Miss South Carolina Legacy

Wayring Smathers

Miss Columbia

Wayring Smathers, 1937

Margaret Land

Miss Camden

Margaret Land, 1938

Margaret Shealy

Miss Clinton

Margaret Shealy, 1939

Vonadora Baker

Miss Lakeview

Vonadora Baker, 1940

Gloria Missel

Miss Charleston

Gloria Missel, 1941

Nelle Owens

Miss Columbia

Nelle Owens, 1942

Janelle Strange

Miss Columbia

Janelle Strange, 1943

Virginia Owens

Miss Columbia

Virginia Owens, 1944

Margaret Seible

Miss Columbia

Margaret Seible, 1945

Received the first ever Non-finalist Talent Award at the Miss America Pageant.

Ann Morse

Miss Columbia

Ann Morse, 1946

Margaret Griffin

Miss Spartanburg

Margaret Griffin, 1947

Esther Greene

Miss Greenville

Esther Greene, 1948

Barrie Wingard

Miss Clinton

Barrie Wingard, 1949

Carolyn Fowler

Miss Lyman

Carolyn Fowler, 1950

Joyce Perry

Miss Conway

Joyce Perry, 1951

Semi-finalist Miss America

Mary Griffin

Miss Florence

Mary Griffin, 1952

Semi-finalist Miss America

Miriam Stevenson

Miss Greenwood

Miriam Stevenson, 1953

Semi-finalist Miss America, Miss Universe 1954

Polly Suber

Miss Whitmire

Polly Suber, 1954

2nd Runner Up Miss America, Preliminary Swimsuit Miss America

Martha Chestnut

Miss Conway

Martha Chestnut, 1955

Marian McKnight

Miss Manning

Marian McKnight, 1956

Miss America Winner

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Cecilia Colvert

Miss Greenwood

Cecilia Colvert, 1957

Gene Wilson

Miss Charleston

Gene Wilson, 1958

Non-finalist Talent Award

Nettie Dennis

Miss Moncks Corner

Nettie Dennis, 1959

Edith Sandra Browning

Miss Greenwood

Edith Sandra Browning, 1960

Top 10 Semi-finalist Miss America, Preliminary Swimsuit Miss America

Janet McGee

Miss Greenville

Janet McGee, 1961

Evelyn Ellis

Miss Columbia

Evelyn Ellis, 1962

3rd Runner Up Miss America

Carolyn Gaines

Miss North Augusta

Carolyn Gaines, 1963

Diana Sue Smith

Miss Florence

Diana Sue Smith, 1964

Nancy Moore

Miss Aiken

Nancy Moore, 1965

Semi-finalist Miss America, Preliminary Talent Miss America

Barbara Harris

Miss Columbia

Barbara Harris, 1966

Preliminary Swimsuit Miss America

Peggy White

Miss Laurens

Peggy White, 1967

Rebecca Smith

Miss Clover

Rebecca Smith, 1968

Brantlee Price

Miss Newberry

Brantlee Price, 1969

Claudia Turner

Miss Spartanburg

Claudia Turner, 1970

1st Runner Up Miss America, Preliminary Swimsuit Miss America.

Pamela Inabinet

Miss Columbia

Pamela Inabinet, 1971

Bonnie Corder

Miss Columbia

Bonnie Corder, 1972

Fran Riggins

Miss Easley

Fran Riggins, 1973

Cheryl Von Lehe

Miss Charleston

Cheryl Von Lehe, 1974

Cynthia Anthony

Miss Lexington

Cynthia Anthony, 1975

Semi-finalist Miss America

Lavinia Cox

Miss Rock Hill

Lavinia Cox, 1976

1st Runner Up Miss America, Preliminary Swimsuit Miss America

Catherine Hinson

Miss Rock Hill

Catherine Hinson, 1977

2nd Runner Up Miss America, Preliminary Swimsuit Miss America.

Mary Diane Toole

Miss Aiken

Mary Diane Toole, 1978

Non-finalist talent award Miss America

Jane Jenkins

Miss Charleston

Jane Jenkins, 1979

Donna Jewell

Miss Cayce-West Columbia

Donna Jewell, 1980

Jill Rankin

Miss Columbia Northeast

Jill Rankin, 1981

Julia Diane Hill

Miss Duncan-Lyman-Wellford

Julia Diane Hill, 1982

Non-finalist Talent Award Miss America

Dalia Garcia

Miss South Congaree

Dalia Garcia, 1983

Vicki Harrell

Miss University of South Carolina

Vicki Harrell, 1984

Sherry Thrift

Miss Liberty

Sherry Thrift, 1985

1st Runner Up Miss America

Dawn Smith

Miss Liberty

Dawn Smith, 1986

2nd Runner-up Miss America, Preliminary Swimsuit Miss America

Nancy Humphries

Miss Myrtle Beach

Nancy Humphries, 1987

Preliminary swimsuit Miss America

Anna Reynolds

Miss Greenwood

Anna Reynolds, 1988

Kimilee Bryant

Miss Berea

Kimilee Bryant, 1989

Preliminary Talent Miss America

Mary Gainey

Miss Liberty

Mary Gainey, 1990

1st Runner Up Miss America

Ronnetta Hatcher

Miss Columbia

Ronnetta Hatcher, 1991

Carrie Lee Davis

Miss Greenville

Carrie Lee Davis, 1992

Semi-finalist Miss America, Preliminary Swimsuit Miss America.

Kimberly Clarice Aiken

Miss Columbia

Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 1993

Miss America Winner

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Tonya Helms

Miss Greater Greer

Tonya Helms, 1993

Crowned after Kimberly Aiken won Miss America

Kristie Greene

Miss Berea

Kristie Greene, 1994

Amanda Spivey

Miss Southern 500

Amanda Spivey, 1995

Non-finalist Talent Miss America

Angela Hughes

Miss Anderson County

Angela Hughes, 1996

Janet Powers

Miss Southern 500

Janet Powers, 1997

Non-finalist Talent Miss America

Wendy Willis

Miss Camden

Wendy Willis, 1998

Danielle Davis

Miss Williamston

Danielle Davis, 1999

Heather Hudson

Miss Tigertown

Heather Hudson, 2000

Non-finalist Talent Miss America

Jeanna Raney

Miss Greater Greer

Jeanna Raney, 2001

Top 20 Quarter-finalist Miss America

Kelly McCorkle

Miss Golden Corner

Kelly McCorkle, 2002

Top 15 Semi-finalist Miss America

Jessica Eddins

Miss North Carleston

Jessica Eddins, 2003

Ann Ashley Wood

Miss Charleston

Ann Ashley Wood, 2004

Erika Powell

Miss Golden Corner

Erika Powell, 2005

Top 10 at Miss America 2006, Preliminary Talent

Shelley Benthall

Miss Florence

Shelley Benthall, 2006

Top 3 Miss Congeniality contest Miss America, Non-finalist Talent Award Miss America, Miss South Carolina Teen 2003.

Crystal Garrett

Miss Charleston

Crystal Garrett, 2007

Top 16 at Miss America 2008.

Anna Perry

Miss Lexington

Anna Perry, 2008

Non-Finalist Talent Award Miss America, Mother was Miss South Carolina 1982.

Kelly Sloan

Miss Hartsville

Kelly Sloan, 2009

Desiree Puglia

Miss Pendleton

Desiree Puglia, 2010

Bree Boyce

Miss Capital City

Bree Boyce, 2011

Ali Rogers

Miss Laurens County

Ali Rogers, 2012

1st Runner-up to Miss America, Miracle Maker Award

Brooke Mosteller

Miss Mount Pleasant

Brooke Mosteller, 2013

Miss Congeniality, 1st Runner-up Quality of Life Award, Miracle Maker Award

Lanie Hudson

Miss Anderson

Lanie Hudson, 2014

Miracle Maker Award

Daja Dial

Miss Greenville County

Daja Dial, 2015

Miss America Top 7 Finalist, Preliminary Swimsuit Award, Miracle Maker Award, STEM Award Finalist

Rachel Wyatt

Miss Clemson

Rachel Wyatt, 2016

1st Runner-up to Miss America, Miracle Maker Award

Suzi Roberts

Miss Columbia

Suzi Roberts, 2017

Miss America Top 8 Finalist, Runner-up Quality of Life Award, Miracle Maker Award

Davia Bunch

Miss Spartanburg

Davia Bunch, 2018

Miracle Maker Award

Morgan Nichols

Miss Clemson

Morgan Nichols, 2019 & 2020