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Kemmerer’s Teryn Thatcher named Miss Wyoming Teen USA

The MISS WYOMING USA and MISS WYOMING TEEN USA Pageants took place Saturday evening, June 19, at the Natrona County High School John Welsh Auditorium in Casper. A crowd of family and friends filled the auditorium for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Mackenzie Kern of Casper as MISS WYOMING USA 2021, and Teryn Thatcher of Kemmerer, as MISS WYOMING TEEN USA 2021.  Both titleholders will now advance and compete next year at the MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA national pageants.

Kemmerer’s Teryn Thatcher waves to the audience after being named Miss Wyoming Teen 2021 in Casper on June 19

The competition, which is held annually, consists of three proportional segments: evening gown, swimwear/activewear, and interview.  Eligible young women must be between the ages of 14 and 27 and be unmarried residents of Wyoming to compete in the pageant.

Mackenzie and Teryn will each receive thousands of dollars in prizes and awards.  Most importantly, they will have the opportunity to compete for the national titles of MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA this coming year.  Mackenzie will compete for the title of MISS USA on the live national telecast of MISS USA, and Teryn will compete for the title of MISS TEEN USA at the national pageant next year.  In addition, the new MISS USA will go on to represent the United States in the MISS UNIVERSE competition, which is televised in over 130 countries worldwide.

Thatcher will join Duke Dance this Thursday at 8:35 a.m. on SVI Radio’s Weekday Wakeup morning show to discuss her recent recognition. The show can be heard on Swift 98 or The Spur, broadcast on 105.3 FM and 940 AM in the Kemmerer community, or online at

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) uses its global grassroots reach to empower women to be self-confident and strive to be their personal best. MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful.” The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS TEEN USA® beauty pageants provide an international platform through dedicated partnerships with charities, sponsors, and brands around the world. During their reign, winners are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich others by providing humanitarian efforts to affect positive change, all while developing their personal career goals.

For more information on the MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA state pageants, visit

Thatcher stands alongside Mackenzie Kern of Casper who was named as Miss Wyoming USA 2021