Miss Teen USA 1985, the 3rd Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the James L. Knight International Center Arena in Miami, Florida on 22 January 1985. At the conclusion of the final competition, Kelly Hu of Hawaii was crowned by outgoing queen Cherise Haugen of Illinois.
The pageant was hosted by
Lorenzo Lamas and Lisa Hartman with entertainment from Kool and The Gang.
Results [ edit ]
Placements [ edit ]
Map showing placements by state
Special awards [ edit ]
Miss Congeniality: Robin Swain (Louisiana)
Miss Photogenic: Lisa Jessen (Illinois)
Historical significance [ edit ]
Texas made the top five for the third consecutive year.
Miss Arkansas Teen USA has made the semi-finals since this pageant until Stevi Lauren Perry, Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2008, won the pageant. North Carolina, North Dakota, Illinois and Hawaii placed for the second consecutive time.
Final competition scores [ edit ]
Delegates [ edit ]
The Miss Teen USA 1985 delegates were:
Contestant notes [ edit ]
became the first Miss Teen USA winner to win a Miss USA state pageant. As Kelly Hu Miss Hawaii USA she competed in the Miss USA 1993 pageant, making the finals and finishing 4th (3rd runner up, top 6 finalist), and winning the Miss Photogenic award. Other delegates who later competed in the
Miss USA pageant were:
Two contestants later competed in the
Miss America pageant: Maria Kim (Wisconsin) who was Miss Wisconsin 1987, and Teresa Rodriguez (New Mexico) who was Miss New Mexico 1988.
Cathy Rigby McCoy
Ruth Zakarian -
Miss Teen USA 1983 from New York Rowdy Gaines
Eric Van Lustbader
External links [ edit ]