Miss Teen USA 2022
DateSeptember 10, 2022
PresentersKalani Hilliker, Nicole Adamo
Broadcaster
Entrants51
Placements16
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Miss Teen USA 2022 will be the 40th anniversary of Miss Teen USA pageant. Breanna Myles of Florida will crown her successor at the end of the event.

Background

Selection of contestants

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the duration between most of the state pageants from the previous year's competition, with previous year's state titleholders' reign being shortened to eight to eleven months, depending on state. Delegates from the 50 states and the District of Columbia are selected in state pageants which began in September 2021 and will end in June 2022, as the state pageant schedule can become very dense between the last state pageant held from 2021. The first state pageants were Idaho and Montana, held together on September 12, 2021, and the last state pageants will be Colorado, both scheduled to be held on July 3, 2022.

Starting this year, contestants who participated in a state pageant cannot compete for more than one state per year, with the eligibility rules having reverted to the past rule since Crystle Stewart took over the directorship role at the end of 2020. On May 17, 2022, an announcement was made that the competition will be held on September 10. All state pageant competitions were returned to full capacity with spectators and contestants being required to be fully vaccinated.

Contestants

As of June 13, 2022, 48 state titleholders have been crowned:

State Contestant Age[a] Hometown Placement Notes
Alabama Alabama AnnaLee Story[1] 18 Auburn
Alaska Alaska Madison Hines 16 Eagle River
Arizona Arizona MayaDenise Gaskin 19 Phoenix
Arkansas Arkansas Allie Shanks[2] 16 White River
California California Cassidy Hill 19 Newport Beach
Connecticut Connecticut Mya Xeller 17 New Haven
Delaware Delaware Ava MacMurray 18 Hockessin
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Asia Hickman 18 Washington, D.C. Previously Miss New York's Outstanding Teen 2017
Florida Florida Alyssa Khan 18 Cooper City
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Courtney Ianna Smith 16 Atlanta
Hawaii Hawaii Malulani Paiste[3] 18 Mililani
Idaho Idaho Jenna Beckstrom 18 Eagle
Illinois Illinois Dawn Parks 17 Chicago
Indiana Indiana KK Kokonaing 18 Huntertown
Iowa Iowa Marisa Mathson 17 Des Moines
Kansas Kansas Gracie Hendrickson 17 Newton Previously Miss Kansas' Outstanding Teen 2021
Kentucky Kentucky Gabriella Hembree 18 Carrollton
Louisiana Louisiana Ainsley Ross 19 Bossier City
Maine Maine Madisson Higgins 15 Bangor
Maryland Maryland Soniya Krishan 19 Baltimore
Massachusetts Massachusetts Jillian Driscoll[4] 18 Lynnfield Daughter of Jacquelyn Doucette Driscoll, Miss Masschusetts USA 1996
Michigan Michigan Isabella Mosqueda 19 Cedar Springs
Minnesota Minnesota Ava Ernst 17 North Oaks
Mississippi Mississippi McKenzie Cole[5] 16 Vicksburg
Missouri Missouri Shae Smith 18 Bolivar Previously Miss Missouri's Outstanding Teen 2019
Montana Montana Julia Kunau[6] 16 Lewistown
Nebraska Nebraska Faron Medhi 18 Omaha
Nevada Nevada Janae McIntosh 18 Las Vegas
New Hampshire New Hampshire Grace Paradise 17 Plaistow
New Jersey New Jersey Isabella Galan 17 Wayne
New Mexico New Mexico Caroline Babcock Farmington
New York (state) New York Mahdiya Chowdhury 14 New York City
North Carolina North Carolina Gabriela Ortega[7] 17 Cary
North Dakota North Dakota Berkley Lundeen 18 Minot Cousin of Caitlyn Vogel, Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2019 and Miss North Dakota USA 2021
(Miss Teen USA 2019 1st runner-up and Miss USA 2021 1st runner-up)
Ohio Ohio Kylan Darnell 18 Franklin Furnace
Oklahoma Oklahoma Haleigh Hurst 19 Norman
Oregon Oregon Alaina McClanen-Clemons[8] 17 Portland
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Alexandra Jones 18 Monongahela
Rhode Island Rhode Island Julia Potts 18 Charlestown
South Carolina South Carolina Katie Ward[9] 19 Charleston
South Dakota South Dakota Bella Welker 18 Sioux Falls
Tennessee Tennessee McKinley Farese[10] 18 Germantown
Utah Utah Maizy Abbott 19 Pleasant View
Vermont Vermont Kenzie Golonka[11] 16 Montpelier Sister of Kelsey Golonka, Miss Vermont Teen USA 2017 and Miss Vermont USA 2022
Virginia Virginia Hannah Grau 17 Fredericksburg
Washington (state) Washington Kate Dixon 17 Sammamish Shortly after being crowned, a video of Dixon saying the N-word surfaced causing a controversy. However, pageant organizers allowed Dixon to begin her reign.
West Virginia West Virginia Emma Kitchen 18 Williamstown
Wisconsin Wisconsin Sage Gundelly 15 Mequon Sister of Shreya Gundelly, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2021

Upcoming state pageants

State Date Ref.
Wyoming June 18, 2022 [12]
Texas July 2, 2022
Colorado July 3, 2022 [13]

Notes

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

References

  1. ^ Luna, Ben (2022-01-16). "Lawrence County Native Named Miss Teen Alabama". SRadio7 Media. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  2. ^ "Miss Arkansas USA winners crowned during pageant in Fort Smith". KFSM-TV. April 11, 2022. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  3. ^ "Newly Crowned Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen USA Talk Plans For 2022". Living808. KHON2. 2022-02-21. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  4. ^ Tobin, Anne Marie (2022-03-30). "MASSACHUSETTS TEEN USA IS A FAMILY AFFAIR". itemlive.com. The Daily Item. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  5. ^ Frazier, Terry C. (2022-04-06). "Vicksburg's McKenzie Cole wins Miss Mississippi Teen USA". Vicksburg Post. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  6. ^ Depping, Meridith (2021-09-14). "Fergus High School sophomore named Miss Montana Teen USA". Montana Right Now. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  7. ^ Troiano, Naomi (2021-02-25). "Gabby Ortega Crowned Miss Teen NC 2022". The Green Hope Falcon. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  8. ^ "Miss Oregon USA and Miss Oregon Teen USA!". KATU. March 21, 2021.
  9. ^ "Miss Yorktown Teen USA Katie Ward is CROWNED Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2022". Chhattisgarh News. 2022-03-05. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  10. ^ Shoup, Craig (2022-03-13). "Franklin woman, Memphis teen crowned Miss Tennessee, Tennessee Teen USA in Clarksville". Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  11. ^ Pollak, Sally (2022-03-28). "Montpelier's Golonka Sisters Win Miss Vermont and Miss Vermont Teen USA Crowns". Seven Days: Vermont's Independent Voice. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  12. ^ "Miss Colorado USA & Miss Colorado Teen USA Pageants". Miss Colorado USA. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  13. ^ "Miss Colorado USA & Miss Colorado Teen USA Pageants". Miss Colorado USA. Retrieved February 1, 2022.

20. Black Enterprise (2022-2-8) https://www.blackenterprise.com/newly-crowned-miss-washington-teen-usa-uses-n-word-in-a-tiktok/amp/ Received 2022-2-8