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Carissa Tillinghast is Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2024


Semi-finalist 2022, 1st runner-up 2021

A native of Warwick, Carissa Tillinghast was crowned Miss Rhode Island Teen USA on 26 May 2024 and will represent Rhode Island at the Miss Teen USA 2024 pageant in Hollywood, California.  Carissa is a previous Miss RI Teen USA first runner-up and was Miss Rhode Island Teen Volunteer 2023, representing Rhode Island at the first ever Miss Teen Volunteer America pageant.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Carissa’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 Carissa has made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Carissa was first runner-up to Sydney Jaiswal in 2021, a semi-finalist in 2022 and then won the first ever Miss Rhode Island Teen Volunteer pageant, competing at Miss Teen Volunteer America 2024. Here’s a look back at her previous pageant photos.

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