Miss Indiana Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Teen USA
Official language
LeaderExecutive State Director
Key people
JScot Reid
WebsiteOfficial website
Bailee Zimmerman, Miss Indiana Teen USA 2009

The Miss Indiana Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Indiana in the Miss Teen USA pageant. This pageant is currently produced by CROWN MOXIE, LLC headed by JScot Reid. It was formerly produced by MOXIE Media Productions and Sanders & Associates based in Buckhannon, West Virginia before MOXIE Media Productions.[1]

Indiana had a slow start at Miss Teen USA, and did not place until 1991. That placement became the first of a four-year streak, which included three semi-finalist and one 1st runner-up placings.

Six Indiana teens have gone on to win the Miss Indiana USA crown, more than most other states. The most successful of these, Kelly Lloyd, who achieved Indiana's highest ever Miss Teen USA placement also went on to earn one of Miss Indiana USA's highest placements in 2002. Even more notable, Lloyd was a Triple Crown winner.

The current titleholder is KK Kokonaing of Huntertown and was crowned on April 10, 2022 at Noblesville High School in Noblesville. She will represent Indiana for the title of Miss Teen USA 2022.

Results summary


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



Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2024 Aleah Dean Southern Indiana TBA TBA
2023 Kinley Shoemaker Indianapolis 18
2022 KK Kokonaing Huntertown 18 First Burmese American Teen state titleholder in Miss Teen USA history
2021 Lexi Gryszowka Bloomington 17 Miss Photogenic
2020 Jinnie Tomes Indianapolis 18
2019 Catelyn Combellick Carmel 15 Later Miss Indiana High School America 2020
2018 Ella Harrison New Albany 16
2017 Paige Robinson Indianapolis 19 3rd runner-up
2016 Lauren Boswell Fishers 17
2015 Kassidy Tharp Sullivan 18 3rd runner up at Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen 2014
2014 Zoe Parker Fort Wayne 16 Top 15
2013 Darrian Arch Chesterton 17 Later Miss Indiana USA 2018
2012 Mackenzie Surber Cicero 19
2011 Jessica Michelle Buch Bedford 16 Top 15
2010 Madeline Jean Plesac Valparaiso 17
2009 Bailee Zimmerman Brownsburg 16
2008 Morgan Abel North Vernon 17 Later Miss Indiana USA 2016
2007 Victoria Tomlinson Anderson 18
2006 Halley Wallace Evansville 18
2005 Kristina Ellis[2] Vincennes 17
2004 Courtni Hall[3] Crawfordsville 18 Later Miss Indiana USA 2009
2003 Jami Stallings[4] Evansville 17 Semi-finalist Later Miss Indiana USA 2007
2002 Melyssa Ramos[5] Fort Wayne 18
2001 Jillian Dornbush Indianapolis 17 4th runner-up Miss Photogenic
2000 Kera Boog Indianapolis 16 Top 10
1999 Jennifer Phillips Avon 17
1998 Tashina Kastigar[6] West Terre Haute 17
1997 Amber Yoder Indianapolis 15
1996 Misha Ivetich Indianapolis 18
1995 Sarah McClary Evansville 16 Later Miss Indiana USA 2001[4]
1994 Nicolette VanHook Crawfordsville 16 Semi-finalist
1993 Kelly Lloyd Indianapolis 16 1st runner-up Triple Crown winner, Later Miss Indiana 1999 and Miss Indiana USA 2002, 2nd runner up to Miss USA 2002; 2nd runner-up to National Sweetheart 1998; Previously served as the director of operations for the Miss Indiana USA and Miss Indiana Teen USA pageants[7]
1992 Nicole Llewellyn Munster 16 Semi-finalist Later Miss Indiana USA 1998; She also won Mrs. Indiana 2001, Mrs. America 2001, and Mrs. World 2002 under her married name, Nicole Brink.[8]
1991 Heather Hart Newburgh 17 Semi-finalist Later Miss Indiana USA 1995[9]
1990 Kristen Helm Indianapolis 17
1989 Jackie Hartt Indianapolis 17
1988 Deborah Lindboe Martinsville 16
1987 Jennifer Larner (Most Photogenic) Indianapolis 16
1986 Danielle Wayne[10] Indianapolis 17
1985 Dianna Bullard[10] Portage 17
1984 Christine Harrell Rolling Prairie 19 Married Sean Astin in 1992
1983 Julie James Warsaw 18

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


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  2. ^ Schneider, Ashley (2004-11-21). "Area Teens win Top Spots in Pageant". The Evansville Courier. p. B1.
  3. ^ "Jasper woman crowned Miss Indiana" (Press release). Associated Press. 2003-11-10.
  4. ^ a b Barry, Marilou (2003-08-03). "Miss Teen USA Contestant Gets Royal Send-off". The Evansville Courier. p. C8.
  5. ^ "Start Your Day/City teen captures state pageant crown". Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. 2001-11-19. p. 2A.
  6. ^ "West Terre Haute teen crowned Miss Indiana Teen USA" (Press release). Associated Press. 1998-04-25.
  7. ^ "Staff". Archived from the original on November 26, 2010. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  8. ^ "Munster native wins Mrs. World crown" (Press release). Associated Press. 2001-12-26.
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