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 until 4pm CDT on Sunday, April 25th. 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!

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 South Dakota Teen USA 2021 Contestants


Kate D.
Thank you to all my Family and Friends for being such an amazing support system as I have dedicated the last four years to representing South Dakota! I wouldn't be here today without My Mom. Mom, Thank you for being my biggest cheerleader as I have grown up this far and I can't wait for more of our girls trip adventures ahead, you're my biggest role model!

Grace D.
Sioux Falls
Thank you so much to my wonderful sponsors for supporting me throughout this new journey. McCook Therapy and Wellness, Brickhouse Flowers, Dave's Barber Shop, Uniquely You, Keith Paulsen at Vernon Company, CR Cattle Company, and Salem Drug were all very generous in their donations towards this new endeavor. I truly appreciate all the support as it has helped make this dream come true!

Naomie F.
North Sioux City
I would love to thank my family, they are my biggest supporters and will always be proud of everything I work hard to achieve. I would like to thank my boyfriend for being beside me and always having my back. I love you guys so much.

Teyara G.
I would like to thank all my family in South Dakota and Colorado for supporting me not only in my dream of becoming Miss Teen USA but everyday of life, I value the insight and guidance they continue to provide to me. I love you all!

Vanessa K.
Northeast South Dakota
Thank you to With the Wind Vineyard & Winery, Rosholt Insurance Agency, Steve's Service, and Egger's Furniture for sponsoring me in this amazing experience!

Alexis K.
Lincoln County
I would like to thank my parents Holly, Jon & Jenny, my aunt Bonnie. My great aunt Jane, many other dear family members and friends that helped me get here! Also thank you Salon M for supporting my goals. Thank you everyone for the support you have given me.

Cayla N.
Charles Mix County
I am beyond thankful for this opportunity and could not have done it without my friends and family. I owe a big thank you to my mom for helping me make decisions the whole way and getting me where I am today. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I couldn't have done it without you. My friends encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and try something new and without them, I would not have made as many memories as I did. I love you guys and I am very glad to have all of you by my side.

Lindsey P.
Black Hills
I would like to personally thank all of my sponsors for their donation to make it possible for me to compete in this year's Miss South Dakota Teen USA Pageant. I really appreciate your love and generosity to make this possible. It is because of your kindness that I am able to follow my dreams. I am very proud and excited to represent the Black Hills of South Dakota and its fine people. Thank you for this opportunity. I couldn't do it without you. I will do my very best to make you proud. Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. James Denholm, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wright, Jared Taylor, DDS, Evans Orthodontics, Lanelle Crosswait, James Fee, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Linn, Julie Fisk, Becki Denholm, Lisa Groulx, Gary Miller, Lynn Powell, Shandra Allerdings (Hairstylist in Rapid City)

Stefonna S.
Oglala Lakota County
I would like to thank my Mother and my Grandparents Alberto and Donna Salomon for always being there for me and believing in me. For the full support they have shown me. I would like to thank my Sister Ally for being by my side. Thank you to my brothers Jyles, Drew and Colt and Step-father Drew for the unconditional support. I am very grateful for all my family and friends who are amazing! I’ve had some very good role models and mentors in life, including my Basketball Coaches who have been a huge part of my life. Thank you everyone who has had an impact in my life. I appreciate you all very much.

Katie S.
Southeast South Dakota
I am appreciative for C. Reece Consulting by Chloe Brown for devoting her time to help further my preparations. Thank you to Hillary Christopher with Majestic Mist Mobile for giving me a great glow, Courtney Coughlin with ShopCCXO for sponsoring my rehearsal outfit, and Terra Lingemann with Hollywood Style for sponsoring hair services. Thank you to JAKS Bridal for helping with my wardrobe. Thank you to Holly Hoffman and Whitney Werner for dedicating their time to help me perfect my interview skills, and Shannon Rook, Madison Dorenkamp, Laura Raeder, and others for helping me prepare for interview through mock interviews. Thank you to my family, friends and other loved ones who are always supporting me.

Jaquelynn T.
I would like to thank Elite Limousine, and Boss' pizza for sponsoring me. In addition to them, my parents, who despite dealing with our busy lives, in general, are standing behind me. They support me in everything I do, and never push me to be anything other than the person I am. My entire family stands behind me, with love and support!