Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2017 is Alexa Papigiotis who was a semi-finalist last year. Kelsey is 22 and from Cranston, and Alexa is from North Providence and 18.
Among the semi-finalists were Miss Rhode Island (MAO) 2015 Alexandra Curtis, and former Teen runner-up Sarah Reynolds.
In Teen, all four runners-up were competing for the first time. In order from first through fourth they were Hailee Clarke, Madeline Capaldi, Madison Turner and Aliyah Moore. 2016 runners-up Blake Ferretti and Sophia Desmarais both made the top 12, as did 2015 3RU Abby Mansolillo.
1RU: Asia Turner (3RU 16, SF GA USA 15, NF GA USA 11)
2RU: Lindsey Bucci (RI TUSA 11)
3RU: Stephanie Santana
4RU: Carissa DeSantis (NF 16)
Alexandra Curtis (Miss RI 15)
Prutha Patel (SF 16)
Sarah Reynolds (2RU RI TUSA 10, SF 09)
Victoria Smurro (SF NY USA 16, SF NY USA 15)
Photogenic: Kelsey Swanson
1RU: Hailee Clarke
2RU: Madeline Capaldi
3RU: Madison Turner
4RU: Aliyah Moore
Sophia Desmarais (3RU 16, SF 14)
Blake Ferretti (2RU 16)
Abby Mansolillo (SF 16, 3RU 15, SF 14)
Morgan Steele (NF 16)