Miss Texas Teen USA
|Miss Teen USA|
Texas is one of the most successful states across all twenty-seven years of competition at Miss Teen USA. They have had seventeen semi-finalists, three more than any other state. They have won the crown three times, in 1996 when Christie Lee Woods took the title (Woods later went on to star in The Amazing Race 5) and 15 years later in 2011 when Danielle Doty won. Karlie Hay became the third Texan entrant to win the crown in 2016. Texas and the state of Oregon are the only states to have won Miss Teen USA three times. Texas has also won several awards, including Miss Photogenic in 2010.
Texas's best performance came in the 1980s, where they placed in all but one year and were runners-up on five occasions. Despite this, they still placed second to New York in that decade in terms of number and value of placements. Despite being on top overall, Texas has never been the best state in any particular decade.
While a number of Texas teens have competed for the Miss Texas USA title, only six have won both pageants. The most successful of these was Claudia Nicole O'Brian, who placed 1st runner-up at Miss Teen USA and 2nd runner-up at Miss USA. O'Brien also competed alongside Woods on The Amazing Race 5. Woods was the first Miss Teen USA to not win a Miss title on her first attempt, and despite competing in a number of years never won the Miss Texas USA crown. Andria Mullins was another who tried unsuccessfully to win the Miss Texas USA title on a number of occasions (she has also competed unsuccessfully at Miss New York USA and Miss California USA).
- Winners: Christie Lee Woods (1996), Danielle Doty (2011), Karlie Hay (2016)
- First runners-up: Becky Pestana (1986), Claudia Nicole O'Brian (2000)
- Third runners-up: Konae Wehle (1985), Kristi Wright (1989), Katherine Perello (2001)
- Fourth runners-up: Sheri Scholz (1983), Charlene Molinar (1984)
- Top 6: Becky Fisher (1990)
- Top 10: Libby Pelton (1988), Christie Cole (1998), Misty Giles (1999)
- Top 12: Kara Williams (1991)
- Top 15: Tye Felan (2003), Magen Ellis (2004), Kellie Stewart (2014), Chloe Kembel (2015)
- Style Award: Andria Mullins (1997)
- Swimsuit award: Nicole O'Brian (2000), Katherine Perello (2001)
- Miss Photogenic: Chelsea Morgensen (2010)
- 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|
|2016||Karlie Hay||Tomball||18||Miss Teen USA 2016|
|2015||Chloe Kembel||Denton||18||Top 15|
|2014||Kellie Stewart||Fort Worth||16||Top 15|
|2013||Daniella Rodriguez||Laredo||16||Later Miss Texas USA 2016|
|2011||Danielle Doty||Harlingen||18||Miss Teen USA 2011|
|2010||Chelsea Morgensen||Laredo||15||Miss Photogenic|
|2009||Kelli Harral||Fort Stockton||16||Later NFL Houston Texans Cheerleader May 2011-June 2014|
|2008||Lauren Guzman||Laredo||18||Later Miss Texas USA 2014|
|2007||Sommer Isdale||Harker Heights||16|
|2004||Magen Ellis||Whitehouse||17||Semi-finalist||Later Miss Texas USA 2007, top 10 at Miss USA 2007|
|2002||Brittany Laure'n Tiner||Freeport||16|
|2001||Katherine Perello||Lake Jackson||16||3rd runner-up||Body Glove Swimsuit Award|
|2000||Claudia Nicole O'Brian||Friendswood||17||1st runner-up||Swimsuit Award||Later Miss Texas USA 2003, 2nd runner up at Miss USA 2003, contestant on The Amazing Race 5|
|1999||Misty Giles||Killeen||18||Semi-finalist||Contestant on Survivor: Panama|
|1997||Andria Mullins||Waco||16||Style award||Competed at nine Miss USA state pageants, contestant on The Starlet|
|1996||Christie Lee Woods||Huntsville||18||Miss Teen USA 1996||Contestant on The Amazing Race 5|
|1995||Mandy Jeffreys||Midland||17||Appeared on The Bachelor|
|1994||Jaqueline Pena||Corpus Christi||18|
|1992||Carissa Blair||Columbus||17||Later Miss Texas USA 1999|
|1991||Kara Williams||Houston||18||Semi-finalist||Later Miss Texas USA 1996, semifinalist at Miss USA 96, finished 9th at Miss USA 96|
|1990||Becky Fisher||Cypress||18||Top 6|
|1989||Kristi Wright||Del Rio||16||3rd runner-up|
|1986||Becky Pestana||San Antonio||17||1st runner-up|
|1985||Konae Wehle||Humble||16||3rd runner-up|
|1984||Charlene Molinar||El Paso||18||4th runner-up|
|1983||Sheri Scholz||Lubbock||17||4th runner-up|
1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant
- "Miss Teen USA ranking".
- "Karlie Hay From Texas Wins Miss Teen USA 2016". Retrieved 31 July 2016.
- Obernauer, Matthew (2006-01-06). "Austin student learning her role as Miss Texas Teen USA ; Life as beauty queen? Sometimes, it's work". Austin American-Statesman. p. B1.
- "A tiara fit for a teen". Houston Chronicle. 2001-11-27.
- Warren, Mike (2000-12-06). "Lake Jackson's Perello takes home title of Miss Texas Teen USA". Houston Chronicle.
- Tavakoli, Brenda (1998-11-30). "Killeen student wins Miss Texas Teen USA". Houston Chronicle.
- Berger, Eric (1997-12-01). "Houston teen wins pageant". Houston Chronicle. p. 2A.
- Associated Press (1987-11-30). "Around Texas & Southwest/Austin girl crowned Miss Texas Teen-USA". The Dallas Morning News. p. 18A.