Miss Utah’s Teen 2023 Results in Review

Jaylynn Lindley, of Salem, was crowned Miss Utah’s Teen on Saturday, February 18, 2023 and awarded a $5,000 scholarship at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo.

Jaylynn Lindley, Miss Utah’s Teen 2023 (photo by Faces Photography)

Over the next year, Jaylynn will share her Community Service Initiative, “Find Your Fire,” across the state to inspire people to find their passions in life. She will also represent Utah at the Miss America’s Teen Competition this summer. The sixteen-year-old is a 4.0 student, vice president of her high school’s dance company, student council member, and an aspiring orthopedic surgeon.

Jaylynn also received a preliminary talent award and a $250 scholarship, a preliminary evening gown/social impact award and a $250 scholarship, the 11th Grade Scholastic Achievement Award and a $500 scholarship, the Overall Dancer award and a $300 scholarship sponsored by Tiare Keeno and family, and the overall evening gown and fitness awards. Along with her $6,300 in cash scholarships and the title of Miss Utah’s Teen, Jaylynn also received a two-year, full tuition waiver to Utah Tech University and will receive multiple in-kind donations and services from the proud sponsors of the Miss Utah’s Teen Competition.

Follow her year on Instagram: @missamericasteenut

Top 5 Placement

From left to right: Alexis Hill, 4th Runner-Up, Desiree McKinnon; 2nd Runner-Up, Jaylynn Lindley; Miss Utah’s Teen; Kira Gardner, 1st Runner-up; Samantha Weber, 3rd Runner-up (photo by Faces Photography)
  • First Runner-up: Kira Gardner, of Lehi, received a $2,000 scholarship, the 10th Grade Scholastic Achievement Award and a $500 scholarship, the Spirit of Miss Utah’s Teen award and a $150 scholarship, and the Overall Interview award;
  • Second Runner-up: Desiree McKinnon, of Lehi, received a $1,800 scholarship;
  • Third Runner-up: Samantha Weber, of Salem, received a $1,500 scholarship and a preliminary talent award and $250 scholarship;
  • Fourth Runner-up: Alexis Hill, of Mapleton, received a $1,200 scholarship, the 12th Grade Scholastic Achievement award and a $500 scholarship, and the Overall Instrumentalist award and a $300 scholarship.


The additional seven semi-finalists rounding out the top twelve and each earning a $300 scholarship included:

  1. Lauren Salimbene
  2. Reagan Alleman
  3. Lakely Brotherson
  4. Danielle Frost
  5. Tayxa Talbot
  6. Anjolee Jones
  7. Kamryn Fenn

Full Award List

  • Preliminary Talent — Jaylynn Lindley and Samantha Weber (each awarded a $250 scholarship)
  • Preliminary Evening Gown — Jaylynn Lindley and Lauren Salimbene (each awarded a $250 scholarship)
  • Overall Dancer — Jaylynn Lindley ($300 scholarship sponsored by Tiare Keeno and family)
  • Overall Vocalist — Sadie Hull ($300 scholarship sponsored by the MUOTeen Forevers)
  • Overall Instrumentalist — Alexis Hill ($300 scholarship sponsored by the Rasmussen family)
  • Overall Interview — Kira Gardner
  • Overall Fitness — Jaylynn Lindley
  • Overall Evening Gown — Jaylynn Lindley
  • Non-finalist Talent — Zoey Barney
  • Non-finalist Interview — Madison Brittain
  • Non-finalist Fitness — Alexa Back and Annika Monson (tie)
  • Non-finalist Evening Gown/Onstage Question — Sariah Ross
  • Rookie Talent — Tanley McCurdy
  • Rookie Interview — Lauren Salimbene
  • Rookie Fitness — Jaeda McCurdy
  • Rookie Evening Gown — Reagan Alleman
  • Scholastic Achievement — 8th/9th grade – Tatum Tatton, 10th grade – Kira Gardner, 11th grade – Jaylynn Lindley, 12th grade – Alexis Hill (each awarded a $500 scholarship)
  • Teens in Action — Winner – Laynie Anderson, 1RU – Lakely Brotherson, 2RU – Desiree McKinnon, 3RU – Jaylynn Lindley, 4RU – Kamryn Fenn (total $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Mallin and Marisa Brough)
  • Spirit of Miss Utah’s Teen — Kira Gardner ($150 scholarship)
  • Committee’s Choice — Ava Jensen ($150 scholarship)
  • People’s Choice — Kamryn Fenn ($150 scholarship)
  • Photogenic — Burcklee Brady
  • Inouye Be Kind — Samantha Weber
  • 4 Points Award — Winner – Zoey Barney ($1,000 scholarship), 1RU – Ryann Buttars, 2RU – Dani Frost, 3RU – Kailee Welsh