Miss Tennessee Teen USA

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Stormi Henley, Miss Tennessee Teen USA and Miss Teen USA 2009
Natalie Phillips, Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2008
Macy Erwin, Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2007
Rachel Smith, Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2002 and Miss USA 2007 (image taken in 2007)

The Miss Tennessee Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Tennessee in the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Tennessee is among the most successful states at Miss Teen USA in terms of number and value of placements [1]. In the 1990s, they were placed first [2]. They have the third (equal) highest number of semi-finalist (or better) placings and are one of only five states to have received more than three awards [3]. Additionally, Tennessee is one of only three states (the other two being Oregon and Texas) to have won the Miss Teen USA title more than once.

Five Tennessee teens have gone on to win the Miss Tennessee USA title and compete at Miss USA, including Lynnette Cole, who won the Miss USA title in 2000 and Rachel Smith, Miss USA 2007. Both Cole and Smith won Miss Photogenic awards at Miss Teen USA, each five years prior to their Miss USA win. This makes Miss Tennessee Teen USA the only state and pageant to have two Miss USAs win the Miss Photogenic award at Miss Teen USA.

The pageant has been directed by former Miss Tennessee USA Kimberly Payne Greenwood since 1992.[1]

Results summary[edit]

Placements[edit]

Awards[edit]

Winners[edit]

Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2015 Hannah Faith Green Chattanooga 17
2014 Morgan Moseley Johnson City 15 Top 15
2013 Emily Suttle Franklin 16 Top 16
2012 Shanese Brown Madison 16 Was 1st runner-up; Took over for Samara Ham
Samara Ham Resigned
2011 Kaitlin White Nashville 18
2010 Kristen Rose Bristol 18 Top 15
2009 Stormi Henley Crossville 18 Miss Teen USA 2009
2008 Natalie Phillips[2] Murfreesboro 16
2007 Macy Erwin[3] Chattanooga 17 Top 15[4] Contestant on ABC's America's Prom Queen
2006 Ashley Durham Adamsville 16 Later Miss Tennessee USA 2011, 1st Runner-up at Miss USA 2011
2005 Tessa Reyes Brentwood 18
2004 Tiffany Stroud Limestone 16 4th runner-up
2003 Alicia Selby Sparta 17 1st runner-up
2002 Rachel Smith Clarksville 17 Semi-Finalist Miss Photogenic Later Miss Tennessee USA and Miss USA 2007, 4th runner-up at Miss Universe 2007
2001 Jessica Myers[5] Maryville
2000 Casey Porter McMinnville 17 Finalist
1999 Rachel Boston Chattanooga 17 Semi-Finalist Actress best known for her portrayal of Beth Pryor in the NBC series American Dreams
1998 Bridgett Jordan Collierville 18 1st Runner-up Winner of Miss Oktoberfest 1999, Miss Teen All American 1996
1997 Shelly Moore Knoxville 18 Miss Teen USA 1997[6] Best in Swimsuit
1996 Adrienne Parker Newport 18
1995 Lynnette Cole Columbia 17 Finalist Miss Photogenic Later Miss Tennessee USA and Miss USA 2000 and finished 5th at Miss Universe 2000, 3rd runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 1998, Miss Teen All American 1997
1994 Allison Alderson Jackson 18 Finalist Triple Crown winner, Later Miss Tennessee 1999 and Miss Tennessee USA 2002
1993 Jaime Dudney Whites Creek 17 Semi-Finalist Daughter of Barbara Mandrell. Played Georgia Tucker on As The World Turns
1992 Angela Shoulders Carthage
1991 Tris Sax Memphis
1990 Kristen Leigh Cassell Blountville 18
1989 Amy Sims
1988 Missy Pierce Reelfoot Lake Miss Congeniality
1987 Shannon Castle McMinnville
1986 Wendy Alaose
1985 Tammy Woods Bartlett
1984 Molly Brown Loretto 16 2nd runner-up Later Miss Tennessee USA 1987
1983 Cheri Dotson Waverly

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kimbery Payne Greenwood named as Miss Tennessee USA Director" (Press release). Business Wire. 1992-05-28. 
  2. ^ Dexter, Jamie (2007-10-06). "Natalie Phillips crowned Miss Tennessee Teen USA". The Leaf Chronicle. 
  3. ^ "Tyner Academy student is Miss Tennessee Teen USA/Macy Erwin will represent state at Miss Teen USA pageant next August". Chattanooga Times. 2006-10-21. 
  4. ^ King, Wendy (2007-08-24). "Macy Erwin Scores Top 15 Finish at Teen USA". The Chattanoogan. 
  5. ^ "Crossville, Maryville natives win pageants". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. 2000-11-09. p. A2. 
  6. ^ Lange, Linda (1997-09-30). "Portrait of a beauty queen; Shelly Moore is dazzled, and dazzling, as she begins her year as Miss Teen USA". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. p. B1. 

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