Photos by Laurel Austin.
Semi-finalists included 2016 runners-up and former Miss Kansas Teen USA titleholders Jessie Colonna (2008) and Alexis Rewalt (2009), and other past SFs Tobie Roberts (4RU at Miss KS Teen USA 2014), Jordan Christian, Meagan Johnson and Lindsay Cunningham. Tobie also won the Evening Gown award.
Two-time Teen runner-up Faith Tyrell won the Congeniality award and an Honourable Mention for highest placed non-finalist, and Jordan Christian was Miss Photogenic.
In the Teen pageant, Malerie was the only contestant in the top five who had competed previously. The four runners-up were, in order, Yasmine Flores, Lauren Savolt, Allie Marx and Gracie Williams. Allie won Miss Congeniality and the Activewear award and Yasmin was the Interview winner. Two-time runner-up Riley Alston and two-time semi-finalist Makennah Whightsil both made the top 13.
It was the 25th anniversary of Vanbros' first pageant as directors (their first titleholder was Miss Kansas Teen USA 1992 and future MIss USA 1RU and Survivor winner Danielle Boatwright). Their two Miss USA winners Shandi Finnessey and Olivia Jordan were among a large group of Kansas' and other former & current titleholders who attended the pageant and were announced on stage prior to the crowning.
1RU: Taylor Schettler (2RU 16, CO TUSA 09)
2RU: Rachel Morris (1RU 16, 1RU 15, 4RU 14)
3RU: Alyssa Klinzing (KS TUSA 13, SF 12)
4RU: Cassie Lohmeyer
Jordan Christian (SF 16)
Jessie Colonna (3RU 15, 2RU 13, NF CA USA 13, KS TUSA 08)
Lindsay Cunningham (SF 16, SF 15, NF 14)
Meagan Johnson (SF 14)
Alexis Rewalt (SF 15, SF 14, SF 13, KS TUSA 09, 2RU 08)
Tobie Roberts (SF 15, 4RU KS TUSA 14, NF 13)
Congeniality: Faith Tyrell
Photogenic: Jordan Christian
1RU: Yasmine Flores
2RU: Lauren Savolt
3RU: Allie Marx
4RU: Gracie Williams
Riley Alston (3RU 16, 1RU 14)
Cyara Heredia Ruiz
Makennah Whightsil (SF 16, SF 15)
Congeniality: Allie Marx
Photogenic: Malerie Moore