Nearly 60 contestants will compete tonight for thousands of dollars in prizes, a $40,000 scholarship and a shot at Panama in 2000.
There are many things contestants in the Miss United States Teen pageant are expected to do: Write an essay focusing on community involvement. Compose a 30- to 60-second skit about their home state. Buy an evening gown.
Such is the reality for the teenagers who dream of winning the rhinestone crown at the final competition of the Miss United States Teen pageant at the Tampa Convention Center tonight.