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 10am CDT on Sunday, August 1st. 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! As contestants complete their registration process, they will be added to the People's Choice voting platform.

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.

Vote for People’s Choice

*** Please note that this link will redirect you to The Pageant Planet, our voting partner's website ***

Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2021 Contestants


Eden A.
Thank you Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics, Coordinated Business Systems, and Birchwood Dental for sponsoring! And of course thank you to my parents!

Sarah A.
Maple Grove
My sincere thanks to the following: Premiere Modeling School, Minneapolis, MN, Bessie's Boutique, Eden Prairie, MN, Johnathan Kayne, fashion designer, Nashville, TN, Peaches Boutique, Chicago, IL, The Line Up Performance Apparel, Eden Prairie, MN, John Wagner Photography, Minneapolis, MN, Jason Young from YoungQuest Fitness & Wellness Center, Eden Prairie, MN, John Benton Model Fitness, Dallas, TX, Calina's Professional Tailoring, Hopkins, MN, Peony Nail Spa, Maple Grove, MN, Chinese Laundry, Los Angeles, CA, Jamie Mikkelson, makeup artist, Burnsville, MN, Gianna Capuzzi, hair stylist, St. Louis Park, MN, and Family and Friends.

Maya D.
St. Paul
Special thank you to my family and Carla, for all of your love and support!

Ava E.
North Oaks
Mom & Dad, thank you doesn’t begin to cover it! I couldn’t do ANY of this without your love and support. I love you! To Mary Swenson, Brittney Eskew, Jeremy Monlux, & Gerald Odom, you've helped me find the best version of myself and I'm forever grateful. To "Auntie" Sarah/The Pageant Shop, I feel like Cinderella every time I step into your store! To Ashley Lauren, thank you for taking a chance on this "newbie" from Minnesota! #TeamFabulous To Brittany Link, Emerie & Team, Gaspar Cruz, Gianna Capuzzi, Kara/Glolux, and MB Designs: You make me feel beautiful from the inside out. Gammie & Bappa, Grandpa & Karlye, the Fortmeyers and the rest of my friends and supporters, I love and appreciate you sooo much! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Alexis F.
Southeast Minnesota
A big thank you to A'rae Salon & A'rae Beautique for the generous sponsorship along with Insignia Screen Printing & River City Dental.

Meadow G.
THANK YOU GOD! Thank you to my mom and dad for always supporting me and helping me achieve my goals no matter what it takes. Thank you to Saffron and Mason. Thank you to my cousins Casey and Justin for always putting me on with new opportunities, helping me along the way and always being there for me. Thank you to Kunga and Anna, who are ultra supportive and show the true definition of what best friends are. Thank you to Blue for showing endless love and support. Thank you to Coach Mo who has supported me throughout different journeys in my life. Thank you to Verve Basketball Academy for helping me grow not only as a basketball player but as a person. Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way!

Josephine H.
I want to thank family and friends and many more people who helped me do the dream I always wanted to do, and for supporting me through this pageant and I can't wait to go and have fun.

Estella H.
Thank you to Target, Walmart, Green Mill and Voyager Siding & Decks for sponsoring me! Thank you also to my Parents and Grandparents for their continued support!

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

Trinity I.
Thank you so much to every sponsor that helped me compete in this year's pageant. A special thank you to friends and family that helped as well!

Sarah J.
I first off would like to thank God for getting me to where I am today. To my family and friends thank you for the unconditional love and support you have shown me. Thank you to my team that has helped me look my best for the stage; Jonah thank you so much for helping me training to be in the best shape I can be for stage, Solbee thank you for all the love you have given to my hair these past two years. To my coach Dani Walker, the wisdom you have shared has been a gift. To every teacher, mentor and advisor thank you for helping me learn what I am passionate about and how I can share it with the world. It truly takes a village to compete in a pageant and I am thankful for mine. I love you all.

Halimo J.
Eden Prairie
Amina Abdi and Hassan Jama, you have done everything in your power to love and support me. Thank you for your guidance, I am blessed to have you as my parents. To my dearest, Mubarak thank you for always humbling me. I have looked up to you even as your older sister. To Nuura, Sahra, and Yurub, thank you for being the best older sisters a girl could ask for. Thank you for teaching me to be confident in myself. The Alleman's were also like a family to me, thank you for growing with me mama Nadia, Maria, and Charlie. Lastly, thank you all for giving me this opportunity to self discover, develop new skills, and share my story. I hope to utilize the knowledge I gained and be the outlet I didn't have for other young women like me. Thank you

Marysa L.
So incredibly thankful for my family and friends for helping me this far to even be apart of this program! Helping my fashion needs , confidence, love, faith and so much I couldn’t even put into words! I am beyond blessed and cannot wait to see what comes for pageant weekend. Thank you , hugs and more -love marysa

Katlyn L.
International Falls
I'd like to thank my mom and dad for supporting me through this amazing journey! I couldn't be able to do it without you guys! I'd also like to thank my amazing local sponsors of International Falls. My sponsors include- LS Remodeling, Reflections Salon, Falls Farm and Garden, Cedulies Photography, Dan Griffith Law Office, Coca-Cola, Northern Options, Miller Insurance, Thunderbird, Einarson Flying Service, Green-Larsen Mortuary Inc, Swanky Gifts on Rainy, Waschkes, Formalities, Service Master, Kghs Ksdm, Auto Value, Koerters, and Sound North. Thank you all so so much!

Madison M.
Hennepin County
I would like to thank my Mom, my Dad, my brothers, Nick, Michael, Will and my grandma for all their support! I would also like to thank Adam Spiker for keeping me fit, Sarah Moses at The Pageant Shop for helping me find the perfect wardrobe, Penny and James for my stunning hair and makeup, and my amazing coach Cheri Kennedy along with Brianna, Erin, Haj, and Jenna!

Emily M.
Central Minnesota
I would like to thank my sponsor Miller Trucking. Thank you Mom and Dad for always supporting me in all my crazy endeavors. You have molded me into the young woman who stands on this stage before you. Without your unconditional love and support, I would not be who I am today. Thank you for always believing in me. Megan and Daniel, thank you for always being my superfans. Your encouragement means the world to me. You are the best siblings a girl could ask for. I love you all.

Ashley P.
First and foremost, I would like to thank my family. They are my biggest supporters and always strive for the best for me. They are wise and always give me great advice. They support me in everything I do and always lift me up. My parents raised me to know that if I work hard, I can achieve anything, and for that, I am grateful. Secondly, I would like to thank the Filipino community in Minnesota that always cheers me on in the activities that I do. Being a member of the Philippine Center of Minnesota allows me to feel like I have the whole Philippines on my side. Their kind remarks and actions give me confidence to take risks and sign up for events like this. I am forever grateful for my supporters and want to make them proud.

Kaiden Q.
To my wonderful family and friends, thank you for all your love and support!!!

Gabriella S.
I'd like to thank my mom, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends for all of their ongoing love and support throughout my life. I'd also like to thank my sponsors which include: Reed Realty, Bondegard, Anissa Eeg, Enthuse Marketing Group, Inspira Marketing Group, Kim Lawton, Midwest Seeding, Karen Eeg & Rudy Borg, Premier Ag, Sara & Garner Eeg, Jessica & Justin Eeg, Erin & Stuart Eeg, Becky & Carter Hontvet, Carolyn & Byron Eeg, Eric Pond, Darren Johnson, David Hecht, MD, Diane & Rich Schultz, Isane Farms, Tina & Jamie Isane, Denise & Shayne Isane, Diane Meyer, Jana Johnson, Ben Johnson, Solvej Jensen

Olivia S.
Southern Minnesota
Thank you to the Miss Teen Minnesota Pageant Director and staff for making this amazing experience possible. The immense gratitude I have towards my friends and family is more than I can measure and I am so thankful for their love and support. My grandparents deserve a special thank you for sponsoring me with the opportunity to vie for this title and I will forever be indebted to them. This experience has allowed me to better myself and to grow in so many ways. No matter the outcome, I will cherish this adventure and hold dear the memories I am making.

Annika W.
Words cannot express the gratitude I have for my family who've raised me to this point, but most of all, my mom. Not only has she been my main supporter throughout this process, working to help guide me through, but without her, this experience wouldn't be possible. Because of her, I have this opportunity to be a part of the Miss Teen Minnesota Pageant, and I'm beyond grateful. Thank you so much!

Tianna W.
Yellow Medicine County
I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout this journey. Without my sponsors, donators and supporters this dream of mine wouldn't have been possible. Words can't describe how grateful I am for those who encourage me with everything I do, the uplifting words and gestures mean the world to me and I can't thank everyone enough.

Alexa Z.
I'd like to thank my friends and family for their continuous support and the impact each and every one of them has made on my life. I would like to especially thank my parents for their unconditional love and sacrifices and for instilling in me values that I will carry with me through my entire life. I'd also like to thank my two brothers and two sisters for being my absolute best friends, I couldn't do this life without you guys. And also a big shoutout to Azalea farms for sponsoring me, it is actually my moms business and lifelong dream. Her talent to create beautiful spaces and memories for everyone is amazing, so if you ever need an incredible venue for any special occasions come check it out!

Lily Z.
Thank you to my family and friends for all the love and support you give me. My parents, Tina and Brant, Katie, and Nick, your support and love got me to the stage. To all those who donated: Eatons, Harringtons, Pehrsons, Hewitts, Lindbergs, and Hilgenbergs, I would not be here without you. Thank you to all my sponsors for taking a chance on me!