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KK Kokonaing is Miss Indiana Teen USA 2022



A native of Huntertown, KK Kokonaing was crowned Miss Indiana Teen USA on 10 April 2022 and represented Indiana at the Miss Teen USA 2022 pageant in Reno, Nevada. KK made history by being crowned the first-ever Burmese-American to win a state Teen USA title, and she wore a traditional Burmese outfit as her state costume to celebrate the Burmese community in Indiana. She hopes to work in clinical research as a neuroscientist and serve others in ministry as a worship leader.

Miss Teen USA pageant photos

The Miss Teen USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are KK’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 KK’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 KK 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 KK’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Kinley Shoemaker as Miss Indiana Teen USA 2023.

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. KK was the first 2022 Teen titleholder to return and compete in a Miss pageant, finishing 5th runner-up to Stephanie Sullivan at Miss Indiana USA 2024.  She competed alongside her younger sister JJ who was a runner-up at Miss Indiana Teen USA.  Here are KK’s “after the crown” photos.

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