Miss North Carolina

The Miss North Carolina competition chooses a representative for the state of North Carolina who will compete in the Miss America Pageant. Since 1978, the competition has been held in Raleigh. Prior to that it was held in various locations. This competition should not be confused with Miss USA state pageants. North Carolina has had one winner go on to be Miss America.


ContestantYearHometownAgeLocal TitleNotes
Adler, Francesca1984Fayetteville23Miss Fayetteville 
Arnold, Clara Faye1955Raleigh Miss Wake County3rd Runner-up
Bamford, Lisa1995Raleigh21Miss Garner 
Barron, Janice1962Morganton18Miss Morganton 
Beaman, Lee1988Rocky Mount20Miss Henderson 
Best, Hailey2011Goldsboro21Miss Durham 
Black, Janet Ward1980Kannapolis21Miss Charlotte-Mecklenburg 
Bloomquist, Karen1986Durham22Miss Durham 
Boggs, Lori1987Kannapolis26Miss Cabarrus County 
Bradshaw, Kelli1998Spivey's Corner22Miss Western Piedmont1st Runner-up
Clark, Penelope1965Sanford19Miss Sanford 
Clymer, Misty2002Raleigh24Miss Western PiedmontTop 15
Core, Adrienne2010Erwin22Miss Raleigh 
Councilman, Leola1933 20  
Covington, Ruth1937   Contestants competed under local title
multiple North Carolina representation
2nd Runner-up
Crockett, Barbara1953Winston-Salem Miss Winston-Salem 
Dalton, Betsy Marie1944Winston-Salem Miss Winston-Salem 
Dorn, Constance1972Kinston19Miss Kinston1st Runner-up
Edmonds, Johna2013Lumberton24Miss Johnston County 
Edwards, Carolyn1950Leaksville Miss Tri-CityTop 16
Elrod, Kirstin2004Cary23Miss Carolina Foothills2nd Runner-up
Evans, Betty1958Greenville Miss Greenville4th Runner-up
Faggart, McKenzie Jade2016Concord21Miss Mecklenburg County 
Finch, Sharon1964Thomasville20Miss Thomasville 
Fleming, Kathy1977Hamptonville22Miss Appalachian State University 
Fletcher, Kelly1989Morganton21Miss High Country 
Fletcher, Maria1961Asheville19Miss AshevilleMiss America
Griffin, Susan1974High Point22Miss High Point 
Hankins, Rebecca Pearl1938Charlotte18Miss Charlotteno Miss NC Pageant
Competed at Miss America as Miss Charlotte
Harris, Barbara1952Salisbury Miss Salisbury 
Herndon, Elaine1957Durham Miss DurhamTop 10
Herring, Ann1960Winston-Salem19Miss Winston-Salem2nd Runner-up
Hildebrand, Rose1923  Miss AshevilleNo Miss NC
Competed at Miss America as Miss Asheville
Honeycutt, Arlie2012Garner19Miss Kinston-Lenoir 
Horton, Elizabeth2006High Point22Miss Carolina Coast 
House, Ashley2001Dallas20Miss Lincoln County 
Huggins, Victoria2017St Pauls23Miss Greater Sampson County 
Hunneycutt, Betty1927Charlotte Miss CharlotteTop 16
Jacobs, Jessica2007High Point23Miss Central Carolina4th Runner-up
Johnson, Dorothy1945Winston-Salem Miss Winston-SalemTop 13
Johnson, Elisa Annette1968New Bern19Miss New Bern 
Johnson, Patricia1969Winston-Salem20Miss Raleigh 
Klipfel, Judith1959Asheboro18Miss Randolph County 
Lawrence, Susan1975Thomasville21Miss Thomasville1st Runner-up
Lerner, Cornelia1970Asheville18Miss Asheville 
Maki, Monta1979Hickory23Miss Hickory 
McLaurin, Brooke Elizabeth2005Fayetteville24Miss Fayetteville 
McNeill, Lorna2000Lumberton24Miss Topsail Island 
Melton, Joan1956Albemarle Miss Albemarle 
Minor, Nannette1966Charlotte23Miss Charlotte 
Morgan, Scarlet1990Pfafftown22Miss Forsyth County 
Ogburn, Lu1951Smithfield Miss Smithfield2nd Runner-up
Osborne, Patsy1948Lawndale Miss Shelby 
Parker, Joni1985Fayetteville24Miss Fayetteville 
Paxton, Joey Augusta1941Charlotte Miss Charlotte4th Runner-up
Peacock, Kate2015Dunn19Miss Dunn 
Perkins, Thelma1936Charlotte Miss CharlotteNo Miss NC
Competed at Miss America as Miss Charlotte
Proffitt, Susie1976Black Mountain22Miss Rutherford County 
Reason, Dana2003Raleigh24Miss Greenville 
Revels, Rebekah2002St Pauls Miss FayettevilleResigned when intimate photos threatened to be released. Went to court to regain right to compete at Miss America
Riley, Trudy1946Wilson Miss Wilson 
Ring, Betty1954Lexington Miss Lexington 
Roberts, Jennifer1996Greensboro21Miss Thomasville 
Runion, Mary Susan1993Wilmington24Miss Spivey's Corner 
Shook, Deborah1978Spruce Pine21Miss Spivey's CornerKicked crown across stage at end of reign to express disagreement with sponsors
Smith, Jennifer1991Mt Airy22Miss Greater RaleighTop 10
Southard, Katherine2009Raleigh23Miss Raleigh 
Stedman, Sarah1967Asheboro22Miss Randolph County 
Stephenson, Dana1994Garner20Miss Garner 
Stovall, Beth2014Goldsboro20Miss Greater Sampson County 
Swanner, Jeanne1963Graham18Miss GrahamMiss Congeniality
Tallest constestant at Miss America 6'2"
Judged Miss America Pageants in 1990, 1994 and 2000
Taylor, Hilda1942Goldsboro Miss Goldsboro 
Taylor, Marguerite1939Charlotte Miss Charlotte 
Trogdon, Kelly1999Asheboro23Miss Western Piedmont 
Walker, Heather1973Hendersonville19Miss Hendersonville 
Warren, Michelle1997Gastonia22Miss Appalachian Valley1st Runner-up
Watson, Amanda2008Raleigh21Miss Garner 
White, Alice1947Fayetteville Miss Fayetteville 
Williams, Elizabeth1982Shelby22Miss Greater Greensboro 
Williams, Heidi Sue1992Wade23Miss Fayetteville 
Williford, Lynn1981Wilmington24Miss Wilmington 
Wood, Margaret1939   Top 15
Multiple NC Representatives
Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Wood, Patsy1971Benson24Miss Garner 
Woodall, Susan1961  Miss Roanoke RapidsAssumed title after Maria Fletcher became Miss America
Forced to resign for entering Miss Dixie contest in violation of contract
Wofford, Jeanne1940Forest City Miss Forest City 
Yelverton, Nancy Lee1949Rocky Mount Miss Rocky Mount 
Zezell, Deneen1983North Wilkesboro19Miss Elkin Valley 

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