The pageant was hosted by Bob Goen for the second year, with color commentary by Maty Monfort and entertainment by All-4-One. This was the only year that the pageant was held in Wichita, which also held the Miss USA pageant from 1990-1994, and it was the first time that a delegate won the Miss Teen USA title in her home state.
Kansas placed for the fifth of eight times, recording their highest placement ever.
Iowa placed for the second time, following Jamie Solinger's win in 1992. They have only reached the semi-finals on one further occasion, waiting until 2003 for their third placement.
Kentucky placed for the first time since 1990.
Maine placed for the second time, recording their highest placement ever.
Delaware, Utah and Minnesota recorded their first placements in the competition. Delaware only placed two other times in 1999, when Ashley Coleman won the title and 2014 when Mia Jones placed in the top 15. Utah did not made the cut again until 2010; and Minnesota has gone on to place four more times (2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007).
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^"The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on August 16, 1995 Page 2". newspapers.com. August 16, 1995. The nine judges for the pageant included: Allison Brown Young, Miss Teen USA in 1986; actress Lisa Akey; actors Clarence Gilyard, Brian McNamara, Raphael Sbarge and David Sidoni; Boston Bruins player Adam Gates; Hollywood literary agent Lisa Santos; and Laurin Sydney, an anchor on CNN.Missing or empty |url= (help);|access-date= requires |url= (help)