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Complete list of Miss Tennessee USA 2023 candidates

The Miss Tennessee USA 2023 coronation night will take place at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States on March 11, 2023. It is the 71st edition of the state-level beauty pageant that selects Tennessee’s candidate for Miss USA, which selects the Miss Universe candidate of the U.S.

Currently, Tennessee has 35 Miss USA placements including the coronation of Lynette Cole in 2000 and Rachel Smith in 2007. The most recent one was in 2022 when Emily Suttle finished in the Top 12.


Representing Franklin, Suttle was crowned Miss Tennessee USA 2022 at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University on March 12, 2022. The respective first, second, third and fourth runners-up were Emma Conn of Knoxville, Regan Ringler of Heart of Nashville, Macy Garner of Greenfield and Elise Stein of Downtown Nashville.

There are 48 women competing for the Miss Tennessee USA 2023 crown. Here are the candidates:

  1. Natalie Van Noy (Bellevue)
  2. Taylor Gipson (Bluff City)
  3. Jordyn McKenzie (Blues City)
  4. Rosie Westerbeck (Brentwood)
  5. Carly Tipton (Center Hill)
  6. Makayla Johnson (Chattanooga)
  7. Hailey Hackett (Cheatham County)
  8. Victoria Chittams (Davidson County)
  9. Regan Ringler (Downtown Nashville)
  10. Corrin Stellakis (East Nashville)
  11. Angelina Gonzalez (East Tennessee)
  12. Carley Fletcher (Franklin)
  13. Kay Johnson (Gibson County)
  14. Reed Steplowski (Greater Nashville)
  15. Felicia Williams (Hamilton)
  16. Faben Zeleke (Heart of Nashville)
  17. Emily Miller (Heart of Tennessee)
  18. Lauryn Waldron (Heart of the South)
  19. Christell Foote (Historic Franklin)
  20. Camden Morris (Historic Nashville)
  21. Haley McClaran (Humphreys County)
  22. Meghan Martin (Jackson)
  23. Bailey Parks (Johnson City)
  24. Shaylyn Olinger (Knoxville)
  25. Allyssa Weyant (Lebanon)
  26. Madison Kunst (Madison County)
  27. Presley Powers (Marion County)
  28. Kailyn Maclin (Memphis)
  29. Alexis Sanders (Mid-South)
  30. Livi Self (Middle Tennessee)
  31. Sydney Grace Young (Montgomery County)
  32. Sabrina Ponte (Music City)
  33. Emma Conn (Nashville)
  34. Hannah Medley (Rutherford County)
  35. Ava Bailey (Scenic City)
  36. Jillian Bivens (Secret City)
  37. Amber Conner (Shelby County)
  38. Alli-Grace Gilstrap (Smoky Mountain)
  39. Kinsley Williams (South Nashville)
  40. Alexandra Nabors (Southern Tennessee)
  41. Marissa Stacy (Tennessee Valley)
  42. Tatum Sheppard (Tennessee Waltz)
  43. Maelybeth Young (Upper Cumberland)
  44. Cassidy Holt (Volunteer State)
  45. Delanney Hight (Watertown)
  46. Christian Bevere (West Franklin)
  47. Emma Hill (West Tennessee)
  48. Demi Patonis (Williamson County)

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