Miss Teen USA 2001
|Miss Teen USA 2001|
|Date||August 22, 2001|
|Presenters||Brian McFayden, Mandy Moore and Ashley Coleman|
Better Than Ezra
|Venue||South Padre Island, Texas|
Miss Teen USA 2001, the 19th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from South Padre Island, Texas on 22 August 2001. At the conclusion of the final competition, Marissa Whitley of Missouri was crowned by outgoing queen Jillian Parry of Pennsylvania.
After hosting the pageant for three consecutive years from 1998–2000, officials in Shreveport, Louisiana indicated that they were reluctant to host the pageant for a fourth year because disorganization by the Miss Universe Organization meant that the city lost over $70,000 in expected revenue.
|Miss Teen USA 2001|
- Congeniality: Sarah Warner (Oregon)
- Photogenic: Jillian Dornbush (Indiana)
- Style: Brandy Drake (Georgia)
- Best in Swimsuit: Katherine Perello (Texas)
Final competition score
The Miss Teen USA 2001 delegates were:
- Alabama - Rollins Albritton
- Alaska - Danielle Smith
- Arizona - Eva Marie St. Arnauld
- Arkansas - Lauren Arnold
- California - Casey McClain
- Colorado - Krystal Spurr
- Connecticut - Marie Lynn Piscitelli
- Delaware - Christie Aiken
- District of Columbia - Jacqueline Drakeford
- Florida - Joanna Candelaria
- Georgia - Brandy Drake
- Hawaii - Alana Paulo-Tamashiro
- Idaho - Hayley Vancleave
- Illinois - Brittany Richmond
- Indiana - Jillian Dornbush
- Iowa - Ashley Hanson
- Kansas - Lindsey Mackey
- Kentucky - Katherine Faulkner
- Louisiana - Paige Egan
- Maine - Mei-Ling Lam
- Maryland - Precious Grady
- Massachusetts - Marianna Zaslavsky
- Michigan - Chelsea Rudder
- Minnesota - Serene Aandahl
- Mississippi - Ashley Buckman
- Missouri - Marissa Whitley
- Montana - Kristi Krings
- Nebraska - Heidi Lammli
- Nevada - Tahnee Harrison
- New Hampshire - Ashley Lynne Blair
- New Jersey - Erin Abrahamson
- New Mexico - Alaina Castillo
- New York - Gloria Almonte
- North Carolina - Erin O'Kelley
- North Dakota - Stacey Thomas
- Ohio - Angela Wilson
- Oklahoma - Lindsey Camp
- Oregon - Sarah Warner
- Pennsylvania - Rebecca Schlappich
- Rhode Island - Amy Diaz
- South Carolina - Sarah Medley
- South Dakota - Jessica Herrgott
- Tennessee - Jessica Myers
- Texas - Katherine Perello
- Utah - Nicole Hansen
- Vermont - Heather Moylan
- Virginia - Kathleen Lighthiser
- Washington - Shannon Hulbert
- West Virginia - Tara Szerszen
- Wisconsin - Kellyann Langford
- Wyoming - Natalie Koontz
- Six contestants later won Miss USA state titles:
- Sarah Medley (South Carolina) - Miss South Carolina USA 2005
- Erin Abrahamson (New Jersey) - Miss New Jersey USA 2007
- Gloria Almonte (New York) - Miss New York USA 2007, semifinalist at Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2009
- Erin O'Kelley (North Carolina) - Miss North Carolina USA 2007, top 15 semifinalist at Miss USA 2007
- Amy Diaz (Rhode Island) - Miss Rhode Island USA 2008, top 15 semifinalist at Miss USA 2008
- Marie-Lynn Piscitelli (Connecticut) - Miss Connecticut USA 2012
- "Cities may not seek pageant". The Baton Rouge Advocate. 2000-09-01.
- Huff, Lynn (2000-10-10). "Pageant winner won't be laid back The Miss Florida Teen USA 2001 wants to make the most out of her year with the title.". Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
- Daly, Eileen (2000-11-27). "Libertyville High School alum wins Miss Illinois USA pageant". Chicago Daily Herald.
- "Miss Kansas USA, Miss Kansas Teen USA chosen". Associated Press. 2000-09-10.
- Gelpi, Cindy (2000-11-19). "Covington girl bound for Teen USA Pageant Crown is nice but horses are her big passion". The Times-Picayune.
- "Detroit woman crowned Miss Michigan". Associated Press. 2000-11-20.
- "Nebraska Pageant Winners Crowned". Omaha World-Herald. 2000-10-30.
- Saha, Paula (2000-11-26). "Livingston teen achieves dream of winning pageant".
- "Star Prairie woman wins Miss Wisconsin title". Associated Press. 2000-11-19.