Miss Teen USA 2009
|Miss Teen USA 2009|
|Date||July 31, 2009|
|Presenters||Seth Goldman, Crystle Stewart|
|Entertainment||Honor Society, Leah Renee|
|Venue||Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, The Bahamas|
Miss Teen USA 2009, the 27th Miss Teen USA pageant, was held at the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, The Bahamas on July 31, 2009. For the first time since 1986, the Miss Teen USA pageant was held earlier than the Miss Universe pageant. Miss Teen USA 2008, Stevi Perry of Arkansas, crowned Stormi Henley of Tennessee as her successor.
For the first time, the event was webcast live over the Internet via Ustream (on www.missteenusa.com). Ed Fields and Stevi Perry hosted the presentation show, where Seth Goldman and Miss USA 2008, Crystle Stewart hosted the final show. Pop rock band Honor Society and Canadian's pop singer, songwriter Leah Renee performed during the two hours live event.
|Miss Teen USA 2009|
- Tennessee won its second Miss Teen USA, following Shelly Moore, Miss Teen USA 1997. Tennessee also places in the top five for the sixth time. Tennessee now is among the two states that has more than one Miss Teen USA winner, the other being Oregon (Mindy Duncan (1988), Bridgette Wilson (1990), and Tami Farrell (2003.)
- Georgia places 1st runner-up for the third time. Georgia has never won the title, but has placed in the semi-finals fifteen times and the top five eight times.
- California places the third highest place in the pageant's history. Jennifer Morgan placed first-runner up in 2002, and Shauna Gambill won in 1994.
- Maryland places third runner-up in the pageant for the third time, followed by Michelle Attai (2002) and Amanda Williams (2004). Maryland's highest recorded placement was in 1999 when Khosi Roy placed second runner-up.
- Louisiana now has every placement in the top five, Brittany Guidry being the fourth runner-up in 2009, Lindsey Evans being the third runner-up in 2008 (later dethroned on October 21, 2008 for theft and drug possession) Bobbie Brown in 1987 and Amy Pieche in 1988 being the second-runners up, Sarah Thornhill being the first-runner up in 1999, and Shelley Hennig being the winner in 2004.
- Arkansas places for the fourth time in pageant history, and the first time consecutively, following Stevi Perry, who won Miss Teen USA 2008 and was giving up her title that night.
- Kentucky places for the tenth time, and the second time in the top fifteen.
- Missouri places for the first time since 2004, and the ninth time in history.
- Nevada places for the first time since 2004.
- Ohio places for the third time in pageant history. They have not placed since Allie LaForce won Miss Teen USA 2005.
- Rhode Island places for the sixth time; however; they have never made the top five.
- Utah paces for the second time in pageant history, their only other placement being Loni Sordan at Miss Teen USA 1995.
- Washington places for the seventh time in pageant history.
- Wyoming places for the fourth time in pageant history.
- Texas did not place for fifth consecutive year, their last placement was in 2004.
- Hawaii picks up their second Miss Congeniality title, and Iowa picks up their first special award.
The top fifteen was announced during the finals show and went on to compete in the swimsuit competition, and previous to that, the group Honor Society played two songs. Following that, Leah Renee sang Imaginary Boyfriend and Insanity from her album Storybook, later the top fifteen went on to compete in the evening gown. After the evening gown competition, Seth Goldman interviewed with the girls on backstage. The top five were announced, and they were asked questions about themselves and questions judges had prepared for them. Each delegate was allowed thirty seconds to answer the question. The judges were allowed one last look at the delegates, and Stevi Perry took her final walk as Miss Teen USA. Then, the runners-up and the winner was announced.
- The Miss Teen USA 2009 delegates were:
|Alabama||Alexandria Blansit||Fort Payne||18|
|Arkansas||Allison Kusenberger||Little Rock||18||Top 15|
|California||Chelsea Gilligan||Beaumont||18||2nd Runner Up|
|Colorado||Taylor Schettler||Castle Rock||16|
|Connecticut||Tiffany Teixeira||Bridgeport||18||Later Miss Connecticut USA 2016 and top 10 at Miss USA 2016|
|Delaware||Kelsey Miller||Wilmington||18||Later Miss Delaware USA 2014.|
|District of Columbia||Jessica Nowlin||Washington DC||17|
|Georgia||Brooke Fletcher||Peachtree City||17||1st Runner Up||Later Miss Georgia USA 2015|
|Hawaii||Ashley Moser||Honolulu||17||Miss Congeniality|
|Idaho||Marissa Wickland||Boise||17||Sister of Miss Idaho Teen USA 2006 and later Miss Idaho USA 2013|
|Illinois||Stacie Juris||Tinley Park||18||Later Miss Illinois USA 2013 and 2nd runner up at Miss USA 2013|
|Iowa||Allyson Hovda||Cedar Rapids||18||Miss Photogenic|
|Kentucky||Jefra Bland||Campbellsville||19||Top 15|
|Louisiana||Brittany Guidry||Houma||16||4th Runner Up||Cousin of Miss Louisiana USA 2008;Later Miss Louisiana USA 2014 and 3rd runner up at Miss USA 2014|
|Maryland||Kasey Stanisewski||Edgewater||18||3rd Runner Up||Miss Marylands Outstanding Teen 2007 and later Miss Maryland USA 2013 and top 15 at Miss USA 2013|
|Michigan||Kristen Danyal||Sterling Heights||19||Top 15||Later Miss Michigan USA 2012 and top 15 at Miss USA 2012|
|Minnesota||Vanessa Johnston||Lakeville||17||America's Next Top Model Contestant(eliminated in 1st round at casting)|
|Mississippi||Paromita Mitra||Hattiesburg||17||Born in Bangladesh and later Miss Mississippi USA 2013|
|Missouri||Sierra Drimak||Cottleville||18||Top 15|
|Nevada||Ileri Tunrarebi||Henderson||19||Top 15|
|New Hampshire||Amber Faucher||Pelham||18||later Miss New Hampshire USA 2013|
|New Jersey||Alexa Brunetti||Brigantine||18|
|New Mexico||Alexis Duprey||Alamogordo||18||Miss New Mexico 2013; Miss New Mexico USA 2015|
|New York||Taylor Gildersleeve||Mattituck||17||Formerly on ABC daytime soap opera All My Children as "Sydney Harris" (2006-2007)|
|North Carolina||Scarlett Howell||Ansonville||16|
|North Dakota||Codi Miller||Amidon||16|
|Ohio||Kelsey Stevens||Aurora||18||Top 15||Sister of Miss Ohio Teen USA 2003|
|Rhode Island||Talia Turco||Lincoln||18||Top 15|
|South Carolina||Mary Helen Caver||North Augusta||19|
|South Dakota||Fallyn Patterson||Rapid City||17|
|Tennessee||Stormi Henley||Crossville||18||Miss Teen USA 2009|
|Texas||Kelli Harral||Fort Stockton||16|
|Utah||Tasha Smedley||Syracuse||18||Top 15||Previously Miss Utah Outstanding Teen 2006
Resigned her title of Miss Utah Teen USA 2009, effective September 17, 2009, for personal reasons.
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|Washington||Sadie Porter||Selah||18||Top 15||Miss Teen Northwest 2004 (MAO), Miss Teen Washington 2004 (MAO), Miss American Jr. Teen 2007 (ACP Nationals)|
|West Virginia||Alysia Thompson||Ripley||17|
|Wyoming||Amy David||Pinedale||17||Top 15|
1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant
- Duane Gazi - Director of Scoutingand Development, Trump Model Management.
- Eric McLendon - Actor and Realtor, The Corcoran Group.
- Eva Chen - Beauty and Health Editor, Teen Vogue.
- Gillian Sheldon Heckendorf - Managing Editor, Momlogic.com.
- Heather Kerzner - Kerzner International, Inc.
- John Shea - Commercial Agent, Frontier Booking, Inc.
- Mark Turner - Commercial Agent, Abrams Artists.
- Rhona Graff - Vice President and Assistant to the President, Trump Organization.
- Miss Teen USA: The Pageant - 2009 Miss Teen USA Pageant - Venue Archived May 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Miss Teen USA: News - 2009 MISS TEEN USA PAGEANT TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON JULY 31st FROM ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS ON WWW.MISSTEENUSA.COM Archived March 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
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