Miss Teen USA 1988
DateJuly 25, 1988
VenueOrange Pavilion, San Bernardino, California
WinnerMindy Duncan
CongenialityAnna Mingus
Missy Pierce
PhotogenicKathleen McClellan
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Miss Teen USA 1988, the 6th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from San Bernardino, California on July 25, 1988. At the conclusion of the final competition, Mindy Duncan of Oregon was crowned by outgoing queen Kristi Addis of Mississippi.

This was the first of two years the pageant was held in San Bernardino. It was hosted by Dick Clark for the first time, He would later host the Miss USA Pageants from 1989 to 1993 and Miss Universe Pageants from 1990 to 1993 and returned to The Miss Teen USA Pageants in 1991 on CBS and remained as host until 1993, with color commentary from Tracy Scoggins.

This was also the last time the State Costume competition took place and would not return until thirty-three years later in 2021, under a different organization.

Contestant notes


  1. ^ Grimaldi, James (1988-05-27). "Teen barred from pageant seen without chaperone // `She left her hallway, was reported missing'". The Orange County Register. p. A03.