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 Iowa Teen USA 2022 Contestants


Carlie Jo A.
Thank you to The Hair Team, and my family & friends. There are not enough words to describe how thankful I am for everyone that have helped me come this far. All of the sacrifices people have made to help me achieve my dreams means the world to me.

Kelsey A.
I would like to thank Steve Winger, Julie Stephens, Nancy VanDyke, Richelle Lane, Corinne Coulter, Tonya Gordon, Pam McCampbell, Natalie Lancial, Misty Tyler, Ashley Sorter, Adrianna Arevalo, Emily Stanford, Cindy Stanford and Stacy Michalec for sponsoring me this year in the Miss Teen Iowa Pageant. I would also like to thank my Dad and Step-mom, Chad and Debbie Aldrich for their support through this process as well. Everyone's sponsorship, support, and kindness truly means everything to me.

Kathryn A.
Cedar Rapids
I want to thank my mom and dad for being so supportive!

Payton A.
I would like to thank all my family and friends who have supported me in this experience. Without you I wouldn't be able to try this new, fun opportunity! I am so grateful for all of you who have helped me with your donations. They mean the world to me! I would like to give a special shout out to coach Tina for helping me so much! Without her I truly would not be able to compete in this pageant. Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Amber B.
Northern Iowa
First I would like to thank my step mom for always believing in me. I don't know who I would be without her. She stepped into my life at an early age, when my own mother didn't make it. She was never one to doubt my strength or good potential. She picked up the role of a mother for kids who she did not deliver. For that, I will always be grateful. Second I want to give a huge thank you to Village Creek Bible Camp for giving me the opportunity to be a counselor. My time alone with God is very peaceful. The views and sounds of nature as I pray is more than admirable. Lastly, I want to leave a huge thank you to Barbizon. My personal lifestyle has become much more important to me through them providing me with experience and exposure.

Makenzie D.
Central Iowa
From the bottom of my heart, I owe the biggest shoutout to my sponsors- Amanda Hardenbrook of Planet Hair Salon, Beverley Fowles of Beverly's Bakery, Bill and Patsy Pearson, Brant Koffman of Signature Signs, Brian Dresback of Christopher’s Rare Coins, Chad and Dana Crutchfield, David and Lori Sears, John Bustad, John and Barb DeJoode, Kathy Bermel of Edible Arrangements, Kathy Nixon of Barrett Plating, Mark Tiernan of Tiernan’s Service Center, Scotty and Jennifer Roberts, Tim and Marinee Fulmer, and the Woodward, Iowa Women’s American Legion Auxiliary. I also want to say a special thanks to my employer Kennybrook Village Retirement Community which has given me my platform, and to my dad Gary, mom Amy, and sister Kayley. Thank you all!

Madeline E.
I would like to first and foremost thank my friends and family for their unconditional love and support through this entire journey. Huge shoutout to FELS Photography for an amazing headshot and KPC Kelly´s Pageant Coaching for pushing me to be my best. Sponsor shout out to GLAM Prom Stores, Grey Lotus Boutique, Advanced Family Dentistry, and Cosmo by Chey for the donations and well wishes. I am humbled and grateful for your generosity.

Sophia F.
I have had many supporters but I would like to thank my family for supporting me the most throughout this journey. I would also like to thank Oh! So In Boutique for sponsoring me! Thank you to Wink Beauty Lab and Fels Photo for making me feel beautifully myself! Lastly, I would like to thank the judges and Future Productions for this fantastic opportunity!

Sydney H.
Sioux City
Thank you to my amazing parents who encouraged me to take an oppurtunity outside of my comfort zone. Furthermore, a large thank you goes to my grandparents, Bob and Renee, who never fail to support me in everything I do. Thank you to my younger sisters who always make me smile. Finally, to my friends, Avery, Baling, Eliana, Joseph, Madelyn, and Ruby who have shown me what it means to be the best person I can be.

Raegan K.
I want to thank my mom and dad for their love and all that they do for me. You have both encouraged me to be my authentic self and be proud to be me. Thank you to my sister for being my role model and for also being one of my biggest cheerleaders. To my family, friends and pageant team, thank you for all of the support and the love you have shown me. It takes a village! I am grateful to have each of you on this journey with me. Much love and many thanks!

Sarah K.
Des Moines
I want to thank all of my sponsors and everyone who has helped me with the pageant, it means so much to me that I have gotten so much help in so many ways. Thank you again!

Mackenzie L.
Warren County
Thank you to all my friends and family that have supported me throughout my journey. A special shoutout to my parents for being there for me every step of the way. I dedicate this to my grandfather who instilled me to never give up on my dreams and is the reason I am standing here today. Special thanks to Blush Parlour Salon and to Kellys Pageant Coaching (KPC)

Marisa M.
Dallas County
Thank you so much to my family and friends for all your support. I love you!

Lexie R.
Delaware County
Thank you to Billy and Kaely at Eleanor Kathryn Photography, Kathy Kirk, Maranda Hatcher, Cody Simons, Justin and Sarah Rieken, Addy Rieken, and Bryan and Susan Rieken. Your support does not go unnoticed, and I am so grateful to have you all be a part of my journey.

Hali S.
Woodbury County
I'd like to thank my siblings, my parents, and my best friend. I wouldn't be where I am in life without them. They have been my inspiration and rock. They make me see things in a different way. If you can dream it and make it a reality your one good rockstar. I have worked hard and have achieved my goals. Don't let anything knock you down. Work hard, dream big, put your mind to it, and you can achieve anything you want. I love you all, family, friends, and fans.

Siani S.
Des Moines County
I would like to thank all the people who have supported me throughout my life and helped me to believe I achieve all of my dreams and goals in my life. My mom for always being there when I need you, you are my rock, I don't think I would be anywhere without you, My Uncle who has always told me to embrace my creative side and always try new things and have fun with living life to the fullest, my brothers who always have been there for their big sister and always supporting all my crazy antics, my friends who hype me up All the time making me believe I can do anything. And mainly God who I wouldn’t be anything or anywhere without I’ve been given so many blessing including this one and I can’t wait to see what else he has in plan for me.

Malinda V.
Clear Lake
Thank you to Voortmann Chiropractic and my family

Vanessa W.
First, I would like to thank Future Productions and all of their staff and partners for making this all possible. Second, I would also like to thank North Iowa Designs for my dresses and expenses. Last, but not least, I am thankful for my friends and family for their support. I appreciate everyone's hard work and kindness. Thank you!