Miss Georgia Teen USA

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Shannon Geraghty, Miss Georgia Teen USA 2008
Jena Sims, Miss Georgia Teen USA 2007

The Miss Georgia Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Georgia in the Miss Teen USA pageant. This pageant is directed Greenwood Productions. The pageant is hosted by the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau and is held at Cartersville's Woodland Performing Arts Theatre.

Georgia is the third most successful state at Miss Teen USA [1], and has had the second highest number of semifinalist placings (or better) [2]. Despite this, like their sister pageant, Miss Georgia USA, they have never won the competition despite having placed 2nd, 3rd, 4th,and 5th as well as several finalist and semi-finalist spots. They have never won any of the main awards, but did win Style awards in 1999 and 2000.

Four Georgia teens later won the Miss Georgia USA crown, and one other won the Miss Indiana USA title. Kelly Jerles, the first Miss Georgia Teen USA, became the first Teen titleholder to compete at Miss America, representing Georgia in 1987. Another Georgia teen also competed for Alabama at that pageant.

The pageant is directed by Miss Tennessee USA 1989: Kim Greenwood.[1]

Results summary[edit]

Placements[edit]

  • First runners-up: Meredith Young (1991), Whitney Fuller (1994), Brooke Fletcher (2009)
  • Second runners-up: Holly Roehl (1990)
  • Third runners-up: Kelly Jerles (1983), Julia Martin (2013)
  • Fourth runners-up: Kimberly Harlan (2002), Brittany Sharp (2006)
  • Top 5: Abby Vaillancourt (2000)
  • Top 6: Danesha Reid (1993)
  • Top 10: Meredith Brown (1985), Hope Allen (1987), Brandy Drake (2001), Katie Conkle (2005)
  • Top 15: Brooke Calhoun (2004), Kristen Robinson (2011)
  • Top 16: Courtney Smits (2012)

Awards[edit]

  • Style Award: Abby Vaillancourt (2000), Brandy Drake (2001)

Winners[edit]

Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2014 Noelle Hughley Lithonia 17
2013 Julia Martin Marietta 18 3rd runner-up
2012 Courtney Smits McDonough 16 Top 16
2011 Kristen Robinson Stone Mountain 17 Top 15
2010 Caroline Wade Acworth 16
2009 Brooke Fletcher Peachtree City 17 1st runner-up
2008 Shannon Geraghty Norcross 16
2007 Jena Sims Winder 17 Miss National Junior Teenager 2004
2006 Brittany Sharp Roswell 15 4th runner-up Later Miss Georgia USA 2013
2005 Katie Conkle Hampton 18 Top 10
2004 Brooke Calhoun Roswell 18 Top 15
2003 Cassady Lance Savannah 18 Later Miss Georgia USA 2010
2002 Kimberly Harlan[2] Marietta 18 4th runner-up Later U.S. Miss World 2003, competed at Miss World 2003
2001 Brandy Drake Danielsville 18 Semi-finalist Clairol Style Award
2000 Abby Vaillancourt Fayetteville 19 Finalist Clairol Style Award
1999 Keely Wright Powder Springs 17
Jane Kim Dethroned after she failed citizenship requirements.[3]
1998 Midori Thompson[4] Augusta 18
1997 Cheri Wheeler Savannah 17
1996 Summer Newmann Richmond Hill 17
1995 Gillian Nicholson Colquitt
1994 Whitney Fuller Sautee Nacoochee 16 1st runner-up
1993 Danesha Reid[5] Fayetteville 18 Finalist Later Miss Georgia USA 1997
1992 Kristie Harmon Conyers Later Miss World USA 1994, competed at Miss World 1994
1991 Meredith Young[6] Cairo 18 1st runner-up Later Miss Georgia USA 1999
1990 Holly Roehl Griffin 17 2nd runner-up Accused the director of not giving her the prizes she was promised and claimed her third-place finish in the national pageant was a mistake and that judges meant to crown her Miss Teen USA;[6] later Miss Indiana USA 1996 and top 10 at Miss USA 1996
1989 Kim Malloy Columbus
1988 Erin Nance Calhoun Later Miss Georgia USA 1993 and 1st runner up at Miss USA 1993, 2nd runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 1994, Miss Teen All American 1991
1987 Hope Allen Thomaston Semi-finalist
1986 Wendy Newendorf Atlanta Later Miss Alabama 1990
1985 Meredith Brown Atlanta Semi-finalist
1984 Andrea Randall Marietta
1983 Kelly Jerles Perry 3rd runner-up Later Miss Georgia 1987

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Producers". Miss Georgia USA/Teen USA Pageants. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Miss Georgia, Miss Georgia Teen crowned" (Press release). Associated Press. 2001-10-28. 
  3. ^ Smith, Gita (1999-06-26). "Beauty queen not of this realm Alpharetta girl has to give up Miss Georgia Teen USA crown because she's not an American citizen.". The Atlanta Journal - The Atlanta Constitution. p. A1. 
  4. ^ "Augustan crowned Miss Georgia Teen USA" (Press release). Associated Press. 1998-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Fayetteville teen captures crown at state pageant". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 1993-07-01. p. M/1. 
  6. ^ a b "Living for that brief walk down the runway". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 1991-04-15. p. A/01. 

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