Miss Teen America

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Miss Teen America is an American beauty contest that serves as a training ground for many young American girls, many of whom go on to win other titles. Winners have had ongoing columns in Supermodels Unlimited and Pageantry magazines. Miss Teen America is not associated with the Miss America Organization nor should it be confused with Miss Teen USA. In July 2010, Nikki Clark, President of Miss Teen America, Inc. became the new Executive Director of Miss Teen America. Miss Teen America 2020 has yet to be crowned.[1]


Year Winner State Notes
1995-96 Bethany Logan  Connecticut
1997-98 Christella Carpenter  Kentucky
1999 Heather Konitshek  Connecticut Now married and has her own photography business, Photographic Vision;[1] Official Photographer of the International Junior Miss Pageant and Miss Teen America Pageant
2000 Amanda Zachary  Illinois Competed in the Miss Indiana and Miss Illinois systems and won preliminary titles
2001 Cara Hays  Arkansas
2002 Lacey Minchew  Georgia Later Miss Louisiana USA 2009
2003 Alysha Castonguay  Rhode Island Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2002 & Top 10 at Miss Teen USA 2002;[2] Cheerleader for the New England Patriots from 2006 to 2008;[3] Later Miss Teen Galaxy 2005 & Miss Rhode Island USA 2009
2004 Chelsea Fahey  Illinois Competed in the Galaxy System; Featured by ABC news health beat story[4]
2005 Meghan Bryan  North Carolina
2006 Brittany Monico  Connecticut
2007 Brittany Dawn Brannon  Arizona Later Miss Arizona USA 2011
2008-09 Kaitlyn Tarpey  New York Later Miss Connecticut 2013
2010 Katie Himes  Kentucky
2011 Katarina Kneer  New Jersey
2012 Eleana Frangedis  Florida
2013 Lindsay Dobbs  Georgia Later contestant on season 26 of The Bachelor
2014 Catherine Kirkland  South Carolina
2015 Summer Rogers  South Carolina
2016 Megan Whittaker  Texas
2017 Ciana Pelekai  Hawaii
2018 Olivia Occhingrossi  Florida
2019 Jillian Elliott  Louisiana

Notable national contestants[edit]