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WITH MISS USA & UNIVERSE 1980,
As the legend goes, when Miss America 1951, Yolande Betbeze
refused to model swimsuits for pageant sponsor, Catalina, Miss
America 1949, Jaque Mercer suggested that the swimsuit manufacturer
start their own pageant...
And MISS UNIVERSE was
The first pageant was held in 1952, and Armi Kuusela representing
Finland won the title, currently held by Denise Quinones of Puerto
Earlier that week, New York's Jackie Loughery had been crowned
the first MISS USA, a title now held by Texas' Kandace Krueger.
Now separate events, both competitions had their start in Long
Beach, California, USA.
In 1983, the MISS TEEN USA pageant was created, with yet another
New Yorker, Ruth Zakarian (stage name: Devon Pierce) emerging
victorious in Lakeland, Florida and begining a great tradition
continued today by Pennsylvania's Jillian Parry.
This pageant system is currently co-owned by Donald Trump and
the CBS Television Network of the United States.
Kandace Krueger, Miss USA 2001
2001 Miss USA Pageant
telecast (from Gary, Indiana) Friday, March 2 on CBS-TV. Lynette
Cole of Tennesee crowned her successor,Kandace Krueger, Miss Texas-USA
who represented the United States at the Miss Universe Pageant,
May 11, 2001 in Puerto Rico also on CBS!
The 2001 Miss USA Pageant was hosted by William Shatner; Lara
Dutta, Miss Universe 2000 and Vannessa Minillo, Miss Teen-USA
1998. The First-Runner up was Miss District of Columbia-USA, Liane
Angus. Miss Georgia-USA, Tiffany Fallon was second Runner-up.
The representatives from Nevada, Gina Giacinto and Missouri, Larissa
Meek, rounded out the top five.
Miss U.S.A. 2001 Kandace Krueger
1st Runner-up Liane Angus DC
2nd Runner-up Tiffany Fallon GA
Finalist Gina Giacinto NV
Finalist Larissa Meek MO
Semi-Finalist Lisa Tollett TN
Semi-Finalist Yanaiza Alvarez RI
Semi-Finalist Courtney Amaretta Phillips OK
Semi-Finalist Kenya Howard MI
Semi-Finalist Endia Li Abrante OR
Swimsuit Award Larissa Meek MO
Style Award Megan Gunning MD
Congeniality Award Monica Palumbo NC
Photogenic Award Katee Doland CO
*Ms Krueger judged a "Ms. Pregnant America" pageant
on Live with Regis and Kelly May 22, 2001.
Miss Universe 2001, Denise Quinones (Puerto Rico) receives
the crown from her predecessor, Lara Dutta (India).
Ms. Quinnones speaks with Miss Universe co-owner, Donald
The 50th Annual Miss Universe Pageant was held in Bayamon,
Puerto Rico, and telecast On CBS on May 11, 2001,with hosts Naomi
Campbell & Elle Mac Pherson. Co-host were "E!" television's
Todd Newton and Miss Universe 1997, Brook Lee of the USA. The
special musical guest was RICKY MARTIN!
Miss Universe 2001 Denise Quinones
1st Runner-up Evelina Papantoniou
2nd Runner-up Kandace Krueger
3rd Runner-up Eva Ekvall
4th Runner-up Celina Jaitley
Semi-Finalist Eva Siso Casals
Semi-Finalist Agbani Derego
Semi-Finalist Elodie Gossuin
Semi-Finalist Ilanit Levi
Semi-Finalist Oxana Kaladryrets
Swimsuit Award Denise Quinones
Style Award Denise Quinones
Congeniality Award Nakera Simms
Photogenic Award Denise Quinones
Costume Award Sa-Lang Kim
MISS TEEN-USA 2000
Jillian Parry, Miss Teen-USA 2000
2000 Miss Teen-USA Pageant
telecast (from Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana) Saturday, August
26, on CBS-TV. Ashley Coleman of Delaware crowned her successor,Jillan
Parry, Miss Pennsylvania Teen-USA.
The 2000 Miss Teen-USA Pageant was hosted by Brian Mc Fayden
(MTV), Julie Moran (Entertaiment Tonight) and Ali Landry, Miss
Louisiana Teen-USA 1990 and Miss USA 1996
. The First-Runner up was Miss Texas Teen-USA, Nicole O'Brian.
Miss Kentucky Teen-USA, Kristen Johnson was second Runner-up.
The representatives from Georgia, Abby Vaillancourt, and Tennesee,
Casey Porter rounded out the top five.
Miss Teen-USA 2000 Jillian Parry PA
1st Runner-up Nicole O'Brien TX
2nd Runner-up Kristen Johnson KY
Finalist Abby Vaillancourt GA
Finalist Casey Porter TN
Semi-Finalist Caitlin Mc Intosh MO
Semi-Finalist Tiera Dews DC
Semi-Finalist Kera Boog IN
Semi-Finalist Megan Munroe WA
Semi-Finalist Nina Moch LA
Swimsuit Award Nicole O'Brien TX
Style Award Abby Vaillancourt GA
Photogenic Award Kristen Johnson KY
Congeniality Award Shari Short ID
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