Miss Indiana Teen USA

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Bailee Zimmerman, Miss Indiana Teen USA 2009

The Miss Indiana Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Indiana in the Miss Teen USA pageant. This pageant is directed by Sanders and Associates.

Indiana had a slow start at Miss Teen USA, and did not place until 1991. That placement became the first of a four-year streak, which included three semi-finalist and one 1st runner-up placings.

Six Indiana teens have gone on to win the Miss Indiana USA crown, more than most other states. The most successful of these, Kelly Lloyd, who achieved Indiana's highest ever Miss Teen USA placement also went on to earn one of Miss Indiana USA's highest placements in 2002. Even more notable, Lloyd was a Triple Crown winner.

Results summary[edit]

Placements[edit]

  • First runners-up: Kelly Lloyd (1993)
  • Fourth runners-up: Jillian Dornbush (2001)
  • Top 10: Kera Boog (2000)
  • Top 12: Heather Hart (1991), Nicole Llewellyn (1992), Nicolette Van Hook (1994)
  • Top 15: Jami Stallings (2003), Jessica Michelle Buch (2011), Zoe Parker (2014)

Awards[edit]

Winners[edit]

Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2014 Zoe Parker Fort Wayne 16 Top 15
2013 Darrian Arch Chesterton 17
2012 Mackenzie Surber Cicero
2011 Jessica Michelle Buch Bedford 16 Top 15
2010 Madeline Jean Plesac Valparaiso 17
2009 Bailee Zimmerman Brownsburg 16
2008 Morgan Abel North Vernon 17
2007 Victoria Tomlinson Anderson 18
2006 Halley Wallace Evansville 18
2005 Kristina Ellis[1] Vincennes 17
2004 Courtni Hall[2] Crawfordsville 18 Later Miss Indiana USA 2009
2003 Jami Stallings[3] Evansville 17 Semi-finalist Later Miss Indiana USA 2007
2002 Melyssa Ramos[4] Fort Wayne 18
2001 Jillian Dornbush 17 4th runner-up Miss Photogenic
2000 Kera Boog 16 Top 10
1999 Jennifer Phillips Brownsburg
1998 Tashina Kastigar[5] West Terre Haute 17 Later Miss Indiana USA 2003, top 10 at Miss USA 2003
1997 Amber Yoder
1996 Misha Ivetich
1995 Sarah McClary Evansville 16 Later Miss Indiana USA 2001[3]
1994 Nicolette VanHook Crawfordsville 16 Semi-finalist
1993 Kelly Lloyd Indianapolis 16 1st runner-up Triple Crown winner, Later Miss Indiana 1999 and Miss Indiana USA 2002, 2nd runner up to Miss USA 2002; 2nd runner-up to National Sweetheart 1998; Current director of operations for the Miss Indiana USA and Miss Indiana Teen USA pageants[6]
1992 Nicole Llewellyn Munster 16 Semi-finalist Later Miss Indiana USA 1998; She also won Mrs. Indiana 2001, Mrs. America 2001, and Mrs. World 2002 under her married name, Nicole Brink.[7]
1991 Heather Hart Newburgh 17 Semi-finalist Later Miss Indiana USA 1995[8]
1990 Kristen Helm
1989 Jackie Hartt
1988 Deborah Lindboe Martinsville
1987 Terri Salmon Valparaiso
1986 Danielle Waize
1985 Diana Ballard Portage
1984 Christine Harrell Rolling Prairie Married Sean Astin in 1992
1983 Julie James Warsaw

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schneider, Ashley (2004-11-21). "Area Teens win Top Spots in Pageant". The Evansville Courier. p. B1. 
  2. ^ "Jasper woman crowned Miss Indiana" (Press release). Associated Press. 2003-11-10. 
  3. ^ a b Barry, Marilou (2003-08-03). "Miss Teen USA Contestant Gets Royal Send-off". The Evansville Courier. p. C8. 
  4. ^ "Start Your Day/City teen captures state pageant crown". Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. 2001-11-19. p. 2A. 
  5. ^ "West Terre Haute teen crowned Miss Indiana Teen USA" (Press release). Associated Press. 1998-04-25. 
  6. ^ "Staff". Retrieved July 10, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Munster native wins Mrs. World crown" (Press release). Associated Press. 2001-12-26. 
  8. ^ Barry, Marilou (1995-02-10). "TITLE CONTENDER Newburgh woman competes for Miss USA title tonight". The Evansville Courier. p. 1b. 

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