Miss Tampa Bay USA &
Miss Tampa Bay Teen USA
November 16, 2014
The Miss Tampa Bay USA 2016 delegates backstage in their opening red dresses
Our final stop of our season opening Southwest Florida Doubleheader Weekend found The Road to Hollywood in Hillsborough County. On a glorious Sunday we presented the fourth edition of the Miss Tampa Bay USA & Teen USA Pageants. The competition took place on the historic stages of The Italian Club of Tampa in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa. The event was hosted by Miss Tampa Bay USA 2015 Stephanie Ziajka, Miss Kissimmee USA 2015 Devyn Bedford and Daniell Oddo, Miss Clearwater USA 2015 as they graced the podium during the fast paced and lively performance. It was quite the large and enthusiastic audience as we made our first of three stops in the region this season.
Anna Kelly introduces herself to the audience during the interview
Tyrah Chambers answers the onstage question
The Miss Teen USA delegates opened the show with introductions in their white cocktail dresses while the USA division delegates were introduced in their red cocktail dresses. Then the first chance the audience had to meet the young ladies and then gained insight into their public speaking abilities with the onstage interview competition. The pageantry continued with swimwear of one or two piece suits of their own choosing. Then it was everyone favorite, the evening gown competition showed the delegates flair for fashion. All competitions ended with group comparison judging.
Ms. Guerra (peach); Miss Holmberg (black); an Celine Alderman (purple)
in the swimsuit competition
Kaysee Gonzalez (white), Nina Lauren Ramos (multi-colored);
and Ms. Buchanan (black) during the Evening Gown Competition
As soon as the votes were tabulated by the official auditor the results were handed to Ms. Ziajka to read the judges results. Up first was the Miss Photogenic award for the pageant, all of which qualified the winner to the state: Miss Photogenic was presented to Andrea Ramirez, then Miss Amity was announced and Meagan Guerra wins the evening’s friendliest award.
Then the Tampa Bay Teen USA delegates were called to the front of the stage and read the results:
Miss Southwest Florida Teen USA 2016 is Allyssa Burdick
Miss Tampa Bay Teen USA 2016 is Ariel Owens
Finally the Tampa Bay USA delegates were called to the front of the stage and read the results:
1st Runner Up is Kirsten Holmberg
Miss Southwest Florida USA 2016 is Kailey Buchanan!
Miss Tampa Bay USA 2016 is Meagan Guerra!
Miss Burdick, Miss Owens, Ms. Buchanan and
Ms. Guerras winning moments
It was truly a great evening of pageantry. Congratulations to Ms. Buchanan; Miss Burdick; Ms. Guerra and Miss Owens on their entries to state in Hollywood. Also a big thank you to the days dedicated volunteers and staff of the Italian Club of Tampa who put together one fun day of pageantry. The Road to Hollywood now heads south to Ft. Lauderdale and the 51st edition of the Miss Broward County Far Pageants this upcoming Sunday as we prepare the field for the state championships of pageantry in Florida!
Team Miss Tampa Bay USA 2016