Miss New York Teen USA

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Miss New York Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, US
Miss Teen USA
Key people
Deborah Miller
Cindy Provost
Websitemissnewyorkusa.com Edit this at Wikidata
Tatiana Pallagi after winning the Miss New York Teen USA 2007 title
Catherine Muldoon, Miss New York Teen USA 2004

The Miss New York Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New York in the Miss Teen USA pageant. It is directed by D&D Productions.

New York is in the top 10 most successful states at Miss Teen USA in terms of number and value of placements. 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

New York is also one of only five states to have won the Miss Congeniality award at least two times.[citation needed]

Maya Dominguez of Yonkers was crowned Miss New York Teen USA 2020 on January 19, 2020 at The Performing Arts Center in Purchase College in Harrison. She will represent New York for the title of Miss Teen USA 2020.

Results summary[edit]

[citation needed]


  • Miss Teen USAs: 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), Geena Cardalena (2015), Isabella Griffith (2017)
  • Top 16: Sabrina Mastrangelo (2012), Nikki Orlando (2013)

New York holds a record of 16 placements at Miss Teen USA.


  • Miss Congeniality: Amber Evans (1992), Morgan Maholick (1999)
  • Miss Photogenic: Sana Idnani (2018)
  • Miss Congeniality: Melissa Minisci (1999)
  • Miss Photogenic: Sterling Hsuih (2019)


  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at MTUSA Special awards at MTUSA Notes
2020 Maya Dominguez Yonkers 19 TBA
2019 Hailey Germano[1] Smithtown 18
2018 Saige Guerin Staten Island 17
2017 Isabella Griffith Melville 16 Top 15
2016 Natalia Terrero Commack 17
2015 Geena Cardalena Floral Park 18 Top 15
2014 Corrin Stellakis Bridgeport 16 Later Miss Missouri World 2015, top 12 at Miss World America 2015. Later became Miss Earth United States 2016 and Miss Earth-Fire 2016.[2]
2013 Nikki Orlando Smithtown 16 Top 16
2012 Sabrina Mastrangelo[3] Bellmore 16 Top 16
2011 Lisa Drouillard Brooklyn 19 Later Miss Grand Haiti 2014, top 10 at Miss Grand International 2014. Later Miss Haiti Universe 2015
2010 Thatiana Diaz Bayside 17 Top 15 Later Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Estados Unidos 2013 and Top 10 at Miss Dominican Republic 2014. Later Miss New York USA 2015 and Top 15 at Miss USA 2015.
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
2007 Tatiana Pallagi[4] Avon 17
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 Top 10 Later Miss Virginia USA 2012
2003 Adriana Diaz Bronx 18 Later Miss New York USA 2006
2002 Marley Delduchetto Syracuse 18 Semi-finalist
2001 Gloria Almonte Bronx 18 1st runner-up Later Miss New York USA 2007
2000 Tina Casciani Wantagh 18 Successor to crown
Emily Pollak Rochester 18 Resigned prior to competing at Miss Teen USA.
1999 Morgan Maholick New York City 17 Miss Congeniality
1998 Lindsay Fredette Glens Falls 15 Sister of Sacramento Kings basketball player Jimmer Fredette and rapper TJ Fredette.
1997 Jessica-Lynn Ferdinand New York City 17
1996 Aiesha Hendrick New York City 17 Semi-finalist
1995 Tara Campbell Clarence Center 19
1994 Kimberly Pressler Franklinville 16 Later Miss New York USA 1999 and Miss USA 1999
1993 Sara Rae Gore Queensbury 17 Top 6
1992 Amber Evans Rochester 17 Miss Congeniality
1991 Wendy Cooper Rochester 19
1990 Catherine Bliss New York City 15 Later Miss Vermont USA 1998
1989 Beth Savage New York City 16 Semi-finalist
1988 Jessica Collins Amsterdam 17 1st runner-up Actress
1987 Michelle Kelenski Ballston Spa 18 Semi-finalist
1986 Claudia Liem Glendale 15 2nd runner-up
1985 Shelly Lounge Red House 18
1984 Denise Scalez New York City 19
1983 Ruth Zakarian Amsterdam 17 Miss Teen USA 1983 Competed at Miss USA 1984 as Miss Teen USA

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


  1. ^ "Hailey Germano - Pageant Planet". www.pageantplanet.com. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  2. ^ "Corrin Stellakis - Pageant Planet". www.pageantplanet.com. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  3. ^ Liebeskind, Ken. "Miss Teen New York 2012 Crowned at Purchase PAC". The Harrison Daily Voice. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  4. ^ Bryant, Erica (2007-08-04). "Avon girl seeks Miss Teen USA". Democrat & Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-08-04.

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