Miss Idaho Teen USA

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Miss Idaho Teen USA
Formation 1983
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Boise
Miss Teen USA
Official language
Website Official website
Shareece Pfeiffer, Miss Idaho Teen USA 2008

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

Idaho has only placed twice and as such is one of the least successful states at Miss Teen USA. Their first placement, and the state's only placement for the first twenty-five years of the competition, was in 1989 when Brandi Sherwood won the Miss Teen USA title. Sherwood went on to make history as the first Miss Teen USA to be crowned Miss USA.

Two other Idaho teens went on to win the Miss Idaho USA crown, including Elizabeth Barchas, one of only seven women to compete in Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss America.

Results summary[edit]


  • Winner: Brandi Sherwood (1989)
  • Fourth runner-up: Shareece Pfeiffer (2008)



  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2017 Gabriella Simpson Boise 18 TBA
2016 Kate Pekuri Boise 17
2015 Chaise Goris Eagle 18
2014 Hannah Menzner Boise 18
2013 Lorena Haliti Meridian 16 Sister of Erza Haliti, Miss Idaho USA 2011
2012 Kimberly Layne Nampa 17
2011 Claira Hollingsworth Preston 18 Later Miss Idaho USA 2015
2010 Hosanna Kabakoro Twin Falls 17 Miss Congeniality
2009 Marissa Wickland Boise 16 Sister of Miss Idaho Teen USA 2006 and later Miss Idaho USA 2013
2008 Shareece Pfeiffer Idaho Falls 18 4th runner-up
2007 Krista McNeal[1] Sandpoint 18
2006 Brianne Wickland Boise 16
2005 Alyssa Sams Boise 15
2004 Angel Soltero Pocatello 17
2003 Amanda Rammell Rexburg 18 Later Miss Idaho USA 2007
2002 Katrina Lynn Siddoway Boise 16
2001 Hayley VanCleave Boise 19
2000 Shari Lynn Short[2] Bonners Ferry 14 Miss Congeniality[3]
1999 Kimberly Glyn Weible Eagle 17 Later Miss Idaho USA 2004, top 10 at Miss USA 2004
1998 Elizabeth Barchas Boise 18 Triple Crown winner, Later Miss Idaho USA 2001 and Miss Idaho 2004
1997 Kimberly Whiting Burley 16
1996 Suzan Dandeneau Nampa 17
1995 Amy Jo Ambrose Wendell 17 Later Miss Idaho USA 1999
1994 Sarah Elizabeth Polk Post Falls 18 1st ru Miss Idaho USA 1998, Miss Congeniality. Represented Idaho in Miss Oktoberfest 2000, Miss Congeniality
1993 Jan Cartwright Bonners Ferry 16
1992 Amanda Greenway Caldwell 15 Later Mrs. Idaho America 2004 under her married name, Amanda Peterson.[4]
1991 Angelina Madrey Boise 17
1990 Jody Walker Boise 17
1989 Brandi Sherwood Idaho Falls 18 Miss Teen USA 1989[5] Later Miss Idaho USA 1997, Miss USA 1997[6] and actress/entertainer
1988 Renee Griggs Boise
1987 Luanne Relyea Meridian
1986 Kathryn Comba Boise
1985 Tracey Shirley Mountain Home
1984 Laura Bates Boise
1983 Tammy Hamilton Nampa

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


  1. ^ Hutchens, Patty (2006-12-16). "Miss Idaho Teen; Krista McNeal, busy preparing for national competition, hopes to be positive role model for other teens;". The Spokesman-Review. p. I5. 
  2. ^ Thoreson, Kerri (1999-10-09). "Maybe it's high time we opened our eyes". The Spokesman Review. p. H3. 
  3. ^ "Idahoan shows congeniality". The Spokesman Review. 2000-08-30. p. B8. 
  4. ^ "2004 Mrs America". Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Miss Idaho Chosen as Miss Teen USA" (Press release). Associated Press. 1989-07-25. 
  6. ^ "Miss USA Sherwood" (Press release). Associated Press. 1997-05-18. 

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