|Miss Teen USA|
The Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant is the competition that selects the representatives for the state of South Carolina in the Miss Teen USA pageant. The pageant has been directed by RPM Productions since its inception.
South Carolina is in the top 10 most successful states at Miss Teen USA in terms of number and value of placements, this state has placed 17 times at Miss Teen USA and has produced two winners. Vanessa Joy Minnillo won the Miss Teen USA title on August 17, 1998 in Shreveport, Louisiana and later went on to become successful in the entertainment industry and Katherine (K.) Lee Graham won the Miss Teen USA title on August 2, 2014 in Nassau, Bahamas.
South Carolina holds the record for the most Miss Congeniality awards. It has won three: 1994, 1998, and 2002. In 1998, Minnillo became the first teenager to win both Miss Congeniality and the national title, and is one of only two contestants to achieve this.
Six Miss South Carolina Teen USA titleholders have won the Miss South Carolina USA title and competed at Miss USA.
Kenlee McVay of Clemson was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2023 on March 4, 2023 at North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center in North Charleston. She will represent South Carolina for the title of Miss Teen USA 2023.
South Carolina holds a record of 17 placements at Miss Teen USA.
|Year||Name||Hometown||Age1||Placement at MTUSA||Special awards at MTUSA||Notes|
|2021||Augusta Roach||Easley||17||Top 16|
|2020||Ava Gracen Grainger||Clemson||18||Top 16||Previously Miss Teen World America 2017|
|2019||Allie Richardson||Lexington||17||Top 15|
|2018||Kirby Elizabeth Self||Greenwood||17||1st Runner-Up||Later Miss South Carolina USA 2023|
|2017||Alexis Johnson||Myrtle Beach||17|
|2016||Marley D'Lynn Stokes||Lexington||18||2nd runner-up||Later Miss South Carolina USA 2021|
|2015||Wesley McCall Mitchell||Lexington||17||Top 15|
|2014||Katherine (K.) Lee Graham||Chapin||16||Miss Teen USA 2014||Daughter of Jennifer Neuen, Miss South Carolina Teen USA 1985|
|2013||Victoria "Tori" Carol Sizemore||Anderson||17||1st runner-up||
|2012||Shannon Noel Ford||Lexington||18||Top 16|
|2011||Keyla Starr Childs||Summerville||17||Top 15||Later 3rd runner-up at Miss South Carolina USA 2014 and top 15 at Miss South Carolina USA 2017|
|2010||Megan Tyler Pinckney||North Charleston||18||
|2009||Mary Helen Caver||North Augusta||18|
|2008||Brittany Pjetraj||Chapin||18||1st runner-up|
|2007||Lauren Caitlin Upton||Lexington||18||3rd runner-up||Contestant on The Amazing Race 16. Gained notoriety following her answer to the final question in the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant, which was criticized as "strange" and "grammarless". Videos of her response were posted to YouTube and have received millions of views.|
|2006||Brittany Smith||Lyman||17||Top 15|
|2005||Lauren Taylor||Travelers Rest||18||Later two time top 10 semifinalist at Miss South Carolina USA|
|2002||Austen Brown||Charleston||17||Miss Congeniality||
|2001||Sarah Ashley Medley||North Charleston||15||Later Miss South Carolina USA 2005|
|1999||Hannah Grooms||Wallace||17||Later 3x runner-up at Miss South Carolina USA|
|1998||Vanessa Joy Minnillo||Charleston||17||Miss Teen USA 1998||Miss Congeniality||Born in the Philippines. Later married actor and singer Nick Lachey|
|1994||Mary Stevenson||Greenville||18||Finalist||Miss Congeniality||Granddaughter of Miss Universe 1954, Miriam Stevenson (Miss South Carolina USA, Miss USA 1954)|
|1993||Lauren Poppell||Rock Hill||17||Semi-finalist||Later Miss South Carolina USA 1999, finished 4th in Miss USA 1999|
|1990||Kathryn Hancock||Greenwood||15||Later Mrs. North Carolina America 2007 under her married name, Kathryn Hancock-Stuart.|
|1988||Nicole Adams||West Columbia||16|
|1987||Carol Carver||Hilton Head||16|
|1986||Angela Shuler||Rock Hill||15||Later Miss South Carolina USA 1989|
|1983||Elizabeth (Beth) Woodard||Aiken||17||Later Miss South Carolina USA 1987|
1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant