Miss Minnesota Teen USA
Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2020
Eighteen year-old Gwendolyn Buchanan, an aspiring orthodontist, could not have smiled brighter when crowned Miss Minnesota teen USA on December 1, 2019. In 2015, she placed in the Top 15 as the youngest contestant, and then as First runner up in 2018.
Hailing from Duluth, Minnesota, Gwen was honored to be named IPOP Model of the Year also garnering the National swimsuit and runway awards. In 2014, she founded the Gwennie Bee Book Drive, turning her passion for reading into a charitable cause, donating hundreds of books to children in the Bahamas following a devastating hurricane. Gwendolyn is a mentor for Polk-a-Dot Girls, Mega Sports Camp, Awana and a Tech Team member. She is a bookworm, travel fanatic, and learning Mandarin. Additionally, she has been a runner in the 5K 30 For Freedom Race to help stop human trafficking. She looks forward to her exciting year ahead as Miss Minnesota Teen USA!