Miss New Mexico Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Teen USA
Official language
WebsiteOfficial website

The Miss New Mexico Teen USA competition is a pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Mexico in the broader Miss Teen USA pageant. It is directed by Laura's Productions based in El Paso, Texas.

New Mexico has seen six state teens place in the Miss Teen USA pageant with three of these placements occurring during the 1980s, which and made New Mexico one of the more successful states in that decade. Not a single New Mexico teen had placed from 1988 until Brittany Toll made the finals in 2005.

Five New Mexico teens have triumphed at the Miss New Mexico USA and compete at Miss USA. More unusually, two have also competed at Miss America. In 2003, former New Mexico teens held both the Miss New Mexico USA and Miss New Mexico (America) titles.

Caroline Babcock of Farmington, New Mexico is crowned Miss New Mexico Teen USA 2022 on June 5, 2022 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She will now represent New Mexico for the title of Miss Teen USA 2022.

Results summary


New Mexico 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
2022 Caroline Babcock Farmington 17
2021 Emily Lehr Alamogordo 16 Best State Costume – 2nd Place
2020 Isabella Bizzell Albuquerque 17
2019 Angela Nañez Clovis 14
2018 Madison Turner Mosquero 18
2017 Kalina Hamilton Albuquerque 16
2016 Margeaux Greene Sandia Park 16
2015 Nicolette Pacheco Rio Rancho 18
2014 Aundria Littlejohn Las Cruces 17
2013 Addi Smith Las Cruces 17
2012 Jacqueline Cai Las Cruces 17 Top 16
2011 Alexa Castle Albuquerque 18
2010 Faith Anneliese Cortez Las Cruces 18
2009 Alexis Duprey Alamogordo 18 Triple crown winner: Miss New Mexico USA 2015, Miss New Mexico 2013, Non-Finalist Interview Award at Miss America, 1st runner up Miss New Mexico Outstanding Teen 2008
2008 Victoria Padilla[1] Santa Fe 18
2007 Ximena Navarrete Deming 19 Top 15 Later Nuestra Belleza Jalisco 2009, Nuestra Belleza México 2009 and Miss Universe 2010
2006 Raquel Padilla Santa Fe 18
2005 Brittany Toll Las Cruces 18 Top 10 Later Miss New Mexico USA 2011 and top 16 at Miss USA 2011
2004 Jocelyn Cruz Las Cruces 17
2003 Courtney Clayshulte Las Cruces 18
2002 Amber Evaro Las Cruces 17
2001 Alaina Castillo Las Cruces 18
2000 Raelene Aguilar Sunland Park 18 Later Miss New Mexico USA 2008. Sister of Rosanne Aguilar, Miss New Mexico USA 2010.
1999 Alina Ogle Albuquerque 17 Later Miss New Mexico USA 2003, top 10 at Miss USA 2003
1998 Rana Jones Tatum 17 Later Miss New Mexico 2003; 1st runner-up to Miss New Mexico USA 2007
1997 Vicki Hughes Las Cruces 19
1996 Whitni Zimmerman Lovington 17
1995 Shelby Phillips Deming 18
1994 Samantha Sengel Albuquerque 18
1993 Lynette Ochoa Deming 19
1992 Hillary Matkin (Hillary Floren) Deming 17 Later hosts abc 7's "Good Morning El Paso" in El Paso, Tx 1998-present
1991 Kimberly Apodaca Albuquerque 18
1990 Beth Baskin Albuquerque 18
1989 Shana Wilmont Albuquerque 18
1988 Jill Vasquez Albuquerque 18 Top 10 Later Miss New Mexico USA 1994; Former co-director of the Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA pageants under her married name, Jill Vasquez-Foley. Former line captain of the NFL Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders.
1987 Samantha Owen Albuquerque 17
1986 Carolee Hanson Las Cruces 18 Top 10
1985 Teresa Rodriguiz Clovis 16 Later Miss New Mexico 1988
1984 Cheryl Douds Las Cruces 17 Top 10
1983 Eloisa Serna Albuquerque 15

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


  1. ^ Garduño, Eli (2008-05-08). "More than a Crown". The Santa Fe New Mexican. p. GN-04.