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Jaanu Patel was Miss California Teen USA 2017

Huntington Beach


4th runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2017

A native of Huntington Beach, Jaanu Patel was crowned Miss California Teen USA on 4 December 2016 and represented California at the Miss Teen USA 2017 pageant in Phoenix, Arizona. Jaanu was a junior at Huntington Beach High School during her reign and went on to graduate from UCLA. She loves to travel and represented her school at the International Model United Nations Conference in Montreal.

2017 bio:

Jaanu is a junior at Huntington Beach High School. She aspires to become a pediatrician and is currently a volunteer with Kaiser Permanente’s maternity ward. Jaanu has participated in Bollywood dance since she was four. She loves to travel – she’s been to 15 countries spread over 6 of the 7 continents – and has represented her school at the International Model United Nations Conference in Montreal.

Miss Teen USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss Teen USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Jaanu’s official Miss Teen USA photos.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Jaanu’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passes on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Jaanu made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Jaanu’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Janiece Love as Miss California Teen USA 2018.

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Jaanu’s “after the crown” photos, including when she competed at Miss California USA 2023.

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