Miss Teen USA 2021
DateNovember 27, 2021
Presenters
VenueParadise Cove Theater, River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Broadcaster
  • pageantvision.com
Entrants51
Placements16
WinnerBreanna Myles
Florida
CongenialityDaisy Sudderth
Nebraska
PhotogenicLexi Gryszowka
Indiana
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Miss Teen USA 2021 was the 39th Miss Teen USA pageant, held on November 27, 2021, at the Paradise Cover Theater of River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ki'ilani Arruda of Hawaii crowned Breanna Myles of Florida as her successor at the end of the event. The competition was hosted by Kalani Hilliker and Nicole Adamo.

For a fourth consecutive year, the competition was held concurrently alongside the Miss USA competition. The edition marked the first year of the competition under Crystle Stewart's directorship.[1]

This was the first time since 1988 that the State Costume competition took place before the eve of preliminary competition.

Background

On December 31, 2020, it was announced on Good Morning America that Miss Teen USA and Miss USA would be split from the Miss Universe Organization into a new organization under the helm of Crystle Stewart. Stewart had previously been crowned Miss USA 2008.[1]

Location

On May 18, 2021, it was confirmed by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation that Miss USA 2021 and Miss Teen USA 2021 would be held at the Paradise Cover Theater of River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The competition will span five days, beginning on November 22 and concluding on November 27, 2021.[2][3]

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

See also: Miss USA 2021 § Impact of the COVID-19 on state pageants

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the schedule of Miss Teen USA 2020, postponing it from spring 2020 to November 2020. Each state organization had initially planned to schedule their 2021 pageants for the fall 2020 and winter 2020–21, the typical timeframe for state pageants dating back to the 1980s. However, most state pageants were later rescheduled to spring and summer 2021.[4]

Due to restrictions implemented in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, numerous health and safety guidelines have been implemented for contestants, production members, and audiences at state pageants, such as taking a negative COVID-19 test and following social distancing. Additionally, a number of state pageants have had to alter their initial venue choices due to shut-downs implemented by their governor.

Selection of contestants

Delegates from 50 states and the District of Columbia will be selected in state pageants which began in September 2020. The first state pageants were Idaho and Montana, held together on their original dates of September 27, 2020, and the last state pageant was California on September 19, 2021.

Results

Placements

Miss Teen USA 2021 results.
Placement Contestant
Miss Teen USA 2021
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
  •  Utah – Ayzjiahna Wood
Top 16

§ – Voted into Top 16 through the online vote.

Pageant

| Newark | | Previously Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen 2018[6] |- |District of Columbia |- |Idaho | Kallie Peck[7] | 17 | Preston

Judges

Contestants

All 51 state titleholders have been crowned.

State Contestant Age[a] Hometown Placement Notes
Alabama Dailyn Swann[13] 18 Greenville
Alaska Ellie Smith 18 Anchorage Daughter of Sarah Smith, Miss Alaska Teen USA 1998
Arizona McKenzi Lindhag 17 Peoria
Arkansas Madeline Bohlman 19 Fayetteville
California Cameron Doan 19 Anaheim Top 16 Previously Miss California's Outstanding Teen 2018
Colorado Abi Lange 19 Longmont
Connecticut Nikitha Kikanamada 19 South Windsor
Delaware Sky Knox 19 Newark Previously Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen 2018[14]
District of Columbia Hannah Gilliard 17 Washington, D.C. 1st Runner-Up
Florida Breanna Myles 18 Port St. Lucie Miss Teen USA 2021
Georgia Liza Greenberg[15] 19 Peachtree City Top 16
Hawaii Tia Bustamante[16] 19 Kaneohe
Idaho Kallie Peck[7] 17 Preston
Illinois Gissell Bahena 17 Chicago
Indiana Lexi Gryszowka 17 Bloomington
Iowa Angel Strong 19 Des Moines Top 16 Previously competed in Miss Earth USA 2020 (Top 10), Miss Earth USA 2021 (Top 12) & Miss Earth USA 2023 (Miss Earth Fire USA) as Nebraska
Kansas Madilynn Becker[17] 17 Herington
Kentucky Kennedy Mosley 17 London
Louisiana Gracie Petry[18] 19 Lafayette Top 16
Maine Kyah Brown 16 Poland
Maryland Maria Derisavi 18 Leonardtown Top 16
Massachusetts Shannon Malloy 18 Canton
Michigan Jada Moylan 17 Hudsonville Daughter of Sara Dusendang Moylan, Miss Michigan Teen USA 1999
Minnesota Annika Wiese 18 Owatonna
Mississippi Mattie Grace Morris 18 Flowood Top 16
Missouri Anna Long 18 Lake Winnebago Top 16
Montana Katie Tooke[19] 17 Ekalaka
Nebraska Daisy Sudderth 18 Omaha Top 16
Nevada Noelani Mendoza 18 Las Vegas
New Hampshire Emilee Mills 19 Concord Daughter of Stephanie Foisy Mills, Miss New Hampshire 1995
New Jersey Delaney Musgrave 18 Bergenfield
New Mexico Emily Lehr 16 Alamogordo
New York Geanna Koulouris 19 Bethpage
North Carolina Madison Walker 19 Garner Later semifinalist at Miss North Carolina USA 2023
North Dakota Aspen Hennessy 18 Des Lacs
Ohio Grace-Anne Larschied[20] 17 Lima
Oklahoma Hunter Gorton 18 Glenpool Sister of Taylor Gorton, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2008 and Miss Oklahoma USA 2016
Oregon Mikaela Ochocki[21] 18 Wilsonville
Pennsylvania Yvonne Burke 18 Doylestown 3rd Runner-Up
Rhode Island Sydney Jaiswal 17 Cranston
South Carolina Augusta Roach 18 Easley Top 16
South Dakota Katie Schmit[22] 18 Artesian
Tennessee Annie Zhao[23] 17 Memphis
Texas Landry Davis 19 Dallas 2nd Runner-Up
Utah Ayzjiahna Wood 16 Clearfield 4th Runner-Up
Vermont Jamisyn Baker 16 Rutland
Virginia Alyssa Mawyer 18 Broadway
Washington Novalee Lewis[24] 17 Tacoma Previously Miss Washington's Outstanding Teen 2018[25]
West Virginia Brylee Knotts 18 Grafton
Wisconsin Shreya Gundelly 19 Mequon Top 16
Wyoming Teryn Thatcher 19 Kemmerer Top 16

Notes

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

References

  1. ^ a b Brantley-Jones, Kiara (December 30, 2020). "Exclusive: Crystle Stewart takes on new leadership role for Miss USA, Miss Teen USA". Good Morning America.
  2. ^ "Miss USA, Miss Teen USA coming to Tulsa this fall". KTUL. April 20, 2021.
  3. ^ "Tulsa's River Spirit will host Miss USA, Miss Teen USA pageants". Fox 23. April 20, 2021.
  4. ^ Beifuss, John (November 6, 2020). "Miss USA preliminary competition: Swimsuits, evening gowns, mini-bios and more". Memphis Commercial Appeal.
  5. ^ "Breanna Myles Gets Big Group Hug After Winning Miss Teen USA 2021: 'This Is a Real Sisterhood'". Peoplemag. Retrieved October 1, 2023.
  6. ^ "Knox crowned Miss Delaware'sDelaware's Outstanding Teen". Hockessin Community News. June 16, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Kallie Peck named Miss Idaho Teen USA". The Herald Journal. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  8. ^ @MissTeenUSA (November 3, 2021). "We are so excited to announce that Madison Brodsky is going to be one of our Miss Teen USA judges this year!" – via Instagram.
  9. ^ @MissTeenUSA (November 2, 2021). "We are so excited to have Tulsa's very own Claudia Correa join our judges panel for Miss Teen USA this year!" – via Instagram.
  10. ^ @MissTeenUSA (November 1, 2021). "We are so excited to have Chloe Lukasiak joining our judges' panel for our Miss Teen USA competition!" – via Instagram.
  11. ^ @MissTeenUSA (November 2, 2021). "We are honored to have the founder and CEO of SeneGence, Joni Rogers-Kante join our Miss Teen USA judges' panel" – via Instagram.
  12. ^ @MissTeenUSA (November 12, 2021). "We are thrilled to announce that JÉRÔME LaMAAR will be rounding out our Miss Teen USA judges!" – via Instagram.
  13. ^ Colurso, Mary (January 11, 2021). "Miss Alabama USA 2021: Miss Cullman takes the crown". AL.com.
  14. ^ "Knox crowned Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen". Hockessin Community News. June 16, 2018.
  15. ^ "Liza Greenberg crowned Miss Georgia Teen USA 2021". The Citizen. March 30, 2021. Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  16. ^ "New Miss Hawaii USA, Miss Hawaii Teen USA Talk about Goals During Reign". KHON2. December 14, 2020.
  17. ^ "4You: Miss Kansas USA is crowned, Derby Rotary hosts fundraiser". KWCH-TV. April 13, 2021. Retrieved April 13, 2021.
  18. ^ Tran, Yvonne (February 3, 2021). "LSU Freshman crowned as Miss Louisiana Teen USA". Louisiana State University. Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  19. ^ Eagle, The Ekalaka. "Local wins Miss Montana Teen 2021". The Ekalaka Eagle. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  20. ^ Shriver, Sam (July 11, 2021). "Lima teen wins Miss Ohio Teen USA title". The Lima News. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  21. ^ "Miss Oregon USA and Miss Oregon Teen USA!". KATU. March 21, 2021.
  22. ^ Heemstra, Jody (April 27, 2021). "Women from Rapid City, Artesian earn titles at Miss South Dakota USA and MISS SOUTH DAKOTA TEEN USA pageants". DRG News.
  23. ^ Luther, Chris (March 21, 2021). "Mid-South pays respects to Asian-American community with candlelight vigil". WMC-TV. Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  24. ^ "Asian Americans will represent WA at Miss USA, Miss Teen USA". Northwest Asian Weekly. April 1, 2021. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  25. ^ Schilling, Sara (July 10, 2018). "10 women vie for Miss Tri-Cities crown". Tri-City Herald.