Representing Oregon, Shayla Montgomery, 18, almost won Miss Teen USA 2020. She was the first runner-up of the 38th edition of the beauty pageant for American girls aged 14 to 19.
Born in Portland, Oregon on January 6, 2002, Montgomery attended Clackamas Middle College. She was 2017 National American Miss Oregon Jr. Teen.
Montgomery is a sophomore student at Concordia University-Portland and is an aspiring pediatrician. She is a competitive dancer, an avid volunteer for Girls Inc. and the founder of the #STANDUP national movement.
Hosted by Miss Teen USA 2005 Allie LaForce, 31, of Ohio and Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst, 29, of Connecticut, the Miss Teen USA 2020 coronation night took place at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, USA amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It was livestreamed on the Miss Universe Organization’s social media channels and on PlayStation 4 consoles as a live event on the U.S. PlayStation Store.
It was Kiʻilani Arruda, 18, of Hawaii who won the Miss Teen USA 2020 title. Shayla Jackson, 18, of Georgia, Audrey Eckert, 18, of Nebraska and Sydney Taylor, 19, of Louisiana were the respective second, third and fourth runners-up while the Miss Congeniality award was given to Marianne Bautista, 17, of Washington.
Miss Teen USA 2011 Danielle Doty Fitzgerald, 27, of Texas, Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin, 27, of New York and Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham, 23, of South Carolina served as judges. They were joined by social media personality and TikToker Sara Echeagaray, 19, and scientist, entrepreneur and medical missionary Iman Oubou, 23.