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Miss Florida Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Teen USA
Official language
WebsiteOfficial website

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

Florida ties with Illinois and North Carolina for most Miss Photogenic awards (3). These were won in a successive streak from 1996 to 1998. In 2021, Florida became the 27th state that won the Miss Teen USA title for the first time.

Miss Florida Teen USA and Miss Teen USA's Miss Photogenic in 1997, Cristin Duren, later became Miss Florida USA 2006 and 2004 titleholder Anastagia Pierre was later Miss Florida USA 2009. 1996 winner Kelly Gaudet later won the Miss Florida 2001 title and competed at Miss America.

The current titleholder is Alyssa Khan of Cooper City was crowned on May 29, 2022. She will represent Florida for the title of Miss Teen USA 2022.

Results summary


Florida holds a record of 10 placements at Miss Teen USA.



Color key
Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2023 Sharlysse Nelson Destin 15
2022 Alyssa Khan Cooper City 18 Top 16
2021 Breanna Myles Port St. Lucie 18 Miss Teen USA 2021
2020 Rylie Spicker Fort Myers 18
2019 Katia Gerry[citation needed] Jacksonville 17
2018 Lou Schieffelin Winter Park 17 Top 10
2017 Victoria DiSorbo Pembroke Pines 18 Later Miss World America 2023.
2016 Grace Smith Ponce Inlet 16
2015 Jara Courson Lake City 18
2014 Natalie Fiallo Pembroke Pines 15
2013 Brianne Bailey Weston 18
2012 Sydney Martinez Lake City 16 Originally first runner-up; took over the title after Gracie Simmons resigned
Scarlett Grace "Gracie" Simmons Crestview 18 Did not compete Resigned
2011 Mikyle Crockett[1] Jacksonville 18
2010 Alyssa Rivera Miami 17 Top 15
2009 Kayla Collier Pahokee 18
2008 Jillian Wunderlich Fort Myers 17 Top 15 Later Miss Indiana USA 2011 and top 16 at Miss USA 2011
2007 Annilie Hastey Miami 18 Appeared on The Price is Right Model Search
2006 Jennifer Wooten Leesburg 18 Top 15
2005 Victoria Ratliff Jasper 18
2004 Anastagia Pierre Plantation 15 Later Miss Florida USA 2009 and Miss Bahamas Universe 2011
2003 Mary Jeffords[2] Bradenton 17
2002 Ashlee Cuza[3] Sarasota 18 Future actress and model Arielle Kebbel placed first runner-up
2001 Joanna Candelaria[4] Port Charlotte 18
2000 Tommie Albright Ormond Beach 17
1999 Michelle Schmotzer New Smyrna Beach 18
1998 Nicole Broderick Hallandale 19 Top 10 Miss Photogenic
1997 Cristin Duren Panama City 16 Miss Photogenic Later Miss Florida USA 2006 and 4th runner up at Miss USA 2006, first woman to win Miss Photogenic at Miss Teen USA and Miss USA
1996 Kelly Gaudet[5] Miami 17 Miss Photogenic Later Miss Florida 2001 (Top 10 at Miss America 2002); 4th runner-up to National Sweetheart 1999
1995 Corinna Clark Temple Terrace 18 Top 12 Miss Teen All American 1992
1994 Christy Fatzinger[6] Dade City 17 Top 12
1993 Allyson McKinney Jacksonville
1992 Jennifer Sutter Lecanto 17
1991 Marnie West Panama City 18
1990 Michelle Benitez Perrine 16
1989 Debbie Knox Miami
1988 Holly Nicholson[7] Sparr 15
1987 Kimberlee Edwards Key West 15
1986 Stefanie Smith Jacksonville Top 10
1985 Erin Townsend Davie
1984 Mai-Lis Kuniholm Coral Gables 17
1983 Lora Kay Erdman Winter Park

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


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  2. ^ "There she is, Miss Florida Teen". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 2002-10-07. p. BM3.
  3. ^ "Sarasotan is crowned Fla. Teen". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 2001-10-09. p. BCE3.
  4. ^ Huff, Lynn (2000-10-10). "Pageant winner won't be laid back The Miss Florida Teen USA 2001 wants to make the most out of her year with the title". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. p. BCE1.
  5. ^ "Kelly Gaudet of Miami crowned 1996 Miss Florida Teen USA" (Press release). Business Wire. 1995-11-25.
  6. ^ Gershman, Rick (1994-08-04). "An average teenager - with a tiara". St Petersburg Times. p. 1.
  7. ^ Associated Press (1987-11-16). "Ocala girl named Miss Florida Teen". St. Petersburg Times. p. 6B.