Miss Georgia Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Teen USA
Official language
WebsiteOfficial website
Mary Calkins, Miss Georgia Teen USA 2015
Jena Sims, Miss Georgia Teen USA 2007

The Miss Georgia Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Georgia in the Miss Teen USA pageant. This pageant is directed Greenwood Productions under the ownership of Miss Tennessee USA 1989 Kim Greenwood. The pageant is hosted in McDonough, Georgia.[1]

Georgia is in the top 5 most successful states at Miss Teen USA in terms of number and value of placements. Despite this, like their sister pageant, Miss Georgia USA, they have never won the competition despite having placed 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th as well as several finalist and semi-finalist spots. They have never won any of the main awards, but did win Style awards in 1999 and 2000.

Four Georgia teens later won the Miss Georgia USA crown, and two others won the Miss Indiana USA and Miss Virginia USA titles, respectively. Kelly Jerles, the first Miss Georgia Teen USA, became the first Teen titleholder to compete at Miss America, representing Georgia in 1987. Another Georgia teen also competed for Alabama at that pageant.

Denim Lovett of Warner Robins was crowned Miss Georgia Teen USA 2023 on November 19, 2022 at Henry County Performing Arts Center in McDonough. She will represent Georgia for the title of Miss Teen USA 2023.

Results summary


Georgia holds a record of 23 placements at Miss Teen USA.



Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2023 Denim Lovett Bonaire 19 Top 20
2022 Courtney Ianna Smith Atlanta 15 Top 16 Currently America's Ideal Miss Junior Teen 2021
2021 Elizabeth "Liza" Greenberg Peachtree City 19 Top 16
2020 Shayla Jackson Valdosta 17 2nd Runner Up Previously Miss High School America 2018
2019 Isabella Bloedorn Acworth 15
2018 Savannah Miles Atlanta 17 Top 10
2017 Taylor Ward Valdosta 17
2016 Bentley Wright Vidalia 18 Top 15 Non finalist at Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2013
2015 Mary Calkins Augusta 19
2014 Noelle Hughley Lithonia 17
2013 Julia Martin Marietta 18 3rd runner-up Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2011
2012 Courtney Smits McDonough 15 Top 16 Later Miss Virginia USA 2019
2011 Kristen Robinson Stone Mountain 17 Top 15
2010 Caroline Wade Acworth 16
2009 Brooke Fletcher Peachtree City 17 1st runner-up Later Miss Georgia USA 2015
2008 Shannon Geraghty Norcross 16
2007 Jena Sims Winder 17 Miss National Junior Teenager 2004
2006 Brittany Sharp Roswell 15 4th runner-up Later Miss Georgia USA 2013
2005 Katie Conkle Hampton 18 Top 10
2004 Brooke Calhoun Roswell 18 Top 15
2003 Cassady Lance Savannah 18 Later Miss Georgia USA 2010
2002 Kimberly Harlan[2] Marietta 18 4th runner-up Later U.S. Miss World 2003, competed at Miss World 2003
2001 Brandy Drake Danielsville 18 Semi-finalist Clairol Style Award
2000 Abby Vaillancourt Fayetteville 19 Top 5 Clairol Style Award
1999 Keely Wright Powder Springs 17 Originally first runner-up; assumed the title after Kim failed to obtain citizenship requirements.
Jane Kim 16 Did not compete Dethroned after she failed citizenship requirements.[3]
1998 Midori Thompson[4] Augusta 18
1997 Cheri Wheeler Savannah 17
1996 Summer Newmann Richmond Hill 17
1995 Gillian Nicholson Colquitt
1994 Whitney Fuller Sautee Nacoochee 16 1st runner-up
1993 Danesha Reid[5] Fayetteville 18 Top 6 Later Miss Georgia USA 1997
1992 Kristie Harmon Conyers 18 Later Miss World America 1994, competed at Miss World 1994
1991 Meredith Young[6] Cairo 18 1st runner-up Later Miss Georgia USA 1999
1990 Holly Roehl Griffin 17 2nd runner-up Later Miss Indiana USA 1996
1989 Kim Malloy Columbus
1988 Erin Nance Calhoun 16 Later Miss Georgia USA 1993 and 1st runner up at Miss USA 1993, 2nd runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 1994, Miss Teen All American 1991
1987 Hope Allen Thomaston 16 Semi-finalist
1986 Wendy Newendorf Atlanta 16 Later Miss Alabama 1991
1985 Meredith Brown Atlanta 17 Semi-finalist
1984 Andrea Randall Marietta
1983 Kelly Jerles Perry 17 3rd runner-up Later Miss Georgia 1987


  1. ^ "Producers". Miss Georgia USA/Teen USA Pageants. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
  2. ^ "Miss Georgia, Miss Georgia Teen crowned" (Press release). Associated Press. 2001-10-28.
  3. ^ Smith, Gita (1999-06-26). "Beauty queen not of this realm Alpharetta girl has to give up Miss Georgia Teen USA crown because she's not an American citizen". The Atlanta Journal - The Atlanta Constitution. p. A1.
  4. ^ "Augustan crowned Miss Georgia Teen USA" (Press release). Associated Press. 1998-05-25.
  5. ^ "Fayetteville teen captures crown at state pageant". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 1993-07-01. p. M/1.
  6. ^ "Living for that brief walk down the runway". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 1991-04-15. p. A/01.