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Miss Utah Teen USA
Formation1983
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersSalt Lake City
Location
Membership
Miss Teen USA
Official language
English
Key people
Shanna Moakler (executive director)
WebsiteOfficial website
Kelsey Brigel, Miss Utah Teen USA 2007
Kelsey Brigel, Miss Utah Teen USA 2007

Miss Utah Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Utah in the Miss Teen USA pageant. From 2001 to 2007, the pageant was produced by Red Curtain Productions. Casting Crowns Productions directed the pageant from 2007 to 2018 under the directorship of former Miss Missouri USA Britt Boyse. Smoak Productions became the new director for Miss and Teen pageants in 2019 under executive director and Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler.[1]

Utah is one of the least successful states at Miss Teen USA, having only placed five times. The first placement came in 1995, when Loni Sorden placed 2nd runner-up to Keylee Sue Sanders of Kansas. Utah was the fourth-to-last state (equal) to place at Miss Teen USA. Utah's second placement was in 2009, with Tasha Smedley making the top 15. The third placement was the following year, when Angelia Layton placed 3rd runner-up. In 2012, Keilara McCormick finished in the top 16, in 2017 Rachel Bell placed in the top 15, and in 2018 Madilen Kellogg placed top 10.

Four Utah teens have won the Miss Utah USA title and competed at Miss USA. The most recent of these is Marin Poole, Miss Utah Teen USA 2002 and Miss Utah USA 2005, who is also part of Red Curtain Productions. All three Miss Utah Teen USA winners who won the Miss Utah Teen USA titles went on to place at Miss USA like the Miss North Carolina USA titleholders.

Ayzjiahna Wood of Clearfield was crowned Miss Utah Teen USA 2021 on August 21, 2021 at George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City. She represented Utah for the title of Miss Teen USA 2021, both finished at 4th runner-up and won the Best State Costume category.

Results summary

Placements

Utah holds a record of 7 placements at Miss Teen USA.

Awards

Winners

Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2022 Maizy Abbott Pleasant View 19 TBA
2021 Ayzjiahna Wood Clearfield 16 4th runner-up Best State Costume
2020 Brooklyn Baton Corinne 17
2019 Kaylyn Slevin Salt Lake City 18
2018 Madilen Kellogg Layton 18 Top 10
2017 Rachel Bell Sandy 18 Top 15 Best Sense of Humor Younger sister of Miss Utah USA 2012, Kendyl Bell
2016 AbbyJade Larson Salt Lake City 16
2015 Brooke Skabelund Logan 17
2014 Savannah Lancaster Salt Lake City 18
2013 Chloe Crump Highland 17
2012 Keilara McCormick Lehi 17 Top 16
2011 Maqael Knight Salt Lake City 17
2010 Angelia Layton Manti 18 3rd runner-up Contestant of Survivor: Philippines
Later Miss Utah USA 2014
2009 Tasha Smedley[2] Syracuse 18 Top 15[2] Previously Miss Utah's Outstanding Teen 2006[3]
Resigned from Utah Teen USA title for personal reasons on September 17, 2009
2008 Kate Feinstein Centerville 17 Later Miss Utah USA 2010
2007 Kelsey Brigel[4] Draper 17
2006 Liz Leyda Logan 18
2005 Julianne Burgener Orem 18
2004 Honey Swift Riverton 18
2003 Jessica Black Farmington 18
2002 Marin Poole Logan 18 Later Miss Utah USA 2005, top 15 at Miss USA 2005
2001 Nicole Hansen West Jordan 18
2000 Heather Crowther American Fork 18
1999 Laurissa Solomon Park City 17
1998 Trina Seymour Santa Clara 18
1997 Amy Merrill Layton 17
1996 Jodi Webb Fruit Heights 18
1995 Loni Sorden Virgin 18 2nd runner-up
1994 Heather Henderson Provo 18 Later Mrs. Utah America 2007 and Top 15 semi-finalist at Mrs. America 2007 under her married name, Heather Osmond.[5]
1993 Amy Carlson Sandy 17
1992 Susan Kelly Sandy 16
1991 Corinn Peterson Logan 16
1990 Melissa Anderson Salt Lake City 16 Later Miss Utah USA 1998, top 5 at Miss USA 1998
1989 Tracy Kennick Price 17 Later Miss Utah USA 1996, top 10 at Miss USA 1996
1988 Kathleen Treadway Salt Lake City 18
1987 Tiffany DeMille Orem 17
1986 Michelle Montgomery Salt Lake City 17
1985 Susan Nelson Sandy 18
1984 Leslie Hunt Fillmore 15
1983 Natalie DeGraw Farmington 16

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant

References

  1. ^ "Smoak Productions is pleased to welcome @ShannaMoakler as the 2019 #MissUtahUSA & #MissUtahTeenUSA Executive Director! #MissUSA #MissTeenUSA". Miss Utah USA on Twitter. April 7, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Three LDS teens compete in pageant". Deseret News. August 3, 2009.
  3. ^ Chandler, Cammi (July 12, 2006). "Miss Utah County Carly Tooke Placed at Miss Utah". Daily Herald. A special performance was then given by Tasha Smedley, Miss Utah's Outstanding Teen.
  4. ^ Young, Christine. "Miss Utah Teen USA reign has been rewarding". Intermountain Catholic News.
  5. ^ "2007 Mrs America". Archived from the original on October 13, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2010.