Miss Kentucky Teen USA

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Miss Kentucky Teen USA
Formation 1983
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Louisville
Miss Teen USA
Official language
Website Official website

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

Kentucky is ranked eight in terms of place and value of placements across all twenty-three years of competition at Miss Teen USA. When this is broken down to the six pageants 2000-2005, Kentucky places second.[1] They are one of only five states to have won more than one Photogenic award.[2]

Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002 Tara Conner, who placed second runner-up to Vanessa Semrow at Miss Teen USA, later became Miss Kentucky USA 2006. She is one of three teens to cross over to the corresponding Miss title, although one went on to compete at Miss America.

Results summary[edit]

Placement at Miss Teen USA[edit]

  • First runners-up: Kristi Dawn Hicks (1989)
  • Second runners-up: Krista Keith (1983), Kristen Johnson (2000), Tara Conner (2002)
  • Top 6: April Vaughn (1990)
  • Top 10: Lexie Kemper (1999), Amanda Nunnelley (2003)
  • Top 12: Brittany Johnson (1995)
  • Top 15: Sarah Withers (2005), Jefra Bland (2009), Taylor Hubbard (2010)



Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2015 Caroline Ford Bowling Green 18
2014 Megan Ducharm Shelbyville 18
2013 Gracie Sapp Lexington 15
2012 Tiffany Cline Georgetown
2011 Stephanie Jones Elizabethtown 18
2010 Taylor Hubbard London 15 Top 15
2009 Jefra Bland Campbellsville 19 Top 15 Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2012; later contestant on Survivor: Cagayan
2008 Shannen Reil West Van Lear 15
2007 Katrina Giannini Princeton 17
2006 Tiffany Withrow Ashland 17
2005 Sarah Bryan Withers Columbia 18 Top 15
2004 Megan Frank Greensburg 19
2003 Amanda Nunnelley Louisville 17 Top 10
2002 Tara Conner Russell Springs 16 2nd runner-up Body Glove Swimsuit Award Later Miss Kentucky USA 2006 and Miss USA 2006, 4th Runner up at Miss Universe 2006
2001 Katherine Faulkner Hazard
2000 Kristen Johnson Slaughters 18 2nd runner-up Miss Photogenic Later Miss Kentucky USA 2005, 2nd runner up at Miss USA 2005
1999 Lexie Kemper Louisville 17 Top 10 Miss Photogenic
1998 Elizabeth Arnold Columbia Later Miss Kentucky USA 2002
1997 Kelli Jones
1996 Kelly Marie Sodan Berea
1995 Brittany Johnson Virgie 17 Top 12
1994 Crystal Hayden
1993 Holly Riggs
1992 Heather Boggess
1991 Christine Jackman Louisville
1990 April Vaughn 17 Top 6
1989 Kristi Dawn Hicks Bardstown 17 1st runner-up Later Miss Kentucky 1995
1988 Marti Hendricks Danville
1987 Tracey Marsee Middlesboro
1986 Amy Miller
1985 Leanne Gregory Lexington
1984 Suzy Neclerio Georgetown
1983 Krista Keith 16 2nd runner-up

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


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