Sunday, August 23, 2009

miss teen usa 1989

Miss Teen USA 1989, the seventh Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from San Bernardino, California on July 25, 1989.

At the conclusion of the final competition, Brandi Sherwood of Idaho was crowned by outgoing titleholder Mindy Duncan of Oregon. Brandi is the only Miss Teen USA from Idaho. She's also the only teen from her state to ever place.

This was the second and final year the pageant was held in San Bernardino. It was hosted by Wil Shriner, with color commentary from Marcia Strassman and Angela Visser, Miss Universe 1989. Entertinament was provided by Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

The runners-up were: 
1st runner-up: Kristie Dawn Hicks (Kentucky)
2nd runner-up: Kara Quinn (Vermont)
3rd runner-up: Kristi Wright (Texas)
4th runner-up: Heidi Jo Langseth (North Dakota)

The remaining semi-finalists were: Amy Travis (Washington), Jeannie Plotz (Alabama), Lisa Williamson (South Dakota), Beth Savage (New York), Staci Fulsom (Oklahoma).

Special awards
Miss Congeniality: Heidi Jo Langseth (North Dakota)
Miss Photogenic: Stacey Harris (Maryland)

***Brandi Sherwood would win the 1997 Miss Idaho USA title and competed in the 1997 Miss USA pageant, where she placed first runner-up to the eventual winner, Hawaii's Brook Mahealani Lee. Lee became Miss Universe 1997 a couple of months later, so Brandi assumed the Miss USA title. She is the only Miss Teen USA winner to hold the Miss USA title. She later became a Barker's Beauty model on the daytime game show The Price Is Right.


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