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Miss Teen USA 2000

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Date  August 26, 2000
Entrants  51
Broadcaster  CBS, KSLA
Miss Teen USA 2000
Presenters  Brian McFayden, Ali Landry, Julie Moran
Entertainment  Rachel Lampa, 98 Degrees and Westlife
Venue  Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana

Miss Teen USA 2000, the 18th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from Shreveport, Louisiana on August 26, 2000. At the conclusion of the final competition, Jillian Parry of Pennsylvania was crowned by outgoing queen Ashley Coleman of Delaware.


The pageant was hosted by newcomer Brian McFayden with color commentary by Ali Landry and Julie Moran for the third 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 Rachel Lampa, 98 Degrees and Westlife.

Host city

The pageant was held in Shreveport, Louisiana for the third consecutive year. Following the event, officials in indicated that they were reluctant to host the pageant for a fourth year because disorganization by the Miss Universe Organization meant that the city lost over $70,000 in expected revenue.

Special awards

  • Miss Congeniality: Shari Short (Idaho)
  • Miss Photogenic: Kristen Johnson (Kentucky)
  • Style Award: Abby Vaillancourt (Georgia)
  • Best in Swimsuit: Nicole O'Brian (Texas)
  • Historical significance

  • This was the first placement for Georgia since Whitney Fuller placed first runner-up, ending its largest period without a placement. Indiana also recorded its first placement since Nicolette VanHook was a semi-finalist in 1994.
  • Pennsylvania placed for the first time since 1996, when Patricia Campell placed first runner-up to Christie Lee Woods). Missouri also placed for the first time since 1996.
  • The District of Columbia placed for the first time since 1987 and Washington for the first time since 1989.
  • Delegates

    The Miss Teen USA 2000 delegates were:


  • Tara Dakides
  • Ramona Gray
  • William McNamara
  • Verne Troyer
  • Wilmer Valderrama
  • References

    Miss Teen USA 2000 Wikipedia

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