Miss Missouri Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Teen USA
Official language
Key people
John M. Vannatta
Jason Vannatta
Jennifer Vannatta-Fisher, State Pageant Director
WebsiteOfficial website
Jeni Dixon, Miss Missouri Teen USA 2008
Jeni Dixon, Miss Missouri Teen USA 2008

The Miss Missouri Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Missouri in the Miss Teen USA pageant. It is directed by Vanbros and Associates, based in Lenexa, Kansas. In 1993, Missouri joined the Vanbros group of state pageants for the Miss USA and Teen USA system.

Missouri is in the top 10 most successful states at Miss Teen USA in terms of number and value of placements. Six Missouri teens have gone on to compete at Miss USA, although only four as Miss Missouri USA. The other two represented Kansas, another Vanbros state.

Two notable Miss Missouri Teen USAs (who both later won the title Miss Missouri USA) are Larissa Meek and Melana Scantlin, who appeared on the reality TV show Average Joe.

Shae Smith of Bolivar was crowned Miss Missouri Teen USA 2022 on May 1, 2022 at The Mansion Theater for the Performing Arts in Branson, Missouri. She will represent Missouri for the title of Miss Teen USA 2022 in the fall of 2022.

Results summary


Missouri holds a record of 16 placements at Miss Teen USA.

‡ Voted into Top 16 as America's Choice



Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2022 Shae Smith Bolivar 18
2021 Anna Long Lake Winnebago 17 Top 16
2020 Holly McDowell Lee's Summit 15
2019 Abilene Lortz St. James 15
2018 Chloe Bartlett Liberal 18 Daughter of Miss Missouri USA 1990 Lori Suschnick
2017 Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff Kansas City 16 Miss Teen USA 2017
2016 Dallas Ezard St. Louis 18 Top 15 Daughter of Miss Missouri USA 1993 Stephanie Nunn Ezard.
2015 Christina Stratton Sedalia 15 Top 15 Miss Photogenic
2014 Samantha Bowers Harrisonville 18
2013 Brenda Smith-Lezama Columbia 18 Top 16
2012 Jayde Ogle Liberty 17
2011 Sydnee Stottlemyre St. Louis 17 4th runner-up
2010 Erica Sturdefant Springfield 16 Later Miss Missouri USA 2014
2009 Sierra Drimak Cottleville 18 Top 15
2008 Jeni Dixon Hartville 17
2007 Lauren Peterson Farmington 16 Later Miss Grand USA 2015
2006 Breanna Huellinghorst O'Fallon 16
2005 Rachel Woolard Naylor 17 Miss Congeniality
2004 Alissa Reitmeier St. Charles 17 Top 15
2003 Amber Seyer Oran 17
2002 Courtney Chilcutt Dexter 18
2001 Marissa Whitley Springfield 17 Miss Teen USA 2001
2000 Caitlin McIntosh New Haven 18 Top 10 3rd runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 2002
1999 Andrea Camile Elliott Independence 19
1998 Brittany McDonald Sikeston 18
1997 Larissa Meek St. Louis 17
1996 Leah Sexton Independence 17 Top 6
1995 Melana Scantlin Gladstone 19 Top 12 Later Miss Missouri USA 2002
1994 Tiffany Meyer Parkville 19 Top 6
1993 Melanie Breedlove Mountain Grove 19 Miss Photogenic
1992 Robin Swain Lilbourn 18
1991 Audra Shurman Sikeston 15 2nd Runner-up
1990 Tavia Shackles Lee's Summit 18 Top 12
1989 April Smith Kansas City 15
1988 Beverly Boatright Republic 19
1987 Sherri Garner Kansas City 17
1986 Jennifer Sandgora Mexico 18
1985 Rhonda Hoglan Kansas City 16 4th Runner-up Later Miss Missouri USA 1989
1984 Leanne Sydenstricker Mexico 17
1983 Lisa Logan Columbia 18

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant