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Miss Teen USA 1983
DateAugust 30, 1983
VenueLakeland Civic Auditorium, Lakeland, Florida
WinnerRuth Zakarian
 New York
CongenialityAngela Boyd
PhotogenicLinda Burkholder
1984 →

Miss Teen USA 1983, the 1st Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Lakeland Civic Auditorium in Lakeland, Florida on 30 August 1983. The event was hosted by Michael Young and included musical guest Air Supply.[1] At the conclusion of the final competition, Ruth Zakarian of New York was crowned Miss Teen USA, by Miss USA 1983 Julie Hayek and Miss Universe 1983 Lorraine Downes.



Map showing placements by state
Map showing placements by state
Final Results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 1983
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 10

Final competition scores

Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Best state costume

Historical significance



The Miss Teen USA 1983 delegates were:

Contestant notes


  1. ^ "The Miss Teen USA Pageant (1983) - IMDb". IMDb.