Miss Teen USA 1991
DateAugust 19, 1991
VenueMississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi
WinnerJanel Bishop
 New Hampshire
CongenialityHolly Furman
 North Carolina
PhotogenicGina Tognoni
 Rhode Island
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Miss Teen USA 1991, the 9th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi on 19 August 1991.

At the conclusion of the final competition, Janel Bishop of New Hampshire was crowned by outgoing titleholder Bridgette Wilson of Oregon.[1] Bishop is the first African American winner ever and the first titleholder from New Hampshire.

The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark (who last hosted it in 1988 and was already also hosting Miss USA & Miss Universe Pageants on CBS),[2] with color commentary by Leeza Gibbons and Miss Teen USA 1985 Kelly Hu for the second time. Music was provided by the Gulf Coast Teen Orchestra.

This was the second of five years that the pageant was held in Biloxi. After the city hosted Miss Teen USA 1990, it entered negotiations with the Miss Universe company in October 1990 to host the pageant for a further four years, and an announcement to that effect was made in early November.[3][4]


Miss Teen USA 1991 final placements.
Miss Teen USA 1991 final placements.


Final Results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 1991
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 6
Top 12

Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic

Historical significance


The Miss Teen USA 1991 delegates were:


  1. ^ "N.H. teen wins Miss Teen USA pageant Monday". The Baton Rouge State Times. 1991-08-20. p. 13-A.
  2. ^ Presscot, Jean (1991-08-19). "This time, Dick Clark is just hired hand". The Baltimore Sun.
  3. ^ "Miss Teen USA". USA Today. 1990-10-08. p. 11A.
  4. ^ "Officials bicker over beach slogan". The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. 1990-11-05.
  5. ^ Gaede, Susan (1991-05-23). "Yorba Linda teen is pride of California". The Orange County Register.