Miss Texas Teen USA

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Miss Texas Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Teen USA
Official language
WebsiteOfficial website
Danielle Doty, Miss Texas Teen USA & Miss Teen USA 2011
Sommer Isdale, Miss Texas Teen USA 2007

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

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.[1] 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 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.

The current titleholder is Kennedy Edwards of Pearland who was crowned on November 25th, 2018 in Houston and will represent Texas at Miss Teen USA 2019.

Results summary[edit]


  • Winners: Christie Lee Woods (1996), Danielle Doty (2011), Karlie Hay (2016)[2]
  • First runners-up: Becky Pestana (1986), 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), Kirby Lindley (2017)



  •      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
2019 Kennedy Edwards Pearland[3] 18 TBA
2018 Brenna Flynn Fort Worth 18
2017 Kirby Lindley Cypress 19 Top 15
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
2012 Madison Lee Houston 18
2011 Danielle Doty Harlingen 18 Miss Teen USA 2011
2010 Chelsea Morgensen Laredo 15 Miss Photogenic Later Miss Hooters International 2017
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
2006 Raevan Valadez[4] Spicewood 18
2005 April Ford Texarkana 18
2004 Magen Ellis Whitehouse 17 Semi-finalist Later Miss Texas USA 2007, top 10 at Miss USA 2007
2003 Tye Felan Tomball 18 Semi-finalist
2002 Brittany Tiner[5] Freeport 16
2001 Katherine Perello[6] Lake Jackson 16 3rd runner-up Body Glove Swimsuit Award
2000 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[7] Killeen 18 Semi-finalist Contestant on Survivor: Panama
1998 Christie Cole[8] Houston 16 Semi-finalist
1997 Andria Mullins Waco 16 Style award 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
1993 Erin Burnett Plano 16
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 1996
1990 Becky Fisher Cypress 18 Top 6
1989 Kristi Wright Del Rio 16 3rd runner-up
1988 Libby Pelton[9] Austin 18 Semi-finalist
1987 Richelle Kesling Spring 15
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


  1. ^ "Miss Teen USA ranking".
  2. ^ "Karlie Hay From Texas Wins Miss Teen USA 2016". Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Miss Texas Teen USA | Miss Texas USA & Miss Texas Teen USA". www.misstexasusa.com. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "A tiara fit for a teen". Houston Chronicle. 2001-11-27.
  6. ^ Warren, Mike (2000-12-06). "Lake Jackson's Perello takes home title of Miss Texas Teen USA". Houston Chronicle.
  7. ^ Tavakoli, Brenda (1998-11-30). "Killeen student wins Miss Texas Teen USA". Houston Chronicle.
  8. ^ Berger, Eric (1997-12-01). "Houston teen wins pageant". Houston Chronicle. p. 2A.
  9. ^ Associated Press (1987-11-30). "Around Texas & Southwest/Austin girl crowned Miss Texas Teen-USA". The Dallas Morning News. p. 18A.

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