2012 Miss Teen USA® Pageant returns to Atlantis, Paradise Island, for its 30th anniversary






The Fourth Annual Miss Teen USA® Fantasy Camp will give young girls a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to compete in a pageant from July 24-29, 2012

An excited Danielle Doty, Miss Teen USA 2011, will crown her successor in July.

New York, March 19, 2012 – The Miss Universe Organization and Atlantis, Paradise Island announced today that the 30th Annual Miss Teen USA® Pageant will take place on July 28, 2012 at Atlantis,in the Bahamas. The pageant will be streamed live at 8:00 PM ET on www.missteenusa.com. This will be the fifth consecutive year that Atlantis has hosted the Miss Teen USA® Competition, and the fourth year the Miss Teen USA®Fantasy Camp will be offered in the days leading up to the competition.

“We are excited to return to Atlantis,Paradise Island resort for the 30th Anniversary of our Miss Teen USA competition,” said Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization. “Atlantis is built for family entertainment, and our teens always have an incredible experience. The Fantasy Camp is a great opportunity for any teenager whether she wants to compete in pageants or work on developing fundamental life skills.”

In addition to the competition,the fourth annual Miss Teen USA® Fantasy Camp at Atlantis will take place July 24 – 29, 2012. This camp, endorsed by the Miss Universe Organization, provides prospective pageant competitors with an unparalleled, behind-the-scenes look at the preparation required to become a national titleholder or even Miss Teen USA!

To win the coveted title, each contestant from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.Last year, 18-year old Danielle Doty of Texas was crowned Miss Teen USA 2011. Throughout the year, Doty has worked with several key cause alliances including Best Buddies, Project Sunshine, and Reach Out and Read. Most recently, she traveled throughout Germany on a USO Tour in support of our troops and military families overseas. The Miss Teen USA show will conclude with Doty crowning her successor.

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About MISS TEEN USA

The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. As part of the Miss Universe Organization, Miss Teen USA is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing awareness of teen issues. For more information, visit: www.missteenusa.com.

Follow Miss Teen USA:
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMissTeenUSA
• YouTube: www.youtube.com/OfficialMissTeenUSA
• Twitter: MissTeenUSA

About Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, The Bahamas

Atlantis, Paradise Island is the flagship resort of Kerzner International, a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels. This unique, ocean-themed destination is located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Atlantis is home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges, and never-before-seen special effects. Dolphin Cay, the resort’s interaction and education center, was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants.

For further information about Atlantis, Paradise Island; telephone 800-ATLANTIS or visit Atlantis.com. Both low and high-resolution color photography of Atlantis, Paradise Island is available at news.atlantis.com.

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Miss Universe Organization
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