The Miss Delaware Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Delaware in the Miss Teen USA pageant. This pageant is directed by D&D Investments.

Delaware winners and contestants

In terms of number of placements and awards, Delaware is one of the least successful states at Miss Teen USA. However, Ashley Coleman broke the mold to win the Miss Teen USA crown in 1999. Delaware also made its first back to back placement in 2015 and 2016

Miss Delaware Teen USA 2000, Carrie Aiken, and 2001, Christie Aiken, are sisters. Miss Delaware Teen USA 1997, Cheryl Crowe, was the first and so far only Delaware teen to cross over to the Miss Delaware USA title. Miss Delaware Teen USA 2011, Amanda Debus, was the first, and so far only, Delaware teen to cross over from the Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen title, she is also the only successful MAO/MUO crossover in Delaware. Amanda Debus is the first USA titleholder to win Miss Delaware in the Miss America system.

Melissa King

On February 26, 2013, Melissa King resigned her crown when confronted with the surfacing of an online commercial pornographic sex video that stars her.

The former Miss Delaware Teen USA was paid $1,500 for the porn shoot. The video producers said that King contacted them to shoot the video and was willing to film more scenes.

Hailey Lawler, the runner-up, replaced her.

Results summary


  • Miss Teen USAs: Ashley Coleman (1999)
  • Top 6: Dawn Huey (1995)
  • Top 15: Mia Jones (2014), Emily Hutchison (2016)


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
YearNameHometownAge1Placement at Miss Teen USASpecial awards at Miss Teen USANotes
2016Emily HutchisonWilmington18Top 15
2015Sierra Belle WrightWilmington18
2014Mia JonesBear17Top 15
2013Hailey LawlerNewark18Succeeded Melissa King after King's resignation
Melissa KingBethany Beach18did not competeResigned her crown after revelation of participation in commercial pornography.
2012Angela ViscountNewark191st Runner Up at Miss Delaware Teen USA 2011
2011Amanda DebusMiddletown18Later, Miss Delaware 2016; Previously Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen 2008
2010Ashley DiLibertoNewark18
2009Kelsey MillerWilmington17Later Miss Delaware USA 2014
2008Bethany BrindleyWilmington17
2007Holly ShivelyNewark16
2006Erika SavidgeNewark17
2005Ashley Frances FletcherSmyrna18
2004Brittany CichockiPike Creek17
2003Ashley JamesBear181st Runner Up at Miss Delaware USA 2010
2002Kelly HorstHockessin18
2001Christie AikenWilmington18
2000Carrie AikenWilmington18
1999Ashley ColemanCamden18Miss Teen USA 1999
1998Nicole TomlinWilmington17
1997Cheryl CroweFelton18Later Miss Delaware USA 2003, 1st runner up at Miss Oktoberfest 2002
1996Ashley AndersonRehoboth Beach16
1995Dawn Renee HueyGreenwoodTop 6
1994Selena Del GrossoWilmington
1993Catherine Huang
1992Justine JonesDover
1991Michelle DaultonHockessin
1990Kristen Pontius
1989Allison WilsonMilford
1988Edith SenterFelton
1987Christi GriffenNewark
1986Laura HawthorneWilmington
1985Julie WeasleySeaford
1984Heather ReedWilmington
1983Laura Michelle EnslenWilmington

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant