Marina Harrison


Marina Harrison (born 1981) is a former beauty queen from Maryland who was the first woman to represent that state at both Miss USA and Miss America. Harrison was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, grew up as a military brat, living in locations all around the United States. Harrison entered her first pageant at age 21 in the hope of gaining scholarship money after her parents were unable to pay her tuition costs. Harrison first competed in the Miss Maryland 2002 pageant held in June 2002, where she placed fourth runner-up. She returned in 2003 as Miss Burtonsville, and won the Miss Maryland 2003 title. Harrison represented Maryland in the Miss America 2004 pageant held in Atlantic City, New Jersey in September 2003. She placed third runner-up in the nationally televised pageant, which was won by Ericka Dunlap of Florida. After giving up her Miss Maryland crown, Harrison competed in and won the Miss Maryland USA pageant, which was held in North Bethesda, Maryland in December 2004. Representing Maryland in the Miss USA 2005 pageant held in Baltimore in her home state in April 2005, Harrison placed in the top ten, and was the first delegate from Maryland to make the cut since 1995. In  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Place of birth
Fort Sill


Institution From To
University of Maryland, College Park

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