Virginia has the record for crowning the most former Teen titleholders and there are two former Teens back this year, both competing for the first time. Caelynn Miller-Keyes, Miss VA Teen USA 2013 will be hoping to add to the run of success the 2013 Teens have had this year; the other is Miss Teen USA 2010 semi-finalist Jacqueline Carroll who will be aiming to be the first 2010 Teen to win a title for 2016.
Two of last year's runners-up, Miss VA 2013 Desiree Williams (1RU) and Jamie Hughes (2RU) are competing again this year. Unusually between competing in VA last year & this year, Jamie Hughes competed at Miss New York (MAO) over the summer. Destani Huffman, Teen first runner-up in both 2011 & 2012, is back in Virginia after competing in NC in 2014. Hannah Uhlig, another past Teen runner-up (2RU to Jackie in 2010), has also returned to her home state. She competed in Texas last year and was a non-finalist. Fourth runner-up at Miss VA Teen USA 2014 Ashley Vollrath is competing in Miss for the first time.
The Teen group are largely new but there are two runners-up back: Alexis Ramsey (2RU) and Lexi Crosen (4RU). This is Alexis' fourth year competing.
2016 contestants marked with asterisks:
MISS VIRGINIA USA (21)
Erika Baldwin (NF 15, NF 14)
Jacqueline Carroll (Miss VA Teen USA 2010)
Lehanna Craft (NF 15, NF OH USA 14, SF OH USA 12, SF 10, 2RU 09)
Sidney Durham (SF 15, NF 14)
Destani Huffman (NF NC USA 14, NF VA TUSA 13, 1RU VA TUSA 12, 1RU VA TUSA 11)
Jamie Hughes (2RU 15)
Alexis Johnson (T15 LA USA 13, T10 LA TUSA 11, T10 LA TUSA 10)
Lindsey Marks (NF DC USA 14)
Caelynn Miller-Keyes (Miss VA Teen USA 2013)
Hannah Uhlig (NF TX USA 15, NF VA TUSA 11, 2RU VA USA 10)
Ashley Vollrath (4RU VA TUSA 14)
Delesia Watson (SF 15, SF 11)
Desiree Williams (1RU 15, Miss VA 2013)
MISS VIRGINIA TEEN USA (24)
Lexi Crosen (4RU 15)
Corrine Hilton (SF 15)
Kaylee Olivas (NF 15)
Monica Osborne (SF 15)
Alexis Ramsey (2RU 15, T15 NC TUSA 14, SF VA TUSA 13)