|Miss Teen USA|
The Miss Tennessee Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Tennessee in the Miss Teen USA pageant. The pageant is directed by Greenwood Productions under the ownership of Miss Tennessee USA 1989, Kimberly Payne Greenwood, since 1992.
Tennessee is in the top 5 most successful states at Miss Teen USA in terms of number and value of placements . In the 1990s, they were placed first . They have the third (equal) highest number of semi-finalist (or better) placings and are one of only five states to have received more than three awards .
Six Tennessee teens have gone on to win the Miss Tennessee USA title and compete at Miss USA, including Lynnette Cole, who won the Miss USA title in 2000 and Rachel Smith, Miss USA 2007. Both Cole and Smith won Miss Photogenic awards at Miss Teen USA, each five years prior to their Miss USA win. This makes Miss Tennessee Teen USA the only state and pageant to have two Miss USAs win the Miss Photogenic award at Miss Teen USA.
- Miss Teen USAs: Shelly Moore (1997), Stormi Henley (2009)
- 1st runners-up: Bridgett Jordan (1998), Alicia Selby (2003)
- 2nd runners-up: Molly Brown (1984)
- 3rd runners-up: Hannah Faith Greene (2015)
- 4th runners-up: Tiffany Stroud (2004), McKinley Farese (2022)
- Top 5: Casey Porter (2000)
- Top 6: Allison Alderson (1994), Lynnette Cole (1995)
- Top 10: Rachel Boston (1999), Rachel Renee Smith (2002), Sofie Rovenstine (2018)
- Top 12: Jaime Dudney (1993)
- Top 15/16/20: Macy Erwin (2007), Kristen Rose (2010), Emily Suttle (2013), Morgan Moseley (2014), Savannah Chrisley (2016), Bailey Guy (2019), Ansley Ecker (2020), Blye Allen (2023)
Tennessee holds a record of 23 placements at Miss Teen USA.
- Miss Congeniality: Missy Pierce (1988)
- Miss Photogenic: Lynnette Cole (1995), Rachel Renee Smith (2002)
- Best in Swimsuit: Shelly Moore (1997)
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
|Year||Name||Hometown||Age1||Placement at Miss Teen USA||Special awards at Miss Teen USA||Notes|
|2023||Blye Allen||Knoxville||16||Top 20|
|2022||McKinley Farese||Germantown||18||4th runner-up|
|2021||Annie Zhao||Memphis||16||Second Asian American Miss Tennessee Teen USA
Later Miss Tennessee Teen Volunteer 2023
|2020||Ansley Ecker||Atoka||18||Top 16||Previously Miss Tennessee High School America 2017, Miss Kansas High School America 2018, Miss Connecticut High School America 2019|
|2019||Bailey Guy||Hendersonville||16||Top 15||Previously 1st runner-up at Miss Tennessee's Outstanding Teen 2018, Later USA National Teen 2021|
|2018||Sofie Rovenstine||Franklin||18||Top 10||Later Victoria's Secret model|
|2017||Megan Ski Hollingsworth||Lewisburg||18||Later 2nd runner-up at Miss Tennessee USA 2019|
|2016||Savannah Chrisley||Nashville||18||Top 15||Daughter of Todd Chrisley. Appears on Chrisley Knows Best.|
|2015||Hannah Faith Greene||Chattanooga||17||3rd runner-up||Previously 4th runner-up at Miss Tennessee's Outstanding Teen 2014|
|2014||Morgan Moseley||Johnson City||15||Top 15|
|2013||Emily Suttle||Franklin||16||Top 16||Later Miss Tennessee USA 2022, Top 12 at Miss USA 2022|
|2012||Shanese Brown||Madison||16||Originally first runner-up; assumed the title after Samara Ham's disqualification|
|Samara Ham||Crossville||17||Did not compete||Honorably Resigned the title due to blackmail of topless photography and disqualified. First Asian/American to win title.|
|2010||Kristen Rose||Bristol||18||Top 15||Later 1st runner-up at Miss Tennessee USA 2014|
|2009||Stormi Henley||Crossville||18||Miss Teen USA 2009|
|2007||Macy Erwin||Chattanooga||17||Top 15||Contestant on ABC's America's Prom Queen|
|2006||Ashley Durham||Adamsville||16||Later Miss Tennessee USA 2011, 1st runner-up at Miss USA 2011|
|2004||Tiffany Stroud||Limestone||16||4th runner-up|
|2003||Alicia Selby||Sparta||17||1st runner-up|
|2002||Rachel Renee Smith||Clarksville||17||Semi-finalist||Miss Photogenic||Later Miss Tennessee USA and Miss USA 2007, 4th runner-up at Miss Universe 2007|
|2000||Casey Porter||McMinnville||17||Top 5||Later 1st runner-up at Miss Tennessee USA 2006|
|1999||Rachel Boston||Chattanooga||17||Semi-finalist||Actress best known for her portrayal of Beth Pryor in the NBC series American Dreams|
|1998||Bridgett Jordan||Collierville||18||1st runner-up||Winner of Miss Oktoberfest 1999, Miss Teen All American 1996|
|1997||Shelly Moore||Knoxville||18||Miss Teen USA 1997||Best in Swimsuit|
|1995||Lynnette Cole||Columbia||17||Top 6||Miss Photogenic||Later Miss Tennessee USA and Miss USA 2000 and finished 5th at Miss Universe 2000, 3rd runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 1998, Miss Teen All American 1997|
|1994||Allison Alderson||Jackson||18||Top 6||Triple Crown winner, later Miss Tennessee 1999 and Miss Tennessee USA 2002; Sister of Miss District of Columbia USA 1999, Amy Alderson|
|1993||Jaime Dudney||Whites Creek||17||Semi-finalist||Daughter of Barbara Mandrell. Played Georgia Tucker on As the World Turns.|
|1988||Missy Pierce||Reelfoot Lake||17||Miss Congeniality|
|1985||Cammy Jo Wood||Bartlett||18|
|1984||Molly Brown||Loretto||16||2nd runner-up||Later Miss Tennessee USA 1987|
1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant
- "Kimbery Payne Greenwood named as Miss Tennessee USA Director" (Press release). Business Wire. 1992-05-28.
- "Henley wins Miss Tennessee Teen USA pageant". Crossville Chronicle. October 30, 2008.
- Dexter, Jamie (2007-10-06). "Natalie Phillips crowned Miss Tennessee Teen USA". The Leaf Chronicle.
- "Tyner Academy student is Miss Tennessee Teen USA/Macy Erwin will represent state at Miss Teen USA pageant next August". Chattanooga Times. 2006-10-21.
- King, Wendy (2007-08-24). "Macy Erwin Scores Top 15 Finish at Teen USA". The Chattanoogan.
- "Crossville, Maryville natives win pageants". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. 2000-11-09. p. A2.
- Lange, Linda (1997-09-30). "Portrait of a beauty queen; Shelly Moore is dazzled, and dazzling, as she begins her year as Miss Teen USA". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. p. B1.
- "Crowned". The Commercial Appeal. 20 Nov 1984. Retrieved 8 March 2023.