Miss Teen USA 2009
DateJuly 31, 2009
VenueImperial Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, The Bahamas
WinnerStormi Henley
CongenialityAshley Moser
PhotogenicAllyson Hovda
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Miss Teen USA 2009, the 27th Miss Teen USA pageant, was held at the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, The Bahamas on July 31, 2009.[1] For the first time since 1986, the Miss Teen USA pageant was held earlier than the Miss Universe pageant. Miss Teen USA 2008, Stevi Perry of Arkansas, crowned Stormi Henley of Tennessee as her successor.

For the first time, the event was webcast live over the Internet via Ustream (on www.missteenusa.com).[2][citation needed] Ed Fields and Stevi Perry hosted the presentation show, where Seth Goldman and Miss USA 2008, Crystle Stewart hosted the final show. Pop rock band Honor Society and Canadian pop singer, songwriter Leah Renee performed during the two hours live event.

Final results


Final results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 2009
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 15

Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
  • Iowa Iowa – Allyson Hovda


The top fifteen was announced during the finals show and went on to compete in the swimsuit competition, and previous to that, the group Honor Society played two songs. Following that, Leah Renee sang "Imaginary Boyfriend" and "Insanity" from her album Storybook. Later the top fifteen went on to compete in the evening gown. After the evening gown competition, Seth Goldman interviewed with the girls on backstage. The top five were announced, and they were asked questions about themselves and questions judges had prepared for them. Each delegate was allowed thirty seconds to answer the question. The judges were allowed one last look at the delegates, and Stevi Perry took her final walk as Miss Teen USA. Then, the runners-up and the winner was announced.

New crown

[3][citation needed] (not at this link) Diamond Nexus Labs created a new crown for Miss Teen USA 2009, replacing the Milkimoto crown that has been worn since 2002.


State Name Hometown Age[a] Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Alabama Alexandria Blansit Fort Payne 18 Later top 15 at Miss Alabama USA 2012
Alaska Alaska Zlata Sushchik Anchorage 19
Arizona Arizona Whitney Nelson Phoenix 18
Arkansas Arkansas Allison Kusenberger Little Rock 18 Top 15 Later competed in Miss Arkansas USA and placed in the top 5 for six consecutive years from 2012 to 2017
California California Chelsea Gilligan Beaumont 18 2nd runner-up
Colorado Colorado Taylor Schettler Castle Rock 16 Later 2x runner-up at Miss Kansas USA
Connecticut Connecticut Tiffany Teixeira Bridgeport 18 Later Miss Connecticut USA 2016 and top 10 at Miss USA 2016
Delaware Delaware Kelsey Miller Wilmington 18 Later Miss Delaware USA 2014
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Jessica Nowlin Washington, D.C. 17
Florida Florida Kayla Collier Pahokee 18
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Brooke Fletcher Peachtree City 17 1st runner-up Later Miss Georgia USA 2015
Hawaii Hawaii Ashley Moser Honolulu 17 Miss Congeniality
Idaho Idaho Marissa Wickland Boise 17 Sister of Miss Idaho Teen USA 2006 and later Miss Idaho USA 2013
Illinois Illinois Stacie Juris Tinley Park 18 Later Miss Illinois USA 2013 and 2nd runner-up at Miss USA 2013
Indiana Indiana Bailee Zimmerman Lebanon 17
Iowa Iowa Allyson Hovda Cedar Rapids 18 Miss Photogenic Originally first runner-up, but assumed the title after winner Ally Cymboluk resigned due to personal reasons.
Kansas Kansas Alexis Rewalt Olathe 18 Later 4th runner-up at Miss Kansas USA 2016
Kentucky Kentucky Jefra Bland Campbellsville 19 Top 15
Louisiana Louisiana Brittany Guidry Houma 16 4th runner-up
Maine Maine Jordan Shiers Gorham 17 Later 4th runner-up at Miss Maine USA 2014
Maryland Maryland Kasey Stanisewski Edgewater 18 3rd runner-up
Massachusetts Massachusetts Katie Vatalaro Easton 18
Michigan Michigan Kristen Danyal Sterling Heights 19 Top 15 Later Miss Michigan USA 2012 and top 15 at Miss USA 2012
Minnesota Minnesota Vanessa Johnston Lakeville 17 Appeared in cycle 15 of America's Next Top Model, eliminated in casting rounds
Mississippi Mississippi Paromita Mitra Hattiesburg 17 Later Miss Mississippi USA 2013
Missouri Missouri Sierra Drimak Cottleville 18 Top 15
Montana Montana Haley Boyer Stevensville 18
Nebraska Nebraska Sarah Hollins Omaha 19 Later Miss Nebraska USA 2016
Nevada Nevada Ileri Tunrarebi Henderson 19 Top 15
New Hampshire New Hampshire Amber Faucher Pelham 18 Later Miss New Hampshire USA 2013
New Jersey New Jersey Alexa Brunetti Brigantine 18
New Mexico New Mexico Alexis Duprey Alamogordo 18
New York (state) New York Taylor Gildersleeve Mattituck 17 Formerly on ABC daytime soap opera All My Children as Sydney Harris (2006–2007)
North Carolina North Carolina Scarlett Howell Ansonville 16
North Dakota North Dakota Codi Miller Amidon 16 Later competed in Miss North Dakota USA and placed in the top 5 for five consecutive years from 2017 to 2021
Ohio Ohio Kelsey Stevens Aurora 18 Top 15
Oklahoma Oklahoma Chelsea Colvard Tulsa 18
Oregon Oregon Michelle Modey Burns 18
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Alexis Jahnke Furlong 16
Rhode Island Rhode Island Talia Turco Lincoln 18 Top 15 Later 2nd runner-up at Miss Rhode Island USA 2012
South Carolina South Carolina Mary Helen Caver North Augusta 19
South Dakota South Dakota Fallyn Patterson Rapid City 17 Later 2x runner-up at Miss South Dakota USA
Tennessee Tennessee Stormi Henley Crossville 18 Miss Teen USA 2009
Texas Texas Kelli Harral Fort Stockton 16
Utah Utah Tasha Smedley Syracuse 18 Top 15
Vermont Vermont Brittany Kelemen Richmond 19
Virginia Virginia Maggie Lawson Bristol 18 Later 1st runner-up at Miss Virginia USA 2014
Washington (state) Washington Sadie Porter Selah 18 Top 15
West Virginia West Virginia Alysia Thompson Ripley 17
Wisconsin Wisconsin Elizabeth Bryson Brookfield 18
Wyoming Wyoming Amy David Pinedale 17 Top 15



  1. ^ Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant