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Miss California Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersSanta Monica
Miss Teen USA
Official language

The Miss California Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of California in the Miss Teen USA pageant. It was formed in 1983. This pageant is part of the Miss USA Organization, owned by Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart.[citation needed]

California is in the top five most successful states at Miss Teen USA in terms of number and value of placements. Miss California een USA titleholders have been invited to red-carpet movie premieres, such as that for Santa Clause 3 attended by Kylee Lin,[1] and She's the Man, attended by Jessica Powell.[2]

The current titleholder is Cassidy Hill of Newport Beach, who is crowned on June 5, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Hill represented California for the title of Miss Teen USA 2022 and was the second runner-up in the pageant.


In the 1980s, the pageant was directed by Richard Guy and Rex Holt, who also oversaw the Miss California USA, Miss Texas USA and Miss Texas Teen USA pageants. They lost the contract in 1990, when it came up for renewal.[3]

Gallery of titleholders

Results summary


California holds a record of 24 placements at Miss Teen USA.


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Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2023 Taliya Ariana Peiris San Francisco 18 Top 20
2022 Cassidy Hill Newport Beach 18 Second runner-up
2021 Cameron Doan Anaheim 19 Top 16
2020 Zoe Hunt Coronado 17 Top 16
2019 Alina Rae Carranza Los Angeles 17
2018 Janeice Love[4] Barstow 17 Top 15
2017 Jaanu Patel[5] Huntington Beach 16 Fourth runner-up
2016 Athenna Crosby[6] San Jose 17 Top 15
2015 Melanie Mitchell[7] Anaheim 16 First runner-up
2014 Bianca Vierra[8] Hayward 19 Third runner-up
2013 Chloe Hope Hatfield[9][10] Norco 18 did not compete
  • 1st runner-up at Miss California Teen USA 2013; succeeded Cassidy Wolf when Wolf won Miss Teen USA 2013
  • Later Miss Collegiate America 2016
Cassidy Wolf[10] Temecula 19 Miss Teen USA 2013
2012 Alexa Jones[11] Ramona 18
2011 Alexis Swanstrom San Diego 17 Second runner-up
2010 Emma Baker Poway 18 Second runner-up
  • Second runner-up at Miss Washington USA 2014
2009 Chelsea Gilligan Beaumont 18 Second runner-up
2008 Taylor Atkins Piru 17 Top 15
2007 Kylee Lin San Rafael 16
2006 Jessica Powell Barstow 18
2005 Stephanie Brink Bellflower 18 Fourth runner-up
2004 Stacey Beltran Oxnard 18 Miss California Teen International 2005
2003 Shannon Byrne Vacaville 18
2002 Jennifer Morgan Alpine 17 First runner-up
2001 Casey McClain[12] San Marcos 18 Semi-finalist
2000 Alexandra Thompson Vacaville 15
1999 Marianne Kennedy Long Beach 17
1998 Amanda O'Leary[13] Fullerton 19
1997 Kimberly Gloudemans Bakersfield 16 First runner-up to National Sweetheart 2001
1996 Michelle Cardamon San Diego 18 Second runner-up
1995 Kellie Foster-Moore Fresno 17 Semi-finalist
1994 Shauna Gambill[14] Acton 17 Miss Teen USA 1994 Later Miss California USA 1998, first runner up at Miss USA 1998

Represented the United States at Miss World 1998 (Top 10).

1993 Stefanie Sweeney El Dorado Hills 18 Now Stevi McShane; owner of Crowned One Productions, a pageant production company, and director of the Miss California U.S. International Pageant and the Jr. Miss and Miss Teen and Miss California American Beauty Pageant.[15] She was also Mrs. California International, 2008.[16]
1992 Natasha Allas Los Angeles 18 Finalist Later Miss World USA 1999,[17] semi-finalist at Miss World 1999
1991 Jolene Fulkner Yorba Linda 14 Youngest ever Miss California Teen USA[18]
1990 Trisha Robey Los Angeles 18 Semi-finalist
1989 Michealean Bonilla Los Angeles 17
1988 Alison Moreno[19] El Toro 15 Best State Costume Disqualified from competing at the national pageant curfew violation, contrary to pageant rules.[19]
1987 Angi Aylor[20] El Toro 14 Semi-finalist (6th)[21] Miss Photogenic (tie) Second runner up in Miss World USA 1994
1986 Michelle Lowell Ontario 17
1985 Sharon Gunther Clovis 16
1984 Jodie Alvarez San Pedro 19
1983 Shawn Gardner Modesto 17 Semi-finalist Placed first runner-up in state pageant, assumed title when winner resigned title to get married.[22]
Teresa St. Nicholas Monterey 17 Resigned

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


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