Miss Teen USA 2015
Miss Teen USA 2015.jpg
Promotional banner for Miss Teen USA 2015 featuring K. Lee Graham and the Royal Towers
DateAugust 22, 2015
Presenters
VenueGrand Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, The Bahamas
Broadcaster
Entrants51
Placements15
WinnerKatherine Haik
 Louisiana
CongenialityCora King
 West Virginia
PhotogenicChristina Stratton
 Missouri
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Miss Teen USA 2015 was the 33rd Miss Teen USA pageant. It was held at the Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, The Bahamas on August 22, 2015 and was hosted by Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady and television writer Nick Teplitz. All fifty states and District of Columbia competed. K. Lee Graham of South Carolina crowned her successor Katherine Haik of Louisiana at the end of the event.

Results

Placements

Final Results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 2015
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 15

Special Awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic

Historical significance

Order of announcement

Top 15

  1.  North Carolina
  2.  Arizona
  3.  Texas
  4.  Massachusetts
  5.  California
  6.  Pennsylvania
  7.  Louisiana
  8.  Arkansas
  9.  Missouri
  10.  New York
  11.  Oklahoma
  12.  South Carolina
  13.  Tennessee
  14.  Alabama
  15.  Vermont

Top 5

  1.  Tennessee
  2.  Massachusetts
  3.  North Carolina
  4.  California
  5.  Louisiana

Pageant

Selection of contestants

One delegate from each state and the District of Columbia will be chosen in state pageants held from September 2014 to January 2015.

Preliminary round

Prior to the final telecast, the delegates compete in the preliminary competition, which involves private interviews with the judges and a presentation show where they compete in swimsuit and evening gown. It will be held on August 21, 2015 and broadcast on the Miss Teen USA website.[1]

Finals

During the final competition, the top fifteen competed in swimsuit and evening gown, and the top five competed in the final question signed up by a panel of judges. The winner of the pageant will get to wear the new crown made by Diamonds International Corporation, a Czech-based jeweller, the newest official jewelry maker of Miss Teen USA.

Judges

Contestants

51 delegates participated:

State Name Age1 Height Hometown Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Alabama Taylor Ryan Elliott[2] 18 5 ft 3 in
160 cm
Trussville Top 15
Alaska Alaska Katelyn Cusack[3] 18 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Anchorage
Arizona Arizona Neda Danilovic 17 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Phoenix Top 15 Born in Serbia.
Arkansas Arkansas Arynn Johnson 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Hot Springs Top 15 Later Miss Arkansas USA 2017
California California Melanie Mitchell 17 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Anaheim Hills 1st Runner-up
Colorado Colorado Taylor Kelly 18 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Castle Pines
Connecticut Connecticut Savannah Giammarco 17 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Middletown
Delaware Delaware Sierra Wright 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Wilmington Later Miss Delaware USA 2018
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Niara Iman (Tarlenton-Allen) 17 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Washington, D.C.
Florida Florida Jara Courson 18 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Lake City
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Mary Calkins 17 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Augusta
Hawaii Hawaii Kyla Hee 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Honolulu Daughter of Miss Hawaii 1987 Luana Alapa
Idaho Idaho Chaise Goris 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Eagle
Illinois Illinois Megan Riesner 19 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Plainfield
Indiana Indiana Kassidy Tharp 18 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Sullivan 3rd runner up at Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen 2014
Iowa Iowa Aryn Book 19 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Adel Later 2nd runner-up at Miss Iowa USA 2020
Kansas Kansas Melanie Shaner 18 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Overland Park Later Miss Kansas USA 2018
Kentucky Kentucky Caroline Ford 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Bowling Green 3rd runner up at Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen 2014
Louisiana Louisiana Katherine Haik 15 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Franklinton Miss Teen USA 2015
Maine Maine Skyler Gaudette 16 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Saco
Maryland Maryland Taylor Dawson 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Germantown
Massachusetts Massachusetts Sophie Baird 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Andover 4th Runner-up
Michigan Michigan Maria Elizabeth Rendina[4] 19 5 ft 4 in
163 cm
Monroe Later top 15 at Miss Michigan USA 2020
Minnesota Minnesota Hayden Hammond 19 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Maple Grove
Mississippi Mississippi Andrea Hightower 17 5 ft 4 in
163 cm
Oxford
Missouri Missouri Christina Stratton[5] 16 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Sedalia Top 15 Miss Photogenic
Montana Montana Miranda Youngren[6] 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Reed Point
Nebraska Nebraska Paige Pflueger 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Norfolk Daughter of Miss Nebraska 1980 Paula Louise Mitchell
Nevada Nevada Geovanna Hilton 18 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Las Vegas
New Hampshire New Hampshire Ellie Lathram 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Bedford
New Jersey New Jersey Jacqueline Giancola 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
East Brunswick Later top 10 at Miss Alabama USA 2018
New Mexico New Mexico Nicolette Pacheco 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Rio Rancho Later top 11 at Miss Indiana USA 2020
New York (state) New York Geena Cardalena 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Floral Park Top 15
North Carolina North Carolina Jane Axhoj 17 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Waxhaw 2nd Runner-up Later Miss North Carolina USA 2020
North Dakota North Dakota Hannah Nelson 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Hunter
Ohio Ohio Shelby Stapleton[7] 16 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Hilliard
Oklahoma Oklahoma Cherokee Pearce 19 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Owasso Top 15
Oregon Oregon Kenna Sloy 18 5 ft 10 in
178 cm
Boring
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Jasmine Daniels 19 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Collegeville Top 15
Rhode Island Rhode Island Mary Malloy[8] 18 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Cumberland Later 1st runner-up at Miss California USA 2021
South Carolina South Carolina Wesley Mitchell 19 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Lexington Top 15
South Dakota South Dakota Marley Hanson[9] 17 5 ft 3 in
160 cm
Vermillion
Tennessee Tennessee Hannah Faith Greene[10] 17 6 ft 0 in
183 cm
Chattanooga 3rd Runner-up 4th runner up at Miss Tennessee's Outstanding Teen 2014
Texas Texas Chloe Kembel 18 5 ft 7 in
170 cm
Denton Top 15
Utah Utah Brooke Skabelund 17 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Logan
Vermont Vermont Alexandra Marek[11] 16 5 ft 8 in
173 cm
Burlington Top 15
Virginia Virginia Ann Kutyna 16 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Herndon
Washington (state) Washington Priya Gopal-Walker 18 5 ft 5 in
165 cm
Seattle
West Virginia West Virginia Cora King 17 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Hurricane Miss Congeniality
Wisconsin Wisconsin Kenna Harke[12] 17 5 ft 9 in
175 cm
Greenville
Wyoming Wyoming Payton Sanders[13] 18 5 ft 6 in
168 cm
Casper Sister of Karlie Sanders Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2014

1 As at 22 August 2015

References

  1. ^ The preliminary competition on the official Miss Teen USA YouTube channel on YouTube
  2. ^ Buttram, Scott (16 November 2014). "Hewitt-Trussville senior named Miss Alabama Teen USA". Trussville Tribune. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  3. ^ Patil, Tulsi (7 December 2014). "2015 winners for Miss Alaska USA and Miss Alaska Teen USA crowned Saturday". KTUU. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Monroe teen wins Miss Michigan teen USA". Monroe News. 2014-09-28. Archived from the original on 2014-10-01. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
  5. ^ "Judges crown 2015 Miss Missouri USA and 2015 Miss Missouri Teen USA". NBC Missouri. 2014-11-09. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  6. ^ "Judges crown 2015 Miss Montana USA and 2015 Miss Montana Teen USA". NBC Montana. 2014-09-07. Archived from the original on 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  7. ^ "CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW MISS OHIO TEEN USA". Miss Teen USA. 2014-11-09. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
  8. ^ "CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW MISS RHODE ISLAND TEEN USA". Miss Teen USA. 2014-09-15. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
  9. ^ "New Miss South Dakota USA, Miss South Dakota Teen USA crowned". 2014-10-05. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  10. ^ "Scenic City's Hannah Faith Greene takes the teen crown". The Leaf-Chronicle. 2014-10-04. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  11. ^ "ALEXANDRA MAREK takes the teen crown". The Leaf-Chronicle. 2014-10-04. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  12. ^ "Lake Mills' Laundrie wins Miss Wisconsin-USA title". Daily Union. 2014-09-08. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  13. ^ "NEW MISS WYOMING USA AND MISS WYOMING TEEN USA CROWNED". Basin Radio Network. 2014-09-22. Archived from the original on 2015-06-20. Retrieved 2014-09-23.