Miss Kentucky Teen USA
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Kentucky is ranked eight in terms of place and value of placements across all twenty-three years of competition at Miss Teen USA. When this is broken down to the six pageants 2000-2005, Kentucky places second. They are one of only five states to have won more than one Photogenic award.
Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002 Tara Conner, who placed second runner-up to Vanessa Semrow at Miss Teen USA, later became Miss Kentucky USA 2006. She is one of three teens to cross over to the corresponding Miss title, although one went on to compete at Miss America.
Placement at Miss Teen USA
- First runners-up: Kristi Dawn Hicks (1989)
- Second runners-up: Krista Keith (1983), Kristen Johnson (2000), Tara Conner (2002)
- Top 6: April Vaughn (1990)
- Top 10: Lexie Kemper (1999), Amanda Nunnelley (2003)
- Top 12: Brittany Johnson (1995)
- Top 15: Sarah Withers (2005), Jefra Bland (2009), Taylor Hubbard (2010)
- Miss Photogenic: Lexie Kemper (1999), Kristen Johnson (2000)
1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant