Kandice Pelletier Swimwear Photoshoot at ATLANTIS


Welcome Dinner for the Miss Teen USA 2013 Candidates

Miss Teen USA Pajama Party

2013 Miss Teen USA Obstacle Course Challenge sponsored by Kandice Pelletier Swimwear

The Miss Teen USA 2013 contestants test their competitive spirit during an obstacle course challenge at the Atlantis Resort and Casino, sponsored by Kandice Pelletier Swimwear.

Hosts of Miss Teen USA 2013 Pageant Announced


Aussie born TV presenter, Karl Schmid, and Miss Teen USA 2003 Tami Farrell will be this year’s 2013 ‎Miss Teen USA‬ Pageant hosts.

Aussie born TV presenter and host Karl Schmid has been busy taking American TV viewers on an emotional journey as host of the Logo TV show “Operation Vacation”. The show, which debuted back in March 2013, gives one deserving person each week the holiday adventure of their dreams. This series comes hot on the heels of his current role as one of the entertainment correspondents of ABC’s “On The Red Carpet” – seen all over the country. He has covered every major event ranging from the Grammy’s and Oscars, to major movie premieres and celebrity events.

It is a far cry from Karl’s native Australia – where he got the acting bug as a child appearing on TV in local productions. When his family moved first to Fiji and later New Zealand, he continued to appear on television in kids’ productions. Karl headed to London next and for many years worked with international superstar Barry Humphries (known to millions for his alter ego – Dame Edna).

Television personality and actress Tami Farrell is best know for her accomplishments in pageantry. A pageant veteran, Tami won the prestigious title of MISS TEEN USA in 2003 and was also awarded the title of MISS CONGENIALITY by her peers. In 2009, she was named the BEAUTY AMBASSADOR for the state of California and one month later was crowned MISS CALIFORNIA USA.

Her impressive pageant career has opened up opportunities with acting and hosting. Tami has made appearances on Comedy Centrals Secret Girlfriend, NBC’s Passions, the film Hero in Every Heart, and most recently the shorts Worst Day Ever, and Chasing Shadows, which she wrote, produced and starred in.

Currently, she is a host for the new show Inside Beautiful that launched in March and quickly became the top beauty show on iTunes. Recently, she hosted Celebrity Poker Live on CBS, co-hosted NBC’s pilot Anything for You, and she worked on FOX as a model for Million Dollar Money Drop.


Only 5 more days until the big competition at Atlantis Resort on August 10th streaming LIVE on missteenusa.com at 8pm ET from the Bahamas.

Miss Teen USA 2013 Contestant Videos

In this year’s contestant videos for Miss Teen USA 2013, the contestants were asked to respond to the following three questions:

  1. What was something you got in trouble for when you were younger?
  2. What is your favorite app and why?
  3. If you can invent one thing, what would it be and why?

Check out their responses to these questions and get an inside look of the Miss Teen USA 2013 contestants.

To watch the rest of the contestants’ videos, click HERE.

The 2013 Miss Teen USA® Fan Vote Begins July 15


The Miss Universe Organization has officially opened the 2013 Miss Teen USA Fan Vote allowing people to vote for their favorite contestant providing one lucky winner the chance to earn a spot in the semifinals. The Fan Vote begins July 15th and ends August 10th. The 2013 MISS TEEN USA® Competition will be streamed LIVE on http://www.missteenusa.com on Saturday, August 10th at 8 p.m. ET from Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas.

Fans with a valid email address can vote for their favorite contestant at http://www.missteenusa.com up to 10 votes per day from his/her email account. Additionally, fans can vote through the vote icon on the official Miss Teen USA Facebook page and through URLs in the contestant’s twitter bio. Lisa B. Collection, the official sponsor of the Fan Vote, provides exceptional quality products to clients while helping support people in the community who have disabilities by providing them with jobs. Lisa B. creates and produces an exclusive line of Swarovski crystal hair flowers for the MISS TEEN USA Competition.