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Miss Tennessee Teen USA
Formation1983
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersNashville
Location
Membership
Miss Teen USA
Official language
English
WebsiteOfficial website
Stormi Henley, Miss Tennessee Teen USA and Miss Teen USA 2009
Stormi Henley, Miss Tennessee Teen USA and Miss Teen USA 2009
Natalie Phillips, Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2008
Natalie Phillips, Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2008
Macy Erwin, Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2007
Macy Erwin, Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2007
Rachel Smith, Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2002 and Miss USA 2007 (image taken in 2007)
Rachel Smith, Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2002 and Miss USA 2007 (image taken in 2007)

The Miss Tennessee Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Tennessee in the Miss Teen USA pageant. The pageant is directed by Greenwood Productions under the ownership of Miss Tennessee USA 1989, Kimberly Payne Greenwood, since 1992.[1]

Tennessee is in the top 5 most successful states at Miss Teen USA in terms of number and value of placements [1]. In the 1990s, they were placed first [2]. They have the third (equal) highest number of semi-finalist (or better) placings and are one of only five states to have received more than three awards [3].

Six Tennessee teens have gone on to win the Miss Tennessee USA title and compete at Miss USA, including Lynnette Cole, who won the Miss USA title in 2000 and Rachel Smith, Miss USA 2007. Both Cole and Smith won Miss Photogenic awards at Miss Teen USA, each five years prior to their Miss USA win. This makes Miss Tennessee Teen USA the only state and pageant to have two Miss USAs win the Miss Photogenic award at Miss Teen USA.

McKinley Farese of Germantown was crowned Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2022 on March 12, 2022, at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She will represent Tennessee for the title of Miss Teen USA 2022.

Results summary

Placements

Tennessee holds a record of 21 placements at Miss Teen USA.

Awards

Winners

Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2022 McKinley Farese Germantown 18 To be announced
2021 Annie Zhao Memphis 16 First Asian American Miss Tennessee Teen USA
2020 Ansley Ecker Atoka 18 Top 16 Previously Miss Tennessee High School America 2017, Miss Kansas High School America 2018, Miss Connecticut High School America 2019
2019 Bailey Guy Hendersonville 16 Top 15 Previously 1st runner-up at Miss Tennessee's Outstanding Teen 2018, Later USA National Teen 2021
2018 Sofie Rovenstine Franklin 18 Top 10 Later Victoria's Secret model
2017 Megan Ski Hollingsworth Lewisburg 18 Later 2nd runner-up at Miss Tennessee USA 2019
2016 Savannah Chrisley Nashville 18 Top 15 Daughter of Todd Chrisley. Appears on Chrisley Knows Best.
2015 Hannah Faith Greene Chattanooga 17 3rd runner-up Previously 4th runner-up at Miss Tennessee's Outstanding Teen 2014
2014 Morgan Moseley Johnson City 15 Top 15
2013 Emily Suttle Franklin 16 Top 16 Later Miss Tennessee USA 2022
2012 Shanese Brown Madison 16 Originally first runner-up; assumed the title after Samara Ham's disqualification
Samara Ham Crossville 17 Did not compete Dethroned the title due to topless photography and disqualified
2011 Kaitlin White Nashville 18
2010 Kristen Rose Bristol 18 Top 15 Later 1st runner-up at Miss Tennessee USA 2014
2009 Stormi Henley[2] Crossville 18 Miss Teen USA 2009
2008 Natalie Phillips[3] Murfreesboro 17
2007 Macy Erwin[4] Chattanooga 17 Top 15[5] Contestant on ABC's America's Prom Queen
2006 Ashley Durham Adamsville 16 Later Miss Tennessee USA 2011, 1st runner-up at Miss USA 2011
2005 Tessa Reyes Brentwood 18
2004 Tiffany Stroud Limestone 16 4th runner-up
2003 Alicia Selby Sparta 17 1st runner-up
2002 Rachel Renee Smith Clarksville 17 Semi-finalist Miss Photogenic Later Miss Tennessee USA and Miss USA 2007, 4th runner-up at Miss Universe 2007
2001 Jessica Myers[6] Maryville 19
2000 Casey Porter McMinnville 17 Top 5 Later 1st runner-up at Miss Tennessee USA 2006
1999 Rachel Boston Chattanooga 17 Semi-finalist Actress best known for her portrayal of Beth Pryor in the NBC series American Dreams
1998 Bridgett Jordan Collierville 18 1st runner-up Winner of Miss Oktoberfest 1999, Miss Teen All American 1996
1997 Shelly Moore Knoxville 18 Miss Teen USA 1997[7] Best in Swimsuit
1996 Adrienne Parker Newport 18
1995 Lynnette Cole Columbia 17 Top 6 Miss Photogenic Later Miss Tennessee USA and Miss USA 2000 and finished 5th at Miss Universe 2000, 3rd runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 1998, Miss Teen All American 1997
1994 Allison Alderson Jackson 18 Top 6 Triple Crown winner, later Miss Tennessee 1999 and Miss Tennessee USA 2002; Sister of Miss District of Columbia USA 1999, Amy Alderson
1993 Jaime Dudney Whites Creek 17 Semi-finalist Daughter of Barbara Mandrell. Played Georgia Tucker on As the World Turns.
1992 Angela Shoulders Carthage 16
1991 Tris Sax Memphis 18
1990 Kristen Cassell Blountville 18
1989 Amy Sims Sharon 15
1988 Missy Pierce Reelfoot Lake 17 Miss Congeniality
1987 Shannon Castle McMinnville 17
1986 Wendy Alaose Elizabethton 17
1985 Tammy Woods Bartlett 18
1984 Molly Brown Loretto 16 2nd runner-up Later Miss Tennessee USA 1987
1983 Cheri Dotson Waverly 16

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant

References

  1. ^ "Kimbery Payne Greenwood named as Miss Tennessee USA Director" (Press release). Business Wire. 1992-05-28.
  2. ^ "Henley wins Miss Tennessee Teen USA pageant". Crossville Chronicle. October 30, 2008.
  3. ^ Dexter, Jamie (2007-10-06). "Natalie Phillips crowned Miss Tennessee Teen USA". The Leaf Chronicle.
  4. ^ "Tyner Academy student is Miss Tennessee Teen USA/Macy Erwin will represent state at Miss Teen USA pageant next August". Chattanooga Times. 2006-10-21.
  5. ^ King, Wendy (2007-08-24). "Macy Erwin Scores Top 15 Finish at Teen USA". The Chattanoogan.
  6. ^ "Crossville, Maryville natives win pageants". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. 2000-11-09. p. A2.
  7. ^ Lange, Linda (1997-09-30). "Portrait of a beauty queen; Shelly Moore is dazzled, and dazzling, as she begins her year as Miss Teen USA". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. p. B1.