Miss North Dakota Teen USA

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Miss North Dakota Teen USA
Formation 1983
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Fargo
Miss Teen USA
Official language
Website Official website

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

Compared to the sister Miss North Dakota USA pageant, North Dakota Teen USAs have been quite successful at Miss Teen USA, and are ranked fifteenth in terms of number and value of placements [1]. North Dakota is one of only ten states to have had nine or more semifinalist (or better) placings at Miss Teen USA [2]. Despite this, no Miss North Dakota Teen USA has won the Miss Teen USA crown, and in fact the highest placement ever reached by a North Dakota teen is 2nd runner-up, which was awarded to Katie Cooper 2006. The new record was made until Audra Mari placed 1st runner-up in 2011.

Seven Miss North Dakota Teen USAs have gone on to win Miss North Dakota USA, and more unusually, two have competed at Miss America, including Stacey Thomas who is the most recent Miss North Dakota Teen USA delegate to compete at the Miss America pageant.

Results summary[edit]


  • 1st runners-up: Audra Mari (2011)
  • 2nd runners-up: Katie Cooper (2006)
  • 4th runners-up: Dayna Decker (1987), Heidi Langseth (1989)
  • Top 6: Nicci Elkins (1991)
  • Top 10: Kari Larson (1984), Jill Hutchinson (1985), Katrina Bergstrom (1996), Julie Nagle (1997), Marisa Field (2003)
  • Top 15: Breanna Abernathy (2004)


  • Miss Congeniality: Heidi Langseth (1989), Breanna Abernathy (2004)


  •      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 Kilyn Parisien-Hill Fargo 16 TBA
2016 Paige Mathison Fargo 15
2015 Hannah Nelson Bismarck 18
2014 Josie Hettich Wilton 18
2013 Emilee Mahar Fargo 17
2012 Tiffany Fletschock Casselton 18
2011 Audra Mari Fargo 17 1st runner-up
2010 Ariana Walker Bismarck 19 Previously Miss North Dakota's Outstanding Teen 2008, later Miss North Dakota 2011
2009 Codi Miller Amidon 15 Later North Dakota High School Rodeo Queen 2010
2008 Gretchen Dawley Munich 17
2007 Taylor Kearns Fargo 18 Later Miss North Dakota USA 2010
2006 Katie Cooper Westhope 17 2nd runner-up
2005 Caitlin Brown Colgate 17
2004 Breanna Abernathy Lansford 18 Top 15 Miss Congeniality
2003 Marisa Field Fargo 17 Top 10
2002 Jessica Deringer Bismarck 18
2001 Stacey Thomas Fargo 18 Later Miss North Dakota 2002
2000 Amy Kensok Fargo 15
1999 Natalie Larson Cooperstown 15
1998 Brandy Smolen Dickinson 16
1997 Julie Nagle Fargo 18 Semi-finalist
1996 Katrina Bergstrom Fargo 17 Semi-finalist
1995 Jessica Spier West Fargo 17 Younger sister of 1992 titleholder Juliette Spier.
1994 Alison Nesemeier Casselton 16 Later Miss North Dakota USA 1998
1993 Wendy Howe Grand Forks 15
1992 Juliette Spier West Fargo 16 Later Miss North Dakota USA 1996, finished 6th at Miss USA 1996
1991 Nicci Elkins Grand Forks 17 Top 6 Later Miss North Dakota 1994
1990 Sherry Bernadis Fargo 18
1989 Heidi Langseth Fargo 17 4th runner-up Miss Congeniality
1988 Jennifer Siminary Fargo 18 Later Miss North Dakota USA 1993
1987 Dayna Decker Fargo 17 4th runner-up
1986 Shannon Keiser Williston 15
1985 Jill Hutchinson Fargo 17 Semi-finalist
1984 Kari Larson Bismarck 17 Top 10 Later Miss North Dakota USA 1990
1983 Lisa Rubin Grand Forks 17

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant

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