Miss Missouri Teen USA

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Jeni Dixon, Miss Missouri Teen USA 2008

The Miss Missouri Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Missouri in the Miss Teen USA pageant. This pageant has been directed by Vanbros since 1993.

Missouri has one of the most successful records at Miss Teen USA, and is ranked eleventh in terms of number and value of placements [1]. They were ranked seventh in the 1990s [2]. Missouri is one of only ten states to have had nine or more semi-finalist (or better) placings [3]. Missouri has also won the Miss Teen USA title, when Marissa Whitley won the crown in South Padre Island, Texas in 2001.

Five Missouri teens have gone on to compete at Miss USA, although only three as Miss Missouri USA. The other two represented Kansas, another Vanbros state.

Two notable Miss Missouri Teen USAs (who both later won the title Miss Missouri USA) are Larissa Meek and Melana Scantlin, who appeared on the reality TV show Average Joe.

Results summary[edit]

Placements[edit]

  • Winners: Marissa Whitley (2001)
  • Second runners-up: Audra Shurman (1991)
  • Third runners-up: Rhonda Hoglan (1985)
  • Fourth runners-up: Sydnee Stottlemyre (2011)
  • Top 6: Tiffany Meyer (1994), Leah Sexton (1996)
  • Top 10: Caitlin McIntosh (2000)
  • Top 12: Tavia Shackles (1990), Melana Scantlin (1995)
  • Top 15: Alissa Reitmeier (2004), Sierra Drimak (2009)
  • Top 16: Brenda Smith-Lezama (2013)‡

‡ Voted into Top 16 as America's Choice

Awards[edit]

Winners[edit]

Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2014 Samantha Bowers Harrisonville 18
2013 Brenda Smith-Lezama Columbia 18 Top 16
2012 Jayde Ogle Liberty 17
2011 Sydnee Stottlemyre Wildwood 17 4th runner-up Previously Miss Missouri's Outstanding Teen 2008, 4th runner up at America's Outstanding Teen 2009
2010 Erica Sturdefant Springfield Later Miss Missouri USA 2014
2009 Sierra Drimak Cottleville 18 Top 15
2008 Jeni Dixon Hartville 17
2007 Lauren Peterson Farmington 16
2006 Breanna Huellinghorst O'Fallon 16
2005 Rachel Woolard Naylor 17 Miss Congeniality
2004 Alissa Reitmeier St. Charles 17 Top 15
2003 Amber Seyer Oran 17 Later Miss Missouri USA 2007, and top 10 Miss USA 2007
2002 Courtney Chilcutt Dexter
2001 Marissa Whitley Springfield Miss Teen USA 2001
2000 Caitlin McIntosh New Haven Top 10 3rd runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 2002
1999 Andrea Elliot Independence
1998 Brittany McDonald Sikeston
1997 Larissa Meek St. Louis Later Miss Missouri USA 2001 and finished 5th at Miss USA 2001
1996 Leah Sexton Independence Top 6
1995 Melana Scantlin Gladstone Top 12 Later Miss Missouri USA 2002
1994 Tiffany Meyer Parkville Top 6 Later Miss Kansas USA 2000, and finished 4th at Miss USA 2000, 2nd runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 2001 as Miss Missouri
1993 Melanie Breedlove Mountain Grove Miss Photogenic Later Miss Missouri USA 1998, 2nd runner up at Miss USA 1998
1992 Robin Swain Lilbourn
1991 Audra Shurman Sikeston 2nd Runner-up
1990 Tavia Shackles Lee's Summit Top 12 Later Miss Kansas USA 1993, 2nd runner up at Miss USA 1993
1989 April Smith Kansas City
1988 Beverly Boatright Republic
1987 Sherri Garner Kansas City
1986 Jennifer Sandgora Mexico
1985 Rhonda Hoglan Kansas City 3rd Runner-up Later Miss Missouri USA 1989
1984 Leanne Sydenstricker Mexico
1983 Lisa Logan Columbia

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant

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