Teen Contestants

People's Choice Award Online Voting!

At this year’s pageant we are holding a special online competition called the People’s Choice! We will be collecting your votes with the help of our voting partner, The Pageant Planet, for your favorite contestant for the People’s Choice in both the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA divisions. This year, the People’s Choice Winners will be guaranteed a spot as a semi-finalist in the Pageant Finals! Voting will take place online and the winners of the People’s Choice for each division will be revealed during the announcement of the semi-finalists as well as recognized during the awards portion near the end of the Pageant Finals!

Any funding raised during the People’s Choice Voting will be split between the titleholder preparation fund to cover various expenses incurred by the state pageant during the titleholders’ preparations for the national pageant, as well as the general production budget for staffing and staging of the state pageant. During this year’s pageant, if the contestant numbers dictate, it may be decided by the judging panel to allow all the state contestants to advance to the Pageant Finals as Semi-Finalists. If so, the winners of the People’s Choice voting will still be announced at the start of the Pageant Finals as well as recognized during the awards portion near the end of the show.

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Miss Colorado Teen USA 2023 Contestants


Katherine A.
Glenwood Springs
I would like to thank my siblings and my mom for helping me through this pageant and for being so supportive of me. I would also like to thank my friends who helped me and encouraged me to do this pageant.

Alanis B.
Delta County
I would love to thank everyone who sponsored and supported me on getting where I am today. You all hold a special place in my heart and believed I could do it and here I am. I would also love to give a special thanks to the big man up there Jesus, he’s been with me through every step of the way giving me the courage and excitement for this weekend. You all are outstanding people with generous loving hearts I will carry all that love with me this weekend. Thank you all so much I love and appreciate every single one of you!

Jayden B.
First, I want to thank my aunt. She has been so supportive and helpful during my last two pageants. She's been my sponsor and my cheerleader. I would also like to thank my cousin Miranda, she has supported me always and she's my rock through tough times. Next, I would like to thank my boyfriend. He's the ultimate pageant boyfriend, and for that, I will forever be grateful. To my best friend, Nena, you have showed me what it's like to be humble and beautiful. To Victor, thank you for hyping me up and making me feel like a queen. Finally, to Kathy; thank you for doing this pageant with me this year. I'm so glad that I inspired you. But now, it's your turn to inspire me.

Peradise B.
Idaho Springs
A huge thank you to everyone that helped me I'm so grateful. Everyone that helped me I'm so thankful for and love all of my support. Special thanks to my sponsor westbound & down also my work place and my manager who helped me out!

Reagan B.
Douglas County
I would like to thank my sponsor, Global Consulting Group, for providing their support through this process. I would also like to thank my family and friends for their amazing support and love through this process, especially my mom and dad, whose support is unwavering in all ways every minute of everyday. I love you!!

Taylor C.
Adams County
I'm humbled and grateful to God, my Family and friends for their continued support. Thank you always from the bottom of my heart! XOXO, Taylor

Maria C.
El Paso County
Walking across stage tonight wouldn't have been possible without my amazing support team and sponsors. Thank you to Kathrine Marie Photography for my official teen head shot and photogenic shots. Thank you to Tamera Mclean for getting me fitness ready and always helping me be my strongest self throughout all of our sessions. Thank you to Kennedy Garcia with spiritual boss chick for coaching me throughout this year and teaching me my voice matters. I would also like to thank my team back at work for supporting me through my best and worst days at work and for letting me be my most creative self. Lastly, I would like to thank my parents, Thank you for letting me follow my dreams no matter how big.

Grace C.
Highlands Ranch
Throughout all of my years competing, I cant believe this is my last! Thank you to my dada, Garrett, Jayce, Ryan and especially my mama for being my biggest fans and for endless love throughout these past couple of years! Thank you to Chloe Reese pageant consulting for your support and love. I could not have tapped into the true Grace without you! Thank you to my family and friends for making me feel supported and confident throughout this journey. I appreciate you and your dedication to my dreams more than I could ever tell you! Thank you to the lord for allowing me this incredible opportunity, surrounded by those who mean most to me.

Emily D.
Montrose County
Thank you to Kelly Frye and Bob Toledo for sponsoring my pageant fee! Thanks to Kelly Frye for my beautiful gown. Gown from Forever Yours Boutique in Albuquerque NM. Thank you, Mom, Dad, and all of my friends and family that have supported me.

Ayshia E.
Air Force Academy
I would like to thank everyone for your love and support. I wouldn't be here without you and your belief in me. Your help and encouragement gave me strength and courage that I didn't know I had. I would like to thank my amazing boyfriend, Davion Garza, and his wonderful family, who has contributed so much, not only financially, but with their support in all areas of this pageant and in my life. I would also like to thank the many Garza friends,my great grandma, my grandma, Aunt Tabi, Mr. Mery, one of my favorite teachers for 5 years who has believed in me, and my friend Steven for donations. Thank you to Zapata Mexican Taco Shop for their support and sponsoring me. I am so grateful for everyone who has been there through the process. Ayshia

Evangelina E.
Weld County
I want to thank and express my gratitude to my Mother and my Father who have been part of my life and this journey. And I also want to thank myself for never quitting, and for believing in me.

Megan F.
I would like to thank Picture It Studios in Southlands and David's Bridal for their donations. I would also like to thank my friend and mentor, Trinity, who shared her pageant experience with me and spent so much time coaching me. Above all I am thankful for my parents, Estela and Jeff (also known as "Momager" and "Daygent"), who have always been my biggest cheerleaders and allowed me to grow and spread my wings in my own way.

Jessica G.
I would love to thank my dad who always supported me. I would also like to thank my boyfriend because he always gave me the confidence to compete. I would also love to thank all my sponsors and all the support I've gotten from them. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity because usually girls like me don't get given the option.

Amaya G.
Southern Colorado
Thank you to my sponsors Red Turtle Trading, Ruybal's Bails Bonds, Forever Finds, Senon Martinez, Elk's Lodge of Alamosa, and Get Inked Tattoo Shop. I would also like to thank my White Buffalo, Ruybal, Martinez, Shakespeare & Garcia families. Many thanks to my community members in the San Luis Valley who have supported me in all my endeavors throughout the years.

Alona G.
Pueblo County
I would like to take the time and give acknowledge to all my supporters and sponsors for making this dream come true. I didn't think i would make it here and last year was a really rough year but i made it. If it wasn't for my friends and family this dream wouldn't have come true. I grew up with two moms it was difficult but life's getting better. All i can say now is thank you to everyone and anything is possible you just gotta work for it.

Hope H.
Jefferson County
I would like to thank my aunt Crystal for helping me figure out the logistics of participating in this pageant as well as my boyfriend for his encouragement through telling me to reach for the stars. Last but not least is of course my parents for keeping me down to earth in the process of being accepted. It is truly an honor to get to participate in this years pageant and I wish luck and love to whoever is crowned Miss Teen Colorado USA!

Sophia J.
Red Rocks
Thank you so much to my mom for always being my #1 fan and biggest support system. She has guided me on the path to where I am today. To my little sisters, Ava, Addy, and Rylan, thank you so much for constantly encouraging and trusting me to be a role model for you guys. To my older sisters, Anjali and Ashlyn, thank you for setting an example for me, you both truly are the definition of beauty by the way of your actions. Out of all the names people can call me, I am so blessed for you to call me your sister. To my pageant moms, Aunt Becky and Miss Danielle, you both have always been there for me through and through. You've always been a shoulder for me to cry on and your kindness has shaped me into the girl I am today.

Emma K.
Garfield County
I would like to give a huge thank you the army of supporters whom have helped me make this dream a reality. I am beyond greatful to my friends and family who have made this experience positive and filled with excitement. I would also like to give a special thank you to my amazing sponsors; La Perla, Mezcla Dance Company, Glenwood Springs Toyota, C Vela’s Fashion, and The Fourth Dimension for supporting me on this wonderful journey. I couldn’t have made it to where I am today with out all of you!

Lillian K.
I'd like to thank all of my friends, family, and supporters for helping me make my dreams come true. Special thanks to Trevor Harrison, Will Ferrell, Rhonda Larkin, Jennifer Sherwood, Rosemary Biggs, and Isabella Montonati.

Nichole L.
Thank you to Weissman Family Dental, The Corcoran Family, Erica Ricker, Pam Wanner, Cindy Fall and The Allen Family for generously sponsoring me! I am so grateful, I could not have done this without you. Also, thank you to my mom, my siblings, my grandparents, and Adam Weibler, for supporting and encouraging me.

Samantha L.
I'd like to first give a huge thank you to my entire family. I wouldn't have made it here without your guys continued support. You guys mean the world to me and i'm so thankful I have you all by my side. I'd like to give a huge thank you to my 2023 sponsors. Peer Kindness Inc, Infinity Engraving and Branding and Nails By Rosario you guys have been so generous and I appreciate everything you've done for me. Your support means the world to me. I'd also like to give a thank you to my amazing coach and my seamstress who work so diligently to make sure I come as prepared as possible. Thank you, I love you all!

Phoenix M.
Saguache County
I am so grateful for this opportunity. I owe a sincere thank you to all the friends and family who have helped make this possible. To my school counselor – Ava Hoffman: thank you for pushing me out of my comfort zone and nominating me to be a contestant. To my Papa – Randy Naveau, to my Abuela – Anita Magaña, and to my family friends – Nakole Flack, Shannon Hinkley, and Ashley Luckow – thank you for helping make this possible. I would also like to thank VIBRANT VALLEY PHOTOGRAPHY of Hooper, Colorado, for sponsoring me in this pageant. Finally, I would like to especially thank my parents, Brandi and Tuck Slane, for always being there to support me in everything I do. I look forward to the many doors this opportunity may open. Thank you.

Madelynn N.
Thank you to the friends, family, and community that is built up around me for always supporting and encouraging me in all of my endeavors! Not only have the loved ones who are close to me provided words of encouragement going into this pageant and my other pursuits but also words of discipline and wisdom to guide me in the right direction. I hope one day my heart can burn as big and bright as the ones who give their love to me, I truly aspire to reach the level of compassion that each friend and family member I have in my life present to me every day.

Hannah N.
Thank you to my parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles, and friends whose financial assistance made it possible for me to participate in this pageant. Not only does something like this take financial support, but I have been humbled by the number of people who have passed on kind and encouraging words that have meant so much to me. I am so very blessed to have family and friends in my life that are always there for me and will always be there for me. I love you all very much.

Jasmine (Kai) P.
Thank you to my family and friends for supporting me and creating a positive environment for me to strive in this pageant. Thank you to my Aunt Amber for helping me with my glamorization, and lastly to my number one supporter, my mom for always believing in me and pushing me to be the best version of myself while preparing me for a life changing event!

Rose P.
Thank you to my parents for supporting me in my first pageant!

Alexis P.
I'd like to thank all of my family and friends that have encouraged me to chase my dreams and passions. Most importantly I'd like to thank my parents after their patients and guidence into such a new experience I will remember for the rest of my life.

Alexis R.
Arapahoe County
I want to thank my family and my teacher Ms. Geer for their support. These past few years have been challenging but with their love and prayers I'm achieving my goals and dreams. My best friend, Adrian, without you I don’t think I could be as happy and confident as I am today, Thank you!

Gabriella R.
Central Colorado
Thank you to every single person in my fan club! My parents for always showing me that I am capable of everything and anything I put my mind to, even if it's a little crazy! My crazy and rambunctious family, that always brings out laughter and always has my back. Amanda Moreno, Jorge, Amanda Cave, and Britteny for equipping me with every tool I need to be successful not only in pageantry but the rest or my life! Girls INC. for blessing me with the opportunity to mentor and stand alongside Strong, Smart and Bold Girls! Most importantly thank you Jesus! I am so blessed to have an amazing support system in everything I do, because of Him!

Kennedy R.
Denver County
First and foremost I would like to give a special thanks to my Mom along with my family and friends for all their support during this amazing experience! I would also like to thank all those that helped via donations to help make this possible; Bonnie Gillette The Salon Wheat Ridge, Colorado; Alexander Dresses Thorton, Colorado; Thank you to Lolavie for the hair products; Greg Gerlach and family, Zak Cannata, Dawn Allen, Craig Nelson, Mike Moncivas and family, Leslie Cook, Dianah Burress and family. All of the love and support was greatly appreciated!

Sayler R.
I would like to thank my sponsors Mark Burnett and David Yanett of Mason-McDuffie Mortgage as well as my father, Don Runyan of RD1 Construction. I also greatly appreciate both my grandma Sue and Grandpa Jeff for contributing to the pageant. But most importantly I appreciate my family for supporting me through this opportunity along with my mom and dad cheering me on in the crowd. I am beyond grateful for everyone who helped me accomplish my passion.

Aspen S.
Pueblo West
I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude for your generous support. Your sponsorship means the world to me and has enabled me to pursue my dreams. Your investment in me has not only helped me financially, but it has also given me the confidence and motivation to continue to work hard and achieve my goals. Thank you for believing in me and for your unwavering support. I am truly grateful for everything my sponsors have given me. I want to thank: PBR, Candis Cooks, Planet Sun, T’s Bar, Sound Energy, Woodsy yet Poised Esthetics, Toes & Sole Foot Health, Mindful Minds Psychiatry, Connie Santos, Foster Aguero, Darrell & Dana SrDoc, Yancey Family and Sipes Family.

Emma S.
Colorado Springs
I’m so thankful I am able to do what I love, and even more for the people around me. Your support has given me the confidence to not only compete, but to be an advocate for women’s health care. I am incredibly blessed for my sponsors: Blo Blow Dry Bar Colorado Springs, Bill’s Plumbing and Drain Service, You make it possible for me to do what I love. To my family, thank you for cheering me on and being the loudest in the stands at every thing I do. You are appreciated, and I am extremely thankful to have you in my life. To my beauty team thank you for making me look and feel my best. I couldn’t do what i do without you.

StevieMarie T.
First and foremost, I want to thank God for giving me the ability to share my gift with others as well as for giving me the fortitude, knowledge, and courage to do so. This wouldn't be feasible without him. As well, please allow me to express my gratitude to my sponsors. I am incredibly grateful for your support of this event! Your help has made it possible for me to show young girls just like me that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Lastly, I could never fathom a gift more valuable than my family and friends. Without your help, I'm not sure what I would be able to accomplish without you guys. I can't even begin to express how grateful I am to have you in my life, I appreciate all of your help throughout this process.

Kailyn V.
I would like to start off by saying thank you to my friends and family that have supported me along the way as well as local businesses. Thank you too Vigil Construction, The Hair Shack, and Impressionz.

Melania V.
Being apart of miss teen Colorado is such an amazing opportunity that I am able to be apart of. I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for everyone who has given me there unwavering support throughout my journey as a Miss teen Colorado contestant. Your belief in me and your encouragement have meant the world to me. Being able to have this opportunity has been an incredible experience, filled with challenges and personal growth. But it is the support of remarkable individuals like you that has truly made this journey unforgettable. Your kind words, your presence, and your support in me has given me the strength and inspiration to push myself beyond my own expectations.

Natalie W.
Canon City
Thank you to all of my sponsors for supporting me through this new journey City on a Hill of Canon City, Crys B. Photography, Davi Nails of Canon City, and my parents Heather & Austin Dunderman. Thank you, City on a Hill, for always having delicious doughnuts and coffee for me to grab. Crys B. Photography, thank you for allowing me to be your model thought this past year and helping me find a new passion of modeling. Davi Nails, for always having a relaxing environment and doing such an amazing job on my nails. Mom and Dad, thank you for supporting me in everything I do and always being by my side. Thank you to all of you, once again. I will do my best to continue to make you all proud.

Alexandria W.
Thank you all for coming to support me in the Miss Colorado Teen USA Pageant. Because of your support and passion to see me succeed, I am able to compete with confidence, affluence, and admiration as a 1st time contestant. My gratitude list is long and includes everyone who blessed me with thought, presence, gifts, and kindness. To you, I say thank you! I would especially like to thank my Coach Chloe Smikahl for encouraging the standard of dignified womanly qualities in a teen world. I wish it were so, that behind every girl's crown, should be a strong loving supportive family. I feel so blessed that I get to call my mom and dad, mine. Thank you all!

Alana W.
Moffat County
Thank you so much to my friends and family for supporting me through my decisions and my new adventures. You have taught that no day is promised, not even tomorrow, so find your dream and make your way to it. Find what makes you awesome and follow it.

Brianna W.
Thank you so much to all of the people who have supported me. I first would like to say a big thank you to Tone Images. Chris Tone has been my sponsor since I first found out I was going to be competing this year. Thank you so much for the amazing pictures and always being there for me no matter what. I dont know what I would do without you! Thank you to friends and family for the consistent encouraging through this whole process.