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! As contestants complete their registration process, they will be added to the People's Choice voting platform.

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. 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 2022 Contestants


Montserrat A.
Thank you to first & foremost to my amazing mother who is always my support in everything I do. As well as a big thank you to my sister who was my first best friend & will always be my favorite person. My final thank you goes out to everyone who doubted me, insulted me, & criticized me for wanting & being more than they will ever amount to be. Thank you all sincerely from the bottom of my heart. Without you I wouldn't be where I am today.

Lynnea A.
Denver County
I would like to thank Milk and Vivid, Topping Designs, Tame By Shy, and Apricot Lane Lakewood for helping me make sure I look and feel my absolute best this weekend and I want to thank Martinez Fire Protection, Ortiz Custom Cycles, Espi Clothing, and of course my biggest supporters, my family for getting me here! The amount of support I have received along this journey is truly unmeasurable and I'm so incredibly grateful for all of those who have been apart of it. I hope I can make you all proud!

Britney A.
Thank you to my family!

Jayden B.
I would like to thank my two best friends Silvia and Jhoana for being the biggest support systems and helping me throughout my pageant journey. I also want to thank DVXpress Services Inc for sponsoring me and for all of their hard work managing the COVID-19 crisis. I want to thank my coworkers for helping me practice my walk and doing mock interviews with me. I want to thank my mother and my father for their support.

Brooke B.
Thank you to my mom, family, coaches and friends for all your support!

Avery C.
Yuma County
Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored me, supported me, and helped me get this far! I appreciate everyone in my community for their encouraging words, advice, and true belief in me for this amazing opportunity. I am extremely lucky to have the friends and family that I do have and to be from the beautiful town I am from. Every person in my life has molded me into the young woman I am today, thank you to each and every one of you. So much love, Ave

Isabela C.
Thank you to my family and friends who supported me to be where I am today.

Maria C.
Black Forest
Though there are many people that have helped me throughout this journey, only a few stand out above the rest. First of all, I would like to thank my mother Jacqueline. She is the true and the only acceptable definition of hardworking and selfless. No matter what path I've decided to go through in life, my mother has always held my hand in support. Next it would only be appropriate to thank my dad Liam and my step mom Amy. They have taught me that my voice matters and nothing is more powerful then the knowledge you hold. These awe-inspiring people have shaped me into the person I am today. No words could describe my gratitude, but due to the fact that the English language could not begin to do it justice, all I can say is thank you.

Grace C.
Highlands Ranch
Thank you to my family, friends and coaches for your endless support and encouragement. You all mean the world to me and I wouldn't be here without you. PS. Thank you to my brother Garrett for coming to watch me compete again, but this time on your birthday, ha! I love you all! Grace

Emily D.
Montrose County
Thanking my family, friends and everyone who has supported me!

Lucia F.
To my friends & family, thank you for your ongoing support, it really means the world to me! To my mama, thank you for believing in me and always cheering me on. I hope you know how grateful I am to have the best mama in the whole world, I love you! Stella and Caroline, my two sisters that are always patient and honest with me, thank you for everything you do. To my pageant team, thank you for pushing me, I've gained confidence and learned more about myself because of you. And to anyone who's ever followed along with my journey, thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am forever thankful!

Chloe F.
Logan County
Thank you so much to all of my friends, family, and sponsors for the thoughtfulness and generosity that everyone has shown! I can't express my gratitude enough for every single one of you coming together and getting me here today. A special thank you to Chloe Smikahl for helping with my pageant prep. Thank you to my sponsors; Body By Me, Signal Graphics, Sterling Diesel, NK Precision contracting, LLC, and Tennant Funeral home. A very special thank you to all of my friends and family for your thoughtful donations that are very much appreciated! I wouldn’t be here without every single one of you!

Holly G.
Thank you to all my friends and family who have supported me! I couldn't have made it this far without everyone! I appreciate you all so much!

Eden Samone G.
El Paso County
It takes a village, and I am so thankful for mine! Thank you to all my family for all your love, and support. I would especially like to thank my mom for being such a great encourager, I could not have done this without you! You are amazing (dad so are you)! Thank you to my brother Josh "YBP" for being you! To my little brother Jonathan, I enjoyed watching you imitate me, and dodging your toys while I practiced. Ms. Chyrece (Chris), you always believe in me, and you helped prepare me for this moment. To my Zeal Church family thank you for your prayers, love, and support. Young families, thank you! Ms. Stephanie our conversations were the best. Ms. Lu, thank you for all your wisdom! Speciality Restaurants thank you! - Love Eden Samone

Kaitlyn H.
Northern Colorado
From the moment I received my acceptance letter May of 2019, I knew that this pageant would change my life. Over 3 years have passed since then and I am so proud to be where I am now, but I know I couldn't have made it on my own. First I want to thank Mom, Dad, and Aubrey; thank you for cheering me on all this time and dealing with my crazy pageant antics all these years. Thanks to Chloe Smikahl of C. Reese Consulting; you have changed me forever and I cannot thank you enough for the love and mentorship you have showed me. Finally, more thanks extend to Craig Hughes of Body By Craig for always whipping me into shape, and Kayla Cleveland of Hair By Kayla for making sure my hair is stage ready! Love you all, and thank you for believing in me!

Bianca H.
Special thanks to my extended family for their generosity and sponsorship so I could have this opportunity. Huge thanks to the McGough family for encouragement, kindness, and guidance on this adventure. Also thank you Jackie Torres for my beautiful pictures. Lastly thank you to my parents for believing in me and supporting me.

Felisha J.
I would like to thank everyone who helped sponsor me and make this all possible. This is an incredible opportunity, and I wouldn't have been able to do it without them. Their support has meant so much to me. I would like to thank everyone in my family that sponsored me as well as my friends. I am extremely grateful to all of them. They have been absolutely amazing, and I can't thank them enough.

Alaura J.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me in the pageant process, It has been deeply appreciated. I am very found of the kindness that I have experienced thus far with the program. The emotional support by friends and family has been a blessing. Thank you for being here today.

Johnna J.
Eastern Colorado
Thank you to my family, friends, and community for all of the love and support.

Emma K.
Garfield County
I would like to give a tremendous thank you to the army of supporters that have helped me make this dream a reality. Mom, thank you for reminding me to never give up and for your never ending support. Thank you to my other family members and friends who have stood by my side through my pageant journey, making this experience even more exiting. I would also like to give a special thanks to my wonderful sponsors: La Perla, Mezcla Dance Company, and Glenwood Spings Toyota for supporting me on this amazing journey. You all have helped me get to where I am today and I couldn't be anymore greatful for all you guys have done for me.

Kaylee K.
Mesa County
I want to say thank you to my supporters just one more time, my biggest thank you is to my wonderful parents for all the support and effort they have put into my new adventure. Thank you to my coaches Beckie Nelson, Connie Hughes, and Chloe Brown for preparing me for this special weekend! I am thankful for all the families and friends that have been very helpful, especially the Johnson, Hatter, and the Reed families. Mesa Jewelers has been very generous and has supported me in the past, they are a great family-owned business with beautiful jewelry. Mark Construction has also been a generous supporter in the past, and I am grateful for the support. Thank you Jodie Reed Studios, for transforming my hair. Thank you, and love you all!

Kelsey K.
My biggest thanks is owed to my family, specifically my Grandma and my coach Chloe Brown. Throughout every step of my journey I have been shown nothing but support and love. I do not have enough words to express my gratitude. These two women continue to inspire me to be a strong, independent, and determined woman all while staying true to myself.

Sierra L.
Castle Rock
Thank you so much to my family for supporting me and encouraging me to do the best of my ability! I also want to thank all my family and friends who sponsored me! Another big thank you goes out to my pageant coach, Brittinay and Nicole Smith for teaching me how to do my hair and makeup! Thank you to everyone who helped me on my journey, you have no idea how much it means to me!

Yasmin L.
Boulder County
Thank you to my family and friends for supporting me throughout my journey. This is only the begging!

Janeth L.
I would say thank you to all my supporters. As my family has always supported me through the many challenges in my life. They came to America for me to have a better life and follow the American dream. As a dreamer for them, they always wanted me to to accomplish what they couldn't. Graduating high school and continuing my studies is all for them whom I love and cherish. I believe supporters are the ones who support all your dreams and aspects that you want to accomplish. With the help of my parents they made me believe anything is possible if you learn to strive and get what you want.

Parker L.
Adams County
To my amazing mom and dad, thank you for supporting me through this process, I truly could not do this without you. To my grandparents, thank you for always supporting me through everything. To Eileen, truly can't thank you enough for being there to help me when I am completely clueless with what I am doing. To all my friends, thanks for being there and going on this adventure with me. Lastly, I would like to thank Clarke, for being my rock.

Samantha L.
I would just like to give a huge thank you to my whole family for coming together and doing their part!

Emma M.
Jefferson County
Thank you so much to my Coach and supporter, Jordan Sanchez, from The Queen Next Door. Jordan is WONDERFUL! She is such a talented, patient, and empowering role model in this industry. Thank you to my Grandmother, Mary Marshall, whose continuous support allowed me to participate in this amazing experience. Thank you to the citizens of Jefferson County, for allowing me to represent our wonderful community. Thank you to my supportive family, friends, teammates, coworkers, and coaches. I aspire to make you proud! Thank you to my amazing Mother, Amelia Moore, whose resilience inspires me to push forward. I love you; you are the strongest person I know! Thank you ALL! With love, EM, Miss Jefferson County Teen USA

Trinity M.
I would like to thank my mom my friends and my role model Brittany Kershner

Lily M.
I want to take this space to thank my friends for encouraging me to compete again, especially when I was unmotivated to reapply. I would also like to thank my family for their support not only this year, but every year I have competed.

Ashley M.
Fort Collins
I am so very blessed to have such beautiful people in my life who not only support me, but push me to my fullest potential. Thank you to my momma; you are my best friend and biggest supporter. Thank you to Shalon for being the best coach I could ever ask for and dedicating your time to my success. Thank you to Laina for being my best friend and always being there to live life with me. Lastly, thank you to the person reading this; I, and all of my pageant sisters, appreciate your support!

Cynthia M.
I would like to thank my parents for not just their love, but for their unconditional support. They have encouraged me to go after my dreams and they are always by my side cheering me on. Also, a big thank you to my amazing coaches from Soto Academy. Thank you Jovani, Moises, and Ruben for pushing me to become the person I am today. I have grown in so many ways thanks to each and every one of you. A special thanks to NVME Clothing; the place where I find the perfect outfits.

Ayshia N.
Ken Caryl
All the hard work and patience is worth the beautiful moments we get to experience together. I am grateful for all the support of my friends and family, especially my amazing mother who has given so much effort to my dreams. Along with the awesome staff and production team. You WONDERFUL people are the true hero's to us young women.

Silvia P.
Glenwood Springs
This is my first year participating in the Miss Colorado USA. My best friend Jayden Bailey who is also part of this years pageant introduced me last year when she took part. This year we are both in the teen division. Jayden payed my entire entrance and for that I am extremely great full. She is an amazing friend and she has a great heart. I am so excited to be in this years Miss Teen Colorado Pageant with her. Thank you Jayden I love you so much you are truly an inspiration and family to me. Keep being the beautiful person you are.

Karli P.
Elbert County
To my friends and family—you all believed in me on the days when I didn’t believe in myself and for that I can’t thank you enough. You showed me never-ending love and support as I was growing up and your presence in my life has without a doubt been what shaped me into the person I am today. I want to thank my parents, Glenn and Gina Pronske, in particular for raising me the way they did. I have been so blessed to grow up in such a loving home with such good, genuine people as my role models. They have taught me exactly what hard work is and these two have been my number one fans since I was born. I truly don’t know what I would do without them. I love you all, and thank you for everything. I want to give a special thank you to Kelsey Bridgewater Berge, my PCP. She keeps me healthy and feeling great, and I appreciate her support!

Mikayla R.
Pueblo County
I would like to say thank you to everyone who has gotten me to this point to make me who I am today. I would also like to thank my parents for their encouragement and commitment to getting me into this pageant. I would also like to say thank you to my brother and sister for pushing me to be the best person I can be.

Gabriella R.
I would not be the young woman I am today without my amazing crew! Thank you to my mom and family for raising me to never be afraid to be Gabriella, and for always supporting my dreams no matter how crazy! To Amanda, Jorge, Brittany, and Amanda Cave thank you for believing in me and equipping me with every tool I need to be the best version of myself, and for being my hype crew! Most importantly thank you Jesus, for providing me with unreal opportunities and loving me unconditionally. It is all for your name!

Sayler R.
I am beyond appreciative for my parents who have supported me and believed in me from the beginning. As well as many thanks to my sponsors, Runyan Construction, Danielle Runyan Mortgage Advisor at Finance of America, DCF Guns, Finance of America Mortgage, Dawn Sturgeon with Sotheby's, Net Zero Insulation and Moira Gadzic of M.G. Tailoring LLC.

Lila S.
Lone Tree
An abundance of gratitude to all of my family and friends who have supported me on this journey. I am forever grateful for your support and belief in me and all that I stand for. The end result is not where we learn our biggest lessons; it's the journey. Every moment I've experienced in pageantry has taught me so much about myself and who I am. I strive for contentment and perseverance, not perfection. "The journey is never-ending. There's always going to be growth, improvement, and adversity; you just have to take it all in and do what's right, continue to grow, and continue to live in the moment." ~Antonio Brown

Autumn S.
Weld County
Thank you to my friends, family and community for your amazing love and support. Your kindness and positive affirmations have been so encouraging in helping me to step out and achieve this next milestone in my journey. I can only hope to represent my title and you all in the very best way that I can, and to continue on a path of being a positive influence to the youth I meet and mentor along the way.

Addie S.
Thank you friends and family for all the support and sponsorships. A big thank you to EyeCrave for my photos, Jerry's Outdoor Sports, and Wave for their donations as well! I am so grateful for all the love and support that has been given to me. It really encourages me and is appreciated beyond words!

Haven S.
My biggest supporters have always been my parents. They have never discouraged me when I try new things, even if it doesn't work out. You guys have always been there for me. Thank you so much to my family who made my dreams come true.

Emma S.
Colorado Springs
Competing in Miss Teen Colorado is truly my dream and I would have ever been able to compete without my amazing support ! I am truly blessed for the opportunity to be sponsored by Bills Plumbing, Colorado best Real-estate, and Rocky Mountain Auto Brokers. Thank you so much for helping me be able to do what I am so passionate about. Thank you to my amazing friends and family for always being along for the ride and helping me into the woman I have become.

Sarah S.
They say "it takes a village," which certainly could not be more true! My journey to Miss Colorado Teen USA was not one I walked alone, so several thank-you's are in order! To my mom, for always supporting me and being my biggest cheerleader. To Megan and Allie of Powerhouse Pageantry, for helping me find who God called me to be while also guiding me to define my vision for myself. To Patti and Kayla at Glam Squad Prom and Pageant, for bringing my evening gown dreams to life (and for giving me a home away from home)! And, lastly, to Sophie, Shailey, and Ellie, for always encouraging me to pursue my calling and to chase my wildest dreams. Let's do this!

Tatiyana T.
Colorado City
I would like to personally thank my family and friends for their love and support in my running to become Miss Teen Colorado. Thank you all for cheering me on daily and being by my side at all times. You guys inspire me to be the best version of myself everyday. Along with that I'd like to thank my business sponsors for their help in my journey. This includes The Point Design Institute, Colorado Springs Fashion Week, SoSo Shady, Textile Vixen, Villa Sports, Liberty High School, and Propeller Creative. And again, thank you all for your never ending support.

Kailyn T.
Pikes Peak
I want to give a special thanks to all my incredible and supportive sponsors and coaches: Chyrese Exline, Jorge Esteban with PageantSmart, Briana Wilmott with Beauty&Co, Michelle Garrigan and family, Robert Alvarez with All Phase Roofing, and Barb Clark & Pat Arkfeld with Sengence/Kisses4U! Thank you for believing in me and this amazing journey! Finally, thank you to my amazing family and friends. Your continued love and support means so much to me. Much love to you all!

Brianna W.
Thank you mom and grandma Vivian for helping me achieve my dreams and pushing me to step out of my comfort zone.