Our 2013 Miss Virginia USA, Shannon McAnally is a native of the Lone Star State and placed 3rd Runner UP in the 2012 MISS TEXAS USA Pageant prior to moving to Virginia.
Virginia has produced two MISS USA winners. Wendy Dascomb, Miss Virginia USA 1969 and Deborah Shelton, Miss Virginia USA 1970 both won the national MISS USA Pageant!
1st Runner Up to MISS USA 1994, Patricia Southall, Miss Virginia USA 1994 is married to NFL legend Emmitt Smith and they reside in Dallas, Texas. Additionally, Pat Southall Smith is a speaker on the Women of Faith Tour for 2012.
Deborah Shelton, Miss Virginia USA 1970 (Miss USA 1970) whose hometown is Norfolk, Virginia is most famous for her role in the legendary TV show Dallas as Mandy Winger.
Wendy Dascomb, Miss Virginia USA 1969 (Miss USA 1969) studied Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Today, Wendy Dascomb Bryan is a horse trainer and leather artisan who lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband.
As of 2011, Virgina held the record for the most Miss State winners who had formerly won Miss Virginia Teen USA title. TEEN winners who went on to win MISS VIRGINIA USA are: 1988, 1989, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006 winners.
Did you know... Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo is 5'6" tall? Virginia has had several state winners in the MISS and TEEN divisions that were even shorter than Olivia. So dispite popular opinion, you really don't have to be tall to be compete and win!