Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2023 is Kenlee McVay

Miss Clemson, Kenlee McVay, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2023 on Saturday, March 4 at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The 19-year-old Clemson University student and model bested over 30 other contestants to win the state title. She also participated last year and placed in the Top 10 while representing Upstate.

Gracen Vaughn (Lake Hartwell) was named first runner-up while Payton Crook (Greer High School), Madelyn Martin (Grande Dunes), and Margaret Turner (Upstate) were second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively.

Completing the Top 10 were Elizabeth Yonce (Edgefield), Summer Stewart (Myrtle Beach), Gabrielle Grayson (North Myrtle Beach), Taven Nichols (Surfside Beach), and Jules Grass (Tigertown).

Anna Kate Richardson (Barnwell County), Kailyn Long (Charleston), Rylee Jeffcoat (Chapin), Zoe Elena Trinkner (Columbia), Bayley Burns (Laurens), Windsor-Rose Fousek (Mountain Lakes), and Kendall Rivers (Sea Islands) were the rest of the Top 17 semifinalists.

The new Miss South Carolina Teen USA was crowned by last year's winner, Katie Ward, and will now proceed to compete in Miss Teen USA 2023 later this year.

Here she is with her predecessor:

Photos: Angel Samples, Miss South Carolina Teen USA / Instagram


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