Miss Georgia Teen USA
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 , and has had the second highest number of semifinalist placings (or better) . 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.
- 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)
- Style Award: Abby Vaillancourt (2000), Brandy Drake (2001)
|Year||Name||Hometown||Age1||Placement at Miss Teen USA||Special awards at Miss Teen USA||Notes|
|2013||Julia Martin||Marietta||18||3rd runner-up|
|2012||Courtney Smits||McDonough||16||Top 16|
|2011||Kristen Robinson||Stone Mountain||17||Top 15|
|2009||Brooke Fletcher||Peachtree City||17||1st runner-up|
|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||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.|
|1996||Summer Newmann||Richmond Hill||17|
|1994||Whitney Fuller||Sautee Nacoochee||16||1st runner-up|
|1993||Danesha Reid||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||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; later Miss Indiana USA 1996 and top 10 at Miss USA 1996|
|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|
|1986||Wendy Newendorf||Atlanta||Later Miss Alabama 1990|
|1983||Kelly Jerles||Perry||3rd runner-up||Later Miss Georgia 1987|
1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant
- "Producers". Miss Georgia USA/Teen USA Pageants. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
- "Miss Georgia, Miss Georgia Teen crowned" (Press release). Associated Press. 2001-10-28.
- 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.
- "Augustan crowned Miss Georgia Teen USA" (Press release). Associated Press. 1998-05-25.
- "Fayetteville teen captures crown at state pageant". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 1993-07-01. p. M/1.
- "Living for that brief walk down the runway". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 1991-04-15. p. A/01.