Miss Teen USA 2016
Promotional banner featuring Katherine Haik
DateJuly 30, 2016[1]
Presenters
EntertainmentNick Fradiani
VenueThe Venetian Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcaster
Entrants51
Placements15
WinnerKarlie Hay
 Texas
CongenialityMalia Cruz
 Rhode Island
PhotogenicErin Snow
 Alabama
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Miss Teen USA 2016 was the 34th Miss Teen USA pageant, was held at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 30, 2016. Katherine Haik of Louisiana crowned her successor Karlie Hay of Texas, at the end of the event.[2] The pageant was webcast on the Miss Universe website, Facebook page, and mobile app as well as on Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles via Xbox Live. It was hosted by Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan and social media star Cody Johns, while American Idol winner Nick Fradiani performed.[3] This is the first time that the state of Nevada hosted the pageant and the first Miss Teen USA pageant held in the United States since 2007.

Since this year, the swimsuit competition has been replaced by the sportswear competition.

Results

Miss Teen USA 2016 results.
Miss Teen USA 2016 results.
Final Results Contestant
Miss Teen USA 2016
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.  Texas
  2.  California
  3.  Alabama
  4.  Georgia
  5.  Illinois
  6.  Missouri
  7.  Ohio
  8.  Louisiana
  9.  Delaware
  10.  South Carolina
  11.  Vermont
  12.  South Dakota
  13.  Tennessee
  14.  Nevada
  15.  North Carolina

Top 5

  1.  North Carolina
  2.  Nevada
  3.  Texas
  4.  Alabama
  5.  South Carolina

Pageant

Selection of contestants

One delegate from each state and the District of Columbia were chosen in state pageants held from September 2015 to January 2016.

Competition rounds

For the first time, the swimsuit competition did not take place and was replaced with an athletic wear competition.[4] Tapout, in collaboration with clothing designer Goldsheep, designed the athletic wear outfits for the pageant, with each individual outfit based on the delegates' representative states.[5]

Preliminary round

Prior to the final competition, the delegates competed in the preliminary competition, which involves private interviews with the judges and a presentation show where they compete in athletic wear and evening gown. It was held on July 29, 2016 and was broadcast on the Miss Universe website and mobile app.[6]

Finals

During the final competition, the top fifteen competed in athletic wear and evening gown. The top five also competed in a customized final question round, and the winner was decided by a panel of judges.

Judges

The judges for the pageant were:[3]

Contestants

51 delegates have been confirmed:[7]

State Name Age[b] Height Hometown Placement Notes
Alabama Alabama Erin Snow 18 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Gadsden 3rd runner-up Later 3rd runner-up at Miss Alabama USA 2020
Later 1st runner-up at Miss Georgia USA 2021
Alaska Alaska Nneamaka Isolokwu 18 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Anchorage
Arizona Arizona Tristany Hightower 17 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Scottsdale
Arkansas Arkansas Makenzie Sexton 18 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Cabot
California California Athenna Crosby 18 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) San Jose Top 15 Later top 12 semifinalist at Miss Utah USA 2019
Colorado Colorado Alexis Wynne 18 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Castle Pines
Connecticut Connecticut Katy Brown 19 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Hebron
Delaware Delaware Emily Hutchison 18 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Wilmington Top 15
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Dylan Murphy 18 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Georgetown
Florida Florida Gracie Smith 17 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Ponce Inlet
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Bentley Wright 17 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Vidalia Top 15
Hawaii Hawaii Joahnnalee Ucol 16 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) Kahului
Idaho Idaho Kate Pekuri 18 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Boise Later 1st runner-up at Miss Utah USA 2019
Illinois Illinois Olivia Pura 18 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Deer Park Top 15 Later Miss Illinois USA 2020
Indiana Indiana Lauren Boswell 18 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Fisher
Iowa Iowa Hannah Bockhaus 18 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Tripoli
Kansas Kansas Madison Moore 17 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Olathe
Kentucky Kentucky Christiaan Prince 15 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Grayson
Louisiana Louisiana Ellie Picone 16 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Covington Top 15
Maine Maine Jessica Stewart 18 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Unity
Maryland Maryland Amy Ingram 19 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Germantown
Massachusetts Massachusetts Alexis Frasca 17 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Franklin
Michigan Michigan Unjaneé Wells 18 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Ypsilanti Later 4th runner-up at Miss Michigan USA 2019
Minnesota Minnesota Sophia Primozich 17 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) Minnetonka
Mississippi Mississippi Lauren Rymer 18 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) Natchez
Missouri Missouri Dallas Ezard 19 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Camdenton Top 15
Montana Montana Jami Forseth 19 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Huntley Later Miss Montana USA 2021
Nebraska Nebraska Erika Etzelmiller 18 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Lincoln Later Miss Nebraska USA 2021
Nevada Nevada Carissa Morrow 17 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Henderson 4th runner-up
New Hampshire New Hampshire Valeria Podobniy 18 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Amherst
New Jersey New Jersey Gina Mellish 17 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Oceanport Later Miss New Jersey USA 2020
New Mexico New Mexico Margeaux Greene 16 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Sandia Park Later 2nd runner-up at Miss New Mexico USA 2020
New York (state) New York Natalia Terrero 17 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) Commack
North Carolina North Carolina Emily Wakeman 19 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) Cornelius 1st runner-up Later 1st runner-up at Miss South Carolina USA 2021
Later 4th runner-up at Miss South Carolina 2021
North Dakota North Dakota Paige Mathison 17 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) Fargo
Ohio Ohio Olivia Turk 18 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Dublin Top 15
Oklahoma Oklahoma Hellen Smith 17 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Oklahoma City
Oregon Oregon Mikaela Bruer 17 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Dallas
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Sydney Dolanch 18 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) Pittsburgh
Rhode Island Rhode Island Malia Cruz 19 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Warwick
South Carolina South Carolina Marley Stokes 19 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Lexington 2nd runner-up Later Miss South Carolina USA 2021
South Dakota South Dakota Makenzie Falcon 18 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Aberdeen Top 15 Later 2nd runner-up at Miss South Dakota USA 2018
Tennessee Tennessee Savannah Chrisley 18 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Nashville Top 15 Stars in Chrisley Knows Best
Texas Texas Karlie Hay 18 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Tomball Miss Teen USA 2016
Utah Utah AbbyJade Larson 17 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) North Logan
Vermont Vermont Tammy Vujanovic 16 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Burlington Top 15
Virginia Virginia Gracyn Blackmore 16 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Bristol
Washington (state) Washington Claire Wright 18 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Fall City
West Virginia West Virginia Cassy Trickett 18 5 ft 0 in (152 cm) St. Marys
Wisconsin Wisconsin Karly Knaus 18 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Plymouth Later 2nd runner-up at Miss Wisconsin USA 2020
Later 3rd runner-up at Miss Wisconsin USA 2021
Wyoming Wyoming Shelly McRoberts 18 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Kemmerer

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ Available in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States
  2. ^ Ages are at the time of the pageant

References

  1. ^ https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157266011600157&id=503605156[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Karlie Hay From Texas Wins Miss Teen USA 2016". Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "The Show". Miss Universe Organization. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Miss Teen USA to eliminate swimsuit competition". USA Today.
  5. ^ "WWE and Tapout Tag Team with Miss Teen USA as Beauty Pageant Ditches Swimsuit Round".
  6. ^ The preliminary competition on the official Miss Teen USA YouTube channel on YouTube
  7. ^ "Miss Teen USA 2016 Contestants". missuniverse.com. Miss Universe Organization. Retrieved 10 June 2016.