Miss Teen USA hosts & judges announced!
Allie LaForce, Miss Teen USA 2005, is hosting finals again, with Colin Hornett, who has been part of MUO’s staff for a number of years & starred as “Mr Awesome” in the 2009 Miss USA vids. Judges are Dara Busch, Maruchi Santana, David Knapp, Stefan Campbell & Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003 and Miss California USA 2009.
Since her year as Miss Teen USA, Allie, now 23, graduated as valedictorian of her high school and magna cum laude from Ohio University.  She has developed a successful career as a sports broadcaster and is currently a sports anchor for Fox 8 News in Ohio.
Click here to access Pageant Update’s Miss Teen USA 2012 coverage, the best on the web!

Miss Teen USA hosts & judges announced!

Allie LaForce, Miss Teen USA 2005, is hosting finals again, with Colin Hornett, who has been part of MUO’s staff for a number of years & starred as “Mr Awesome” in the 2009 Miss USA vids. Judges are Dara Busch, Maruchi Santana, David Knapp, Stefan Campbell & Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003 and Miss California USA 2009.

Since her year as Miss Teen USA, Allie, now 23, graduated as valedictorian of her high school and magna cum laude from Ohio University.  She has developed a successful career as a sports broadcaster and is currently a sports anchor for Fox 8 News in Ohio.

Click here to access Pageant Update’s Miss Teen USA 2012 coverage, the best on the web!

Miss Teen USA 2012 will be crowned in just 10 days!
Expect lots of Teen coverage at http://www.pageantupdate.info/missteenusa2012/ between now and the 28th! I’m still in NZ (until Sunday) but I’ll do my best to make the Teen coverage as memorable as ever :D I’m still working hard updating profiles.
Here’s a great pic from late last year, of Shanese Brown, Miss Tennessee Teen USA, Elizabeth Coakley, Miss Virginia Teen USA and Jessica Carter, Miss Mississippi Teen USA attending the Miss Georgia USA & Teen pageant.

Miss Teen USA 2012 will be crowned in just 10 days!

Expect lots of Teen coverage at http://www.pageantupdate.info/missteenusa2012/ between now and the 28th! I’m still in NZ (until Sunday) but I’ll do my best to make the Teen coverage as memorable as ever :D I’m still working hard updating profiles.

Here’s a great pic from late last year, of Shanese Brown, Miss Tennessee Teen USA, Elizabeth Coakley, Miss Virginia Teen USA and Jessica Carter, Miss Mississippi Teen USA attending the Miss Georgia USA & Teen pageant.

Miss Teen USA photo of the day… Courtney Lynne Smits, Miss Georgia Teen USA & Courtney Pizzimenti, Miss Michigan Teen USA, visit the Welcome to Vegas sign during the Teen USA sightseeing tour, 2 June 2012.
For my Miss Teen USA 2012 coverage visit http://www.pageantupdate.info/missteenusa2012/
For more photos & info on Courtney Smits, Miss GA Teen USA, visit http://www.pageantupdate.info/missteenusa2012/delegates/georgia.htm
For more photos & info on Courtney Pizzimenti, Miss MI Teen USA, visit http://www.pageantupdate.info/missteenusa2012/delegates/michigan.htm

Miss Teen USA photo of the day… Courtney Lynne Smits, Miss Georgia Teen USA & Courtney Pizzimenti, Miss Michigan Teen USA, visit the Welcome to Vegas sign during the Teen USA sightseeing tour, 2 June 2012.

For my Miss Teen USA 2012 coverage visit http://www.pageantupdate.info/missteenusa2012/

For more photos & info on Courtney Smits, Miss GA Teen USA, visit http://www.pageantupdate.info/missteenusa2012/delegates/georgia.htm

For more photos & info on Courtney Pizzimenti, Miss MI Teen USA, visit http://www.pageantupdate.info/missteenusa2012/delegates/michigan.htm

Miss Indiana USA & Teen USA rundown!

Congrats to Megan Myrehn, Miss Indiana USA 2012 & Mackenzie Surber, Miss Indiana Teen USA 2012!

Megan is the seventh former teen crowned this year and the seventh crowned in Indiana since 2000.  She succeeds Jillian Wunderlich who she competed against at Miss Teen USA 2008.  Both Megan & Jillian made the top 15 representing other states at Miss Teen USA - Jillian was Miss Florida Teen USA & Megan was Miss Virginia Teen USA.  Morgan Abel, Miss Indiana Teen USA 2008 placed second runner-up.  

Megan grew up in Indiana, lived in Japan for a few years and then moved to Virginia with her family in 2003.  She returned to Indiana to attend DePauw University for college.  She is the first Miss Virginia Teen USA to win another state’s Miss title.

In a rare occurrence two of the top five were former Teen USA titleholders, one was a former Miss Indiana (MAO) and the remaining two were runners-up for the third consecutive year.

Mackenzie placed third runner-up last year and is the first returning runner-up (and first returning contestant) to win since Morgan Abel in 2008.

Here are the full results:

Miss Indiana USA 2012 Megan Myrehn (VA TUSA 08)
1RU Emily Hart (3RU 11, 2RU 10)  2RU Morgan Abel (IN TUSA 08) 3RU Nicole Pollard (IN MAO 09), 4RU Whitney Hatter (1RU 11, 3RU 10)
Top 15  Yuna Chen, Kate Raaen (3RU IN TUSA 10, 3RU IN USA 09), Andrea McCullum, Alexis Young, Sylvia Crowder (4RU IN TUSA 04), Christina DeVoe (4RU 10, T16 IL USA 08, 1RU IL TUSA 04, T15 IL TUSA 03), Rohma Siddiqui (T10 10, T10 IN TUSA 09), Brooke Becchino (4RU 11, T10 10, T15 IN TUSA 03, T10 IN TUSA 02), Bailey Hoover, Katie Fox



Miss Indiana Teen USA 2012 Mackenzie Surber (3RU 11)
1RU Abigail Luther 2RU Madison Boldry 3RU Mariah Scott 4RU Allison Walter
Top 15 Jennifer Nance, Shoshana Zacharias, Allyssa Ortel, Peyton Alexander, Elizabeth Stivers, Katelyn Marak, Katelyn Bertling (T10 11), Alexandra Harris, Victoria Scheller, Calista McGinsie (4RU 11)

Miss Delaware USA & Teen USA 2012 rundown :)

Congratulations to Delaware’s new titleholders Krista Clausen, Miss Delaware USA 2012 & Angela Viscount, Miss Delaware Teen USA 2012! In a first for recent years both titleholders are 18. Krista is from Georgetown & Angela is from Newark :)

Krista is the youngest Miss Delaware USA since Ashlee Greenwell in 2006.  Angela is the first returning first runner-up to win the Teen title since at least 1997, and the first returning runner-up to win since Bethany Brindley in 2008.

Here are the full results:

Miss Delaware USA 2012 Krista Clausen
1RU Lauren Parkes (4RU MD USA 11, T10 DE USA 10, 4RU DE USA 09, T15 DE USA 08) 2RU Alina Wade (4RU 11, T10 10) 3RU Lauren Stevenson (T15 07, T15 DE TUSA 04), 4RU Paige Valley (T17 DE TUSA 10, T13 DE TUSA 09)
Top 15 Rachel Baiocco, Taylor Grenda, Jennifer Lilley, Kimberly Martin, Kristina Maynard, Mandi Wilson



Miss Delaware Teen USA 2012 Angela Viscount (1RU 11)
1RU Holt Querey 2RU Ivy-Lyn Sia (T15 11) 3RU Nadirah Aaliyah (2RU 11) 4RU Ana Fernandez-Davila
Top 15 Candice Bannister-Gibbs, Gabriella Checchi (T15 10), Aleena Karamali (T15 11, T15 09, T15 08), Paige Koeller, Kelly Pierson, Elizabeth Schreiber

Thanksgiving weekend wrap up :)

Congratulations to this weekend’s new titleholders:

  • Krista Clausen - Miss Delaware USA 2012
  • Angela Viscount - Miss Delaware Teen USA 2012 (1RU 11)

  • Monique Tompkins - Miss District of Columbia USA 2012
  • Sierra Hatley - Miss District of Columbia USA 2012

  • Megan Myrehn - Miss Indiana USA 2012 (Top 15 Miss Teen USA 08, Miss VA Teen USA 2008, Top 15 VA TUSA 06)
  • Mackenzie Surber - Miss Indiana Teen USA 2012 (3RU 11)

  • Nitaya Panemalaythong - Miss Minnesota USA 2012
  • Kendra Berger - Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2012

  • Ryanne Harms - Miss New Hampshire USA 2012 (T12 11)
  • Marisa DeLuca - Miss New Hampshire USA 2012 

  • Alaina Bergsma - Miss Oregon USA 2012
  • Kiana Benion - Miss Oregon Teen USA 2012

  • Madison Lee - Miss Texas Teen USA 2012 (4RU 11)

  • Miss Hawaii USA & Teen USA wrapup!

    Brandie Cazimero is Miss Hawaii USA 2012 and Kathryn Teruya is Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2012 - congrats girls! 

    Brandie placed third runner-up last year, making this the third of the past four years where a past runner-up won the pageant.  This was Kathryn’s first year competing.

    Here are the full results:
    Miss Hawaii USA 2012 Brandie Cazimero
    1RU Marissa Petsas 2RU Julianne Chu 3RU Inga Schlingmann 4RU Pono Fernandez
    Top 7 Melissa MacMurray, Christina Nguyen

    Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2012 Kathryn Teruya
    1RU Ashlyn Pierceall 2RU Mari Miyamoto-Kelton 3RU Kaiulani Boretta 4RU Shaianye-Victoria Natividad
    Top 7 Nicole Fernandez, Carlee Lefor

    Thanks to Tiki Java for the first photo!

    New Miss North Carolina USA & Teen USA and Miss New Mexico USA & Teen USA 2012!

    Congratulations to this weekend’s new titleholders - Hawaii still to come!
    Sydney Perry - Miss North Carolina USA 2012
    Katherine Puryear - Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2012
    Jessica Martin - Miss New Mexico USA 2012
    Jacqueline Cai - Miss New Mexico Teen USA 2012

    Sydney Perry was Miss Vermont Teen USA 2008 and is one of two 2008 Teens crowned so far this year.  She and current Miss Vermont USA 2012 Jamie Dragon competed alongside each other in Vermont (Sydney in Teen, Jamie in Miss both years) in 2007 and 2008.  Two of Sydney’s 2008 Teen runners-up went on to win the Miss Vermont Teen USA title the following years, Brittany Kelemen in 2009 & Shelby Gregoire in 2010.  Sydney is one of two former Northeastern Teen USA state titleholder to win the Miss North Carolina USA title in the past decade.  The other was Kristen Luneberg, Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 1998 & Miss North Carolina USA 2003. 

    Sydney is the sixth former Teen crowned this year (see here for the complete list of former teens competing this year, although it is about a week out of date) and the fourth 2008 Teen to compete at Miss USA - and the second to win in a different state (the other being Jillian Wunderlich, Miss Florida USA 2008 & Miss Indiana USA 2011).  She is the third Miss Vermont Teen USA to win a USA state title and the first to win in a different state.  Sydney’s Teen profile is available here » http://www.pageantupdate.info/missteenusa2008/delegates/vermont.htm

    Katherine Puryear, Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2012 is the third former Miss America’s Outstanding Teen contestant to win a state title this year and competed with current Miss Alaska Teen USA Veronica Temple at MAOT in 2009.  Katherine placed 3RU at MAOT and will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Sydnee Stottlemyre last year in placing in the top five of both competitions. 

    Congratulations also to the 2012 New Mexico titleholders Jessica Martin & Jacqueline Cai.  Neither has previous USA experience but Jessica was a runner-up at Miss Earth United States last year.

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    I hope to get profiles for all the new titleholders up in the next few days :)

    Weekend wrapup 5-6 November… meet the new titleholders!

    Congratulations to last weekend’s state pageant winners =D

  • Jessica Kazmierczak - Miss Alaska USA 2012
  • Myverick Garcia - Miss Mississippi USA 2012
  • Katie Kearney - Miss Missouri USA 2012
  • Jamie Dragon - Miss Vermont USA 2012
  • Catherine Muldoon - Miss Virginia USA 2012
  • Veronica Temple - Miss Alaska Teen USA 2012
  • Jessica Collins - Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2012
  • Jayde Ogle - Miss Missouri Teen USA 2012
  • Karsen Woods - Miss Vermont Teen USA 2012
  • Elizabeth Coakley - Miss Virginia Teen USA 2012 
  • As you can see I have the Miss profiles up but not the Teens. Apologies for the lack of recent updates… as I have previously mentioned “real life” has been insanely hectic the past few weeks and I have only a fraction of the time to devote to my site that I have had in recent years… disappoints me but there’s not much I can do about it!

    Absolutely thrilled to see Jamie Dragon win Vermont. This was her seventh year competing - she has been a runner-up on six previous occasions and first competed in 2005 when she was first runner-up to Amanda Mitteer. Like her sister NE titleholder Marie-Lynn Piscitelli it is Wonderful to see her tenacity pay off! Four of the other Miss titleholders crowned this weekend have also competed and placed before.

    Myverick Garcia was first runner-up and also garnered the Photogenic and Congeniality titles at Miss Mississippi USA last year. She is the fifth 2011 first runner-up to win a state title this year.

    Catherine Muldoon is the fifth former Teen USA state titleholder to win a 2012 title. Like many other former 2004 teens she competed in a state other than that which she represented at Teen USA - at least ten 2004 teens have now competed in other states! She will be the eighth 2004 Teen to compete at Miss Teen USA and the first since 2009. She is the ninth former Teen to win in Virginia (now six in the past ten years) and the first to win having held a Teen title in another state. This is the second time a former Miss New York Teen USA has won another state’s Miss title. Catherine was also fourth runner-up at Miss New York USA last year and competed twice at Miss Georgia Teen USA prior to winning the 2004 Miss New York Teen USA title, including placing 2RU to Cassady Lance (Miss Georgia Teen USA 2003 & Miss Georgia USA 2010).

    Katie Kearney in Missouri was a teen semi-finalist in 2004 and 2005 but had not previously competed for the Miss title, and Alaska’s winner Jessica Kazmierczak won on her first attempt (three of the last four Alaska titleholders have been Jessica!)

    All the Teen titleholders this weekend won on their first attempt. Veronica Temple, Alaska’s titleholder, is the sister of Sarah Temple (Miss Alaska USA 2010) and was Miss Alaska’s Outstanding Teen 2009. She is the second Outstanding Teen state titleholder to win a USA state title this year.

    Rebecca Hodge, Miss Iowa USA 2012 & Carissa Becker, Miss Iowa Teen USA 2012 take their first walk :) pic thanks to Future Productions

    Rebecca Hodge, Miss Iowa USA 2012 & Carissa Becker, Miss Iowa Teen USA 2012 take their first walk :) pic thanks to Future Productions

    Rebecca Hodge is Miss Iowa USA 2012 & Carissa Becker is Miss Iowa Teen USA 2012! Full results…

    Congratulations to the this weekend’s second pair of titleholders =)  As with Iowa Rebecca (Becca) Hodge, the new Miss Iowa USA 2012 has no prior experience, whilst Carissa Becker, Miss Iowa Teen USA 2012 placed first runner-up last year.  She is the third 2011 Teen first runner-up to win a title this year, following Kendall Fein crowned last night in Ohio and Kalani Jorgensen crowned last weekend in South Dakota.

    Miss Iowa USA 2012 Rebecca Hodge

    1RU: Dakota Crosswhite 2RU: Taylor Even 3RU: Jenny Valiere 4RU: Nicole Sikkema

    T15: Alissa Morrison, Cathy Kelley, Felicia White, Kaylee Carlburg, Isabella Blaine, Megan Herickhoff, Lani Kuklok, Kelsey Knight, Lauren Medwed, Ellen Dahlquist

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    Miss Iowa Teen USA 2012 Carissa Becker

    1RU: Haley Seibert 2RU: Amanda Armstrong 3RU: Leah Engelbrecht, 4RU: Tarron Hansen

    T15: Destinie Phomsouvanh, Jenisen Jenkins, Nicole Gartner, Heidi, Kaylee, Carly van de Hoef, Mary Rose Timko, Katelyn Douglas, Mariah McSweeny, Sydney Pierick (a couple I’m not sure about there, will update when I have the official listing).

     

    Congrats to Audrey Bolte, Miss Ohio USA 2012 & Kendall Fein, Miss Ohio Teen USA 2012!

    Audrey Bolte has been crowned Miss Ohio USA 2012 and Kendall Fein took the Miss Ohio Teen USA 2012 title in Portsmouth, OH on Saturday night.  Audrey was competing for the first time whilst Kendall may potentially be the most experienced contestant at Miss Teen USA this year, having placed first runner-up last year and fourth runner-up in 2009.

    Here are the full results for each division:

    Miss Ohio USA 2012 Audrey Bolte

    1RU Megan Wise (T15 11, 4RU 10, 3RU 09, 3RU OH TUSA 08), 2RU Sarah Newkirk (T15 10), 3RU Kelsey Stevens (OH TUSA 09, 2RU 08), 4RU Becky Minger (OH MAO 10, 3RU OH TUSA 06)

    T15 Amber Bussa, Lehanna Craft (T15 10, 2RU 09), Chelsie Folden (OH TUSA 08), Ashley Graham (T15 09), Elizabeth Harter, Kay Potaraju (3RU 11), Courtney Rea, Tiffany Schramm (T15 11, T15 09, T15 08), Angelique Verbarg (T15 10, T15 09, T15 07, NF 06, SF 05, T15 OH TUSA 04), Allie Wagner (4RU 10, T15 10)

    Congeniality Tarra Kraft Photogenic Lindsey Begue

    Miss Ohio Teen USA Kendall Fein (1RU 11, T15 10, 4RU 09)

    1RU Ceceli Weber (OH OT 10), 2RU Brittany Reid, 3RU Emma Madden, 4RU Alexis Laurine (T15 11, T15 10, 3RU 09)

    T15 Alexia Castillo (T15 10, T15 09), Tia Diazmercado, Ivy Hankins, Briana McAfee, Taylor Murray, Hazel Pray, Taylor Notestine, Molly Thevdt, Kara Wagner (T15 11, T15 10), Alexia Wainscott

    Congeniality Taylor Murray, Photogenic Emma Rofkar

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