17-year old Logan West, Miss Connecticut Teen USA, was crowned Miss Teen USA 2012 during the 30th edition of the pageant held at the Imperial Ballroom of the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas on July 28th.
The new beauty queen, from Southington, was crowned by outgoing titleholder Danielle Doty and reigning Miss USA Olivia Culpo. Miss Universe Leila Lopes was a special guest at the event, hosted by Colin Hornett and Allie LaForce.
The runner-ups were the teen queens from West Virginia (1st), Michigan (2nd), Oklahoma (3rd) and Ohio (4th).
The Top 16 were named early on and then competed in the swimsuit and evening gown competitions. Those girls were Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Oklahoma was chosen Miss Photogenic, while Vermont was voted Miss Congeniality.
It was the 5th time that Atlantis Bahamas hosted the competition, which went off the air in 2007. Since then, it is webcast live by UStreams official Miss Teen USA channel.