Teen Contestants

People's Choice Award Online Voting!

At this year’s pageant we are holding a special online competition called the People’s Choice! We will be collecting your votes with the help of our voting partner, The Pageant Planet, for your favorite contestant for the People’s Choice in both the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA divisions. This year, the People’s Choice Winners will be guaranteed a spot as a semi-finalist in the Pageant Finals! Voting will take place online and the winners of the People’s Choice for each division will be revealed during the announcement of the semi-finalists as well as recognized during the awards portion near the end of the Pageant Finals!

Any funding raised during the People’s Choice Voting will be split between the titleholder preparation fund to cover various expenses incurred by the state pageant during the titleholders’ preparations for the national pageant, as well as the general production budget for staffing and staging of the state pageant. During this year’s pageant, if the contestant numbers dictate, it may be decided by the judging panel to allow all the state contestants to advance to the Pageant Finals as Semi-Finalists. If so, the winners of the People’s Choice voting will still be announced at the start of the Pageant Finals as well as recognized during the awards portion near the end of the show.

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Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2023 Contestants


Tessa A.
Mom & Dad, thank you doesn't begin to cover it! You've taught me that being a good human is the most important thing of all. I am grateful for your love & support. I love you so much! To Brittany L, Sarah M, Jess K, Sarah, Andrew, Anthony, Grandma Karen & Sharon- they say it takes a village & you are mine. I am so grateful for ALL of you. Finishing up sophomore year with honors, diving right into dance Nationals, busy as ever, I always knew I wanted another shot at my dream title! Luckily, I have the most phenomenal support system that made this weekend a reality! I am beyond grateful to all of my sponsors for believing not only in me, but also my dream! I am forever grateful God has blessed me with such an amazing family & great friends!

Melina F.
Thank you to my sponsors, Polish Nail Lounge, Izzy's Glam Bar, Manes by Mal (Malerie Corniea) and Jerry Ostendorf for supporting and encouraging me!

Johnetta F.
Hennepin County
1 Thessalonians 5:18, in all things I will give thanks to the Lord. For his mercy and love are never ending upon my life. Because of him and who he is, I am who I am, and I have made it this far. I have also been blessed with the greatest people to guide, uplift, encourage, and support me. My gratitude is beyond words for how far you all have helped me through my journey, starting with God first, myself (for never giving up), my family, friends, jobs/coworkers, mentors, coaches, directors, and many more people. This experience is a win for us all; may God bless everyone of you tenfold, AMEN!

Mya G.
Thank you to all of my friends and family who continue to support me.

Sara H.
My most sincere thanks to my wonderful friends and family for allowing me to shine as the woman I have become, as well as my friend Chris Engelmann from The World Effort Foundation who taught me to embrace life- my successes as well as my failures. Love to all.

Estella H.
Chisago City
Thank you to my friends and family for your unfailing love and support!

Lillie I.
Thank you to my family and friends for supporting me on this journey!

Lily J.
Special thanks to all of my friends and family for your amazing love and support. I could not have done this without you! You have always believed in me, supported me, and encouraged me to give all of my endeavors my very best. I hope to make you very proud!

Olivia K.
To the people in my life who support me, encourage me, and make me a better person, thank you. Matthew 19:26 reads, 'With God all things are possible,' so I give thanks to God for every opportunity. I’m thankful for the highs, lows, blessings, lessons, and setbacks. I am thankful for all of it, and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

Camryn K.
Thank you Caledonia Haulers! Thank you Stumpys Consecion Stand! Thank you good Times Restaurant! Thank you Saxon Hall! Thank you Meyer Concrete! Thank you Connected Family Chiropractic! Thank you Alpha Performance! Thank you Kwick Trip! Thank you Wildcat Saloon!

Aften M.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much to my family; for their unfailing love and support through this wonderful pageant journey. I could not have participated in this amazing experience without my wonderful family! Thank you to Dan Kruse with SEMA Equipment, Mike Klug with Klug Insurance, Arlene Augedahl with Maad Alley, Donna Devine,, Jane Staggemeyer, and Christopher Bjerke from Farm Bureau for your sponsorships. I will forever cherish your kindness and generosity!

Anna R.
North Branch
I would like to thank my parents and sister for their never ending support throughout all of my endeavors. I would also like to thank my friends, family, and the gals and pals for being there for me through every step of this process. Lastly, I would like to thank Clients for Life Group- Keller Williams for their ongoing support.

Mikhala R.
Saint Paul
Thank you to my dad, mom, and little sister Teagan for always believing in me and supporting me. Thank you to my aunts, uncles, and grandparents for being my biggest fans in everything I do. To the Miss contestants, Nikechi and Tori, thank you for taking me under your wing and being an inspiration, mentor, and friend. Dr. Wulf and Mayor Carter, thank you for extending STEM opportunities to children in your communities and for opening the door for my STEM education and endeavors. I am fortunate to have so many amazing people in my life. Love to you all - Mikhala

Mikayla R.
I would like to thank my parents and my brother for helping me get here today. Without the help of my family it would have been very difficult to achieve this, they have been more supportive than I could ever imagine. I am so thankful to have them in my life and there to help me. I would especially like to thank Jackie J's Bridal and Formal Wear, in Alexandria Minnesota. I would also like to make a special thank you to Kristie and Paul Tollefson, and Bonnie Felch!

Destiny S.
I did not think that I was going to be able to compete because of the fees that were required for this pageant, but my family pushed to fundraise. I got support from my community, family and friends and I couldn't be more thankful for this opportunity. I want to thank everyone that pushed me and helped me along the way of this journey. This is an experience I will not forget and I am so grateful to be able to be here.

Ilse S.
Thank you to Bondegard, Premier Ag, Eeg Cattle Company, Borg Farms, USA reality, Inspira Marketing, Nautical Bowls and Personnel Solutions!

Grace S.
Thank you to Mary Swenson at Confidence & Poise, Sarah Moses at The Pageant Shop, Brittany Link Photography, and all my friends, family, teachers, and supporters.

Markeanna Dionne T.
Twin Cities
I want to give a special thank you to my chosen family, Melissa Lund and Sofia Shank. Thank you for always encouraging me with kind words and authenticity. Along with my older sister, Michelle Tyus thank you for allowing me to make mistakes and continuously remind me that they don’t define me and I can grow from them. I also want to thank my community for giving me the space to heal- free of judgement, in order for me to thrive. I appreciate all of you who root for me and go above and beyond to make me feel loved and seen. I thank those who are thankful for me.