Miss Teen USA 2009

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Miss Teen USA 2009
DateJuly 31, 2009
PresentersSeth Goldman, Crystle Stewart
EntertainmentHonor Society, Leah Renee
VenueImperial Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, The Bahamas
WinnerStormi Henley
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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.[1] 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).[2][citation needed] 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 pop singer, songwriter Leah Renee performed during the two hours live event.

Final results[edit]


Final Results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 2009
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 15

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
  • Iowa Iowa - Allyson Hovda

Historical significance[edit]

  • 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.

New crown[edit]

[3][citation needed] (not at this link) Diamond Nexus Labs created a new crown for Miss Teen USA 2009, replacing the Milkimoto crown that has been worn since 2002.


  • The Miss Teen USA 2009 delegates were:[4]
State Name Hometown Age1 Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Alabama Alexandria Blansit Fort Payne 18
Alaska Alaska Zlata Sushchik Anchorage 19
Arizona Arizona Whitney Nelson Phoenix 18
Arkansas Arkansas Allison Kusenberger Little Rock 18 Top 15
California California Chelsea Gilligan Beaumont 18 2nd Runner Up
Colorado Colorado Taylor Schettler Castle Rock 16
Connecticut Connecticut Tiffany Teixeira Bridgeport 18 Later Miss Connecticut USA 2016 and top 10 at Miss USA 2016
Delaware Delaware Kelsey Miller Wilmington 18 Later Miss Delaware USA 2014.
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Jessica Nowlin Washington DC 17
Florida Florida Kayla Collier Pahokee 18
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Brooke Fletcher Peachtree City 17 1st Runner Up Later Miss Georgia USA 2015
Hawaii Hawaii Ashley Moser Honolulu 17 Miss Congeniality
Idaho Idaho Marissa Wickland Boise 17 Sister of Miss Idaho Teen USA 2006 and later Miss Idaho USA 2013
Illinois Illinois Stacie Juris Tinley Park 18 Later Miss Illinois USA 2013 and 2nd runner up at Miss USA 2013
Indiana Indiana Bailee Zimmerman Lebanon 17
Iowa Iowa Allyson Hovda Cedar Rapids 18 Miss Photogenic
Kansas Kansas Alexis Rewalt Olathe 18
Kentucky Kentucky Jefra Bland Campbellsville 19 Top 15
Louisiana 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
Maine Maine Jordan Shiers Gorham 17
Maryland 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
Massachusetts Massachusetts Katie Vatalaro Easton 18
Michigan Michigan Kristen Danyal Sterling Heights 19 Top 15 Later Miss Michigan USA 2012 and top 15 at Miss USA 2012
Minnesota Minnesota Vanessa Johnston Lakeville 17 America's Next Top Model Contestant(eliminated in 1st round at casting)
Mississippi Mississippi Paromita Mitra Hattiesburg 17 Born in Bangladesh and later Miss Mississippi USA 2013
Missouri Missouri Sierra Drimak Cottleville 18 Top 15
Montana Montana Haley Boyer Stevensville 18
Nebraska Nebraska Sarah Hollins Omaha 19
  • Later Miss Nebraska USA 2016
  • Appeared on WE tv Obsessed with the Dress
  • Vegas' top choice winner for Miss USA 2016
  • Finished in 16th place at Miss USA 2016
Nevada Nevada Ileri Tunrarebi Henderson 19 Top 15
New Hampshire New Hampshire Amber Faucher Pelham 18 Later Miss New Hampshire USA 2013
New Jersey New Jersey Alexa Brunetti Brigantine 18
New Mexico New Mexico Alexis Duprey Alamogordo 18 Miss New Mexico 2013; Miss New Mexico USA 2015
New York (state) New York Taylor Gildersleeve Mattituck 17 Formerly on ABC daytime soap opera All My Children as "Sydney Harris" (2006-2007)
North Carolina North Carolina Scarlett Howell Ansonville 16
North Dakota North Dakota Codi Miller Amidon 16
Ohio Ohio Kelsey Stevens Aurora 18 Top 15 Sister of Miss Ohio Teen USA 2003
Oklahoma Oklahoma Chelsea Colvard Tulsa 18
Oregon Oregon Michelle Modey Burns 18
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Alexis Jahnke Furlong 16
Rhode Island Rhode Island Talia Turco Lincoln 18 Top 15
South Carolina South Carolina Mary Helen Caver North Augusta 19
South Dakota South Dakota Fallyn Patterson Rapid City 17
Tennessee Tennessee Stormi Henley Crossville 18 Miss Teen USA 2009
Texas Texas Kelli Harral Fort Stockton 16
Utah 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.

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader (2016-)

Vermont Vermont Brittany Kelemen Richmond 19
Virginia Virginia Maggie Lawson Bristol 18
Washington (state) 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 West Virginia Alysia Thompson Ripley 17
Wisconsin Wisconsin Elizabeth Bryson Brookfield 18
Wyoming 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.


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