Miss Minnesota Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Teen USA
Official language
WebsiteOfficial website
Sarah Sprayberry, Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2008
Sarah Sprayberry, Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2008
Vanessa Vonbehren, Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2007
Vanessa Vonbehren, Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2007

The Miss Minnesota Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Minnesota in the Miss Teen USA pageant. This pageant is directed by Future Productions based in Savage, Minnesota.

Minnesota has not been very successful at Miss Teen USA, with their first placement coming in 1995, in the pageant's thirteenth year. Minnesota teens have performed best in the 2000s, with two top fifteen, three top ten placements and a 4th runner-up placement.

Five Minnesota teens have won the Miss Minnesota USA pageant and competed at Miss USA.

The current titleholder is Ava Ernst of St. Paul, was crowned on May 29, 2022 at Ames Center in Burnsville. She will represent Minnesota for the title of Miss Teen USA 2022.

Results summary


Minnesota holds a record of 7 placements at Miss Teen USA.



Year Name Hometown[1] Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2022 Ava Ernst Saint Paul 18
2021 Annika Wiese Owatonna 18
2020 Gwendolyn Buchanan Duluth 18
2019 Olivia Herbert Andover 16 Miss Congeniality Cousin of Miss Minnesota USA 2011 Brittany Thelemann
2018 Peyton Schroeder Rosemount 18
2017 Tori Trittin Lakeville 15
2016 Sophia Primozich Minnetonka[1] 16
2015 Hayden Grace Hammond Maple Grove 18
2014 Catherine Stanley Bloomington 18 Later Miss Minnesota USA 2019
2013 Maggie McGill Plymouth 18 4th runner-up
2012 Kendra Berger Apple Valley 16
2011 Hannah Corbett Excelsior 17 Top 15
2010 Haley O'Brien Victoria 18 Later Miss Minnesota USA 2014, later Miss Collegiate America 2012
2009 Vanessa Johnston Lakeville 17 America's Next Top Model Cycle 15 semi-finalist, Eliminated first round of cuts
2008 Sarah Sprayberry St. Paul 16
2007 Vanessa Vonbehren Apple Valley 17 Top 10
2006 Amy Blue Anoka 17
2005 Lauren Hindi Stacy 16 Top 15
2004 Allison Arling Lakeville 18 Top 10
2003 Kristin Swoboda White Bear Lake 16
2002 Alla Ilushka Eden Prairie 17 Top 10 Later Miss Minnesota USA 2007
2001 Serene Aandahl Minneapolis Top 10 at Miss Universe Canada 2007, 4th runner up at Miss Minnesota USA 2008
2000 Jennifer Jones Lakeville
1999 Laura Beth Reier Brooklyn Park
1998 Kristin Hilgenberg Lakeville 19 Daughter of former professional American football player Wally Hilgenberg
1997 Jamie Duffney Plymouth 17
1996 Sarah Cahill Waseca 17 Later Miss Minnesota USA 2003
1995 Michelle Borg Brainerd 17 Semi-finalist
1994 Paige Swenson Fridley Later Miss Minnesota USA 2000
1993 Charity Lundy Stacy 16
1992 Elizabeth Peters Lake Hubert 16
1991 Natasha Grudnoske Arden Hills
1990 Jennifer Bell Blooming Prairie 16
1989 Darcy Inglested Prior Lake
1988 Julie Ward Savage
1987 Karin Hargroves Shoreview
1986 Jennifer Geckal Bloomington
1985 Lana Burke Crystal
1984 Heather Johnson Truman
1983 Kimberly Ess Shakopee

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


  1. ^ a b "History". Miss Minnesota USA & Teen USA. Retrieved 9 April 2017.