Miss Teen USA
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|Formation||August 30, 1983|
|Headquarters||New York City|
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Miss Teen USA is a beauty pageant run by the Miss Universe Organization for girls aged 14–19. Unlike its sister pageants Miss Universe and Miss USA, which are broadcast on Fox, this pageant is webcast on the Miss Teen USA website and simulcast on mobile devices and video game consoles.
The pageant was first held in 1983 and has been broadcast live on CBS until 2002 and then on NBC from 2003–2007. In March 2007, it was announced that the broadcast of the Miss Teen USA pageant on NBC had not been renewed, and that Miss Teen USA 2007 would be the final televised event.
Notable pageant winners include actresses Kelly Hu (1985, Hawaii), Bridgette Wilson (1990, Oregon), Charlotte Lopez-Ayanna (1993, Vermont), Vanessa Minnillo (1998, South Carolina) and Shelley Hennig (2004, Louisiana).
The following is a list of pageant editions and information.
|1983||August 30||1st||Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida||51|
|1984||April 3||2nd||Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis, Tennessee||51|
|1985||January 22||3rd||James L. Knight Center, Miami, Florida||51|
|1986||January 21||4th||Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida||51|
|1987||July 21||5th||El Paso Civic Center, El Paso, Texas||51|
|1988||July 25||6th||Orange Pavilion, San Bernardino, California||51|
|1989||July 25||7th||Orange Pavilion, San Bernardino, California||51|
|1990||July 16||8th||Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi||51|
|1995||August 15||13th||Century II Convention Center, Kansas||51|
|1996||August 21||14th||Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico||51|
|1997||August 20||15th||South Padre Island Convention Centre, South Padre Island, Texas||51|
|1998||August 17||16th||Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana||51|
|2001||August 22||19th||South Padre Island Convention Centre, South Padre Island, Texas||51|
|2003||August 12||21st||Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California||51|
|2005||August 8||23rd||Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana||51|
|2006||August 15||24th||Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California||51|
|2007||August 24||25th||Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California||51|
|2008||August 16||26th||Grand Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas||51|
|2009||July 31||27th||Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas||51|
|2011||July 16||29th||Grand Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas||51|
|2016||July 30||34th||Venetian Theatre, The Venetian Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada||51|
|2017||July 29||35th||Phoenix Symphony Hall, Phoenix, Arizona||51|
|2018||May 18||36th||Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana||51|
|2019||April 28||37th||Grand Sierra Resort's Grand Theatre, Reno, Nevada||51|
Prior to the final telecast the delegates compete in the preliminary competition, which involves private interviews with the judges and a presentation show where they compete in swimsuit and evening gown.
During the final competition, the semi-finalists are announced and go on to compete in swimsuit and evening gown. From 1983 to 2002 all semi-finalists also competed in an interview competition as well as both swimsuit and evening gown, followed by one or two final interview questions. In 2003, a new format was introduced where the top fifteen competed in evening gown, the top ten competed in swimsuit and the top five competed in the final question. In 2006, the order of competition was changed where the top fifteen competed in swimsuit and the top ten in evening gown. The latest competition format was used since 2008 the final not broadcast on TV, where the top fifteen both competed in swimsuit and evening gown, and the top five competed in the final question who all signed up by a panel of judges.
Former Miss Teen USA Katherine Haik supported calls to eliminate the swimsuit competition. The swimsuit category was chastised for exploiting and sexualizing young women and not promoting diverse body types. The new active-wear portion will increase the focus on wellness and health of young ladies.
This is a list of delegates who have won the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant.
|Year||Miss Teen USA||State Represented||Hometown||Age||Notes|
|1983||Ruth Zakarian||New York||Amsterdam||17||She competed as Miss Teen USA in the Miss USA pageant in 1984 alongside Cherise Haugen of Illinois who had held the Miss Teen USA title that year. (a short-lived tradition gave Miss Teen USA's in the early 1980s this opportunity). She was unplaced.|
|1984||Cherise Haugen||Illinois||Sleepy Hollow||17||She competed as Miss Teen USA in the Miss USA pageant in 1984 alongside Ruth Zakarian of New York who had also previously held the Miss Teen USA title, in 1983. (a short-lived tradition gave Miss Teen USA's in the early 1980s this opportunity). She was unplaced.|
|1985||Kelly Ann Hu||Hawaii||Honolulu||16||First Asian American (and as well as the first multiracial) to win the Miss Teen USA title. Later Miss Hawaii USA 1993 and top 6 at Miss USA 1993 Actress has starred in moves such as Cassandra in The Scorpion King and Lady Deathstrike in X2: X-Men United|
|1986||Allison Elaine Brown||Oklahoma||Edmond||17||She competed as Miss Teen USA in the Miss USA pageant in 1987 (a short-lived tradition gave Miss Teen USA's in the early 1980s this opportunity). She was unplaced.|
|1987||Kristi Lynn Addis||Mississippi||Holcomb||16|
|1989||Brandi Dawn Sherwood||Idaho||Idaho Falls||18||Later Miss Idaho USA 1997 and 1st runner-up at Miss USA 1997, assumed the Miss USA title after Brook Lee won Miss Universe|
|1990||Bridgette Leann Wilson||Oregon||Gold Beach||16||Actress; recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award in 1998; married to tennis player Pete Sampras|
|1991||Janel Bishop||New Hampshire||Manchester||17|
|1992||Jamie Solinger||Iowa||Altoona||17||Later Miss Iowa USA 1998|
|1993||Charlotte Lopez||Vermont||Dorset||16||First Hispanic American to win the Miss USA title|
|1994||Shauna Gambill||California||Acton||17||Later Miss California USA 1998, 1st runner-up at Miss USA 1998 and top 10 at Miss World 1998|
|1995||Keylee Sue Sanders||Kansas||Louisburg||18||She was co-director of the Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA pageants from 2006 to 2007 along with Keith Lewis of K2 Productions|
|1996||Christie Lee Woods||Texas||Huntsville||18||Two-time The Amazing Race contestant|
|1998||Vanessa Joy Minnillo||South Carolina||Charleston||17||Born in the Philippines. Actress and presenter is known for hosting Total Request Live on MTV from 2003–2007 as well as her past reporting as a New York-based correspondent for Entertainment Tonight; married to singer-actor and TV personality Nick Lachey|
|1999||Ashley Coleman||Delaware||Camden||17||First African American to win the Miss Teen USA title, appeared briefly on The Price Is Right as a Barkers Beauty|
|2002||Vanessa Marie Semrow||Wisconsin||Rhinelander||17|
|2003||Tami Nichole Farrell||Oregon||Phoenix||18||Later 1st runner-up at Miss California USA, assumed the title after Carrie Prejean was dethroned due to Miss USA 2009 same-sex marriage controversy|
|2004||Shelley Catherine Hennig||Louisiana||Destrehan||17||One of the most successful Miss Teen USA winners as she became an actress, model and dancer. Notable appearance roles on Days of Our Lives as Stephanie Johnson (being nominated for an Daytime Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2012), The Secret Circle as Diana Meade and Teen Wolf as Malia Tate (winning an Teen Choice Awards in 2016). Also appeared in films like Ouija, Unfriended and Summer of 8.|
|2005||Alexandra "Allie" Leigh LaForce||Ohio||Vermilion||16||Correspondent on the show Game Changers. Won an Emmy in 2011 for the show Friday Night Touchdown|
|2006||Katherine "Katie" Amanda Blair||Montana||Billings||18||Later 1st runner-up at Miss California USA 2011, assumed the title after Alyssa Campanella crowned Miss USA 2011|
|2007||Hilary Carol Cruz||Colorado||Louisville||18|
|2008||Stevi Lauren Perry||Arkansas||Hamburg||18|
|2009||Stormi Bree Henley||Tennessee||Crossville||18|
|2010||Kameran "Kamie" Crawford||Maryland||Potomac||17|
|2012||Logan West||Connecticut||Southington||18||Previously Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2010. First former Miss America's Outstanding Teen state titleholder to win the Miss Teen USA title.|
|2013||Cassidy Marie Wolf||California||Temecula||19||The oldest Miss Teen USA ever to win the title|
|2014||Katherine (K.) Lee Graham||South Carolina||Chapin||17|
|2015||Katherine Olivia Haik||Louisiana||Franklinton||15||The youngest Miss Teen USA ever to win the title at the age of 15|
|2016||Karlie Denise Hay||Texas||Tomball||18|
|2017||Sophia Julieta Dominguez-Heithoff||Missouri||Kansas City||17|
|2019||Kaliegh Garris||Connecticut||New Haven||18|
By number of wins
|Texas||3||1996, 2011, 2016|
|Oregon||1988, 1990, 2003|
|South Carolina||1998, 2014|
List of states have yet to win the Miss Teen USA title
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
List of Miss Teen USA runners-up
|1986||Becky Pestana||Texas||San Antonio||17|
|1987||Peggy Blackwell||North Carolina||Fayetteville||17|
|1988||Jessica Collins||New York||Amsterdam||17||Actress|
|1989||Kristie Dawn Hicks||Kentucky||Bardstown||17||Later Miss Kentucky 1995|
|1991||Meredith Young||Georgia||Cairo||18||Later Miss Georgia USA 1999|
|1992||Angela Logan||Oklahoma||Oklahoma City||18|
|1993||Kelly Lloyd||Indiana||Indianapolis||16||Triple Crown winner, Later Miss Indiana 1999 and Miss Indiana USA 2002, 2nd runner up to Miss USA 2002; 2nd runner-up to National Sweetheart 1998; Previously served as the director of operations for the Miss Indiana USA and Miss Indiana Teen USA pageants|
|1994||Whitney Fuller||Georgia||Sautee Nacoochee||16|
|1996||Patricia Campbell||Pennsylvania||Philadelphia||18||Won 50,000 dollars by winning Fear Factor|
|1998||Bridgett Jordan||Tennessee||Collierville||18||Winner of Miss Oktoberfest 1999, Miss Teen All American 1996|
|2000||Nicole O'Brian||Texas||Friendswood||17||Later Miss Texas USA 2003, 2nd runner-up at Miss USA 2003, contestant on The Amazing Race 5; Swimsuit Award|
|2001||Gloria Almonte||New York||Bronx||18||Later Miss New York USA 2007|
|2005||Catherine Laurion||Michigan||West Branch||17|
|2006||Melissa Lingafelt||North Carolina||Concord||16||Miss Photogenic|
|2007||Alyssa Campanella||New Jersey||Manalapan||17||Later Miss California USA 2011 and Miss USA 2011, top 16 at Miss Universe 2011|
|2008||Brittany Pjetraj||South Carolina||Chapin||18|
|2009||Brooke Fletcher||Georgia||Peachtree City||17||Later Miss Georgia USA 2015|
|2010||Lexi Atkins||Illinois||Champaign||18||Later Miss Illinois USA 2014|
|2011||Audra Mari||North Dakota||Fargo||17|
|2012||Elizabeth Sabatino||West Virginia||Morgantown||16|
|2013||Victoria "Tori" Carol Sizemore||South Carolina||Anderson||17||
|2016||Emily Wakeman||North Carolina||Cornelius||19|
|2017||Vanessa Matheson||Oregon||Klamath Falls||18|
|2018||Kirby Elizabeth Self||South Carolina||Greenwood||17|
|2019||Caitlyn Vogel||North Dakota||Burlington||18|
Winners by state
|South Carolina||3||2008, 2013, 2018|
|North Carolina||1987, 2006, 2016|
|Georgia||1991, 1994, 2009|
|North Dakota||2||2011, 2019|
|New York||1988, 2001|
Winners by state
|Nevada||4||1998, 2004, 2017, 2019|
|California||1996, 2009, 2010, 2011|
|North Carolina||3||2007, 2008, 2015|
|Kentucky||1983, 2000, 2002|
|West Virginia||2005, 2013|
|1983||Kelly Jerles||Georgia||Perry||17||Later Miss Georgia 1987|
|1986||Angela Thigpin||Virginia||Fort Smith||15|
|1987||Raelynn Coffman||Oklahoma||Oklahoma City||17|
|1988||Kathleen McClellan||Illinois||Bloomington||18||Miss Photogenic|
|1989||Kristi Wright||Texas||Del Rio||16|
|1990–2000: Not awarded|
|2001||Katherine Perello||Texas||Lake Jackson||16||Body Glove Swimsuit Award|
|2003||Jacqueline Bruno||Massachusetts||Assonet||18||Later Miss Massachusetts USA 2008, top 10 at Miss USA 2008, she finished 10th|
|2006||Samantha Casey||Virginia||Jeffersonton||17||Later Miss Virginia USA 2010 and second runner up at Miss USA 2010|
|2007||Lauren Caitlin Upton||South Carolina||Lexington||18||Contestant on The Amazing Race 16. Gained notoriety following her answer to the final question in the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant, which was criticized as "strange" and "grammarless". Videos of her response were posted to YouTube and have received millions of views.|
|2008||Lindsey Gayle Evans||Louisiana||Blanchard||18||Dethroned October 21, 2009 due to arrest for theft and drug possession. Posed in Playboy, seen in Robin Thicke's song "Blurred Lines"|
|2009||Kasey Staniszewski||Maryland||Edgewater||18||Sister of Miss Maryland 2010- Lindsay Staniszewski; previously Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen 2007 Later Miss Maryland USA 2013 and top 15 at Miss USA 2013|
|2010||Angelia Layton||Utah||Manti||18||Contestant of Survivor: Philippines|
Later Miss Utah USA 2014
|2012||Jessica Lee Morgan||Oklahoma||Yukon||17||
|2014||Bianca Vierra||California||Hayward||19||Later 1st runner-up at Miss California USA 2018|
|2015||Hannah Faith Greene||Tennessee||Chattanooga||17||4th runner up at Miss Tennessee's Outstanding Teen 2014|
|2018||Sydni-Dion Bennett||Illinois||Algonquin||16||First African American Miss Illinois Teen USA|
|2019||Kaylee Brooke McCollum||Mississippi||Amory||18|
Winners by state
|Illinois||3||1988, 2005, 2018|
|Maryland||2002, 2004, 2009|
|Texas||1985, 1989, 2001|
|1984||Charlene Molinar||Texas||El Paso||18|
|1985||Rhonda Hoglan||Missouri||Kansas City||16||Later Miss Missouri USA 1989|
|1986||Valerie Marsden||South Dakota||Rapid City||17|
|1987||Dayna Decker||North Dakota||Fargo||17|
|1989||Heidi Jo Langseth||North Dakota||Fargo||17||Miss Congeniality|
|1990–2000: Not awarded|
|2001||Jillian Dornbush||Indiana||Indianapolis||17||Miss Photogenic|
|2002||Kimberly Harlan||Georgia||Marietta||18||Later U.S. Miss World 2003, competed at Miss World 2003|
|2003||Jacklyn Pezzotta||New Jersey||Little Egg Harbor||17|
|2006||Brittany Sharp||Georgia||Roswell||15||Later Miss Georgia USA 2013|
|2007||Chelsea Welch||West Virginia||West Union||16||Later Miss West Virginia USA 2013 and Top 15 at Miss USA 2013|
|2008||Shareece Pfeiffer||Idaho||Idaho Falls||18|
|2009||Brittany Alyson Guidry||Louisiana||Houma||16||Later Miss Louisiana USA 2014 and 3rd runner-up at Miss USA 2014|
|2010||Haley Brooke Sowers||Mississippi||Collinsville||16||Later Miss Mississippi USA 2016|
|2011||Sydnee Stottlemyre||Missouri||St. Louis||17|
|2014||Valentina Sanchez||New Jersey||Spring Lake Heights||19|
|2017||Jaanu Patel||California||Huntington Beach||16|
|2018||Kaaviya Sambasivam||North Carolina||Winston-Salem||18|
Winners by state
|New Jersey||2003, 2014|
|North Dakota||1987, 1989|
List of successful states in terms of placements at Miss Teen USA
|State||Number||Most recent placement|
|Tennessee||20 placements||Bailey Guy (2019; Top 15)|
|California||20 placements||Janeice Love (2018; Top 15)|
|Texas||20 placements||Kirby Lindley (2017; Top 15)|
|Georgia||19 placements||Savannah Miles (2018; Top 10)|
|Oklahoma||18 placements||Abigail Billings (2019; Top 15)|
|Louisiana||16 placements||Lindsey Conque (2018; Top 10)|
|New York||16 placements||Isabella Griffith (2017; Top 15)|
|South Carolina||15 placements||Allie Richardson (2019; Top 15)|
|Missouri||15 placements||Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff (2017; Winner)|
|Illinois||14 placements||A’Maiya Allen (2019; Top 15)|
|Maryland||14 placements||Amalia Sanches (2019; Top 15)|
|Kansas||13 placements||Hannah DeBok (2019; Top 15)|
|North Carolina||13 placements||Kaaviya Sambasivam (2018; 4th runner-up)|
|North Dakota||12 placements||Caitlyn Vogel (2019; 1st runner-up)|
|Alabama||12 placements||Kalin Burt (2019; 4th runner-up)|
|Kentucky||11 placements||Taylor Hubbard (2010; Top 15)|
|Virginia||11 placements||Jacqueline Carroll (2010; Top 15)|
|Massachusetts||10 placements||Annie Lu (2019; Top 15)|
|Indiana||10 placements||Paige Robinson (2017; 3rd runner-up)|
|Pennsylvania||10 placements||Jasmine Daniels (2015; Top 15)|
|West Virginia||10 placements||Trinity Tiffany (2018; Top 15)|
|New Jersey||10 placements||Valentina Sanchez (2014; 4th runner-up)|
|Nevada||9 placements||Erica Bonilla (2019; 2nd runners-up)|
|Michigan||9 placements||Anane Loveday (2018; Top 15)|
|Hawaii||9 placements||Samantha Neyland (2013; Top 16)|
|Mississippi||8 placements||Kaylee Brooke McCollum (2019; 3rd runner-up)|
|Arkansas||8 placements||Maggie Williams (2019; Top 15)|
|Wyoming||8 placements||Grace Turner (2019; Top 15)|
|Florida||8 placements||Lou Schieffelin (2018; Top 10)|
|Arizona||8 placements||Karlina "Karly" Riggs (2017; Top 15)|
|Washington||8 placements||Camilla Cyr (2010; Top 15)|
|Colorado||7 placements||Chloe Dru Zambrano (2018; 2nd runner-up)|
|Minnesota||7 placements||Maggie McGill (2013; 4th runner-up)|
|Utah||6 placements||Madilen Kellogg (2018; Top 10)|
|Oregon||6 placements||Vanessa Matheson (2017; 1st runner-up)|
|New Mexico||6 placements||Jacqueline Cai (2012; Top 16)|
|Rhode Island||6 placements||Talia Turco (2009; Top 15)|
|Vermont||5 placements||Kelsey Golonka (2017; Top 15)|
|Ohio||5 placements||Olivia Turk (2016; Top 15)|
|Connecticut||4 placements||Kaliegh Garris (2019; Winner)|
|Iowa||4 placements||Carley Arnold (2017; Top 15)|
|Delaware||4 placements||Emily Hutchison (2016; Top 15)|
|Wisconsin||4 placements||Katherine "Kate" Patrice Redeker (2013; Top 16)|
|Maine||4 placements||Alexis Mcilwain (2011; Top 15)|
|Nebraska||3 placements||Erin Shae Swanson (2019; Top 15)|
|South Dakota||3 placements||Makenzie Falcon (2016; Top 15)|
|Alaska||3 placements||Sonja Garness (2005; Top 15)|
|District of Columbia||3 placements||Jacqueline Drakeford (2001; Top 10)|
|Idaho||2 placements||Shareece Pfeiffer (2008; 4th runner-up)|
|New Hampshire||2 placements||Courtney Morgan (2008; Top 15)|
|Montana||1 placement||Katie Blair (2006; Winner)|
- The 11 highest-ranked states in terms of placements.
- The 12 lowest-ranked states in terms of placements.
- Seven Miss Teen USA delegates have appeared on reality television and two have been game show models. A sixth delegate is an ESPN presenter. A seventh is a reporter for Access Hollywood.
- Delegates who have appeared on The Amazing Race are Erika Shay (Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 1995, season 5), Christie Lee Woods (Miss Teen USA 1996, seasons 5 and 31), Nicole O'Brian (Miss Texas Teen USA 2000, season 5).
- In addition, Woods also had a brief career in television in The New Adventures of Robin Hood.
- Delegate who appeared on America's Prom Queen is Macy Erwin (Miss Tennessee Teen USA) 2007.
- Delegates who have appeared on Survivor are Misty Giles (Miss Texas Teen USA 1999, Panama), Danni Boatwright (Miss Kansas Teen USA 1992, Guatemala) and Angelia Layton (Miss Utah Teen USA 2010, Philippines).
- Boatwright represented Kansas at Miss Teen USA in 1992 and was 2nd runner-up to Jamie Solinger. Four years later, she represented Kansas again at Miss USA in 1996, and was 1st runner-up to Ali Landry. In 2005, she appeared on Survivor: Guatemala and won the $1 million first-place prize, beating out Stephenie LaGrossa at the final tribal council.
- Delegates who have appeared on The Bachelor are Caroline Lunny (Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2008, season 22), Caelynn Miller-Keyes (Miss Virginia Teen USA 2013, season 23) and Maurissa Gunn (Miss Montana Teen USA 2013, season 24).
- Nicole Briscoe (née Manske) (Miss Illinois Teen USA 1998) became a journalist and is currently an ESPN presenter, currently the studio host for motorsport programming (though she is not permitted to work IndyCar Series races on ESPN because of her husband Ryan Briscoe, an IndyCar driver).
- Maria Menounos (Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 1996) became a reporter for Entertainment Tonight (2002–2004) before going to Access Hollywood and hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006.
- Cerina Vincent (Miss Nevada Teen USA 1996) went on to become a successful model and actress, with many film and television credits to her name. Her most notable role being Maya, the Yellow Ranger in the television series Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999).
- Shelley Hennig (Miss Teen USA 2004) went on to have a career in television, starring in the series Days of Our Lives, The Secret Circle (2011–12) and Teen Wolf (2013–17).
- Kelly Hu (Miss Teen USA 1985) went on to have a career in movies, starring in The Scorpion King and X-Men United
- Allie LaForce (Miss Teen USA 2005) has had a career in television as a sports reporter for CBS Sports.
Broadcasting of the pageant
1983–2007: Viewership and later decline
The pageant's viewership peak was hit in 1988, when the pageant averaged over 22 million viewers on CBS. Even as recently as 1999, the show managed to bring in over 10 million viewers. The 2006 airing was the second lowest rated in the pageant's 23-year history, with only 5.6 million viewers watching the live broadcast (the lowest: 2004, with 5.34 million). The 2007 telecast (25th Anniversary, scheduled for August 24, 2007) was the last time Miss Teen USA aired live on television.
2008–present: Internet pageant
The 2008 pageant was held, untelevised, on August 16, 2008. One factor that prevented NBC from broadcasting was its prime time commitment to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Since then, it is broadcast over the Internet on the Miss Teen USA website. It can be viewed worldwide, without any region restrictions via geolocation. Currently, it is hosted by YouTube (Ustream from 2008–13). In addition, the webcast can be accessed on the pageant's Facebook page and on mobile devices using the official Miss Universe mobile app released during Miss USA 2016.
In 2012, the pageant began to simulcast in selected regions on Microsoft's Xbox Live service, allowing owners of the Xbox 360 (until 2017) and/or Xbox One consoles to watch the pageant on a television screen. In 2017, the pageant was also broadcast on Sony's PlayStation Network service.
The 2017 pageant was the first to include both a 360-video option for virtual reality headsets and HDR10 support for Xbox One S owners. The 2018 pageant featured support for Dolby Atmos audio and 4K video on the Xbox One S and X consoles.
Since 2018, the pageant is held concurrently with its sister Miss USA pageant in a single city a few days before the start of Miss USA final competition.
Crossovers with Miss USA
Miss Teen USA at Miss USA
In the early years of Miss Teen USA, three winners represented the title "Miss Teen USA" at Miss USA. The three queens were: Ruth Zakarian (1983), Cherise Haugen (1984), and Allison Brown (1986). This also made history because the Miss USA 1984 pageant had 53 delegates, the most ever in a Miss USA pageant. In 1987, Miss Teen USA 1986, Allison Brown participated in the 1987 Miss USA pageant. All three failed to make the cut at their respective Miss USA pageants.
Only in the three years mentioned above did Miss Teen USA winners automatically gain representation at Miss USA. Starting in 1988, if the Miss Teen USA winners want to compete at Miss USA, they first must win a Miss USA state crown. A total of seven Miss Teen USA winners have participated at Miss USA, with four winning their state Miss USA crowns first. The first of these was Kelly Hu, Miss Teen USA 1985, who won the Miss Hawaii USA 1993 title and represented Hawaii at Miss USA 1993. She finished as a finalist. The next was Jamie Solinger, Miss Teen USA 1992. She took the Miss Iowa USA 1998 title but failed to make the cut at the Miss USA pageant. Only two Miss Teen USA winners have made the top 3 of Miss USA. Brandi Sherwood, Miss Teen USA 1989 won the Miss Idaho USA 1997 title. Succeeding Kelly, she took 1st runner up and later inherited the Miss USA crown, when Brook Mahealani Lee of Hawaii won Miss Universe 1997. She is the only Miss Teen USA winner to hold the title Miss USA. Shauna Gambill was close in winning the Miss USA 1998 title, but placed 1st runner up to Shawnae Jebbia, Miss Massachusetts USA 1998. However, to date it has never happened that the same woman had won the 2 separate pageants officially.
There have been two years when two Miss Teen USA winners participated at Miss USA. The first was 1984, when Miss Teen USA 1983 and Miss Teen USA 1984 participated, the second was 1998, when Jamie Solinger competed as Miss Iowa USA but went unplaced, and Shauna Gambill competed as Miss California USA and placed first runner-up.
The first Miss Teen USA not to win a Miss USA state pageant on her first attempt was Christie Lee Woods, Miss Teen USA 1996, of Texas, who placed third runner-up in the Miss Texas USA 2002 pageant. She would also become the first Miss Teen USA to compete for, but never win a Miss USA state title (she also placed as a semi-finalist in 2003 and 2004). The second Miss Teen USA who did not win a Miss USA state title on her first attempt was Ashley Coleman, Miss Teen USA 1999, of Delaware, who competed in the Miss California USA 2006 pageant and finished third runner-up. She is the first Miss Teen USA winner to compete in a different state from that where she won her Miss Teen USA crown. Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003, competed at Miss California USA 2009 as Miss Malibu USA, but failed to win the crown, placing first runner-up to Carrie Prejean. Farrell competed at Miss Teen USA as Miss Oregon Teen USA, and was one of the few Miss Teen USA winners to try for the state crown outside of the state she represented for Miss Teen USA. In a span of only two years later, Miss Teen USA 2006, Katie Blair also competed at Miss California USA 2011. Representing the state of Montana at Miss Teen USA 2006, Blair is only the third Miss Teen USA to compete in a state other than the state she competed in Teen. Similarly to Coleman and Farrell, Blair placed 1st runner up in the pageant, to Alyssa Campanella, who also competed in Miss Teen USA representing New Jersey. Campanella went on to win Miss USA 2011. Danielle Doty, Miss Teen USA 2011, competed at Miss Texas USA 2018, who placed in the semifinals.
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