May 31, 2016  

Danielle Doty of Texas Is 2011 Miss Teen USA

July 17, 2011 (3:55 pm) GMT
She is the second Texan to be named Miss Teen USA after Christie Lee Woods won the title in 1996 and later was a contestant of 'The Amazing Race'.

Danielle Doty from Harlingen, Texas took the crown of Miss Teen USA on Saturday, July 16. The 18-year-old beat Audra Mari from North Dakota in the final which was interestingly held not in the U.S.A but at the Atlantis Paradise Island and Resort in the Bahamas.

Contestants from the 50 states arrived on Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas two days before the pageant. Allie LaForce who won the pageant in 2005 co-hosted the show with Las Vegas radio and TV host Chet Buchanan. Meanwhile, Miss Kentucky USA, Kia Hampton, was part of the performance segment, singing her original song which was written by , "Better Be Ready."

At the end of the night, Doty took the title from reigning Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford of Maryland. Beside Audra, she beat also Alexis Swanstrom (California, second runner-up), Taylor Clark (Kansas, third runner-up) and Sydnee Stottlemyre (Missouri, fourth runner-up).

As this year's winner, Doty will be given the opportunity to live in New York City as a student of The New York Film Academy. She will work with multiple charitable alliances, including Best Buddies, Sparrow Clubs, Girl Talk, D.A.R.E. and Project Sunshine. But she will first head to Mercedes Benz Swim Fashion Week in Miami on July 18.

Miss Teen USA pageant ended televising the event in 2007 and has since gone for online streaming.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Diplo Reuniting With Justin Bieber and MO for Major Lazer's New Song
  2. Charlize Theron Hosts Baby Shower for Pal Emily Blunt
  3. Johnny Depp's Hollywood Vampires Concert Went Ahead Despite Boycott Threat
  4. Selena Gomez Calls Paul Rudd a 'Pervert' in 'Fundamentals of Caring' First Trailer
  5. Snoop Dogg Blasts 'Roots' Remake Series, Tells Fans to Boycott the Show
  6. Is Justin Bieber Ready to Settle Down With Nicola Peltz?
  7. Kylie, Kendall Jenner and Gal Pals Strip Down to Sexy Bikinis as They Kick Off Summer
  8. The Rock Confirms Starring Role in Shane Black's 'Doc Savage'