Topeka, KAN. (WIBW)--Miss Teen KS USA is none other than Topekan Taylor Clark. She recently made headlines for placing 4th overall at the national Teen USA pageant in the Bahamas.
Meet the young lady who would become Miss Teen Kansas 2011.
“When Taylor was little she was a cross between a girly girl and a Tom Boy,” said Cindy Clark.
"We had always watched Miss Kansas and Miss USA and I'd looked up to them and wished to do it when I was older,” said Taylor.
She did, with much success. On December 19th Taylor’s life changed forever. She became Miss Teen KS USA 2011.
"I had no idea. I was so surprised. It was so much fun,” said Clark.
That wasn’t the end for Clark. This 17 year old Washburn Rural girl geared up for the title of Miss Teen USA.
"Her brother, dad, grandma, and I... I can't tell you how proud we are of the person she is,” said Cindy Clark.
She loved getting to meet other girls and the fashion.
"One of my favorite parts was getting ready for the pageant, putting outfits together, and picking out gowns,” said Clark.
Taylor looks forward to her bright future and is proud of her high finish at Miss Teen USA, but for now she's happy being Miss Teen Kansas.