Miss Teen USA 1991

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Miss Teen USA 1991
Date August 19, 1991
Presenters Dick Clark, Leeza Gibbons and Kelly Hu
Venue Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi
Broadcaster CBS
Winner Janel Bishop
New Hampshire New Hampshire
Congeniality Holly Furman
Photogenic Gina Tognoni

Miss Teen USA 1991, the ninth Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi on 19 August 1991.

At the conclusion of the final competition, Janel Bishop of New Hampshire was crowned by outgoing titleholder Bridgette Wilson of Oregon.[1] Bishop is the first African American winner ever and the first titleholder from New Hampshire.

The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark (who last hosted it in 1988 and was already also hosting Miss USA & Miss Universe Pageants on CBS),[2] with color commentary by Leeza Gibbons and Miss Teen USA 1985 Kelly Hu for the second time. Music was provided by the Gulf Coast Teen Orchestra.

This was the second of five years that the pageant was held in Biloxi. After the city hosted Miss Teen USA 1990, it entered negotiations with the Miss Universe company in October 1990 to host the pageant for a further four years, and an announcement to that effect was made in early November.[3][4]



Map showing placements by state

Special awards[edit]

Historical significance[edit]

  • This was New Hampshire's first placement at Miss Teen USA and went on to win the title.
  • Georgia made the top three for the second consecutive year.
  • North Carolina placed for the first time since 1987.
  • Indiana and Rhode Island made the semi-finals for the first time.
  • Texas placed for the fourth consecutive year.


Preliminary competition[edit]

The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition.

Final competition[edit]


The Miss Teen USA 1991 delegates were:

Contestant notes[edit]


  • Steve Kmetko
  • Kristi Addis
  • Gerard Christopher
  • Toni Bentley
  • Brooks Jackson
  • Paul Ryan
  • Carol Brown
  • Ben Rubin
  • Elinor Donahue


  1. ^ "N.H. teen wins Miss Teen USA pageant Monday". The Baton Rouge State Times. 1991-08-20. p. 13-A. 
  2. ^ Presscot, Jean (1991-08-19). "This time, Dick Clark is just hired hand". The Baltimore Sun. 
  3. ^ "Miss Teen USA". USA Today. 1990-10-08. p. 11A. 
  4. ^ "Officials bicker over beach slogan". The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. 1990-11-05. 
  5. ^ Gaede, Susan (1991-05-23). "Yorba Linda teen is pride of California". The Orange County Register. 

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