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 until 5pm CDT on Saturday, September 21st. 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!

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. 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.

Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2020 Contestants


Alyssa D.
I would like to thank everyone in my family that helped with my Miss Teen USA pageant. Thank you first to my mom and dad for all the support you give me in anything I choose to do. Thank you to all my well wishers, supporters, and friends. I can't thank each and everyone of you enough for being so supportive throughout my pageant journey. Finally, I want to say thank you again to my mom for giving me the strength, courage, faith and DETERMINATION to succeed. Thank you for the countless hours and dollars you've put into this dream of mine. I wouldn't be able to do it without you!

Samantha G.
Thank you to my amazing, inspiring Sponsors: Kira Knoll, my role model and coach, and Queenly, the fashion app. I want to thank my loving parents for everything they have done for me. I would like to thank my beautiful, generous and supportive sisters who make my life fun and make me strive to be my best self. I would really like to give a heart-felt thank you to all of my friends and family around the country and in Watford City who took the time to inspire me, coach me, and show me that they care and that they support me. I feel so blessed because of you. Thank you to the pageant and all of the staff who have helped make all of this a reality. It is so special and such important work for so many of us. Thank you.

Taryn H.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who supported me before and during the Miss Teen ND USA Pageant, especially, the following people who sponsored me: Gwen and Loren Scheer, Pat Erickson, Danne and Zelda Hartje, Marvin and Angela Longtin, State Side Electric, and my mom and dad. Without your generous contribution and loving support I wouldn't have made it as far as I have today. Thank you again! Love, Taryn Hartje

Amanda H.
Thank you to everyone who has supported my journey to North Dakota Teen USA. I have a deep appreciation for the large village that helped me choose the best high heels, challenged me to meet higher standards, and supported me as I strove to reach my full potential. Some say that a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step...well, when my feet started hurting, you all pushed me towards my goal! I hope to make each and every one of you proud today and always!

Antonia H.
I would like to thank my mom first. Without her, I wouldn’t be able to seize this opportunity. I want to thank my friends, for lifting me up and purchasing a shirt i designed in which half the proceeds went to this occasion. And lastly, the people who work for the state pageants. I would not have known how to fill anything out regarding the registration process.

Elise J.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I cannot express the love and support I have received this year leading to this special day. Thanks to all of my family and friends for your encouragement, especially Cheri Paul Kennedy for seeing potential in me! I would like to thank my parents but words would not do them justice as they have never once stopped believing in me even on days that I did. -Kisses E

Shawnee K.
A big thank you to my family and friends who have supported me throughout my journey this year. You have all been truly amazing! To my sponsors, Curt's Service, McTwist, Big Screen, Shawn Kuntz, Pfeifle's Chevrolet, Four Seasons Floral, Raile Insurance, A1 AG, and Mary's Bookkeeping out of Wishek, as well as Sayler Implement, John Beck Insurance, Linton Floral N' More, Boutique Twenty-Three, and Model Bakery out of Linton, thank you! Your support and courage has been greatly appreciated.

Tiffany L.
I would like to give a big thanks to Nafaris LLC for sponsoring me. As well as my family and friends for all the love and support.

Gabriella L.
Words can not express the endless amount of gratitude I have for the tremendous support I have received from family, friends, community, and sponsors in preparation for this years state pageant. I'd like to thank the following sponsors; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Tribe, Beyond Buckskin Boutique, Red Berry Woman, Minot State University Native American Club, Dakota Kids Dentistry, Vibeto Orthodontics, and my family. None of this would have been possible without you all!

Sophia R.
Thank you to my parents, Tony and Alicia, for always telling me to shoot for the stars and supporting me through my journey to Miss North Dakota Teen USA. Thank you to the best sisters in the world, Rian and Britan, for being so involved and amazing through this process. Love you! -Sophia

Jessica S.
I want to say a huge thank you to my wonderful family and friends for their continued support during this new journey. I am so grateful for you all!

Amorelle U.
Thank you to my sponsors; Unbranded Screen Printing, Bank Forward and Insure Forward, Catalyst Clinical Spa, Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry, Valley Imports, Sickies Garage, Vision Bank, and Do Good Adventures. Another special thank you to my friends and family for the continuous support and encouragement through all of my endeavors. This opportunity wouldn’t have been made possible without all of these amazing companies and people.

Vanessa V.
I would like to give a special thank-you to Dakota Custom services as a sponsor and to other family and friends who donated.