Stevi Perry from Arkansas is the new titleholder PARADISE ISLAND
, Bahamas, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Stevi Lauren Perry
, Miss Arkansas Teen USA was crowned Miss Teen USA 2008 at the beautiful Atlantis Paradise Island Resort on August 16, 2008. The 18-year old winner is from Hamburg, Arkansas.
"Days of Our Lives" star and former Miss Teen USA 2004 Shelley Hennig joined Seth Goldman of NBC's "Entertainment Buzz" to emcee the pageant, and female R&B local sensation TaDa performed.
The judges for this year's competition included: Alina Shriver, Founder of Shriver Art; Farouk Shami, Founder and Chairman Farouk Systems; Heather Kerzner of Kerzner International; Alicia Bridgewater, Bookings Editor at Cosmo Girl Magazine; and Duane Gazi, Director of Scouting and Development at Trump Model Management.
Also in the panel were Eric Parrinello, founder and owner of Bacchanalia Private Dining in Overland Park, Kansas; David Dzanis, Vice President of Coca Cola Client Services at Genesco Sports Enterprises; and Seth Mayeri, Television Talent Veteran.
Throughout the event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview, and the "Top Five" finalists were selected. Hilary Cruz, Miss Teen USA 2007, crowned her successor at the conclusion of this two-hour Miss Teen USA pageant.Final Results:First Runner Up:
Brittany Pjetraj, Miss South Carolina Teen USA who will assume the duties of Miss Teen USA 2008 if for some reason she cannot fulfill her responsibilities.Second Runner Up:
Julia Dalton, Miss North Carolina TeenThird Runner Up:
Lindsey Evans, Miss Louisiana Teen USAFourth Runner Up:
Shareece Laree Pfeiffer, Miss Idaho Teen USATop Fifteen
Courtney Parker, Miss Alabama Teen USA
Ashley Stainton, Miss Arizona Teen USA
Stevi Lauren Perry, Miss Arkansas Teen USA
Taylor Atkins, Miss California Teen USA
Danielle Rose Scimeca, Miss Colorado Teen USA
Jillian Leigh Wunderlich, Miss Florida Teen USA
Shareece Laree Pfeiffer, Miss Idaho Teen USA
Lindsey Evans, Miss Louisiana Teen USA
Caroline Lunny, Miss Massachusetts Teen USA
Courtney Morgan, Miss New Hampshire Teen USA
Julia Dalton, Miss North Carolina Teen USA
Taylor Gorton, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA
Elliot Griffin, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA
Brittany Pjetraj, Miss South Carolina Teen USA
Megan Leigh Myrehn, Miss Virginia Teen USAMiss Photogenic Teen USA(TM) Award:
Sana, Idnani, Miss New York Teen USA. The general public voted at missteenusa.com for the delegate who exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera.Miss Congeniality Teen USA(TM) Award:
Elizabeth Hollomon, Miss Mississippi Teen USA. The award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate's peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant.