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Miss Teen USA 1999

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Date  August 24, 1999
Broadcaster  CBS, KSLA
Entertainment  Britney Spears N'Sync
Miss Teen USA 1999
Presenters  Carson Daly, Ali Landry and Julie Moran
Venue  Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Louisiana
Winner  Ashley Coleman Delaware

Miss Teen USA 1999, the 17th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from Shreveport, Louisiana on 24 August 1999. At the conclusion of the final competition, Ashley Coleman of Delaware was crowned by outgoing queen Vanessa Minnillo of South Carolina.


The pageant was hosted by newcomer Carson Daly with color commentary by Ali Landry and Julie Moran for the second year. Landry held the Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1990, Miss Louisiana USA 1996 and Miss USA 1996 titles, making the semi-finals at Miss Teen USA 1990 pageant before winning Miss USA 1996.

During the pageant there were performances by Britney Spears and N'Sync. This was the second year that N'Sync provided entertainment.


  • Miss Teen USA 1999: Ashley Coleman (Delaware)
  • The runners-up were:
  • 1st runner-up: Sarah Thornhill (Louisiana)
  • 2nd runner-up: Khosi Roy (Maryland)
  • The other top five finalists were (in order of placement): Danielle Demski (Arizona), Sara Dusendang (Michigan)
  • The remaining semi-finalists were (in order of placement): Lexie Kemper (Kentucky), Misty Giles (Texas), Rachel Boston (Tennessee), Kristi Lauren Glakas (Virginia), Kristen Walthers (Nevada))
  • Special awards

  • Miss Congeniality: Morgan Maholich (New York)
  • Miss Photogenic: Lexie Kemper (Kentucky)
  • Style Award: Morgan O'Murray (Colorado)
  • Best in Swimsuit: Ashley Coleman (Delaware)
  • Historical significance

  • Ashley Coleman, the winner of Miss Teen USA 1999 was the first delegate from Delaware to win the national title.
  • This was Louisiana's highest placement, and its first since 1994.
  • Kentucky placed for the first time since 1995.
  • This was only Indiana and Michigan's second placement, coming after success in 1996. Arizona and Michigan, both placing for the third time, also placed for the first time since 1996.
  • Virginia placed for the third consecutive year, the first time this had occurred. This record was broken when Virginia placed consecutively from 2005-2008. Tori Hall placed in the top 10 at the Miss Teen USA 2005 pageant which was won by Allie LaForce. Samantha Casey placed 3rd runner up to Katie Blair of Montana. Emily Bruce continued these placements by placing in the top 10 at Miss Teen USA 2007. And finally, Megan Myrehn placed in the top 15 at Miss Teen USA 2008.
  • Delegates

    The Miss Teen USA 1999 delegates were:


  • Kimberly Kirberger
  • Eric Lively
  • Colin Mortensen
  • dave tomberlin
  • Tisha Venturini
  • References

    Miss Teen USA 1999 Wikipedia

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