Girls in jeans and motorized machines help redefine the pageant for TV's pop-culture youth market. Giant ready-for-replay video screens hover off to one side. Round, frosted lights on lamp posts cast runways in a golden glow. And in a booth above and behind the stage, a DJ sits at a sound console, manipulating the hip-hop beat that will, for the better part of its two-hour CBS telecast, drive the youth-oriented 20th Annual Miss Teen USA Pageant. As the owner of three major pageant events, the partnership of CBS Television Network, Donald Trump, and the Miss Universe Organization has had the bucks behind it to really do things in a big way.
Nicole Midwin is a professional volleyball player and a model, who has dared to bare all for a sexy photo spread. Bye-bye Tom Brady!! Golf might have just become less yawning with the arrival of sexy Maria Verchenova!
At the conclusion of the final night of competition, Kristen Dalton of North Carolina was crowned by outgoing titleholder Crystle Stewart of Texas. The event was hosted by Billy Bush of Access Hollywood and actress Nadine Velazquez ; Bush returned to host the pageant which he last emceed in Entertainment was provided by Kevin Rudolf who performed " Let It Rock " during the swimsuit competition and The Veronicas performed " Untouched " during the evening gown competition. Delegates representing the fifty states plus the District of Columbia competed in the pageant, and arrived in Las Vegas on April 2. Pageants were held from June to January to select the representative for each state.