Vanessa Semrow
Vanessa Marie Semrow

(1984-11-13) November 13, 1984 (age 39)
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Wisconsin Teen USA 2002
Miss Teen USA 2002
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorHazel
Miss Teen USA 2002 (winner)

Vanessa Marie Semrow (born November 17, 1984) is an American model and beauty queen who won Miss Teen USA 2002.[1]

Personal life

Semrow was born as Vanessa Marie Semrow in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Her mother is Thai, her father American.


Semrow won the Miss Wisconsin Teen USA title on October 15, 2001, in a pageant paying tribute to the events of September 11 that year.[2] In August 2002, she represented Wisconsin in the Miss Teen USA 2002 pageant.[1]

As Miss Teen USA, Semrow represented the Miss Universe Organization and lived in a Trump apartment in New York City, the first Miss Teen USA titleholder to live there full-time.[3] During her reign, Semrow traveled to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia on a USO tour,[4] raised money for charities, and attended celebrity events. Her reign ended on August 13, 2003, when she crowned Tami Farrell Miss Teen USA 2003.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Miss Teen USA 2002 crown goes to Wisconsin native". Associated Press. August 29, 2002.
  2. ^ Nelson, Aaron (October 15, 2001). "Beauty Pageants Provide Some Respite Here". The Capital Times.
  3. ^ Martell, Chris (October 12, 2002). "Life's a Whirlwind for Teen Queen; Rhinelander Takes on Big City after Earning Crown". Wisconsin State Journal.
  4. ^ "Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA Bring a Touch of Home To Troops in Southwest Asia". PR Newswire. November 18, 2002.
  5. ^ "Miss Teen USA 2003 crown goes to 18-year-old from Oregon". Associated Press. August 13, 2003.