Miss North Carolina Teen USA
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North Carolina has been moderately successful at Miss Teen USA, but has never won the title. Their best placement was in 1987 when Peggy Blackwell placed first runner-up to Kristi Addis of Mississippi. North Carolina's greatest success came from the mid-1980s to early 1990s. Their most recent placement came in 2012, when Kat Puryear made the top 16.
Two Miss North Carolina Teen USA's has crossed over to win the Miss North Carolina USA title. The first was Chelsea Cooley, who went on to win the Miss USA title and place in the top 10 at Miss Universe. The other was Erin O' Kelley, Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2001 who made the top 15 at Miss USA 2007. Their placements at Miss USA were better than their teen placements.
Kristen Dalton, who came in first-runner up at the 2005 Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageant to Nikkie Groat, went on to win Miss North Carolina USA in 2009, and won the title of Miss USA 2009. She represented the United States at the Miss Universe pageant in August 2009. Her younger sister Kenzie Dalton, who was first-runner up at the 2006 Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageant, became engaged to actor Chad Michael Murray the same year she placed first-runner up to Melissa Lingafelt (who placed first-runner to Katie Blair of Montana at Miss Teen USA 2006.) Their mother, Jeannie Dalton (Boger) was Miss North Carolina USA 1982, and their sister Julia Dalton was Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2008, and placed second-runner up to Stevi Perry of Arkansas at Miss Teen USA 2008.
- First runners-up: Peggy Blackwell (1987), Melissa Lingafelt (2006)
- Second runners-up: Katie Coble (2007), Julia Dalton (2008)
- Top 6: Holly Furman (1991), Rachel Adcock (1992), Ali Burr (1997)
- Top 10: Tracey Kaggell (1984), Kimberly Jordan (1985)
- Top 16: Kat Puryear (2012)
- Miss Congeniality: Holly Furman (1991)
- Miss Photogenic: Rachel Adcock (1992), Melissa Lingafelt (2006)
1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant
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