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 Iowa Teen USA 2023 Contestants


Maja A.
Des Moines
I'd like to take a moment and thank my family, friends, and sponsors for this amazing opportunity. I love and appreciate all of you. Thank you to my Uncle Danny and my Great Aunt Josie for believing in me and supporting this journey. Thank you to all my grandparents for their love and encouragement. Thank you to the following businesses for their sponsorship, Versatile Construction LLC, D Transport LLC, Baccam Real Estate Team, MB Masonry LLC, Devine Dancers and What’s Poppin Party Planning. Thank you to Team Epic for coaching and preparing me. Most importantly, thank you to my sisters and my parents. I don't know where I would be without your love, support, and encouragement.

Taylor B.
Cedar Rapids
I wanted to give my warmest thank you to my parents and my grandparents. They have 100% supported me throughout my entire pageant journey and could not have done it without them. Thank you!

Madeline E.
I would like to first and foremost thank my friends and family for their unconditional love and support through this entire journey. Huge shoutout to Carlos Velez Photography and Team Flawless for an amazing headshot and KPC Kelly's Pageant Coaching for pushing me to be my best.

Sophia F.
I would like to thank my family for supporting me the most throughout this journey. I would also like to thank Oh! So In Boutique for sponsoring me! Lastly, I would like to thank the judges for this fantastic opportunity!

Addison F.
Cedar Falls
I would like to thank my family for alway support me and helping me follow my dreams. And a special shout out to my mom and grandma for the countless hours they have put in to help me succeed. Also to my coach Kelly thank you so much for everything you have done to help me along my journey.

Evelyn H.
Such a blessing having so many supporters, thank you all!

Mackenzie L.
Warren County
I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all the sponsors and supporters who have made this pageant journey possible for me. For Taylor Paskorz for my amazing hair, friends and family, Blush Parlour, and many more. With a special shoutout to my Papa and his lasting spirit. Your invaluable support and belief in my abilities have given me the opportunity to showcase my grace and confidence on this esteemed platform. I am truly humbled by your generosity and encouragement throughout this incredible experience. Your contributions have not only helped me fulfill my dreams but have also empowered me to inspire others with my journey. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being a part of this extraordinary chapter in my life.

Hali S.
I would like to thank my mom, my siblings, and my grandma. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be here. I love you guys so much. Thank you for being an amazing support system.

Malinda V.
Clear Lake
Thank you to Voortmann Chiropractic and my family.

Emily W.
Hamilton County
I want to give a huge thank you to my parents, my biggest supporters in the journey we begun so long ago. There are no words for the hard work and miles traveled to help me to get to where I am today. The hours my mother has put into, to construct outfits and various craft projects for pageants. Who would of thought twelve years ago that I would be gracing Miss USA stage when I first competed. I could not have done it without your love and support. It was enough to help me through the tough times when I was bullied at school for doing pageants and no support in our community. You helped me to hold strong to what I wanted to accomplish and to achieve my biggest dreams. So as I stand on this stage know that I am thinking of you.