Miss Teen USA 2020
DateNovember 7, 2020
VenueGraceland, Memphis, Tennessee
WinnerKiʻilani Arruda
CongenialityMarianne Bautista
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Miss Teen USA 2020 was the 38th Miss Teen USA pageant. Originally scheduled to be held in spring 2020, the competition was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was later rescheduled for November 7, 2020 at the Exhibition Centre and the Soundstage at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.[1] The competition was hosted by Allie LaForce and Cheslie Kryst. Kaliegh Garris of Connecticut crowned her successor Kiʻilani Arruda of Hawaii at the end of the event. Arruda became the first Hawaiian to win the title since 1985, she is the third Asian American to win the title and the second titleholder of Filipino descent to win the title (the first was Vanessa Minnillo in 1998).

The competition marked the first year that a new crown made by luxury jeweler Mouawad was used at Miss Teen USA, effectively retiring the Mikimoto Crown.[2]

For a third consecutive year, the competition was held concurrently alongside the Miss USA competition. This was the last Miss Teen USA to be organized by Miss Universe Organization before being split into its separate organization beginning in Miss Teen USA 2021.



On August 30, 2020, Graceland announced on their schedule that the competition would be held on November 7 on their premises in Memphis, Tennessee.[3] The MUO later confirmed that the competition will be hosted at Graceland the following day.[1]

This was the first time the competition has been hosted in Tennessee since Miss Teen USA 1984 was also held in Memphis.


On October 22, it was announced that the competition would be hosted by Allie LaForce and Cheslie Kryst. LaForce formerly was crowned Miss Teen USA 2005, and has worked as a sports reporter for Fox and Turner Sports, while Kryst was crowned Miss USA 2019 and serves as a correspondent for Extra.[4]

Selection of contestants

51 delegates from the 50 states and the District of Columbia are selected in state pageants which began in September 2019 and ended in February 2020.


Preliminary round

Prior to the final competition, the delegates competed the preliminary competition, which the judges and a presentation show where they competed in swim wear and evening gown. It was held on November 6 at Graceland Exhibition Center and the Soundstage in Memphis and hosted by Kryst and Garris.[5]


The pageant is livestreamed on the Miss Universe Organization's social media channels and on PlayStation 4 consoles as a live event on the U.S. PlayStation Store, while an encore presentation of the pageant is available via catch-up from November 12–15, which is also viewable in 4K and on PlayStation 5 consoles. It is also viewable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles via Facebook Watch.

It was also the final pageant to be streamed on PlayStation Network due to the discontinuation of video content on the PlayStation Store in 2021.[6]



Miss Teen USA 2020 results.
Miss Teen USA 2020 results.
Final results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 2020
1st Runner-Up
  •  Oregon – Shayla Montgomery
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 16

§ – Fan vote winner

Special award

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality


All 51 state titleholders have been crowned.[8]

State Contestant Age[a] Hometown Placement Notes
Alabama Alabama Katie Watts[9] 15 Mobile
Alaska Alaska Jadyn Fraser[10] 19 Fairbanks
Arizona Arizona Molly Schwanz 19 Scottsdale Top 16
Arkansas Arkansas Anna Claire Hay[11] 17 Siloam Springs Top 16
California California Zoe Hunt[12] 18 Coronado Top 16
Colorado Colorado Yashi Uppalapati 18 Colorado Springs
Connecticut Connecticut Samantha Sarelli[13] 18 Westport Top 16
Delaware Delaware Samantha Repass 19 Lewes
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Sydney Jackson 19 Clinton, MD
Florida Florida Rylie Spicker[14] 19 Fort Myers
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Shayla Jackson[15] 18 Valdosta 2nd Runner-Up
Hawaii Hawaii Kiʻilani Arruda[16] 18 Kapaʻa Miss Teen USA 2020
Idaho Idaho Sabrina Ripley[17] 19 Boise
Illinois Illinois Victoria Rhemrev[18][19] 18 Long Grove
Indiana Indiana Jinnie Tomes 19 Fishers
Iowa Iowa Hailey Parton 18 West Des Moines
Kansas Kansas Cyara Heredia Ruiz[20] 19 Liberal
Kentucky Kentucky Mattie Barker[21] 18 Bowling Green
Louisiana Louisiana Sydney Taylor[22] 19 Livingston 4th Runner-Up
Maine Maine Grace Morey[23] 17 Deer Isle Top 16
Maryland Maryland Heavyn McDaniels[24] 18 Silver Spring
Massachusetts Massachusetts Annika Sharma[25] 19 Newton
Michigan Michigan Aneesa Sheikh[26] 18 Bloomfield Hills Later Miss Grand Pakistan 2022
Minnesota Minnesota Gwendolyn Buchanan 19 Duluth
Mississippi Mississippi Zoe Bigham[27] 18 Maben
Missouri Missouri Holly McDowell 16 Lee's Summit
Montana Montana Morgan Pierce[28] 17 Lewistown
Nebraska Nebraska Audrey Eckert[29] 18 Lincoln 3rd Runner-Up
Nevada Nevada Montana Cencarik[30] 18 Las Vegas
New Hampshire New Hampshire Samantha Lemay[31] 17 Deerfield
New Jersey New Jersey JaeLynn Polanco 16 Bergenfield Top 16
New Mexico New Mexico Isabella Bizzell[32] 18 Los Lunas
New York (state) New York Maya Dominguez[33] 18 Yonkers
North Carolina North Carolina Peyton Brown 19 Dunn Top 16
North Dakota North Dakota Amanda Higginbotham[34] 19 Grand Forks
Ohio Ohio Lily McLaughlin[35] 18 Zanesville Top 16
Oklahoma Oklahoma Danika Christopherson[36] 19 Lawton Top 16
Oregon Oregon Shayla Montgomery 18 Portland 1st Runner-Up
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Kiara Lin[37] 18 Cranberry Township
Rhode Island Rhode Island Sofia Ledoux[38] 17 Cranston
South Carolina South Carolina Gracen Grainger 19 Hamer Top 16
South Dakota South Dakota Izabel Kreger[39] 18 Canton
Tennessee Tennessee Ansley Ecker[40] 19 Atoka Top 16
Texas Texas Anissa Mendez[41] 18 Laredo
Utah Utah Brooklyn Baton 19 Brigham City
Vermont Vermont Kiera Pipeling[42] 18 West Rutland
Virginia Virginia Amya Caldwell 16 Ashburn
Washington (state) Washington Marianne Bautista[43] 18 Renton
West Virginia West Virginia Sophia Martino 19 Bridgeport
Wisconsin Wisconsin Olivia Lulich[44] 18 Lyndon Station
Wyoming Wyoming Baylee Drewry[45] 17 Greybull Later 1st runner-up at Miss Wyoming USA 2022


  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant


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