Miss Teen USA 2001
DateAugust 22, 2001
VenueSouth Padre Convention Island Center, South Padre Island, Texas
WinnerMarissa Whitley
CongenialitySarah Warner
PhotogenicJillian Dornbush
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Miss Teen USA 2001, the 19th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from South Padre Convention Island Center, South Padre Island, Texas on 22 August 2001. At the conclusion of the final competition, Marissa Whitley of Missouri was crowned by outgoing queen Jillian Parry of Pennsylvania.

Host city

After hosting the pageant for three consecutive years from 1998 to 2000, officials in Shreveport, Louisiana indicated that they were reluctant to host the pageant for a fourth year because disorganization by the Miss Universe Organization meant that the city lost over $70,000 in expected revenue.[1]



Map showing placements by state
Map showing placements by state
Final results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 2001
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
  • Texas Texas – Katherine Perello
4th Runner-Up
Top 10

Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Best in Swimsuit
  •  Texas – Katherine Perello

Final competition score


The Miss Teen USA 2001 delegates were:

Contestant notes



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  2. ^ Huff, Lynn (2000-10-10). "Pageant winner won't be laid back The Miss Florida Teen USA 2001 wants to make the most out of her year with the title". Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
  3. ^ Daly, Eileen (2000-11-27). "Libertyville High School alum wins Miss Illinois USA pageant". Chicago Daily Herald.
  4. ^ "Miss Kansas USA, Miss Kansas Teen USA chosen". Associated Press. 2000-09-10.
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  6. ^ "Detroit woman crowned Miss Michigan". Associated Press. 2000-11-20.
  7. ^ "Nebraska Pageant Winners Crowned". Omaha World-Herald. 2000-10-30.
  8. ^ Saha, Paula (2000-11-26). "Livingston teen achieves dream of winning pageant".
  9. ^ "Star Prairie woman wins Miss Wisconsin title". Associated Press. 2000-11-19.