Miss America 1995

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Miss America 1995
Date September 17, 1994
Presenters Regis Philbin
Kathie Lee Gifford
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster NBC
Winner Heather Whitestone
Alabama Alabama
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Miss America 1995, the 68th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday, September 17, 1994 and was televised by the NBC Network.

Heather Whitestone, the winner representing Alabama, became the first deaf Miss America.



Final results Contestant
Miss America 1995
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10


Preliminary awards

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness

Quality of Life awards

Result Contestant
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up

Non-finalist awards

Awards Contestant

Other awards

Awards Contestant
Bernie Wayne Performing Arts Award
Dr. David Allman Medical Scholarship
Rembrandt Award for Mentorship
Waterford Crystal Business Scholarship


State Name Hometown Age Talent Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Alabama Heather Whitestone Birmingham 21 Ballet en Pointe "Via Dolorosa" Miss America 1995 Preliminary Swimsuit Award

Preliminary Talent Award
First deaf Miss Alabama and Miss America
Alaska Alaska Patricia Marlow Eagle River 24 Vocal "If We Were In Love"
Arizona Arizona Stacy Agren Mesa 21 Classical Piano Quality of Life Award Winner

Non-finalist Talent Award
Arkansas Arkansas Beth Anne Rankin Magnolia 23 Piano Non-finalist Talent Award
California California Jennifer Hanson La Habra 21 Vocal "Since I Fell for You" Non-finalist Talent Award
Colorado Colorado Shellene Cockrell Colorado Springs 24 Tap Dance "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Connecticut Connecticut MaryGrace Santagata New Haven 24 Vocal Non-finalist Talent Award
Delaware Delaware Letitia Lee Pusey Millsboro 23 Lyrical Tap Dance
Florida Florida Megan Welch DeLand 20 Classical Vocal Non-finalist Interview Award National Sweetheart 1993
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Andrea Krahn Calhoun 20 Vocal "I Fall to Pieces" 3rd runner-up
Hawaii Hawaii Courtney Nicolle Glaza Kaneohe 22 Classical Piano
Idaho Idaho Tracy Yarbrough Boise 24 Vocal "Over the Rainbow" Miss Idaho USA 1996
Illinois Illinois Chuti Tiu Chicago 24 Classical Piano Non-finalist Talent Award America's Junior Miss 1987 representing Wisconsin
Indiana Indiana Tiffany Storm Bloomington 24 Dramatic Vocal "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" 4th runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award

Bernie Wayne Talent Award
Iowa Iowa Tammy Truitt Davenport 21 Dramatic Vocal "I Still Believe" from Miss Saigon
Kansas Kansas Trisha Schaffer Liberal 22 Popular Vocal "Orange Colored Sky" Top 10 Preliminary Talent Award Kansas' Junior Miss 1990
Kentucky Kentucky Laura Sue Humphress Campbellsville 22 Classical Piano "Khachaturian's Toccata"
Louisiana Louisiana Tiffany Mock Bossier City 23 Vocal "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart"
Maine Maine Victoria Renyolds Bangor 22 Tap Dance
Maryland Maryland Karissa Brooke Jones Hagerstown 23 Ballet en Pointe "The Can-Can"
Massachusetts Massachusetts Sharon Lee Somerville 24 Classical Vocal "O Mio Babbino Caro" Non-finalist Talent Award
Michigan Michigan Maria Malay Kamara Zeeland 24 Classical Vocal "Sempre Libera" from La Traviata Non-finalist Talent Award
Minnesota Minnesota Eileen Van Driest Winona 23 Classical Flute
Mississippi Mississippi Rebecca Blouin Batesville 23 Classical Vocal "Quando me'n vo'" Top 10
Missouri Missouri Ann Marie Sun Springfield 22 Piano Dr. David Allman Medical Scholarship
Montana Montana Yvonne Dehner Brockton 24 Semi-Classical Vocal "One Kiss" from The New Moon Top 10 Preliminary Talent Award
Nebraska Nebraska Jennifer Love North Platte 21 Classical Vocal "Romany Life" from The Fortune Teller
Nevada Nevada Laura Hubach Reno 22 Classical Piano
New Hampshire New Hampshire Shannon Hastings Newport 21 Vocal "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Boulevard
New Jersey New Jersey Jennifer Makris Cherry Hill 21 Jazz Vocal "The Man that Got Away" 2nd runner-up Miss New Jersey USA 1997 and Semi-finalist at Miss USA 1997
New Mexico New Mexico Felicia Borrego Tijeras 23 Ballet Folklorico
New York (state) New York Dione Lee Robinson Gansevoort 21 Dramatic Monologue
North Carolina North Carolina Dana Stephenson Garner 20 Classical Vocal "Art Is Calling For Me" Non-finalist Talent Award
North Dakota North Dakota Nicci Elkins Grand Forks 21 Tap Dance Miss North Dakota Teen USA 1991 and Top 10 at Miss Teen USA 1991
Ohio Ohio Lea Mack Pickerington 21 Vocal "Think of Me" Top 10 Quality of Life 2nd runner-up Ohio's Junior Miss 1991
Oklahoma Oklahoma Tiffany Craig Norman 24 Vocal "If Only"
Oregon Oregon Roberta Stenbeck Roseburg 23 Piano
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Kirstin Border Glen Rock 24 Violin "Czardas with a Twist of Orange"
Rhode Island Rhode Island Tori-Lynn Heaton Cranston 24 Character Jazz Dance First Sworn Police Officer to compete at Miss America
South Carolina South Carolina Kristie Greene Greenville 24 Comedy Vocal "Exactly Like Me"
South Dakota South Dakota Kristi Bauer Brookings 23 Interpretive Ballet
Tennessee Tennessee Lori Smith Ocoee 21 Piano "The Firefly" by Anton Bilotti
Texas Texas Arian Archer Borger 20 Vocal "Almost Over You" Top 10
Utah Utah Brooke Anderson West Valley City 21 Ballet
Vermont Vermont Vanessa Branch London, England, United Kingdom 21 Dramatic Monologue Rembrandt Award for Mentorship Held dual citizenship in the UK & United States, Won Miss Vermont as a student at Middlebury College
Virginia Virginia Cullen Johnson Norfolk 23 Classical Piano "Sonata Pathetique" 1st runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award

Waterford Crystal Business Scholarship
Washington (state) Washington Annalee Klein Enumclaw 24 Country Vocal "Sweet Dreams"
West Virginia West Virginia Jennifer Bopp Elkins 22 Vocal "It's Only a Paper Moon"
Wisconsin Wisconsin Laura Voss Green Bay 22 Semi-Classical Vocal "West Side Story melodies"
Wyoming Wyoming Trisha Ramirez Cheyenne 23 Piano


External links

  • Miss America official website
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