Miss South Dakota Teen USA
Formation1983
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersSioux Falls
Location
Membership
Miss Teen USA
Official language
English
WebsiteOfficial website
Elizabeth Hoffman, Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2008
Elizabeth Hoffman, Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2008

The Miss South Dakota Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of South Dakota in the Miss Teen USA pageant and the name of the title held by that winner.

South Dakota's highest placement was in 1986 when Valerie Marsden placed 4th runner-up to Allison Brown of Oklahoma.[1] Their most recent placement was in 2016, when Makenzie Falcon placed in the top 15.

Four Miss South Dakota Teen USA titleholders have won the Miss South Dakota USA pageant and competed at Miss USA.[2] In 2016, Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2014 Madison McKeown became the first representative of South Dakota to place at the Miss USA pageant since the 1970s.[3]

The pageant was first held in 1982 to select a winner to represent the state at Miss Teen USA 1983.[4] It has been directed by Future Productions since 2002 and is a subsidiary of the Miss Universe Organization.[5] It has been held in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Rapid City, Pierre, Brookings, and Brandon.[6][7][8][9][10]

The current titleholder is Bella Welker of Sioux Falls was crowned on April 9, 2022 at Watertown Event Center in Watertown. She will represent South Dakota for the title of Miss Teen USA 2021 in November 2022.

Results summary

Placements

South Dakota holds a record of 3 placements at Miss Teen USA.

Winners

Year Name[2] Hometown[2] Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2022 Bella Welker Sioux Falls 18 TBA TBA
2021 Katie Schmit Artesian 18
2020 Izabel Kreger Canton 17
2019 Shelby Specht Sioux Falls 17
2018 Shania Knutson[12][13] Viborg 17 Later Miss South Dakota USA 2022
2017 Delaney Rupp Sioux Falls 18 Sister of Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2013
2016 Makenzie Falcon Aberdeen 18 Top 15 Later 2nd runner-up at Miss South Dakota USA 2018
2015 Marley Hanson Vermillion 17
2014 Madison McKeown Brandon 18 Later Miss South Dakota USA 2016 and top 10 at Miss USA 2016[3]
2013 Alexis Rupp Sioux Falls 18 Sister of Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2017, later 1st runner-up at Miss South Dakota USA 2017
2012 Kalani Jorgensen Sioux Falls 17 Later Miss South Dakota USA 2020
2011 Lexy Schenk Irene 17 Later Miss South Dakota USA 2015
2010 Alyssa Hustrulid Beresford 15
  • Later 2nd runner-up at Miss South Dakota USA 2016
  • Later 2nd runner-up at Miss South Dakota USA 2017
  • Later 1st runner-up at Miss South Dakota USA 2019
  • Later 3rd runner-up at Miss Nebraska USA 2019
2009 Fallyn Patterson Rapid City 17
2008 Elizabeth Hoffman Eureka 16 Sister of Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2006
2007 Kari Schull[9] Watertown[9] 17[9] Sister of Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2004
2006 Alexandra Hoffman Eureka 18 Later Miss South Dakota 2008 and top 15 at Miss America 2009;[14] sister of Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2008
2005 Amanda DeCurtins Ramona 18
2004 Katie Schull Watertown 17 Sister of Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2007
2003 Nicole Cuppy[15] Harrold[15] 17[15]
2002 Jessica Fjerstad[16] Madison[16] 17 Later Miss South Dakota USA 2005
2001 Jessica Herrgott[17] Mitchell[17] 17[17]
2000 Nichole Brockhoft Winner 16
1999 Alexia Bonte[18] Beresford[18] 16
1998 Summer Simunek Hot Springs 16
1997 Juli Keech Hill City 17 Crowned Miss Hospitaly several years in a row. Later signed with L A Models and Wilhelmina model agency as a model/actress
1996 Tatewin Means[8] Rapid City[8] 19[8] Daughter of activist Russell Means[8][19]
1995 Marty Eaton Belle Fourche 17
1994 Autumn McKinney[20] Midland[20] 17[20]
1993 Amy Rahlf Clear Lake 18
1992 Brandie Bower Rapid City 17
1991 Tabitha Mauck[21] Mobridge[21] 17 Later Miss South Dakota USA 1994
1990 Petrona Usera Rapid City 18
1989 Lisa Williamson[11] Rapid City[11] 17[11] Semi-finalist[11]
1988 Jillayne Fossum Canton 17 Later Miss South Dakota USA 1991[21]
1987 Camille Varland Keldron 16
1986 Valerie Marsden[22][23] Rapid City[22] 17[22] 4th runner-up[1]
1985 Sarah Burggraf[6] Sioux Falls[6] 15
1984 Kim Strom[24] Brandon[24] 16
1983 Karen Hernes Pierpont 18

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant

References

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