Miss Nebraska Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Teen USA
Official language
Key people
John M. Vannatta
Jason Vannatta
Jennifer Vannatta-Fisher, State Pageant Director
WebsiteOfficial website
Sarah (Rose) Summers, Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2012, Miss Nebraska USA 2018, and Miss USA 2018

The Miss Nebraska Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Nebraska in the Miss Teen USA pageant. The pageant is directed by Vanbros & Associates, headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas. In 2002, Nebraska joined the Vanbros group of state pageants for the Miss USA and Teen USA system. In 2022, Nebraska became the 28th state that won the Miss Teen USA title for the first time.

Nebraska has had only six placements at Miss Teen USA. The state was the second-to-last to make its first placement, which came in 2004, when Meagan Winings advanced to the semi-finals.

Five Nebraska teens have crossed over to win the Miss Nebraska USA title and compete at Miss USA, with Sarah Summers being the most successful, winning the title of Miss USA 2018. One other Nebraskan previously competed in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen.

Faron Medhi of Omaha was crowned Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2022 on March 6, 2022 at Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center in Omaha. She went on to win Miss Teen USA 2022 on October 1st, 2022, becoming the very first delegate from Nebraska to win the title.

Results summary


Nebraska holds a record of 6 placements at Miss Teen USA.



Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2023 Aubrie Charter North Platte 18 TBA TBA
2022 Faron Medhi Omaha 18 Miss Teen USA 2022 First Asian American Miss Nebraska Teen USA
2021 Daisy Sudderth Omaha 18 Top 16 Miss Congeniality
2020 Audrey Eckert Lincoln 17 3rd runner-up
2019 Erin Shae Swanson[1] Norfolk 18 Top 15 Cousin of Nora Steinke, Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2022
2018 Michaela Edstrand Omaha 17
2017 Samantha Washington[2] Lincoln 18 Previously Miss Nebraska's Outstanding Teen 2013

First African American Miss Nebraska Teen USA

First woman in Nebraska to hold teen titles in both the Miss America and Miss USA organizations[2]

Later 2nd runner-up at Miss Nebraska USA 2019 and 2020 competitions

2016 Erika Etzelmiller Lincoln 18 Later Miss Nebraska USA 2021 and Top 16 at Miss USA 2021
2015 Paige Pflueger Lincoln 17 Daughter of Paula Louise Mitchell, Miss Nebraska 1980
2014 Savannah Rave Omaha 18
2013 Jasmine Fuelberth Norfolk 16 Miss Congeniality Later Miss Nebraska USA 2017
2012 Sarah Rose Summers Omaha 17 Previously National American Miss Teen Junior 2009–10

Later Miss Nebraska USA 2018 and Miss USA 2018
2011 Madison Novak Lincoln 17
  • Later 2nd runner-up at Miss Nebraska USA 2015
  • Later 3rd runner-up at Miss Nebraska USA 2016
  • Later 2nd runner-up at Miss Nebraska USA 2017
2010 Amanda Soltero Columbus 18 Later Miss Nebraska USA 2014 and Top 20 at Miss USA 2014
2009 Sarah Hollins Omaha 18 Later Miss Nebraska USA 2016
2008 Melissa DeJong David City 17
2007 Lauren Clabaugh Omaha 16
2006 Danielle Zuroski Ralston 18 Top 15
2005 Kelsy Brown Wood River 17
2004 Meagan Winings Atkinson 18 Top 10 First Miss Nebraska Teen USA to ever make the semifinals at the national pageant; Later Miss Nebraska USA 2009
2003 Leighann Thagard Omaha 17
2002 Brieanne Bogart Omaha 17 Honorable Mention
2001 Heidi Lammli Stanton 16
2000 Amy Weigert Grand Island 17
1999 Kiley Kempcke Blair 18
1998 Lori Andersen Blair 18
1997 Natasha Fisher Arapahoe 17
1996 Mandy Groff Omaha 17
1995 Marlo McVea Omaha 18
1994 Elizabeth Schmitz Omaha 18
1993 Lauriette Logan Omaha 17
1992 Marney Monson[3] Wallace 16
1991 Erin Mosser[4] Omaha 15
1990 Shauna Redfern Omaha 15
1989 Melissa Jennings Hastings 17
1988 Pamela Brown Omaha 18
1987 Susan Weikel Elkhorn 18
1986 Elizabeth Feige[5] Omaha 18
1985 Tina Farber[6] Omaha 17
1984 Cyndi Freymuller Blair 17
1983 Jackie Kuenning Lincoln 19

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


  1. ^ "Norfolk Catholic grad crowned Miss Nebraska Teen USA". Norfolk Daily News. January 31, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Wolfe, Abby (August 17, 2017). "Sophomore Samantha Washington Aims for Historic Third Pageant Title". Study Breaks.
  3. ^ "Marney Monson To Represent State". The Omaha World-Herald. 1991-11-26.
  4. ^ "Teen Winner 'Cant Believe It". Omaha World-Herald. 4 December 1990. Retrieved 19 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Miss Nebraska Teen USA named". Fremont Tribune. 17 December 1985. Retrieved 19 February 2023.
  6. ^ "Teen in News". Omaha World-Herald. 15 January 1985. Retrieved 19 February 2023.