The competition marked the first year that a new crown made by luxury jeweler Mouawad was used at Miss Teen USA, effectively retiring the Mikimoto Crown. For a third consecutive year, the competition was held concurrently alongside the Miss USA competition. On August 30, , Graceland announced on their schedule that the competition would be held on November 7 on their premises in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to the final competition, the delegates competed the preliminary competition, which the judges and a presentation show where they competed in swim wear and evening gown. The pageant is livestreamed on the Miss Universe Organization's social media channels and on PlayStation 4 consoles as a live event on the U.
Miss USA Cheslie Kryst talks making history, how she overcame a wardrobe malfunction during the swimsuit competition and how she feels about Kim Kardashian's dreams of becoming an attorney. Kryst and Garris told Fox News they hope to inspire others to proudly embrace the country they call home. Garris, from New Haven, Conn. She also remains just as passionate about the criminal justice system.
Illinois is one of the most successful states in the competition. All four winners came from the early history of the competition, with their last Miss USA being Karen Morrison , who held the title in The pageant's most successful years were from to , when all but two delegates made the cut at Miss USA. That period was followed by many years without a placement.
Ki'ilani also shared that she thought of her competitors as all beautiful and accomplished. For that reason, she was already grateful for being part of the top 2. Having a Filipino mother introduced Ki'ilani to the Philippine culture and even the entertainment industry.