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Miss Connecticut Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Teen USA
Official language
Exec. Director
Barbara Ewald
WebsiteOfficial website
Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2020 Samantha Sarelli
Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2020 Samantha Sarelli

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

The state pageant directors are:

Connecticut has been one of the least successful states at Miss Teen USA. In 2002, Ashley Bickford's placement followed the 4th runner-up placement of Miss Connecticut USA Alita Dawson, who had previously been Miss Connecticut Teen-USA 1997. This was Connecticut's highest joint placement, and the highest joint placement of any state that year. Dawson was one of four Miss Connecticut Teen-USA titleholder to later win the Miss Connecticut-USA title.

The state has produced two Miss Teen USA winners: Logan West who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2012, and Kaliegh Garris who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2019.

Mya Xeller of New Haven was crowned Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2022 on April 10, 2022, at Marriott Airport Hotel in Windsor. She will represent Connecticut for the title of Miss Teen USA 2022.

Results summary


Connecticut holds a record of 5 placements at Miss Teen USA.



Color key
Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2023 Jade Ferdinand Stamford 19 TBA TBA
2022 Mya Xeller New Haven 17
2021 Nikitha Kikanamada South Windsor 19 First Indian American Miss Connecticut Teen USA
2020 Samantha Sarelli Westport 18 Top 16
2019 Kaliegh Garris New Haven 18 Miss Teen USA 2019
2018 Elle Sauli Newtown 17
2017 Lana Coffey New Canaan 18
2016 Katy Brown Hebron 18
2015 Savannah Marie Giammarco Middletown 16
  • Previously National American Miss Junior Teen 2012–13
  • 1st runner-up at Miss Connecticut 2019 competition
2014 Sydney West Vernon 16
2013 Kendall Leary Wallingford 17
2012 Logan West[1] Southington 18 Miss Teen USA 2012[2][3]
2011 Samantha Mary Sojka North Granby 19
2010 Alyssa Taglia Cheshire 16
2009 Tiffany Ann Teixeira Bridgeport 17
2008 Brianne Hiltz Shelton 18
2007 Olga Yurievna Litvinenko[5] Greenwich 17
2006 Kristen Heide Madison 18
2005 Jennifer Brooks Bristol 17
2004 Kayla Salerno New Britain 16
2003 Nina Musumeci Hartford 17
2002 Ashley Bickford Hartford 17 Semi-finalist Triple Crown winner:
2001 Marie-Lynn Piscitelli North Haven 15
2000 Lisa DeLeo Guilford 17
1999 Bethany McGlynn Preston 18
1998 Natalie Perez Meriden 18
1997 Alita Dawson Hamden 18
1996 Marissa Perez Meriden 18
1995 Tiffanyanne Kosma Voluntown
1994 Stacey Ann Raffone New Haven
1993 Cynthia Schneck Wilton 17 Semi-finalist
1992 Tiffany Selivonchik New Milford
1991 Allison Benusis Ridgefield
1990 Amy Raboin Hartford
1989 Suzanne Ianucci West Haven
1988 Bobbie-Jo Shanahan East Hartford
1987 Allison Barbeau-Diorio Fairfield Miss Congeniality
1986 Karen Zawacki Danbury
1985 Kristine Kunst Wallingford 16
1984 Monique Savery Hartford
1983 Beth Waldron Hartford

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


  1. ^ Chaiken, Mike (July 30, 2012). "CT's Logan West is now a 'retired' princess". Southington Observer.
  2. ^ Reiher, Andrea (July 28, 2012). "Miss Teen USA 2012 is Logan West of Connecticut". Zap2it. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "Logan West crowned Miss Teen USA 2012". Bahamas Local News. 2012-07-30.
  4. ^ Bennett-Smith, Meredith (July 30, 2012). "Logan West, Miss Teen USA 2012, Overcame Bullying On The Way To Pageant Crown". Huffington Post. Logan West, the 18-year-old beauty queen, was named Connecticut's Outstanding Teen in 2010.
  5. ^ Shaw, Andrew (2007-08-01). "GHS student to compete for Miss Teen USA". Greenwich Time. Retrieved 2007-08-01.[dead link]