Miss Teen USA 2020: Date, time, host, how to live stream and all you need to know about pageant's 38th instalment

Miss Teen USA 2020: Date, time, host, how to live stream and all you need to know about pageant's 38th instalment
Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris (Getty Images)

The 38th Miss Teen USA pageant for young women, aged between 14 to 19 years, which was originally scheduled for Spring, will now take place on November 7 at Elvis Presley’s Graceland complex. Here’s everything you need to know about the event.


Sports reporter and Miss Teen USA 2005 Allie LaForce will co-host along with Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst.

Where to watch

The pageant will be live-streamed on the Miss Universe Organization's social media channels and on PlayStation 4 consoles as a virtual event in the US Playstation Store at 8 pm CST on November 7. An encore presentation of the pageant will also be available through Playstation 5 consoles from November 12th to 15th, 2020. 



This year, the Miss Teen USA pageant will be held in Memphis, Tennessee. The event marks the first time that the show is being held in Tennessee since 1984 when the pageant was hosted in Memphis. The competition will be broadcasted alongside Miss USA 2020.


51 teen pageants from 50 states and the District of Columbia who have been selected from across state pageants from September 2019 to February 2020 will be entering the competition. 



A star-studded judges table will include Danielle Doty, Miss Teen USA 2011 from Texas, Nia Franklin – Miss America 2019 from New York, K Lee Graham – Miss Teen USA 2014 from South Carolina, Tiktok-famed Sara Echeagaray and Iman Oubou, Miss Universe 2018 Juror.



This year will also mark as the first year that a new crown made by luxury jeweler Mouawad will be used at Miss Teen USA, replacing the Mikimoto Crown.

The list of contestants also portrays a diverse group of women hailing from different backgrounds with an emotional story to tell. Shayla Jackson, Miss Georgia Teen USA, who has been battling a hearing impairment is entering the show to raise more awareness about people who are seemingly different.

In an interview with People, she said, "My hearing loss is not a disability, it's an ability," Jackson says. "I hate that these types of things have to be put with the word "disability" because even though you may have it, it doesn't prevent you from doing things you want to do."

She is hoping to change the way people perceive the word "disability", she says "I'm doing things that I've never dreamed of myself doing," adding "It's so crazy how people feel held back because of things, but the sky's the limit and you just have to push for it, and I want to be that person to say that and to show them that."
Another contestant, Ki‘ilani Arruda, Miss Hawai‘i Teen USA 2020 and Kaua‘i teen, is pursuing a distance-learning freshman at the University of Puget Sound studying Molecular and Cellular Biology on a pre-med track along with raising awareness for Autism after her younger brother was diagnosed. 

Zoe Hunt, Miss California Teen USA who is entering the competition this year prioritizes fitness over everything else. She has launched “GOGA” – Get Outside and Get Active, as well as “Get Fit Fridays,” for people to get out of their comfort zone and be more active.

Miss Teen USA 2019 Kaleigh Garris has also shared her excitement for kickstarting this year’s show with a tweet. "On the way to #Graceland like Sparkles," she posted.




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