Miss Texas Teen USA 2023 is Haylee Puckett

Haylee Puckett was crowned Miss Texas Teen USA 2023 in a glittering state competition held on Sunday, July 16 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel.

The 17-year-old high school student representing Space City bested over 60 other competitors to win the state title. She succeeds last year's winner Chanel Williams and will now proceed to represent Texas at Miss Teen USA 2023 later this year.

Amaris Leon was named first runner-up while Dylana Estrella, Fernanda Gonzalez, and Rebecca Camposano were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively.

The rest of the Top 17 were Stephanie Meza, Victoria Rendon, Abigail Margo, Alexis Linville, Elaina Forester, Milano Gutierrez, Priscilla Nichole Gonzalez, Ashtyn Merrill, Jaelynd Edwards, Sienna Nuno, Alison Appleby, and Cheyanna Frazier.

Prior to winning the competition, the new Miss Texas USA represented her home state at Miss High School America 2023 in Little Rock, Arkansas where she placed second runner-up.

Haylee started her initiative "Mindset Matters" to teach her generation the importance of mental health and self-love.

Photos: Miss Texas Teen USA, TGP Productions / Instagram

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