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Miss South Carolina Teen USA

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Formation  1983
Headquarters  Columbia
Membership  Miss Teen USA
Type  Beauty pageant
Location  South Carolina
Official language  English
Miss South Carolina Teen USA

The Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant is the competition that selects the representatives for the state of South Carolina in the Miss Teen USA pageant. The pageant has been directed by RPM Productions since its inception.


South Carolina has placed 13 times at Miss Teen USA and has produced two winners. Vanessa Joy Minnillo won the Miss Teen USA title on August 17, 1998 in Shreveport, Louisiana and later went on to become successful in the entertainment industry and Katherine (K.) Lee Graham won the Miss Teen USA title on August 2, 2014 in Nassau, Bahamas.

South Carolina holds the record for the most Miss Congeniality awards. It has won three: 1994, 1998, and 2002. In 1998, Minnillo became the first teenager to win both Miss Congeniality and the national title, and is one of only two contestants to achieve this.

Six Miss South Carolina Teen USA titleholders have won the Miss South Carolina USA title and competed at Miss USA.


  • Miss Teen USAs: Vanessa Joy Minnillo (1998), K. Lee Graham (2014)
  • 1st runners-up: Brittany Pjetraj (2008), Tori Sizemore (2013)
  • 2nd runner-up: Marley Stokes (2016)
  • 3rd runner-up: Caitlin Upton (2007)
  • Top 6: Mary Stevenson (1994)
  • Top 12: Lauren Poppell (1993)
  • Top 15: Lindsey Sporrer (2004), Brittany Smith (2006), Keyla Childs (2011), Wesley Mitchell (2015)
  • Top 16: Shannon Ford (2012)
  • Awards

  • Miss Congeniality: Mary Stevenson (1994), Vanessa Joy Minnillo (1998), Austen Brown (2002)
  • Winners

    Color key

    1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


    Miss South Carolina Teen USA Wikipedia

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