Miss Teen USA 1992
|Miss Teen USA 1992|
|Date||August 25, 1992|
|Presenters||Dick Clark, Leeza Gibbons and Bridgette Wilson|
|Photogenic||Rachel Lee Adcock|
The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the third of four years, with color commentary by Leeza Gibbons in her third and final year, and Miss Teen USA 1990 Bridgette Wilson, for the only time. Music was provided by the Gulf Coast Teen Orchestra for the third consecutive year.
This was the third of five years that the pageant was held in Biloxi, and it was interrupted by the effects of Hurricane Andrew which devastated Florida and the Gulf Coast over the period the pageant was held.
The final competition was forced to be held early because of the hurricane threat, and the contestants were then bussed further inland. This was the first time in the pageant's ten year history that the event was not broadcast live. During the pre-recorded competition the crownings of both Jamie Solinger and first runner-up Angela Logan were filmed in an attempt to keep the result secret until the eventual broadcast of the event. Angela was told one hour before the evening telecast that Solinger had won and that she was the first runner-up. The taping of two crownings became known as the "hurricane option" and would nearly be repeated at Miss Teen USA 1998 because of a live presidential address by Bill Clinton.
- Miss Teen USA 1992: Jamie Solinger (Iowa)
- The runners-up were:
- The other top six finalists were (in order of placement): Christine King (Alabama), Rachel Lee Adcock (North Carolina) and Natasha Allas (California)
- The remaining semi-finalists were (in order of placement): Shanna Moakler (Rhode Island), Vanessa Malinis (Maryland), Nicole Llewellyn (Indiana), Andrea Ballengee (Virginia), Arleen McDonald (Mississippi), Julee Kleffman (Illinois)
- Miss Congeniality: Amber Evans (New York)
- Miss Photogenic: Rachel Lee Adcock (North Carolina)
- Best in Swimsuit: Natasha Allas (California)
- Most Beautiful Eyes: Dondi Bowman (Wyoming)
- Minolta Photo Contest: Brandi Bryant (Colorado)
- Iowa recorded its first placement ever and went on to win the tile.
- Maryland also placed for the first time.
- This was Virginia's first placement since 1986.
- Mississippi placed for the first time since 1988.
The Miss Teen USA 1992 delegates were:
- 1992 is the only year that the District of Columbia has not sent a delegate to the pageant.
- Delegates who competed at Miss USA were:
- Jamie Solinger (Iowa) - Miss Iowa USA 1998
- Shanna Moakler (Rhode Island) - Miss New York USA 1995 (1st runner-up at Miss USA 1995, became Miss USA 1995)
- Danielle Boatwright (Kansas) - Miss Kansas USA 1996 (1st runner-up at Miss USA 1996). She later competed on Survivor: Guatemala and finished 1st, winning $1 million.
- Juliette Spier (North Dakota) - Miss North Dakota USA 1996 (Top 6 finalist at Miss USA 1996). Sister Jessica was Miss North Dakota Teen USA 1995
- Nicole Llewellyn (Indiana) - Miss Indiana USA 1998
- Carissa Blair (Texas) - Miss Texas USA 1999
- WaLynda Sipple (Michigan) - Miss Nebraska USA 1999
- Heather Keckler (Arizona) - Miss Arizona USA 2000
- Delegates who competed at Miss America:
- Jamie Solinger later competed in the 2005 Mrs. America pageant (as Jamie Patterson) and placed 3rd runner up.
- Andrea Ballengee (Virginia) competed and won both the 2003 Mrs. United States pageant representing Ohio (as Andrea Preuss), and the 2005 Mrs. America Pageant representing California, a preliminary to Mrs. World.
- Nicole Llewellyn (Indiana) competed and won both Mrs. America 2002 and Mrs. World 2002. Her married name is Nicole Brink.
- Natasha Allas (California) represented the United States at Miss World 1999 and placed in the Top 10.
- Rachel Lee Adcock (North Carolina) went on to compete as Mrs. North Carolina as Rachel Lee Carter in the 2009 Mrs. United States pageant. She placed in the Top 10.
- "Miss Iowa is crowned Miss Teen USA". The Baton Rouge Advocate. 1992-08-27.
- Trebbe, Ann (1992-08-25). "Andrew rains on Miss Teen parade". USA Today.
- "Andrew steals the show, forces taping of Miss Teen USA pageant". The Baton Rouge Advocate. 1992-08-28.
- "Miss Teen USA Yields to Hurricane". Associated Press. 1992-08-25.
- "Marney Monson To Represent State". The Omaha World-Herald. 1991-11-26.
- Huffey, Dorothy (1992-08-17). "Nevada's contender in Miss Teen USA Pageant receives send-off at party". The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
- "New Pageant Contestants Chosen". Portland Oregonian. 1991-11-19. p. B03.