Miss New York Teen USA
Like the first Miss USA competition (which was won by New York's Jackie Loughery), the first Miss Teen USA competition was won by a Miss New York Teen USA. That winner was Ruth Zakarian, who went on to be an actress. Two New York teens have also placed 1st runner-up in the Miss Teen USA pageant.
Five New York teens have also competed at Miss USA, including Zakarian who competed as Miss Teen USA in the Miss USA competition (a short-lived tradition gave four Miss Teen USA titleholders this opportunity in the early 1980s). Two won the Miss New York USA crown, and one won the Miss Vermont USA title.
In 1998 Kimberly Pressler, Miss New York Teen USA 1994, won the Miss New York USA 1999 title and went on to win the Miss USA 1999 pageant held in February the following year. Pressler later competed at Miss Universe 1999 and was the first Miss USA to miss the cut at Miss Universe since 1976.
New York is also one of only five states to have won the Miss Congeniality award at least two times.
- Miss Teen USA's: Ruth Zakarian (1983)
- 1st runners-up: Jessica Collins (1988), Gloria Almonte (2001)
- 2nd runners-up: Claudia Liem (1986)
- Top 6: Sarah Gore (1993)
- Top 10: Michelle Kelenski (1987), Beth Savage (1989), Aiesha Hendrick (1996), Marley Delduchetto (2002), Catherine Muldoon (2004)
- Top 15: Natascha Bessez (2005), Thatiana Diaz (2010)
- Top 16: Sabrina Mastrangelo (2012), Nikki Orlando (2013)
- Miss Congeniality: Amber Evans (1992), Morgan Maholick (1999)
- Miss Photogenic: Sana Idnani (2008)
|Year||Name||Hometown||Age1||Placement at MTUSA||Special awards at MTUSA||Notes|
|2013||Nikki Orlando||Smithtown||16||Top 16|
|2012||Sabrina Mastrangelo||Bellmore||16||Top 16|
|2010||Thatiana Diaz||Bayside||17||Top 15||Born in Dominican Republic.
Later Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Estados Unidos 2014, will compete at Miss Dominican Republic 2013
|2009||Taylor Gildersleeve||Mattituck||17||Formerly on ABC daytime soap opera All My Children as "Sydney Harris" (2006-2007)|
|2008||Sana Idnani||Roslyn||18||Miss Photogenic|
|2006||Candace Kuykendall||Rochester||17||Later Miss New York USA 2014|
|2005||Natascha Bessez||New York City||18||Semi-finalist|
|2004||Catherine Muldoon||Chappaqua||18||Finalist||Later Miss Virginia USA 2012|
|2003||Adriana Diaz||Bronx||18||Later Miss New York USA 2006|
|2001||Gloria Almonte||Bronx||1st runner-up||Later Miss New York USA 2007|
|2000||Tina Casciani||Wantagh||Successor to crown|
|Emily Pollak||Rochester||Resigned prior to competing at Miss Teen USA.|
|1999||Morgan Maholick||Miss Congeniality|
|1998||Lindsay Fredette||Glens Falls||Sister of Sacramento Kings basketball player Jimmer Fredette and rapper TJ Fredette.|
|1995||Tara Campbell||Clarence Center|
|1994||Kimberly Pressler||Franklinville||Later Miss New York USA 1999 and Miss USA 1999|
|1992||Amber Evans||Rochester||Miss Congeniality|
|1990||Catherine Bliss||Later Miss Vermont USA 1998|
|1988||Jessica Collins||Amsterdam||1st runner-up||Actress|
|1987||Michelle Kelenski||Ballston Spa||Semi-finalist|
|1986||Claudia Liem||Glendale||15||2nd runner-up|
|1985||Shelly Lounge||Red House|
|1983||Ruth Zakarian||Amsterdam||Miss Teen USA 1983||Competed at Miss USA 1984 as Miss Teen USA|
1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant