Miss Teen USA 1985

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Miss Teen USA 1985
Date January 22, 1985
Presenters Lorenzo Lamas and Lisa Hartman
Venue James L. Knight Center, Miami, Florida
Broadcaster CBS
Winner Kelly Hu
Hawaii Hawaii
Congeniality Robin Swain
Photogenic Lisa Jessen

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.



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.
  • No 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]


The Miss Teen USA 1985 delegates were:

Contestant notes[edit]


  • Ken Swofford
  • Cathy Rigby McCoy
  • Christian LeBlanc
  • Ruth Zakarian - Miss Teen USA 1983 from New York
  • Rowdy Gaines
  • Lindsay Bloom
  • Eric Van Lustbader
  • Krista Tesreau
  • Mayf Nutter
  • Rebe Jackson
  • Frank Bonner

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