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Paradise Island, Bahamas – Logan West was crowned Miss Teen USA 2012 this Saturday, July 28 at the beautiful Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas on July 28, 2012. The 18-year-old winner is from Southington, Connecticut. The Miss Teen USA competition was streamed online to a worldwide audience of over 100,000 viewers at www.missteenusa.com and www.seventeen.com.
Hosting this year’s pageant was Miss Teen USA 2005 and sports reporter for Fox 8 News, Allie LaForce and executive producer of iPowow, Colin Hornett. The presentation show, which took place Friday, July 27, was hosted by Miss Teen USA 2011, Danielle Doty and Los Angeles-based author and comedian, Nick Teplitz.
This year’s distinguished panel of judges included: Maruchi Santana, Chief Client Officer at Parham Santana: The Brand Extension Agency; David Knapp, Account Director at Parham Santana: The Brand Extension Agency; Tami Farrell, television personality, pageant veteran and first Youth Spokesperson for the American Heart Association; Dara Busch, Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Rubenstein Public Relations; Stefan Campbell, Producer and Creative Director at OBO, a luxury production company specializing in high-end events and fashion presentations; and Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, Creator of the popular F-Factor Diet and Registered Dietician as well as best-selling author, brand spokesperson and TV personality.
Throughout the event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Doty, Miss Teen USA 2011, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour live event.
|First Runner-Up:||Miss West Virginia Teen USA, Elizabeth Sabatino will assume the duties of Miss Teen USA 2012 if for some reason the winner cannot fulfill her responsibilities.|
|Second Runner-Up:||Miss Michigan Teen USA, Courtney Pizzimenti|
|Third Runner-Up:||Miss Oklahoma Teen USA, Jessica Lee Morgan|
|Fourth Runner-Up:||Miss Ohio Teen USA, Kendall McKnight Fein|
|Top Sixteen:||Miss Alabama Teen USA, Peyton Brown|
|Miss Connecticut Teen USA, Logan West|
|Miss Georgia Teen USA, Courtney Lynne Smits|
|Miss Hawaii Teen USA, Kathryn Sachiko Teruya*|
|Miss Illinois Teen USA, Alexandra Plotz|
|Miss Kansas Teen USA, Katie Taylor|
|Miss Michigan Teen USA, Courtney Pizzimenti|
|Miss New Mexico Teen USA, Jacqueline Cai|
|Miss New York Teen USA, Sabrina Mastrangelo|
|Miss North Carolina Teen USA, Kat Puryear|
|Miss Ohio Teen USA, Kendall McKnight Fein|
|Miss Oklahoma Teen USA, Jessica Lee Morgan|
|Miss South Carolina Teen USA, Shannon Ford|
|Miss Utah Teen USA, Keilara McCormick|
|Miss West Virginia Teen USA, Elizabeth Sabatino|
|Miss Wyoming Teen USA, Sydney Graus|
Miss Photogenic Teen USA Award: Miss Oklahoma Teen USA, Jessica Lee Morgan was voted the delegate who best connected with her audience through a photograph.
Miss Congeniality Teen USA Award: Miss Vermont Teen USA, Karsen Woods. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate’s peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant.
Miss Teen USA Fan Vote Winner: Miss Hawaii Teen USA, Kathryn Sachiko Teruya. For the first time ever, the Miss Universe Organization allowed fans to vote online for their favorite Miss Teen USA contestant, earning one lucky girl a spot in the semifinals. Fans were able to vote online.