Miss Nebraska Teen USA
|Miss Teen USA|
|John M. Vannatta|
Jennifer Vannatta-Fisher, State Pageant Director
The Miss Nebraska Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Nebraska in the Miss Teen USA pageant. The pageant is directed by Vanbros & Associates, headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas. In 2002, Nebraska joined the Vanbros group of state pageants for the Miss USA and Teen USA system. In 2022, Nebraska became the 28th state that won the Miss Teen USA title for the first time.
Nebraska has had only six placements at Miss Teen USA. The state was the second-to-last to make its first placement, which came in 2004, when Meagan Winings advanced to the semi-finals.
Five Nebraska teens have crossed over to win the Miss Nebraska USA title and compete at Miss USA, with Sarah Summers being the most successful, winning the title of Miss USA 2018. One other Nebraskan previously competed in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen.
Faron Medhi of Omaha was crowned Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2022 on March 6, 2022 at Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center in Omaha. She went on to win Miss Teen USA 2022 on October 1st, 2022, becoming the very first delegate from Nebraska to win the title.
- Miss Teen USA: Faron Medhi (2022)
- 3rd runner-up: Audrey Eckert (2020)
- Top 10: Meagan Winings (2004)
- Top 15/16: Danielle Zuroski (2006), Erin Swanson (2019), Daisy Sudderth (2021)
Nebraska holds a record of 6 placements at Miss Teen USA.
- Miss Congeniality: Jasmine Fuelberth (2013), Daisy Sudderth (2021)
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
|Year||Name||Hometown||Age1||Placement at Miss Teen USA||Special awards at Miss Teen USA||Notes|
|2023||Aubrie Charter||North Platte||18||TBA||TBA|
|2022||Faron Medhi||Omaha||18||Miss Teen USA 2022||First Asian American Miss Nebraska Teen USA|
|2021||Daisy Sudderth||Omaha||18||Top 16||Miss Congeniality|
|2020||Audrey Eckert||Lincoln||17||3rd runner-up|
|2019||Erin Shae Swanson||Norfolk||18||Top 15||Cousin of Nora Steinke, Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2022|
|2017||Samantha Washington||Lincoln||18||Previously Miss Nebraska's Outstanding Teen 2013
First African American Miss Nebraska Teen USA
First woman in Nebraska to hold teen titles in both the Miss America and Miss USA organizations
Later 2nd runner-up at Miss Nebraska USA 2019 and 2020 competitions
|2016||Erika Etzelmiller||Lincoln||18||Later Miss Nebraska USA 2021 and Top 16 at Miss USA 2021|
|2015||Paige Pflueger||Lincoln||17||Daughter of Paula Louise Mitchell, Miss Nebraska 1980|
|2013||Jasmine Fuelberth||Norfolk||16||Miss Congeniality||Later Miss Nebraska USA 2017|
|2012||Sarah Rose Summers||Omaha||17||Previously National American Miss Teen Junior 2009–10|
Later Miss Nebraska USA 2018 and Miss USA 2018
|2010||Amanda Soltero||Columbus||18||Later Miss Nebraska USA 2014 and Top 20 at Miss USA 2014|
|2009||Sarah Hollins||Omaha||18||Later Miss Nebraska USA 2016|
|2008||Melissa DeJong||David City||17|
|2006||Danielle Zuroski||Ralston||18||Top 15|
|2005||Kelsy Brown||Wood River||17|
|2004||Meagan Winings||Atkinson||18||Top 10||First Miss Nebraska Teen USA to ever make the semifinals at the national pageant; Later Miss Nebraska USA 2009|
|2002||Brieanne Bogart||Omaha||17||Honorable Mention|
|2000||Amy Weigert||Grand Island||17|
1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant
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- ^ a b Wolfe, Abby (August 17, 2017). "Sophomore Samantha Washington Aims for Historic Third Pageant Title". Study Breaks.
- ^ "Marney Monson To Represent State". The Omaha World-Herald. 1991-11-26.
- ^ "Teen Winner 'Cant Believe It". Omaha World-Herald. 4 December 1990. Retrieved 19 February 2023.
- ^ "Miss Nebraska Teen USA named". Fremont Tribune. 17 December 1985. Retrieved 19 February 2023.
- ^ "Teen in News". Omaha World-Herald. 15 January 1985. Retrieved 19 February 2023.