenceMiss Providence County
rowspan=21986Barbara Longo
Toni LangelloWarwick
1985Lori BoucherPawtucket
1984Joanna MinisceNorth SmithfieldMiss Northern Rhode Island
1983Pamela HoffProvidenceMiss Providence-Pawtucket
1982Cynthia CrookWarwickMiss Central Rhode Island
1981Kathleen CryanProvidenceMiss Eastern Rhode IslandToured with Miss America USO Troupe
1980Dawn PotterPascoagMiss Northern Rhode Island
1979Elaine RushlowWesterlyMiss Southern Rhode Island
1978Lori LeydenProvidence
1977Tanya KaplaMiddletownActress, played Gloria Brown on The Young and the Restless
1976Debra CerroniEsmondMiss University of Rhode IslandPreviously Miss Rhode Island USA 1974
1975Debra CusickProvidencePreliminary Swimsuit
1974Karen SalvatoreWarwickMiss Rhode Island CoedNon-finalist Talent
1973Patricia GarrahyNorth Providence
1972Michele PassarelliPawtucketMiss PawtucketToured with Miss America USO Troupe and feature performer at the 1976 Miss America Pageant
1971Annette CharpentierCumberlandMiss Cumberland
1970Teresa BradleyEast GreenwichMiss North KingstonNon-finalist Talent
1969Jeanne BursleyBarringtonMiss North Kingston
1968Arlene PintoWarwickMiss Warwick
1967Marilyn CocozzaNorth ProvidenceMiss Pawtucket3rd Runner UpPreliminary TalentPreviously Rhode Island's Junior Miss 1966 & Semi-Finalist at America's Junior Miss; Featured performer for the 1968 Miss America pageant telecast
1966Cheryl GirrNewportMiss NewportNon-finalist Talent
1965Maureen MantonWarwickMiss Warwick
1964Judy AndersonWarwickMiss Warwick
1963Sheila GuarniereBristolMiss Bristol
1962Deborah BabbittBristolMiss Bristol
1961Cheryl HirstGreenvilleMiss North ProvidenceNon-finalist Talent
1960Sally SaabyeWarwickMiss Warwick
1959Michalene ChomiczPawtucket
1958Ann WillisCranstonMiss Congeniality
1957Beatrice TurekProvidence
1956Gail GilmoreBarrington
1955Claire Mae EmersonPawtucket
1954Virginia GregoryPawtucket
1953Joyce SandbergProvidenceFuture Miss Rhode Island USA 1954
1952Jayne BradshawWesterly
1947Ellen Di CenzoProvidence
1946Mariltn TrippWesterly
1945Mary StevensCranston
1937Dorothy Mae EdenEast Providence
1936Mary RogersJohnston
1927Julia Costello

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