Miss Texas Teen USA, Danielle Doty, was crowned Miss Teen USA 2011 this past Saturday at the Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas on July 16. The 18-year-old winner is from Harlingen, Texas.
The Miss Teen USA pageant was streamed online to a worldwide audience of over 100,000 viewers at www.missteenusa.com and www.seventeen.com.
Las Vegas-based radio and television personality, Chet Buchanan and Miss Teen USA 2005 and newly named sports reporter for “Fox8 News,” Allie LaForce, hosted this year’s pageant.
Reigning Miss Kentucky USA, Kia Hampton, performed her original song written by R&B artist Ne-Yo, Better Be Ready.
This year’s panel of judges included: Katherine Schwarzenegger, bestselling author who published her first book in 2010 entitled Rock What You’ve Got; People’s Choice Awards President, Fred Nelson; celebrity dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Karcher; former head of MTV’s East Coast Talent & Series Development, Vinnie Potestivo; Senior Vice President of Special Events and Entertainment for Kerzner International, Michele Wiltshire; producer of Art Zulu, Lora Flaugh; and entertainment and fashion guru, BJ Coleman.
Throughout the event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.
Kamie Crawford, Miss Teen USA 2010, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour live event.
First Runner-Up: Miss North Dakota Teen USA, Audra Mari, will assume the duties of Miss Teen USA 2011 if for some reason the winner cannot fulfil her responsibilities.
You can tune-in and watch as the next Miss Universe 2011 is crowned live on NBC on Monday, September 12 from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal 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.