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Miss Arkansas Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Teen USA
Official language
Key people
John M. Vannatta
Jason Vannatta
Jennifer Vannatta-Fisher, State Pageant Director
WebsiteOfficial Website
Stevi Perry, Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2008 and Miss Teen USA 2008

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

The state pageant was directed by Premier Pageants from 2002 to 2007 before becoming part of the Vanbros organization, headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas. In 2007, Vanbros group took over the management of the pageant with the Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma pageants.

From 1986 until 2004, when Sarah French won Miss Photogenic, no Miss Arkansas Teen USA had placed or won an award at the national competition. From 2008 until 2010, Arkansas had placed at Miss Teen USA three consecutive years, including Stevi Perry winning their first Miss Teen USA title in 2008.

Three Miss Arkansas Teen USA titleholders have gone on to win the Miss Arkansas USA title and three have won Miss America state titles, more than any other state.

Results summary


Arkansas holds a record of 9 placements at Miss Teen USA.



Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2024 Siyona Karkera Little Rock 19 TBA
2023 Mackenzie Scott Fayetteville 19
2022 Allie Shanks White River 16
2021 Madeline Bohlman Fayetteville 19 Eligible as a student of University of Arkansas at the time of crowning
2020 Anna Claire Hay Little Rock 15 Top 16
2019 Maggie Williams Piggott 17 Top 15
2018 Mackenzie Hinderberger Fayetteville 18 Later Miss Arkansas USA 2023
2017 Allison Tucker Clarksville 16
2016 Makenzie Sexton Cabot 16 Daughter of Miss Missouri USA 1992 Tonya Snodgrass
2015 Arynn Johnson Hot Springs 18 Top 15 Later Miss Arkansas USA 2017
2014 Lauren Weaver Greenwood 17 Later Miss Arkansas USA 2018
2013 Abby Floyd Searcy 17 Top 16 Later Miss Arkansas USA 2016 & Top 10 at Miss USA 2016
2012 Amber Mitchell Sheridan 18
2011 Mary-Kate Hartley Hamburg 17
2010 Megan Michelle Burgess Hot Springs 18 Top 15
2009 Allison Kusenberger Little Rock 18 Top 15
2008 Stevi Perry Hamburg 17 Miss Teen USA 2008
2007 Tiffany Greenstreet Melbourne 18
2006 Taylor Wright White Hall 18
2005 Ashton Schmidt Batesville 17
2004 Sarah French Hot Springs 18 Miss Photogenic Later Miss Missouri 2006
2003 Brittany Carpenter Conway 18
2002 Rachel Eggers North Little Rock 16
2001 Lauren Arnold Arkadelphia 18
2000 Paula Taylor Carlisle 16
1999 Sarah Moody Pollard Later competed three times at Miss Arkansas
1998 Joan Lucas Fayetteville
1997 Brandi Watkins Brinkley Later competed four times at Miss Arkansas[1]
1996 Aimee Delatte Stuttgart Later 1st runner-up to Miss Arkansas USA 2001 & 2002
1995 Natalie Fisher Stuttgart
1994 Rebekah Hall Conway
1993 Tiffany Parks Jacksonville Later Miss Arkansas USA 1996
1992 Stacy Freeman Sheridan Later Miss Arkansas 1997
1991 Paula Montgomery[2] Cabot Later Miss Arkansas 1995
1990 Karen Pugh Little Rock Later Mrs. Arkansas International 2004 as Karen Pugh-Thompson
1989 Susan Marshall Cabot
1988 Jessica Welch Pine Bluff
1987 Paige Yandell Greenwood Later Miss Arkansas USA 1989
1986 Dana Moody Batesville Miss Congeniality
1985 Rhonda Ann Heird Pine Bluff 17 Top 10
1984 Melissa Staples Calion Later Miss Arkansas USA 1988
1983 Angela Boyd Manila Semi-finalist Miss Congeniality

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


  1. ^ Coleman North, Laura (2002-05-13). "There she is ... if she can prove she's a resident of Tennessee". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. p. B3.
  2. ^ Johnson, Scott (2004-07-18). "Recruiting work is a jewel in her crown". The Arkansas Democrat Gazette. p. 41.