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Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Teen USA
Official language
Key people
Melissa Proctor-Pitchford, State Pageant Director
WebsiteOfficial website
Alexis Jahnke, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2009
Kelsie Sinagra, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2007

The Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Pennsylvania in the Miss Teen USA pageant. This pageant is independently conducted and produced by Proctor Productions based in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was produced by Sanders & Associates, Inc., dba- Pageant Associates based in Buckhannon, West Virginia from 2001 to 2020.[1]

Pennsylvania has been reasonably successful at Miss Teen USA. Their best decade was the 1990s, when they ranked fifth-equal in terms of number and value of placements [1]. All but three of this state's placements came in the 1990s, with only one placement in the 1980s and two in the 2000s. The placement in 2000 was their best, however, when Jillian Parry captured the Miss Teen USA crown.

Three Pennsylvania teens have crossed over to win the Miss Pennsylvania USA title and compete at Miss USA.

Alexandra Jones of Monongahela was crowned Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2022 on April 24, 2022 at Richland Performing Arts Center in Johnstown. She will represent Pennsylvania for the title of Miss Teen USA 2022.

Results summary


Pennsylvania holds a record of 12 placements at Miss Teen USA.



Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2023 Maggie Ross Pittsburgh 18 2nd runner-up
2022 Alexandra Jones Monongahela 18
2021 Yvonne Burke Doylestown 18 3rd runner-up
2020 Kiara Lin Cranberry Township 17
2019 Julia Meckley Haverford 17
2018 Kailey Grill[2][3] Mars[2] 18[2] World's Perfect Teen 2016
2017 Lauren Ann Weaver[4] Windber 16
2016 Sydney Dolanch Pittsburgh 18
2015 Jasmine Daniels Collegeville 18 Top 15 Later Miss Pennsylvania USA 2023
2014 Sydney Robertson[5] Williamsport 16 2nd runner-up Miss Congeniality Later Miss Pennsylvania USA 2021
2013 Eboné Jimerson[6] North Wales 18
2012 Julia Belechak Cranberry Township 17
2011 Madison Longstreth Spring Grove 16 Top 15 Originally first runner-up; assumed the title after Deana Chuzhinina resigned for personal reasons
Deana Chuzhinina Doylestown 16 Did not compete Resigned
2010 Elena LaQuatra[7] Mount Lebanon 18 Deaf since age 4 due to bacterial meningitis[8][9]

Previously Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen 2007[10] and 2nd runner-up at Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2007[8]

Later Miss Pennsylvania USA 2016[7][11]
2009 Alexis Jahnke Furlong 16
2008 Elliot Griffin Wexford 17 Top 15
2007 Kelsie Sinagra Ross Township 17
2006 Inessa Rodriguez Manheim 17
2005 Sarah Otey Hershey 18
2004 Chelsea MacDougall Huntsville 17
2003 Taylor Baker Erie 18
2002 Julienne Shaw Pittsburgh 17
2001 Rebecca Schlappich Philadelphia 16
2000 Jillian Parry Newtown 18 Miss Teen USA
1999 Christina Cindrich Philadelphia 18
1998 Katherine Krause Pittsburgh 17
1997 Ashley Witmer Philadelphia 19
1996 Patricia Campbell Philadelphia 18 1st runner-up Later won US$50,000 by winning Fear Factor
1995 Erika Shay[12] Altoona 17 Contestant on The Amazing Race 5
1994 Nicole Bigham Belle Vernon 18 Semi-finalist Later Miss Pennsylvania USA 2002
1993 Ursula Abbott[13] Harrisburg 17 2nd runner-up[14]
1992 Tara Lavin Philadelphia 19
1991 Kimberly Parkins New Brighton 18
1990 Susan Barnett Levittown 17 Top 6 Later Miss Pennsylvania USA 1996
1989 Jennifer Gary Philadelphia 17
1988 Desiree Fess Latrobe 18
1987 Tracy Reed Myerstown 17
1986 Melissa Forlini Reading 16 Best State Costume
1985 Kari Bernowski Philadelphia 15
1984 Robin Visk Butler 17
1983 Diane Hoyes Washington 18 Semi-finalist

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


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  2. ^ a b c "Pittsburgh-Area Natives Named Miss Pa. USA, Miss Pa. Teen USA". CBS Pittsburgh. 4 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Miss Teen USA 2018 - Kailey Grill". Miss Universe. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  4. ^ "Miss Teen USA 2017 - Lauren Ann Weaver". Miss Universe. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  5. ^ "Williamsport Native named Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2014". Williamsport Sun Gazette. January 19, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2021.
  6. ^ "Miss Teen USA 2013 - Eboné Jimerson". Miss Universe. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  7. ^ a b Pennello, Toni (December 24, 2015). "Elena LaQuatra is the new Miss Pennsylvania USA". The Almanac.
  8. ^ a b Wiggin, Sally (December 7, 2015). "4 the 412 team member Elena LaQuatra wins Miss Pennsylvania USA". WTAE News. As a teenager, she won Miss Pennsylvania Outstanding Teen, a pageant that is part of the Miss America system. LaQuatra finished as second runner-up in the national contest.
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  10. ^ Zapf, Karen (2007-08-02). "East Young Achiever: Elena LaQuatra". Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Archived from the original on 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2007-08-02.
  11. ^ McDermott, Maeve (5 June 2016). "This Miss USA contestant overcame losing her hearing to compete for the crown". USA Today.
  12. ^ "Teen pageant winners". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 1994-09-19. p. B4.
  13. ^ Gourley Karl, Lynn (1993-08-08). "Winner did give pageant a second thought". The Sunday Patriot-News Harrisburg. p. G1.
  14. ^ "Local girl comes close to Miss Teen crown". The Harrisburg Patriot. 1993-08-11. p. B9.