Reminder: Miss Teen USA Pageant will be webcast live from Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas on July 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm EST. The pageant will be streamed LIVE at 8:00 PM ET on www.missteenusa.com by Ustream and NewTek, and on www.seventeen.com.
Vote for the Miss Teen USA contestant who you think is the most photogenic and then watch online at www.missteenusa.com on July 16th to see if your favorites wins!
Las Vegas-based radio and television personality, Chet Buchanan and Miss Teen USA 2005 and newly named sports reporter for “Fox8 News,” Allie LaForce, will host the competition. The show will feature a performance by reigning Miss Kentucky USA, Kia Hampton, singing her original song written by R&B artist Ne-yo, Better Be Ready.
Katherine Schwarzenegger, bestselling author who published her first book in 2010 entitled Rock What You’ve Got, will fill a spot on the judging panel for this year’s pageant. She will be joined by four other industry professionals including People’s Choice Awards President, Fred Nelson; former head of MTV’s East Coast Talent & Series Development, Vinnie Potestivo; celebrity dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Karcher; and entertainment and fashion guru, BJ Coleman. Together, they will judge contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The judges will ultimately select one contestant to be crowned Miss Teen USA 2011.
“We are happy to be back at Atlantis, Paradise Island for the fourth consecutive year for our Miss Teen USA Pageant,” says Miss Universe Organization President, Paula Shugart. “Our notable judging panel will evaluate the 51 contestants on both their beauty and brains, and will ultimately choose which young woman will serve as a spokesperson for teen issues over the next year.”
Miss Teen USA 2010, Kamie Crawford of Maryland, has worked with several cause alliances during her reign including Best Buddies, D.A.R.E, Girl Talk, Project Sunshine and Same Sky Trade Initiative. Kamie also traveled with the USO to Cuba, Portugal and Spain to visit with military families and support the troops. She will hand over the Miss Teen USA crown to the winner at the conclusion of the pageant.
The pageant is sponsored by Atlantis, Paradise Island, Farouk Systems, Kooey Australia, Diamond Nexus Labs, Sherri Hill, New York Film Academy and the Pursuit of the Crown Cosmetics.