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Miss Teen USA 2017
DateJuly 29, 2017
Presenters
  • Heidi Powell
  • Erin Lim
EntertainmentJorge Blanco
VenuePhoenix Symphony Hall, Phoenix, Arizona[1]
Broadcaster
Entrants51
Placements15
WinnerSophia Dominguez-Heithoff
 Missouri
CongenialityAlexa Papigiotis
 Rhode Island
PhotogenicBriahna Reinstein
 New Jersey
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Miss Teen USA 2017 was the 35th Miss Teen USA pageant held at the Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona on July 29, 2017. Karlie Hay of Texas crowned her successor, Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff of Missouri at the end of the event. The pageant was hosted by celebrity personal trainer and author Heidi Powell and E! correspondent Erin Lim, while Mexican singer Jorge Blanco performed.

It was the first time the pageant was held in Arizona and the first to broadcast in high dynamic range (HDR) color, virtual reality and on PlayStation consoles.

Results

Placements

Miss Teen USA 2017 results.
Miss Teen USA 2017 results.
Final Results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 2017
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 15

Special Awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic

Historical significance

Pageant

Selection of contestants

One delegate from the 50 states and the District of Columbia were selected in state pageants held from September 2016 to February 2017.

Preliminary round

Prior to the final competition, the delegates compete in the preliminary competition, which involves private interviews with the judges and a presentation show where they compete in athletic wear and evening gown. It was held on July 28, one day before the finals.[2]

Finals

During the final competition, the top 15 finalists compete in athletic wear, evening gown and in a customized final question round, and the winner is decided by a panel of judges.

Broadcasting

All rounds of the pageant were webcast on the Miss U mobile app, the pageant's Facebook page and as downloadable live events available on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 4 consoles. The final round was also streamed on Xbox One consoles via Mixer, with support for high dynamic range (HDR) using the HDR10 standard,[a] and on Xbox 360 consoles via Xbox Live.

For the first time, 360-degree broadcasts of the pageant were available for the Google Daydream, PlayStation VR and Samsung Gear VR headsets.

Judges

Contestants

Contestant stats provided via the Miss Universe Organization.[4]

State Name Age[b] Hometown Height Placement Notes
Alabama Alabama Claire Scott[5] 17 Vestavia Hills 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Alaska Alaska Tana Bartels[6] 19 Fairbanks
  • Later 4th runner-up at Miss Alaska USA 2020
  • Later 2nd runner-up at Miss Alaska USA 2021
Arizona Arizona Karly Riggs 17 Scottsdale 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Top 15
Arkansas Arkansas Allison Tucker 17 Clarksville 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
California California Jaanu Patel[7] 16[7] Huntington Beach[7] 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 4th runner-up
Colorado Colorado Alexis Glover 18 Colorado Springs[8] 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Later Miss Colorado USA 2022
Connecticut Connecticut Lana Coffey[9] 18 New Canaan[9] 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Sister of Tatiana Pallagi, Miss New York Teen USA 2007
Delaware Delaware Grace Lange 17 Newark 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Later Miss Delaware USA 2022
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Karis Felton 17 Washington, D.C. 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Florida Florida Victoria DiSorbo 19 Pembroke Pines 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Taylor Ward[10] 18 Valdosta
Hawaii Hawaii Lauren Teruya 19 Honolulu 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Idaho Idaho Gabriella Simpson[11] 18 Boise[11] 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Later Top 15 semifinalist at Miss Missouri USA 2020
Illinois Illinois Olivia Bohleber 17 Carmi 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Indiana Indiana Paige Robinson 18 Indianapolis 3rd runner-up
Iowa Iowa Carley Arnold[12] 19 Chariton[12] 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Top 15
Kansas Kansas Malerie Moore[13] 17 Olathe[13] 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Sister of Madison Moore, Miss Kansas Teen USA 2016[13]
Kentucky Kentucky Olivia Prewitt[14] 18 Danville[14] 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Louisiana Louisiana Hailey Crausby[15] 18 Lacombe
Maine Maine Victoria Timm 18 Scarborough 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Maryland Maryland Taylor Spruill 19 Upper Marlboro 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Top 15
Massachusetts Massachusetts Caitlyn Martin[16] 17 Swansea[16] 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Michigan Michigan Kenzie Weingartz 18 Marysville
Minnesota Minnesota Tori Trittin[17] 15 Lakeville[17] 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Mississippi Mississippi Hannah Chisolm 17 Collinsville 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Missouri Missouri Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff 17 Kansas City 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Miss Teen USA 2017
Montana Montana Elle Cook[18] 18 Billings 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Later 1st runner-up at Miss Montana USA 2019
Nebraska Nebraska Samantha Washington 19 Lincoln 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nevada Nevada Alexis Smith 17 Las Vegas 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 2nd runner-up
New Hampshire New Hampshire Kolby Tracey[19] 18 Bedford 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
New Jersey New Jersey Briahna Reinstein 17 Manalapan 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
New Mexico New Mexico Kalina Hamilton 17 Albuquerque 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
New York (state) New York Isabella Griffith 16 Melville 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Top 15
North Carolina North Carolina Kenzie Hansley[20] 18 Surf City[20] 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Previously Miss North Carolina's Outstanding Teen 2015
North Dakota North Dakota Kilyn Parisien-Hill 19 Belcourt 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Ohio Ohio Emma Karle 18 Springfield Township
Oklahoma Oklahoma Baylee Ogle[21][22] 18 Norman[21] 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Top 15 Later 3rd runner-up at Miss Oklahoma USA 2019
Oregon Oregon Vanessa Matheson[23] 19 Klamath Falls[23] 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 1st runner-up
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Lauren Weaver[24] 17 Windber[24] 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Rhode Island Rhode Island Alexa Papigiotis 18 North Providence 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
South Carolina South Carolina Alexis Johnson 18 Myrtle Beach 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
South Dakota South Dakota Delaney Rupp 19 Sioux Falls 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Sister of Alexis Rupp, Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2013
Tennessee Tennessee Megan Ski Hollingsworth[25] 18[25] Lewisburg[25] Later 2nd runner-up at Miss Tennessee USA 2019
Texas Texas Kirby Lindley 19 Cypress 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Top 15 Later 1st runner-up at Miss Texas USA 2019
Utah Utah Rachel Bell[26] 18 Sandy Top 15 Sister of Kendyl Bell, Miss Utah USA 2012
Vermont Vermont Kelsey Golonka[27] 18 Montpelier[27] 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Top 15
Virginia Virginia Madison Walker[28] 17 Virginia Beach[28]
Washington (state) Washington Alyssa Williams 18 Sumner 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
West Virginia West Virginia Olivia Hutchison[29] 18 Huntington[29] 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Top 15
Wisconsin Wisconsin Abby Bryson 19 Brookfield 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sister of Elizabeth Bryson, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2009
Wyoming Wyoming Autumn Schieferstein 17 Cheyenne 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Top 15

Notes

  1. ^ Xbox One S models only
  2. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

References

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  2. ^ The preliminary competition on the official Miss Teen USA YouTube channel on YouTube
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