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! As contestants complete their registration process, they will be added to the People's Choice voting platform.

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. 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 2022 Contestants


Maisie A.
North Oaks
The happiness behind my smile is the gratitude I have for my family, friends, teachers and coaches always encouraging me to go for it! Your endless love, support, kindness and laughter mean everything as I chase my dreams. My heart is yours. xoxo Maisie Jane

Tessa A.
More than anything, I would like to thank my biggest fans, Mom and Dad! Thank you to dance coach Megan, pageant mentor Jess, God Mother Sara, brother Anthony, and Grandma Karen and Sharon. I am who I am today because of you!

Sarah A.
Maple Grove
My sincere thanks to the following: Premiere Modeling School, Bessie's Boutique, fashion designer Johnathan Kayne, John Wagner photography, YoungQuest Fitness & Wellness Center, and Calina's Professional Tailoring. A special thank you to my family and friends for all their love and support.

Maya D.
A huge thank you to my family, Carla and Don, and Lila for your love and ongoing support!

Ava E.
St. Paul
Mom & Dad, thank you doesn't begin to cover it! You've taught me that being a good human being is the most important thing of all. I'm forever grateful for your love & support. I love you so much! To Brittany L, Brittney E., Carlos, Emerie, Gaspar, Gianna, Kara F, Kara P, Katherine, Lizbeth, Mary M, Mary S, Jeremy, Jorge, Jules, and Sarah, they say it takes a village and you are mine. I am so grateful for ALL of you! Ashley Lauren & Team Fabulous, thank you for taking a chance on this "newbie" from Minnesota. Gammie & Bappa, Grandpa & Karlye, the Fortmeyers, Cody & family, Kelly & Isabella, Darcie & Izzy, and my friends/supporters, you have my heart. I am forever grateful that God has blessed me with such an amazing family & great friends!

Ellie E.
Endless thanks to my circle of supporters for countless hours of work, writing, focus, and preparation. I am especially appreciative of my caring and encouraging parents, and the fabulous Faith Schway. Lots of credit to Calina's Tailoring for helping to make my dream wardrobe come true, as well as being my ultimate cheerleader. Many more thanks to Jamie Mikkleson and Jessica Knowles for helping me become the most glamorous version of myself possible. An extra special thank you to my sponsor, Ardent Corporation. Last but never least, "give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever" (1 Chronicles 16:34). With gratitude, Ellie.

Sabirin H.
Pelican Rapids

Estella H.
Chisago City
Thank you to Voyager Siding & Decks for sponsoring me! Also, thank you to my family for all of your love and support and for helping me achieve my dreams!

Sarah J.
A huge thank you to my friends and family for their support and encouragement and, to my prep team; Dani, Andrew, Brittany and Brenda.

Jeevana K.
Eastern Minnesota
Thanks to my mom and family for their support!

Katlyn L.
International Falls
I'd love to thank all of my amazing sponsors I wouldn't have been able to do it without all of your support! Thank you Formalities, Falls Farm and Garden, Sound North, Megan Boe Lmt, Bryan Nelson Trucking, Eckman GMC, Timberpins, Northland Sales and Service, KGHS, Koerters, Greenlarsen Mortuary, Thunderbird, Island View Lodge, Cheryl Miller Insurance, The Dent Shop, Rainy Lake Gazette, Swanky Gifts on Rainy, Lisa Mann, Holler's Property Maintenance, Border Bar, Reflections Salon, and Beyond Aesthetics. Thank you to all of my friends and family that have supported me through this incredible journey! I love you all!

Tiffany M.
Lino Lakes
Thank you to my family and friends for all of their love and support.

Sydney N.
Brooklyn Park
Thank you to all my loved ones for the support and their help in shaping me into who I am today.

Raven P.
Hennepin County
I will like to thank my supporters that will be watching me and supporting me through this fun and exciting journey, Also to thank my sponsors for choosing me to be in their pageant. And thank you to everyone one that Is helping to set up this pageant.

Olivia P.
Thank you to my wonderful mom who has supported me since day one! I'm so grateful for your love and support. Additionally, thank you to Faith Schway who has encouraged me to pursue this pageant and Ellie Zweigbaum for inspiring me to follow my dreams.

Mikhala R.
Thank you to all my friends and family who have supported me on my many journeys and stand by my side through each new adventure. Thank you to Farrah Buffington for all your advice and guidance and for helping me navigate my way. To Tenzin, thank you for the hair and makeup session and fun photo shoot. To the Nelson family and mom, dad and Teagan, thank you and I love you!

Elizabeth R.
Apple Valley
Thank you to all my family and family who have supported this amazing opportunity! A special thanks to my mother who has supported me from the very start. I could not be here without all of you and the love I received! There is not enough words for how grateful I am to have made it this far. I love every single person who has believed in me. The support is the world to me and I hope to do the same for everyone back!

Alanna V.
Inver Grove Heights
Thank you to my family and friends for being my biggest support system. And thank you to Miss Teen USA and Future Productions for allowing me this opportunity. Giving all of us a chance to voice our platforms and passions. Lastly deepest gratitude to everyone involved in this experience. It has been an amazing and exciting journey!

Alyssa W.
Mille Lacs County
Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me achieve this opportunity I appreciate it and a special thanks to my beloved Lilly you are my world and I wouldn't be here without you!

Tianna W.
Yellow Medicine County
My journey through pageantry would not be possible without the help and support from my mom and grandmother, they are truly my biggest fans. Another big thank you goes to my amazing coach and mentor, Justiss Toavs and Ashley CallingBull. I could not be more thankful to be coached by not only someone who has always believed in me, but also by driven & strong Indigenous women. I would also like to thank my friends and followers for all of the gratitude, love, and support I’ve received through my years of competing. None of this could be possible without the Future Productions team and staff who are so welcoming to everyone who has walked their stage.

Emmaline Z.
La Crescent
First and foremost, I would like to say a big thank you to all my friends and family. Your outgoing support and love has made this experience so much more meaningful and is greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank my amazing sponsor Ted Mannstedt and Son! Without them this entire experience would not have been possible. I am also grateful for their work in fabricating the steel that went into our very own Minnesota Viking's practice facility!