Kemmerer’s Thatcher named Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2021

Kemmerer’s Taryn Thatcher waves to a Casper audience after she was crowned Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2021 on Friday, June 19. She will now represent the Cowboy State in the Teen USA pageant. (COURTESY PHOTO)

CASPER — 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.

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.

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