Miss Teen USA 1993

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Miss Teen USA 1993
Date August 10, 1993
Presenters Dick Clark, Arthel Neville and Kelly Hu
Venue Biloxi, Mississippi
Broadcaster CBS
Winner Charlotte Lopez
Vermont Vermont
Congeniality Juliana Kaulukukui
Photogenic Melanie Breedlove

Miss Teen USA 1993, the eleventh Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi on 10 August 1993.

At the conclusion of the final competition, Charlotte Lopez of Vermont was crowned by outgoing titleholder Jamie Solinger of Iowa.[1]

The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the fourth and final year, with color commentary by Arthel Neville and Miss Teen USA 1985 Kelly Hu for the final time.[2] Music was provided by the Gulf Coast Teen Orchestra.

This was the fourth of five years that the pageant was held in Biloxi.[3] Contestants arrived on 26 June and were involved in two weeks of events and preliminary competition prior to the final broadcast, such as pre-taping scenes along the Mississippi coast, and being involved in an autograph signing party.[4]



Map showing placements by state
Final results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 1994
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 6
Top 12

Special awards[edit]

Historical significance[edit]

  • Vermont placed for the first time since 1989, their second placement in the history of the competition, and went on to win the title.
  • Indiana placed for the third consecutive time, a record for the state.
  • Georgia placed for the third time in four years, each time top 6 or higher.
  • Hawaii placed for the first time since Kelly Hu won in 1985.
  • This was Pennsylvania's first placement since 1990.
  • New York placed for the first time since 1989.
  • Tennessee placed for the first time since 1984, their second placement ever.
  • This was Ohio's first placement in the history of the competition. They would not make the semi-finals again until 2005, when the state went on to win the title.
  • This is one of only two times that Oregon made the semifinals but did not win the crown.
  • Connecticut, Maine and South Carolina placed for the first time ever.
  • As well as a large prize package for the winner, the runners-up also received cash scholarships and other opportunities. Pennsylvania was awarded $2,000 for her second runner-up placement and the option of a one year modeling contract or $1,000 scholarship for winning the swimsuit award.[5]


Preliminary competition[edit]

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

Final competition[edit]


The Miss Teen USA 1993 delegates were:

Contestant notes[edit]

Host city[edit]

Following the 1992 event, local hoteliers signalled that they may no longer be able to furnish free accommodation for the contestants for the 1993 pageant. Although the Tourism Commission was contracted to host the pageant until 1994, they considered getting out of the contract because of the increased cost of paying for the rooms.[10]

The pageant went ahead in Biloxi as planned, and it was estimated that the region benefitted by $1 million for hosting the event.[3]


  1. ^ "Foster Child wins Miss Teen title". Dayton Daily News. 1993-08-12. p. 2A. 
  2. ^ Grahnke, Lon (1993-08-10). "Dick Clark to Host `Miss Teen' Pageant". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  3. ^ a b Hancock, Tammie (1994-08-30). "Miss Teen USA Pageant leaves economic mark on coast". Coast Business. 
  4. ^ a b "Local teen competing for Miss Teen USA title". The Baton Rouge Advocate. 1993-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Pageant a beautiful experience // Money area teen won in contest earmarked for college". The Sunday Patriot-News Harrisburg. 1993-08-15. 
  6. ^ Morehouse, Macon (1993-07-01). "Fayetteville teen captures crown at state pageant". Atlanta Journal and Constitution. 
  7. ^ Klise, Katie (1993-06-06). "Why do smart girls still enter pageants?". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 
  8. ^ "Two Pageants Crown Winners". The Omaha World-Herald. 1992-10-18. p. 9B. 
  9. ^ "Winner did give pageant a second thought". The Sunday Patriot-News Harrisburg. 1993-08-08. 
  10. ^ "Coast hotels seek pageant deal". The Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate. 1992-10-04. 

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