Miss Teen USA 2012

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Miss Teen USA 2012
Date July 28, 2012
Presenters Colin Hornett and Allie LaForce
Venue Grand Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, The Bahamas.
Broadcaster Ustream, Xbox Live
Entrants 51
Placements 16
Winner Logan West
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Miss Teen USA 2012, was the 30th Miss Teen USA pageant. The pageant was held on July 28, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom of the Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, The Bahamas. Miss Teen USA 2011 Danielle Doty of Texas crowned Logan West from Connecticut as the new Miss Teen USA 2012 at the end of the event. The 50 states and the District of Columbia competed for the prestigious title and the pageant was streamed globally on the official Miss Teen USA website over its UStream channel and was also streamed to Xbox 360 consoles over Xbox Live in 16 countries using the Xbox Live Event Player application.


The top 16 were announced and competed in Swimsuit and Evening Gown. Then, each girl was interviewed backstage by Colin Hornett. Before the final round, each girl in the top five was asked a personal question then a question the judges written for them. West cited when she was 14 years old and starting a program to combat bullying as her greatest accomplishment. Her crowning marks the first time a contestant from Connecticut won the pageant.[1]

It was also the first time the pageant was streamed to a video game console.



Final Results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 2012
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
  • Ohio Ohio – Kendall Fein
Top 16

Voted into Top 16 as America's Choice via Internet/SMS Messaging

Special Awards[edit]

  • Miss Congeniality: Vermont Vermont - Karsen Woods
  • Miss Photogenic: Oklahoma Oklahoma - Jessica Morgan


State Name Hometown Age1 Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Alabama Peyton Brown Eufaula 18 Top 16 Later Miss Alabama USA 2016 & Top 5 at Miss USA 2016
Alaska Alaska Veronica Temple Eagle River 18 Previously Miss Alaska's Outstanding Teen 2009 and sister of Sarah Temple, Miss Alaska USA 2010
Arizona Arizona Alexa Zellers Scottsdale 17 Sister of Emerald Zellers, Miss Arizona Teen USA 2006 and top 10 at Miss Teen USA 2006
Arkansas Arkansas Amber Mitchell Little Rock 18
California California Alexa Jones Ramona 18 Later 1st runner up Miss Arizona USA 2013
Colorado Colorado Jacqueline Zuccherino Aurora 17
Connecticut Connecticut Logan West Southington 17 Miss Teen USA 2012 Previously Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2010
Delaware Delaware Angela Viscount Newark 19
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Sierra Hadley Anacostia 18
Florida Florida Sydney Martinez Lake City 16
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Courtney Smits McDonough 16 Top 16
Hawaii Hawaii Kathryn Teruya Kahala 16 Top 16
Idaho Idaho Kimberly Layne Nampa 18 Born in the Philippines
Illinois Illinois Alexandra Plotz Geneva 17 Top 16
Indiana Indiana Mackenzie Surber Cicero 17
Iowa Iowa Carissa Becker Waterloo 18
Kansas Kansas Katie Taylor Olathe 17 Top 16
Kentucky Kentucky Tiffany Cline Georgetown 14
Louisiana Louisiana Marlee Henry Lake Charles 18
Maine Maine Molly Fitzpatrick North Yarmouth 16
Maryland Maryland Stephanie Chervenkov Bel Air 18
Massachusetts Massachusetts Jordyn Jagolinzer Seekonk 17
Michigan Michigan Courtney Pizzimenti Rochester 17 2nd runner up
Minnesota Minnesota Kendra Berger Apple Valley 17
Mississippi Mississippi Jessica Carter Runnelstown 18
Missouri Missouri Jayde Ogle Liberty 17
Montana Montana Danica Jansma Manhattan 16
Nebraska Nebraska Sarah Summers Papillion 17 Previously Nebraska's National American Miss Junior Teen 2010; and National American Miss Junior Teen 2010
Nevada Nevada Katie Eklund Las Vegas 18
New Hampshire New Hampshire Marisa DeLuca Windham 18
New Jersey New Jersey Kendal Barrett Montclair 16
New Mexico New Mexico Jacqueline Cai Las Cruces 17 Top 16 Born in China
New York (state) New York Sabrina Mastrangelo Bellmore 16 Top 16
North Carolina North Carolina Kat Puryear Thomasville 18 Top 16 Previously Miss North Carolina's Outstanding Teen 2009 and 3rd runner up to Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2010
North Dakota North Dakota Tiffany Fletschock Casselton 18
Ohio Ohio Kendall Fein Loveland 17 4th runner up
Oklahoma Oklahoma Jessica Morgan Yukon 17 3rd runner up Miss Photogenic
Oregon Oregon Kiana Benion Medford 16
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Julia Belechak Pittsburgh 18
Rhode Island Rhode Island Livia Stencel Warwick 17
South Carolina South Carolina Shannon Ford Lake Murray 18 Top 16
South Dakota South Dakota Kalani Jorgensen Sioux Falls 18
Tennessee Tennessee Shanese Brown Madison 16
Texas Texas Madison Lee Houston 18
Utah Utah Keilara McCormick Lehi 17 Top 16
Vermont Vermont Karsen Woods Westford 17 Miss Congeniality
Virginia Virginia Elizabeth Coakley Abingdon 17
Washington (state) Washington Alex Carlson-Helo Bothell 18 Later Miss Washington USA 2017
West Virginia West Virginia Elizabeth Sabatino Morgantown 17 1st runner up
Wisconsin Wisconsin Briana Yamat Milwaukee 15
Wyoming Wyoming Sydney Graus Jackson Hole 17 Top 16

1 Age at the time of state pageant.

Historical significance[edit]

  • This is the first time Connecticut has won the Miss Teen USA title
  • For the third time, the pageant had no special musical entertainment (the first time since 1997)


  • Florida - Gracie Simmons was originally Miss Florida Teen USA 2012, but resigned due to unknown reasons. Sydney Martinez, the 1st runner up, will replace her.
  • Tennessee - Samara Ham was originally Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2012, but resigned due to her friend posting a topless photograph of her. Shanese Brown, the 1st runner up, will replace her.


Xbox Live's broadcast of the pageant was available in the following countries:


  1. ^ Reiher, Andrea (July 28, 2012). "Miss Teen USA 2012 is Logan West of Connecticut". Zap2it. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 

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