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Miss Kansas USA and Teen USA Titleholder History

Your ultimate Miss USA state pageant resource

Take a trip back into the history of the Miss Kansas USA and Teen USA pageants, from the first winner to the most recent. Get to know every single Miss and Teen titleholder with a full listing, hometown map and extensive photo archive, with state pageant photos, Miss USA and Teen USA competition photos and more.

Mother & daughter Gracie Hunt (2021) & Tavia Shackles (1993)
Mother & daughter Gracie Hunt (2021) & Tavia Shackles (1993)

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A guide to the state titleholder listings...

Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titleholders from Kansas

MISS USA 1991

Kelli
McCarty

21 • Liberal

Top 6
at Miss Universe

MISS TEEN USA 1995

Keylee Sue Sanders

18 • Louisburg

 

MISS TEEN USA 2018

Hailey Colborn

17 • Wichita

 

Miss Kansas USA titleholders 1952-2022

Recent titleholders

2019
Kansas USA icon 2019
Alyssa Klinzing

21 • Olathe

Top 10
at Miss USA

2020
Kansas USA icon 2020
Hayden Brax

21 • Leawood

 
 

2021
Kansas USA icon 2021
Gracie Hunt

22 • Overland Park

Top 16
at Miss USA

2022
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Elyse Noe

23 • Lawrence

Top 12
at Miss USA

2023
Kansas USA icon 2023
Haley Berger

22 • Lawrence

 
 

Placements and Awards Summary

Placements

Winner

Kelli McCarty (1991)

1st runner-up

Danielle Boatwright (1996), Lindsay Douglas (2002)

2nd runner-up

Tavia Shackles (1993), Cara Gorges (2007)

3rd runner-up

Tiffany Meyer (2000)

Top 5/6

Kimberlee Girrens (1992)

Semi-finalist

Bette Lou Renick (1952), Brenda Kopmeyer (1973), Carol Hovenkamp (1994)

Top 8/10/11/12*

Alyssa Klinzing (2019), Elyse Noe (2022)

Top 15/16/20*

* Where the semi-finalists are cut in multiple stages before the top 5 or 6

Awards

State Costume

Tavia Shackles (1993)

Other Awards

Best in SwimsuitDanni Boatwright (1996)

A woman wearing an evening gown on stage
Miss Kansas USA 1996 Danni Boatwright in the preliminary evening gown competition at Miss USA 1996

Full Titleholder Listing

IMAGEYEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2023Haley BergerLawrence22
2022Elyse NoeLawrence23Top 12
2021Gracie HuntOverland Park22Top 16Daughter of Miss MO Teen USA 90 & Miss KS USA 93 Tavia Shackles
2020Hayden BraxLeawood21
2019Alyssa Klinzing*Olathe21Top 10Previously Miss KS Teen USA 2013 (SF Miss Teen USA)
2018Melanie Shaner*Overland Park21Previously Miss KS Teen USA 2015
2017Catherine CarmichaelManhattan26
2016Victoria WigginsJunction City26
2015Alexis RailsbackShawnee19
2014Audrey BanachKansas City22
2013Staci KlinginsmithLenexa26
2012Gentry Miller*Overland Park24Previously Miss KS Teen USA 2006 (T10 Miss Teen USA)
2011Jaymie Stokes*Lenexa20Previously Miss KS Teen USA 2007 (T10 Miss Teen USA)
2010Bethany GerberWinfield21Top 15
2009Courtney CourterOlathe23
2008Michelle GillespieMission Hills22
2007Cara GorgesClearwater192nd runner-up
2006Ashley AullLansing20
2005Rachel SaundersTonganoxie21
2004Lisa ForbesOverland Park22
2003Alicia CabreraLeawood23
2002Lindsay DouglasLawrence231st runner-up
2001Kristie KnoxHutchinson25
2000Tiffany Meyer*Lawrence233rd Runner-upPreviously Miss MO Teen USA 1994 (F Miss Teen USA)
1999Amanda Carraway*Manhattan21Previously Miss KS Teen USA 1996
1998Cammie MorisseauWichita21
1997Kathryn TaylorOverland Park25
1996Danielle Boatwright*Tonganoxie201st runner-upPreviously Miss KS Teen USA 1992 (2RU Miss Teen USA)
1995Deborah DaultonLawrence21
1994Carol HovenkampOverland Park22Semi-finalist
1993Tavia Shackles*Shawnee222nd Runner-upBest State CostumePreviously Miss MO Teen USA 1990 (SF Miss Teen USA); mother of Miss KS USA 2020 Gracie Hunt
1992Kimberlee GirrensWichita22FinalistPreviously Miss KS Teen USA 1986
1991KELLI MCCARTYLiberal21Miss USAT6 Miss Universe 1991
1990Rebecca PorterWichita21
1989Nancy BurrisWichita22
1988Cynthia DeckerManhattan20
1987Martina CastleOverland Park22
1986Audra OckermanWichita18Mother of Miss KS Teen USA 2014 Claire-Bailey Lee
1985Jill DenzinLeawood
1984Elizabeth JohnsonPrairie Village19
1983Renee RuchMarysville21
1982Stefani LarsonManhattan19
1981Missy KaserWichita18
1980Lisa BoydWichita18
1979Linda ShieldsLawrence21
1978Mary "Diddy" BellWichita21
1977Sherry BraneWichita17
1976Deborah ViteraOttawa
1975Robbin LoomasOverland Park19
1974Lorraine BreckenridgeWichita19
1973Brenda KopmeyerOverland Park18Semi-finalist
1972Mona GuesnierGreat Bend21
1971Nancy BishopOverland Park18
1970Norma DeckerTecumseh19
1969Molly McGuginFrankfort19
1968Anne LaytonKansas City19
1967Regina WolfeNess City19
1966Pat RavenscroftOverland Park18
1965Linda BergstenLeawood18
1964Barbara FordDerby18
1963Diane StalkerWichita21
1962Linda LightTopeka18
1961Dixie CookTopeka22
1960Peggy PattersonKansas City21
1955-59Did Not Compete
1954Sue RavenscroftLiberal18
1953Did Not Compete
1952Bette Lou RenickLiberal18Semi-finalist
YEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2023Haley BergerLawrence22
2022Elyse NoeLawrence23Top 12
2021Gracie HuntOverland Park22Top 16Daughter of Miss MO Teen USA 90 & Miss KS USA 93 Tavia Shackles
2020Hayden BraxLeawood21
2019Alyssa Klinzing*Olathe21Top 10Previously Miss KS Teen USA 2013 (SF Miss Teen USA)
2018Melanie Shaner*Overland Park21Previously Miss KS Teen USA 2015
2017Catherine CarmichaelManhattan26
2016Victoria WigginsJunction City26
2015Alexis RailsbackShawnee19
2014Audrey BanachKansas City22
2013Staci KlinginsmithLenexa26
2012Gentry Miller*Overland Park24Previously Miss KS Teen USA 2006 (T10 Miss Teen USA)
2011Jaymie Stokes*Lenexa20Previously Miss KS Teen USA 2007 (T10 Miss Teen USA)
2010Bethany GerberWinfield21Top 15
2009Courtney CourterOlathe23
2008Michelle GillespieMission Hills22
2007Cara GorgesClearwater192nd runner-up
2006Ashley AullLansing20
2005Rachel SaundersTonganoxie21
2004Lisa ForbesOverland Park22
2003Alicia CabreraLeawood23
2002Lindsay DouglasLawrence231st runner-up
2001Kristie KnoxHutchinson25
2000Tiffany Meyer*Lawrence233rd Runner-upPreviously Miss MO Teen USA 1994 (F Miss Teen USA)
1999Amanda Carraway*Manhattan21Previously Miss KS Teen USA 1996
1998Cammie MorisseauWichita21
1997Kathryn TaylorOverland Park25
1996Danielle Boatwright*Tonganoxie201st runner-upPreviously Miss KS Teen USA 1992 (2RU Miss Teen USA)
1995Deborah DaultonLawrence21
1994Carol HovenkampOverland Park22Semi-finalist
1993Tavia Shackles*Shawnee222nd Runner-upBest State CostumePreviously Miss MO Teen USA 1990 (SF Miss Teen USA); mother of Miss KS USA 2020 Gracie Hunt
1992Kimberlee GirrensWichita22FinalistPreviously Miss KS Teen USA 1986
1991KELLI MCCARTYLiberal21Miss USAT6 Miss Universe 1991
1990Rebecca PorterWichita21
1989Nancy BurrisWichita22
1988Cynthia DeckerManhattan20
1987Martina CastleOverland Park22
1986Audra OckermanWichita18Mother of Miss KS Teen USA 2014 Claire-Bailey Lee
1985Jill DenzinLeawood
1984Elizabeth JohnsonPrairie Village19
1983Renee RuchMarysville21
1982Stefani LarsonManhattan19
1981Missy KaserWichita18
1980Lisa BoydWichita18
1979Linda ShieldsLawrence21
1978Mary "Diddy" BellWichita21
1977Sherry BraneWichita17
1976Deborah ViteraOttawa
1975Robbin LoomasOverland Park19
1974Lorraine BreckenridgeWichita19
1973Brenda KopmeyerOverland Park18Semi-finalist
1972Mona GuesnierGreat Bend21
1971Nancy BishopOverland Park18
1970Norma DeckerTecumseh19
1969Molly McGuginFrankfort19
1968Anne LaytonKansas City19
1967Regina WolfeNess City19
1966Pat RavenscroftOverland Park18
1965Linda BergstenLeawood18
1964Barbara FordDerby18
1963Diane StalkerWichita21
1962Linda LightTopeka18
1961Dixie CookTopeka22
1960Peggy PattersonKansas City21
1955-59Did Not Compete
1954Sue RavenscroftLiberal18
1953Did Not Compete
1952Bette Lou RenickLiberal18Semi-finalist

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