Miss Teen USA 2008
DateAugust 16, 2008
Presenters
EntertainmentTaDa
VenueGrand Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, The Bahamas
BroadcasterUstream
Entrants51
Placements15
WinnerStevi Perry
 Arkansas
CongenialityElizabeth Hollomon
 Mississippi
PhotogenicSana Idnani
 New York
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Miss Teen USA 2008, the 26th Miss Teen USA pageant, was held on August 16, 2008 at Grand Ballroom in the Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas. This was the first Miss Teen USA pageant that was not televised, after then-Miss Universe Organization broadcast partner NBC failed to renew its contract, and it was also the first Miss Teen USA pageant broadcasting only online by Ustream and the first held outside the United States. The pageant was hosted by Seth Goldman and Miss Teen USA 2004, Shelley Hennig. At the conclusion of the pageant, outgoing titleholder Hilary Cruz crowned her successor Stevi Perry of Arkansas as the new Miss Teen USA.

Results

Placements

Final results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 2008
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
  • Idaho Idaho – Shareece Pfeiffer
Top 15

Special awards

Historical significance

Delegates

The Miss Teen USA 2008 delegates are:

State Contestant Hometown Age[a] Height Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Alabama Courtney Parker Daphne 16 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Top 15
Alaska Alaska Victoria Ray Eagle River 18 5 ft 4 in
163 cm
Arizona Arizona Ashley Stainton Phoenix 17 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Top 15
Arkansas Arkansas Stevi Perry Hamburg 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Miss Teen USA 2008
California California Taylor Atkins Piru 16 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Top 15
Colorado Colorado Danielle Scimeca Fort Collins 18 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Top 15
Connecticut Connecticut Brianne Hiltz Shelton 18 5 ft 4 in
163 cm
Delaware Delaware Bethany Brindley Wilmington 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Ivana Grace Washington, D.C. 17 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Florida Florida Jillian Wunderlich Fort Myers 17 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Top 15 Later Miss Indiana USA 2011 and top 16 semifinalist at Miss USA 2011
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Shannon Geraghty Norcross 16 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Hawaii Hawaii Emma Wo Honolulu 18 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Later Miss Hawaii USA 2015 and top 10 finalist at Miss USA 2015
Idaho Idaho Shareece Pfeiffer Idaho Falls 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
4th runner-up
Illinois Illinois Nora Downs Chicago 17 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Indiana Indiana Morgan Abel North Vernon 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Later Miss Indiana USA 2016
Iowa Iowa Emily Bey Cedar Rapids 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Kansas Kansas Jessie Colonna Leawood 17 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Kentucky Kentucky Shannen Reil West Van Lear 15 5 ft 2 in
157 cm
Louisiana Louisiana Lindsey Evans Blanchard 18 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
3rd runner-up Dethroned from state title on October 21, 2008 due to arrest for theft and drug possession.
Maine Maine Avery Barr Gorham 17 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Maryland Maryland Ana Maria Lawson Westminster 17 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Massachusetts Massachusetts Caroline Lunny Holliston 17 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Top 15
Michigan Michigan Elizabeth Hawthorne Clarkston 17 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Minnesota Minnesota Sarah Sprayberry Saint Paul 17 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Mississippi Mississippi Elizabeth Holloman Madison 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Miss Congeniality
Missouri Missouri Jeni Dixon Hartville 18 5 ft 4 in
163 cm
Montana Montana Stacey Velasco Dillon 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Nebraska Nebraska Melissa DeJong David City 17 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Nevada Nevada Lauren Hudman Las Vegas 18 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Mother was Miss Oklahoma USA 1982
New Hampshire New Hampshire Courtney Morgan Windham 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Top 15
New Jersey New Jersey Michelle Leonardo Tinton Falls 17 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Later Miss New Jersey USA 2012 and Top 10 At Miss USA 2012
New Mexico New Mexico Victoria Padella Santa Fe 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
New York (state) New York Sana Idnani Roslyn 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Miss Photogenic
North Carolina North Carolina Julia Dalton Wilmington 17 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
2nd runner-up
North Dakota North Dakota Gretchen Dawley Munich 18 5 ft 3 in
160 cm
Ohio Ohio Chelsie Folden Wellston 16 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Later Miss Ohio World 2015 and Top 22 at Miss World America 2015
Oklahoma Oklahoma Taylor Gorton Glenpool 16 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Top 15 Later Miss Oklahoma USA 2016 and Top 15 at Miss USA 2016
Oregon Oregon Brittany Schwab Milwaukie 17 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Elliot Griffin Wexford 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Top 15
Rhode Island Rhode Island Tiondra Martinez Woonsocket 17 5 ft 3 in
160 cm
South Carolina South Carolina Brittany Pjetraj Chapin 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
1st runner-up
South Dakota South Dakota Elizabeth Hoffman Eureka 18 5 ft 11 in
180 cm
Tennessee Tennessee Natalie Phillips Murfreesboro 17 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Texas Texas Lauren Guzman Laredo 18 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Later Miss Texas USA 2014
Utah Utah Kate Feinstein Centerville 18 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Later Miss Utah USA 2010
Vermont Vermont Sydney Perry Middlesex 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Later Miss North Carolina USA 2012
Virginia Virginia Megan Myrehn Catharpin 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Top 15 Later Miss Indiana USA 2012
Washington (state) Washington Mandy Schendel Newcastle 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Later Miss Washington 2012
West Virginia West Virginia Micah Michael Morgantown 17 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Wisconsin Wisconsin Courtney Lynn Lopez Oak Creek 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Later Miss Wisconsin USA 2010
Wyoming Wyoming Callie Bishop Casper 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Later Miss Wyoming USA 2018

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Notes

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant