Miss Colorado Teen USA
The Miss Colorado Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Colorado in the Miss Teen USA pageant. From 2007, the pageant has been directed by the Future Productions group which also directs pageants in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The pageant have been held in Loveland, Greeley and other cities.
Colorado has only placed five times in the pageant's history. Three of those placements all came in the 1990s. The fourth placement, in 2007, was Colorado's only win, as well as its only top five placement. They have also won a style award, in 1999.
One of Colorado's semi-finalists was Katee Doland, a Triple Crown winner. She is one of three Miss Colorado Teen USA titleholders to win the Miss Colorado USA crown. Morgan O'Murray, Miss Colorado Teen USA 1999, also won the Miss Colorado state title for the Miss America pageant in 2000.
- Winner: Hilary Cruz (2007)
- Top 10: Amanda Aardsma (1997), Katee Doland (1998)
- Top 12: Shalon Pecosky (1990)
- Top 15: Danielle Scimeca (2008), Caley Rae Pavillard (2011)
- Miss Congeniality: Blair Griffith (2006)
- Style Award: Morgan O'Murray (1999)
|Year||Name||Hometown||Age1||Placement at Miss Teen USA||Special awards at Miss Teen USA||Notes|
|2015||Taylor Kelly||Castle Pines||17|
|2013||Chloe Brown||Grand Junction||18|
|2011||Caley Rae Pavillard||Highlands Ranch||17||Top 15||Previously Miss Colorado's Outstanding Teen 2008|
|2009||Taylor Schettler||Castle Rock||16|
|2008||Danielle Scimeca||Fort Collins||18||Top 15|
|2007||Hilary Cruz||Louisville||18||Miss Teen USA 2007||First Colorado titleholder to win a national title in the history of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA|
|2006||Blair Griffith||Morrison||18||Miss Congeniality||Later Miss Colorado USA 2011.|
|2005||Paige Williams||Durango||17||Plays Number 1 singles for her High School tennis team|
|2004||Tori Carter||Greeley||19||National Junior Olympic champion in inline speed skating, 1st runner up in Miss Teen America 2002|
|2002||Lindsey Dowling||Littleton||Student at Columbine High School during the massacre|
|1999||Morgan O'Murray||Colorado Springs||17||Style award||Later Miss Colorado 2002. Former Denver Broncos cheerleader. 2008 MBA graduate from UVA's Darden Graduate School of Business.|
|1998||Katee Doland||Arvada||18||Semi-finalist||Triple Crown winner, Later Miss Colorado USA 2001 and Miss Colorado 2003; Former Denver Broncos cheerleader; Current publicist for the Miss Colorado pageant and director of the Miss Colorado's Outstanding Teen pageant under her married name, Katee Mink|
|1997||Amanda Aardsma||Englewood||17||Semi-finalist||Sister of Major League Baseball player David Aardsma, Previously Miss Teenage California 1994 representing California|
|1990||Shalon Pecosky||Thornton||15||Semi-finalist||Later Mrs. Colorado America 2010 and Top 6 at Mrs. America 2011 under her married name, Shalon Polson.|
|1989||Jana Durbin||Golden||Later Miss Colorado USA 1993|
|1985||Debbie James]||Denver||17||Later Miss Colorado USA 1989 and top 10 at Miss USA 1989; winner of Miss Oktoberfest 1989|
|1984||Timi Rouse||Fort Collins|
|1983||Julie Evelyn Meyer||Brighton||18||Came close to disqualification for being five days older than eligibility rules allowed but was allowed to compete.|
1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant
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