In 1983, The Miss Universe Organization created Miss Teen USA. Miss Teen USA was first held on August 30, 1983, and was broadcast live on CBS until 2002. The first Miss Teen USA pageant took place at Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida.
The First Miss Teen USA Pageant (Miss Teen USA 1983) Results
The Miss Teen USA 1983 pageant ended with Ruth Zakarian winning the title of Miss Teen USA 1983!
Top 5 finalists at the Miss Teen USA 1983 pageant were:
First Runner-Up - Tina Marrocco
Second Runner-Up - Krista Keith
Third Runner-Up - Kelly Jerles
Fourth Runner-Up - Sheri Sholz
Top 10 at the Miss Teen USA 1983 pageant were:
Kimberly “Kim” Cannon
Special Awards at Miss Teen USA 1983 were:
Angela Boyd won Miss Congeniality.
Linda Burkholder won Miss Photogenic.
Miss USA 1983 Results
The Miss USA 1983 pageant ended with Julie Hayek winning the title of Miss USA 1983 and getting the opportunity to advance to the Miss Universe 1983 pageant!
Top 5 finalists at the Miss USA 1983 pageant were:
First Runner-Up - Lisa Allred
Second Runner-Up - Allison Grisso
Third Runner-Up - Pamela Jo Forrest
Fourth Runner-Up - Elizabeth Jaeger
Top 12 at the Miss USA 1983 pageant were:
Special Awards at Miss USA 1983 were:
Dana Ruth Mintzer who won Miss Congeniality.
Lisa Allred who won Miss Photogenic.