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! 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.

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Miss Iowa Teen USA 2021 Contestants


Elise C.
I would like to thank Insurance Audit Services for sponsoring me on this journey. I am especially grateful to my parents, Chip and Jessica who have never failed to consistently support me in everything I do, including participating in this pageant, I truly can't thank them enough. I would also like to thank my two brothers, Logan and Dayne for always making me laugh and being there for me when I need them. Lastly, I would like to thank my best friends, Gabby and Jordan for being there for me in this new journey and always giving me a reason ti smile.

Shakira C.
Thank you to my parents and my close friends for the help and encouragement to allow me to partake in this pageant.

Regan C.
Southeast Iowa
Thanks to my mom and Kelly for always believing in me.

Leah E.
I would like to say thank you to my mom and dad, two people who have supported me my whole life. I would also like to thank my friend Katie for helping with my hair and makeup, as well as taking my photos. I appreciate all of you very much, and am very excited to take you on this journey with me.

Sophia F.
I would like to thank my parents for always supporting me and helping me reach my goals!! I would also like to thank both of my sisters Olivia and Isabella for being supportive. I am honored to be selected to participate in Miss Teen Iowa, so I would like to thank the people who are making this pageant happen!! I would like to thank the judges and other workers for making this production possible!! Thank you all so much!! I am so honored to be participating this year!!

Aashika G.
Iowa City
I would like to thank my younger sister, my grandma, and especially my parents for their continued help and support. They have encouraged me to participate and more specifically, try to overcome my fear of walking the ramp. As the founder and CEO of my company iCake, I’d also like to thank all my customers for their gracious patronage. I am looking forward to meeting new people while maintaining social distancing.

Kailey J.
Eastern Iowa
First I want to thank my amazing parents for all they have done for me for this years state pageant. With out them I would not be able to get to do what I do! A big shout out to my mom for driving me everywhere and making sure I could be as best prepared as possible. I would also like to give a shout out Cassie Marks and Katie Kenny for all of the guidance and support for the past year! With out them I would not be where I am today as a contestant. I also want to give a big thank you to my hair and makeup team WINK beauty and lash lab for getting me all glammed up for photos and the state pageant. Another thank you is to Fels photos for shooting some amazing headshots of me. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and cheered me on!

Brandilee J.
Mason City
I want to first start out by thanking my friends and family for being there every step of the way. I then want to thank Brian Randall Realty and Sports Page for their donations. Next I want to thank Paparazzi Jewelry independent consultants Kristen and Gabe for supplying all of my jewelry for my events as well as donating money for me to participate. I would like to thank Mary Kay independent consultant Marlys Linde for donating all my makeup. Along with Photography by Katie Sue for taking my pictures. Finally I want to thank Cadie King for doing my hair and being one of my biggest supporters. I would not be here without all the people who supported me.

Chloe L.
Southwest Iowa
I would first like to thank all of my family that helped me make my dreams come true. To begin with my aunt Lisa who pushed me to continue in pageants and strive for my dreams. Next, my mom, she has also pushed me to reach for my dreams and to never give up. I would also like to thank my grandparents for helping sponsor me as well and help me every step of the way. I would like to thank Pam KIinkefus for sponsoring me. I would also like to thank Mike Rasmussen for also sponsoring. One last thank you to my bosses Chris and Carrie at the Bucksnort restaurant for also sponsoring me.

Mackenzie L.
Warren County
I would like to thank my sponsors, friends and family for all the love and support. Thank you to my sponsors at Professional Body Works in Indianola, the Trom family, Blush Parlour Salon in Norwalk and especially my parents. Thank you all for helping me get where I am today, without you this wouldn't be possible and I am very thankful for this opportunity. This has been a dream of mine since I've been a little girl and I'm so grateful that you all have played a role in making this dream of mine finally come true. Finally a huge shoutout to Kelly for being my coach and mentor all in one. You've helped me to learn and grow so much through this experience. I'm truly blessed to have met you. I love you all!

Aubreyonna M.
Thank you to my sponsors Karrie Klingner Webb Photography for my headshot, WAM Cattle, Animal Health Center, and Klingner Show Cattle. Thank you to my family and friends for always supporting and believing in me. As Mark Batterson once said, "You are only one defining decision away from a totally different life." I can not wait to see where this decision takes me.

Reagan M.
I want to thank my parents for being huge supporters for me with everything I've been through. My mom is my biggest supporter and I am so lucky to have a mom I am so close to. So thank you mom for always being there for me!

Kaylyn P.
Polk County
Thank you to my family and friends for your support.

Alexis P.
Sioux City
Thank you so much for this opportunity. It has been a dream if mine to just be accepted to take place in Miss Teen USA. I am very excited to compete and experience this opportunity. Thank you again so much.

Hali S.
I would like to thank my nana, mom, dad, brother, and sister. They have helped me through a lot of obstacles to get here. They have been my biggest support. I couldn't have done this without them. I owe my sister and mom a big thank you for helping me pick out my dresses. I owe my dad a big thank you for paying for my dresses.

Angel S.
West Des Moines
I want to thank my supporters, especially Kelly Brown and Theresa Scherer who both pushed me to compete, and have assured I am well-prepared! I also want to give a huge thank you to my Grandmother for supporting all of my dreams, and my mother for always being by my side!

Shayla T.
Thank you Invisible Fence of Central Iowa and Busch Grain Farms for helping me with my pageant fees. I want to thank my family and friends for being my biggest support system. The opportunity to expand my confidence through this event would not be possible without my family's support and my community's donations.

Malinda V.
Northern Iowa
Thank you to Voortmann Chiropractic, family, and friends.

Vanessa W.
I would like to thank my parents and family members for supporting and helping me. I would also like to thank my parents for giving me opportunities to earn money to put myself through this competition.

Carrie W.
Thank you to my friends and family who are always supporting me. I'm so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. Mom, Dad, Breanne, Kelly, Aunt Karina, Granny & Grandpa, Antonio, Mady, and so many more. I have so much love for all of you.

Ashley Z.
Thank you to my family and friends for supporting me.