St. Louis native crowned Miss Teen Missouri USA

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis native is the first African American crowned Miss Teen Missouri USA. 19-year-old Joye Forrest, a freshman at the California Institute of the Arts won the title at the pageant in Kansas City.

She is headingĀ for Washington DC Sunday where she’ll represent Missouri in the Miss Teen USA Pageant next week.