Case of the Missing Crown Diamond at the Teen USA Pageant

Talented beauties are set to compete for the honorary title of Miss Teen USA. The reigning Miss New York is said to be the one to beat this year. The contestants will kick off the night of glitz and glamour with an elegant evening gown modeling challenge. When they reach the end of the runway, they will be asked an interview question by the pageant director, Ms. Victoria Morning.  After the final contestant interview, the astounding talent competition will commence. The Miss Teen USA pageant is famous for the wide array of talent the contestants display during this part of the contest.  Expect to see standup comic routines, dancing, singing, puppetry, and more. This year, the diamond crown prize will be on display at the event, so the contestants will have a chance to visit the coveted award before this year’s winner is announced.  You are a contestant in the pageant. You’ve chosen the perfect gown, have practiced your interview skills, and are working hard on your talent routine. This is where your story begins.

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Daisy Bluebonnet - Miss Texas

Miss Texas is the least prissy of the contestants this year. She'd prefer to go fishing or play football than to put on make-up and model down the runway in her evening gown.  But this cowgirl loves to compete in the pageant to show off her rope tricks!

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. A sassy western outfit  with a hat and boots for the talent competition.  A piece of rope tied in a lasso as a prop.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): Choreograph a western style dance to any western song coordinated with lasso movements.  Can bring a stuffed animal to ‘rope’ for a finale.

 

Sunny Shinedale - Miss Florida

The ever-lasting smile of Miss Florida melts the judges from the start! Miss Florida is a talented singer and guitarist who shines on the runway during the evening gown competition! Other competitors flock to hang around her warm personality. Sunny Shinedale also loves to make up songs about the situations around her and perform them for whoever will listen.

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. Any sequined costume or dress for the talent competition.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): Sing and perform the song on your (real or fake) guitar - any current hit top 40 song.  A microphone (real or fake) and guitar (real or fake) as props.

 

Poni Aloha - Miss Hawaii

The shy and reserved Miss Hawaii is one of the best Hawaiian dancers of her generation. She is part of one of the largest luau productions in Maui and is famous for her ever so graceful moves during her performances. She dropped out of the competition last year due to a toenail injury, but she's ready to compete this year! Poni Aloha loves to dance circles around her competitors - literally!

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. A Hawaiian shirt with a grass skirt and a flower in the hair for the talent competition.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): To any Hawaiian music, choreograph a Hawaiian luau dance (Polynesian style dance).

 

Candy Apple - Miss New York

Miss New York is the reigning Miss Teen United States and is the one to beat this year! Miss New York is the ultimate comedienne! From stand-up performances to pulling pranks, she is one of the most hilarious girls to be friends with. And it is always wise to stay on her good side!

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition.  A funny costume or shirt with a silly saying on it and any pants for the talent competition.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): A comedy routine.  Simple jokes can be told or comedic scenarios about child-related issues.  A microphone (real or fake) as an optional prop.

 

Starr Golden - Miss California

This budding Hollywood actress might be a serious contender this year! The stunning and talented Miss California is known by her friends as a ‘ray of sunshine.’  She is one of the most friendly girls at the pageant and this beauty is nothing but positive!

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition.  And a themed outfit to match your talent monologue.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): Act out a monologue.  You can pull a script off of the internet or write your own.

 

Gretyl Gardenias - Miss New Jersey

Miss New Jersey performs with her puppets on many variety shows back home. When you talk to New Jersey, you're not sure who will answer you – Miss New Jersey or her puppet! Needless to say, Miss New Jersey is one of the most talented and entertaining puppeteers in the United States!

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. A dance-style costume for the talent routine with a puppet (can be a sock puppet) as a prop.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): A ventriloquist act or a puppet skit.  You can even have the puppet sing a song or bring a couple of puppets and build a puppet stage out of cardboard for you to stand behind and let your puppets be the show.

 

Gatoria Swampton - Miss Louisiana

Miss Louisiana is the most charismatic contestant at the pageant!  She’s multi-talented, but is best known for her awesome dance routines. Everyone adores Miss Louisiana as she is genuinely sweet and adorable!

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. Any dance outfit or costume for the talent competition.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): A dance routine of any kind.  Hip-hop, jazz, ballet, clogging, lyrical or tap!

 

Glitsy Cardman - Miss Nevada

Do you believe in magic?  Well, if you see Miss Nevada in action, we all know the answer to that!  This beautiful magician has all the right moves…magical ones that is!  With her own Las Vegas Magic show, this girl is the one to beat in the talent competition!

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. A magician’s costume with a top hat and magic wand as props. 

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): Do a magic routine! You can find magic tricks on the internet to do with simple items found in the home. Or, purchase a magic kit.

 

Cornelia Husker - Miss Nebraska

Miss Nebraska is one of the most cheerful and optimistic girls in this pageant. If anyone is in a foul mood or being negative, call Cornelia Husker over to correct it. Her presence alone makes everyone feel happy again! Miss Nebraska also loves to perform her awesome cheers to help people get in a fun mood!

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. A cheerleading uniform for the talent competition.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): Any cheerleading routine – a cheer, chant, dance or all of the above.

 

Eskie Moe - Miss Alaska

The crowd is stunned when Miss Alaska performs her rap songs! She was the runner-up in the pageant last year. The other contestants should watch out because rumor has it that she's come up with a spectacular routine this year for the talent competition! Miss Alaska is known for being the spunky life of the party and when she speaks, it is always to a beat!

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition.  Casual attire with a baseball cap turned to the side for the talent competition.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): Perform any kid-friendly rap song.  Make up an original rap about the pageant for an added fun twist!  A microphone (real or fake) as an optional prop.

Sandia Cliff - Miss New Mexico 

Sandia Cliff is an intelligent academic and one of the most brilliant contestants at the pageant this year.  She is a straight A honor roll student and is often referred to as a genius by her teachers. In her spare time, she writes beautiful poetry and reads science fiction novels.

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. Any business-style or outfit for the talent competition.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): Perform any poem.  Choose either a published poem or write your own about the pageant for an added fun twist!   Use a microphone (real or fake) as an optional prop.

 

Magnolia Jaxson - Miss Mississippi 

Magnolia Jaxson is also known as The Animal Whisperer.  She has an uncanny talent to communicate with animals. They all love her and do as they are told when she speaks to them.   She’s a gossip, so if you hear a silly rumor started about you; she most likely started it.

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. Safari attired with an optional hat and binoculars for the talent competition.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): Any talent routine dealing with animals – real or fake. You can talk about them and show pictures, or bring a small animal (i.e. a caterpillar - with permission) to do tricks!

 

Dolly Knoxville - Miss Tennessee

When Dolly Knoxville is not volunteering at local charities, she is working out on a balance beam at her local gym.  Dolly’s team has been the national gymnastics champions for two years in a row! Dolly loves to sing more than she talks and craves the limelight. She must be the center of attention. For that reason – she’s always performing.  

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. Any gymnastics uniform (i.e. warm up suit, leotard, etc.) for the talent competition.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): Any kind of gymnastics routine – floor exercise, (fake) balance beam, or even a rhythmic gymnastics routine. 

 

Libby Flickertail - Miss North Dakota 

Libby Flickertail is a wild and crazy girl. She has been in beauty pageants since she was a tiny baby. She is home-schooled and attends dance classes, singing classes, and violin lessons every week. She also attends charm school and ballroom dance class in the evenings. She is a talented young lady.  

 Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. Any type of dance costume and a hula hoop as a prop for the talent competition.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): Any kind of routine with a hula hoop.  You can hula to music, hula while you sing, hula while you tap dance, etc. 

 

Kara Tinn - Miss Maine 

Kara Tinn is one of the most boisterous contestants at the pageant.  She is adorable and fun to be around. When she gets a hold of sugar - she goes crazy with energy!  Kara is known for creating trendy hairstyles.  This hair artist will be styling the rich and famous by the time she gets out of high school.

 Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. Any trendy outfit with hair-styling tools as props for the talent competition.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): Come up with a cool hairstyle to demonstrate for your talent routine and make it a crazy one!  Ask one of the other contestants to be your model.  Play fun music in the background while you create the hairstyle. 

Maple Manchester - Miss Vermont  

Maple Manchester is the brainy singer from the beautiful state of Vermont.  There’s hardly a book to be found that Maple hasn’t read, as she is an avid reader.  She is well-respected in the pageant community. Maple’s a great listener and is active with many statewide charities. 

Suggested attire: Any dress for the evening gown competition. A popstar costume for the talent competition.

Suggested talent (but prepare any 1-2 minute talent routine you prefer): You will sing your favorite song for your talent.  A microphone (real or fake) as a prop.

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