Jean Tingle 1952
 Mary Stice1953Semifinalist
Nikki Horner 1954
(Not Represented) 1955
(Not Represented) 1956
(Not Represented) 1957
Shannon Beasley1958
Sherree Owens 1959
Barbara Joan Lovins1960
Marcia Chumbler1961Semifinalist
Sally Margaret Carter 1962Semifinalist
Mary Ann Arnold1963
Johanna Reid 19644th Runner-Up
Julie Andrus19653rd Runner-Up
Jennifer Burcham 1966
Debbie Dibble 1967
June Pinkley 1968
Regina Pryor 1969
Joanna Smith 1970
Patricia Barnstable 19714th Runner-Up
Tamara Branstetter 1972
Nancy Coplen 1973
Charlesy Gulick 1974
Carol June Wallace 1975Semifinalist
Connie Clark1976
Sandy Smith 1977
Linda Woodruff1978
Linda Passmore1979
Lisa Devillez19804th Runner-Up
Denise Gibbs1981
Kristina Leah Chapman19824th Runner-Up
Lee Ann Austin1983
Tammy Melendez 1984
Robyn Overbey 1985
Jackie Taylor 1986
Beth Clark1987
Suzanne Pitman1988
 Veronica Hensley1989
Tiffany Tenfelde1990Top 6
Susan Farris1991
Angela Hines 1992Top 6
Karen Gibson 1993
Kim Buford1994
Mitzi Jones1995Top 10
Lorie West1996
Rachyl Hoskins1997
Nancy Bradley  1998
Lori Menshouse 1999
Jolene Youngster2000
Jo Pritchard 2001
Elizabeth Arnold 2002
Lori Mitchell 2003
 Lauren Stengel2004
Kristen Johnson 20052nd Runner-Up
Tara Conner 2006MISS USA 2006
Michelle Banzer 2007
Alysha Harris2008
Maria Montgomery20094th Runner-Up
Kindra Clark2010
Kia Hampton2011
Amanda Mertz2012
Allie Leggett2013
Destin Kincer 2014
Katie George 2015Top 11
Kyle Hornback 2016
Madelynne Myers 2017
Braea Tilford2018
Jordan Weiter 2019
Lexie Iles2020
Elle Smith2021MISS USA 2021
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Neutz 2022
Madalyne Kinnett 2023

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Krista Keith 19832nd Runner-Up
Suzy Neclerio 1984
Leanne Gregory 1985
Amy Miller 1986
Tracey Marsee 1987
Marti Hendricks 1988
Kristi Dawn Hicks19891st Runner-Up
April Vaughn 1990Top 6
Christine Jackman 1991
Heather Boggess 1992
Holly Riggs 1993
Crystal Hayden 1994
Brittany Johnson 1995Top 12
 Kelly Marie Sodan 1996
Kelli Jones 1997
Elizabeth Arnold 1998
Lexie Kemper1999Top 10
 Kristen Johnson 20002nd Runner-Up
Katherine Faulkner 2001
Tara Conner20022nd Runner-Up
Amanda Nunnelley 2003Top 10
Megan Frank 2004
Sarah Bryan Withers 2005Top 15
Tiffany Withrow 2006
Katrina Giannini 2007
Shannen Reil 2008
Jefra Bland 2009Top 15
 Taylor Hubbard 2010Top 15
 Stephanie Jones 2011
Tiffany Cline 2012
Gracie Sapp2013
Megan Ducharm 2014
Caroline Ford 2015
Christiaan Prince 2016
Olivia Prewitt 2017
Jordan Crozier 2018
 Emma Johns 2019
Mattie Barker2020
Kennedy Mosley2021
Gabriella Hembree 2022
MéShyia Bradshaw 2023

We have enjoyed a successful program over the years and here are some testimonials of what professionals, contestants and family members, and titleholders have to say. 

Listen to what some business professionals have to say...

You offer each of the young ladies an opportunity of growth and success in many areas. Thank you. Our community is looking forward to a long and strong relationship with you in the years to come.

It was a pleasure to again be a major sponsor of the Pageants. The production is first class all the way. Proctor Productions, LLC. instills strong values in all of the young women who participate. I am sure the girls leave a much better person for entering.

As you are aware, I attend many pageants every year on behalf of our magazine . . . Let me commend you on your first-rate production. It was gratifying to see how much care was taken throughout the even to ensure an outcome of total fairness and impartiality for all who participated. Lastly, thank you for your total professionalism and boundless talent to direct such a successful state pageant.

It is a massive undertaking to put together such a professional event, but Melissa Proctor Pitchford does it with very high ethical standards and class. People come from all over the country to be involved.

On behalf of the entire staff of the theater, I sincerely thank you for bringing such a first-class event to our venue. You and your staff are a pleasure with which to work and are professional in all aspects of the event production.

As a volunteer during the event, my perspective allows me to see the interaction of the leadership, staff, judges, and contestants. Rarely have I seen MORE commitment to integrity, fairness, grace and class.

This year, having served as a judge for the pageant, I have an even greater respect and admiration for the effort that goes into making the pageant the spectacular production that it obviously has become.

The prestige the pageant delivers has left an indelible mark on our community. From community leaders to those visiting our city, I have heard nothing but high marks for the pageant. I want to extend my thanks, appreciation, and congratulations for a fine event.

I just wanted to say thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of the pageant. I had the time of my life. Your show was by far one of the best. I would love to be a part of your organization for years to come.

You and your organization are a class act. I can see why you received the Director of the Year award.

Listen to what contestants and their families say about the program...

First of all, I just want to say . . . what a wonderful production. This was my first year and I was very impressed with every aspect of the organization. You guys are doing a wonderful job!

Thank you for running a beautiful and professional pageant! It was everything we expected and more. What a learning experience for my daughter!!

I would like to take a moment to thank all of the staff for helping all of us girls the pageant weekend. Thank you for all of the time and effort you put into making the pageant happen. I had the time of my life!

I wanted to thank you for the opportunity I had to be in the pageant. It was the first pageant I have done, and it was a truly wonderful learning experience. I learned a lot about myself while preparing for the pageant, and also about what I want to do now for the future.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work in directing the pageants. I know it must be a tough job keeping so many women organized, together and scheduled! Every moment was filled with excitement, challenge and fun people.

I know it takes a great deal of time, effort and expertise to organize the pageants. You do a marvelous job. The event is professionally executed and wonderfully entertaining.

I wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful weekend. It will be an experience that we will always remember. The production was unbelievable. I thought we were at the Miss USA pageant!

I just wanted to say that this was our second year at state and it was an absolutely fantastic show! I couldn't believe how beautiful the stage looked, especially with all the girls on it! Hats off to you and your crew for a job well done.

A special thank you to all the chaperones and volunteers. I know they worked very hard and I was grateful for all of their help and support. I learned a lot about myself and will use that in the future! Thank you for this opportunity . . . I can't wait to come back next year!

I have been to quite a few Miss USA preliminaries in other states. None of them have even come close to being as well run or as professional as yours. Kent and Felicia are fantastic and together you all made my first pageant experience the best it could be.

I would have NEVER in a million years thought that I would be up on a stage in front of people in my swimsuit. When I got out on that stage after practicing with everyone, I realized that I did have confidence and I'm so happy that you guys at the pageant helped me to find it. I just wanted to thank you for that. 

Here is what some past titleholders have to say...

I just wanted to take some time to thank you and tell you how much I appreciate everything that you do and have done for me. You're the best! I can't imagine what I would do without you!

Thank you over and over for your warm hearts. I always felt truly welcome in your presence or home. You helped make this past year one I'll never forget.

Thank you so much for your hospitality and generosity. I couldn't ask for a more caring State Director.

I can't even begin to thank you for everything! This year has been so incredible, and I had so many memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for all the time and dedication you put into this program and into me. I will miss you and love you very much!

I am so glad to have this experience and to have met you and gained so many new friends.

I had so much fun at Miss USA! Thank you for all the preparation and for being the best director, but also a friend. I'm so glad God brought you into my life and I'm looking forward to a great rest of the year.

I am so excited to see what the future holds, but no matter what, I will walk away with a new friend!

Where do I begin? Thank you for everything. Thank you for being the greatest director as well as a friend. You have done more for my life than you'll ever know.

Thank you for producing such a well organized pageant. I have thoroughly enjoyed my reign.

Thank you so much for all of your love. I couldn't be happier with my year. It's more than I ever dreamed it could be. I will miss being your queen and daughter.

Thank you for believing in me. Out of all of the incredible things that you do, that has meant the most. Every woman who has the opportunity to become your titleholder will be forever changed for the better because of it. Thank you.

You have shared so many meaningful words of advice that have helped me keep my head held high - no matter what the outcome of an event. Your love and support and generosity have been greatly appreciated. Thanks again for everything.



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Cincinnati, OH 45258 


Phone: +1 (513) 520-1762