17 year old Miss Missouri Teen USA, Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff, was crowned Miss Teen USA 2017 earlier today. The 1.78m beauty won her state's second ever Miss Teen USA title at the Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona, defeating 50 other beauties. She will now work for the Miss Universe Organization alongside Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France, and Miss USA, Kara McCullough from the District of Columbia.
Unlike last year's controversial all blonde top 5, this year was a true reflection of new owners WME/IMG's mission to show diversity. The first runner-up was Miss Oregon, Vanessa Matheson, and the second runner-up was Miss Nevada, Alexis Smith. Paige Robinson from Indiana finished in fourth place, while Jaanu Patel from California finished in fifth place. The top 15 were completed by the delegates from Arizona, Iowa, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.