Miss Teen USA 2008

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Miss Teen USA 2008
Date August 16, 2008
Presenters Shelley Hennig, Seth Goldman
Entertainment TaDa
Venue Grand Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Entrants 51
Placements 15
Winner Stevi Perry
 Arkansas
Congeniality Elizabeth Hollomon
 Mississippi
Photogenic Sana Idnani
 New York
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Miss Teen USA 2008, the 26th Miss Teen USA pageant, was held on August 16, 2008 at Grand Ballroom in the Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas. This was the first Miss Teen USA pageant that was not televised, after then-Miss Universe Organization broadcast partner NBC failed to renew its contract, and it was also the first Miss Teen USA pageant held outside the United States. The pageant was hosted by Seth Goldman and Miss Teen USA 2004, Shelley Hennig. At the conclusion of the pageant, outgoing titleholder Hilary Cruz crowned her successor Stevi Perry of Arkansas as the new Miss Teen USA.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final Results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 2008
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
  • Idaho Idaho - Shareece Pfeiffer
Top 15

Special Awards[edit]

Delegates[edit]

Miss Teen USA 2008 contestants at the "Fashion Rocks the Universe" event in Las Vegas Nevada, prior to attending the Miss USA 2008 pageant
Miss Teen USA 2008 contestants at "Fashion Rocks the Universe"
Miss Teen USA 2008 contestants at "Fashion Rocks the Universe"
Miss Teen USA 2008 contestants at "Fashion Rocks the Universe"

The Miss Teen USA 2008 delegates are:

State Name Hometown Age1 Height Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Alabama Courtney Parker Daphne, AL 16 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Top 15
Alaska Alaska Victoria Ray Eagle River, AK 18 5 ft 4 in
163 cm
Arizona Arizona Ashley Stainton Phoenix, AZ 17 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Top 15
Arkansas Arkansas Stevi Perry Hamburg, AR 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Miss Teen USA 2008
California California Taylor Atkins Piru, CA 16 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Top 15
Colorado Colorado Danielle Scimeca Fort Collins, CO 18 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Top 15
Connecticut Connecticut Brianne Hiltz Shelton, CT 18 5 ft 4 in
163 cm
Delaware Delaware Bethany Brindley Wilmington, DE 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Ivana Grace Washington, DC 17 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Florida Florida Jillian Wunderlich Fort Myers, FL 17 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Top 15 Later Miss Indiana USA 2011 and top 16 semifinalist at Miss USA 2011
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Shannon Geraghty Norcross, GA 16 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Hawaii Hawaii Emma Wo Honolulu, HI 18 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Later Miss Hawaii USA 2015
Idaho Idaho Shareece Pfeiffer Idaho Falls, ID 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
4th runner-up
Illinois Illinois Nora Downs Chicago, IL 17 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Indiana Indiana Morgan Abel North Vernon, IN 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Later Miss Indiana USA 2016
Iowa Iowa Emily Bey Cedar Rapids, IA 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Kansas Kansas Jessie Colonna Leawood, KS 17 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Kentucky Kentucky Shannen Reil West Van Lear, KY 15 5 ft 2 in
157 cm
Louisiana Louisiana Lindsey Evans Blanchard, LA 18 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
3rd runner-up Dethroned from state title on October 21, 2008 due to arrest for theft and drug possession.
Maine Maine Avery Barr Gorham, ME 17 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Maryland Maryland Ana Maria Lawson Westminster, MD 17 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Massachusetts Massachusetts Caroline Lunny Holliston, MA 17 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Top 15 Later Miss Massachusetts USA 2014
Michigan Michigan Elizabeth Hawthorne Clarkston, MI 17 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Minnesota Minnesota Sarah Sprayberry St Paul, MN 17 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Mississippi Mississippi Elizabeth Holloman Madison, MS 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Miss Congeniality
Missouri Missouri Jeni Dixon Hartville, MO 18 5 ft 4 in
163 cm
Montana Montana Stacey Velasco Dillon, MT 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Nebraska Nebraska Melissa DeJong David City, NE 17 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Nevada Nevada Lauren Hudman Las Vegas, NV 18 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Mother was Miss Oklahoma USA 1982
New Hampshire New Hampshire Courtney Morgan Windham, NH 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Top 15
New Jersey New Jersey Michelle Leonardo Tinton Falls, NJ 17 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Later Miss New Jersey USA 2012, Top 10 At Miss USA 2012
New Mexico New Mexico Victoria Padella Santa Fe, NM 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
New York (state) New York Sana Idnani Roslyn, NY 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Miss Photogenic
North Carolina North Carolina Julia Dalton Wilmington, NC 17 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
2nd runner-up Mother was Miss North Carolina USA 1982; sister is Miss North Carolina USA and Miss USA 2009. Later Miss North Carolina USA 2015
North Dakota North Dakota Gretchen Dawley Munich, ND 18 5 ft 3 in
160 cm
Ohio Ohio Chelsie Folden Wellston, OH 16 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Later Miss Ohio World 2015, Top 22 at Miss World America 2015
Oklahoma Oklahoma Taylor Gorton Glenpool, OK 16 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Top 15 Later Miss Oklahoma USA 2016 & Top 15 at Miss USA 2016
Oregon Oregon Brittany Schwab Milwaukie, OR 17 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Elliot Griffin Wexford, PA 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Top 15
Rhode Island Rhode Island Tiondra Martinez Woonsocket, RI 17 5 ft 3 in
160 cm
South Carolina South Carolina Brittany Pjetraj Chapin, SC 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
1st runner-up
South Dakota South Dakota Elizabeth Hoffman Eureka, SD 18 5 ft 11 in
180 cm
Sister was Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2006; mother Holly Hoffman is appearing on Survivor: Nicaragua.
Tennessee Tennessee Natalie Phillips Murfreesboro, TN 17 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Texas Texas Lauren Guzman Laredo, TX 18 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Later Miss Texas USA 2014
Utah Utah Kate Feinstein Centerville, UT 18 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Later Miss Utah USA 2010
Vermont Vermont Sydney Perry Middlesex, VT 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Later Miss North Carolina USA 2012
Virginia Virginia Megan Myrehn Catharpin, VA 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Top 15 Later Miss Indiana USA 2012
Washington (state) Washington Mandy Schendel Newcastle, WA 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Later Miss Washington 2012
West Virginia West Virginia Micah Michael Morgantown, WV 17 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Wisconsin Wisconsin Courtney Lynn Lopez Oak Creek, WI 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Later Miss Wisconsin USA 2010
Wyoming Wyoming Callie Bishop Casper, WY 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm

1 Age as at August 2008

Contestant gallery[edit]

Judges[edit]

  • Alina Shriver, Founder of Shriver Art.
  • Farouk Shami, Founder and Chairman of Farouk Systems.
  • Heather Kerzner, of Kerzner International.
  • Alicia Bridgewater, Bookings Editor at Cosmo Girl Magazine.
  • Duane Gazi, Director of Scouting and Development at Trump Model Management.
  • Eric Parrinello, founder and owner of Bacchanalia Private Dining in Overland Park, Kansas.
  • David Dzanis, Vice President of Pepsi-Cola Client Services at Genesco Sports Enterprises.
  • Seth Mayeri, Television Talent Veteran.

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