Congrats to Megan Myrehn, Miss Indiana USA 2012 & Mackenzie Surber, Miss Indiana Teen USA 2012!
Megan is the seventh former teen crowned this year and the seventh crowned in Indiana since 2000. She succeeds Jillian Wunderlich who she competed against at Miss Teen USA 2008. Both Megan & Jillian made the top 15 representing other states at Miss Teen USA - Jillian was Miss Florida Teen USA & Megan was Miss Virginia Teen USA. Morgan Abel, Miss Indiana Teen USA 2008 placed second runner-up.
Megan grew up in Indiana, lived in Japan for a few years and then moved to Virginia with her family in 2003. She returned to Indiana to attend DePauw University for college. She is the first Miss Virginia Teen USA to win another state’s Miss title.
In a rare occurrence two of the top five were former Teen USA titleholders, one was a former Miss Indiana (MAO) and the remaining two were runners-up for the third consecutive year.
Mackenzie placed third runner-up last year and is the first returning runner-up (and first returning contestant) to win since Morgan Abel in 2008.
Here are the full results:
Miss Indiana USA 2012 Megan Myrehn (VA TUSA 08)
1RU Emily Hart (3RU 11, 2RU 10) 2RU Morgan Abel (IN TUSA 08) 3RU Nicole Pollard (IN MAO 09), 4RU Whitney Hatter (1RU 11, 3RU 10)
Top 15 Yuna Chen, Kate Raaen (3RU IN TUSA 10, 3RU IN USA 09), Andrea McCullum, Alexis Young, Sylvia Crowder (4RU IN TUSA 04), Christina DeVoe (4RU 10, T16 IL USA 08, 1RU IL TUSA 04, T15 IL TUSA 03), Rohma Siddiqui (T10 10, T10 IN TUSA 09), Brooke Becchino (4RU 11, T10 10, T15 IN TUSA 03, T10 IN TUSA 02), Bailey Hoover, Katie Fox
Miss Indiana Teen USA 2012 Mackenzie Surber (3RU 11)
1RU Abigail Luther 2RU Madison Boldry 3RU Mariah Scott 4RU Allison Walter
Top 15 Jennifer Nance, Shoshana Zacharias, Allyssa Ortel, Peyton Alexander, Elizabeth Stivers, Katelyn Marak, Katelyn Bertling (T10 11), Alexandra Harris, Victoria Scheller, Calista McGinsie (4RU 11)