Miss Tampa Bay USA & 

Miss Tampa Bay Teen USA

November 20, 2016


Our final stop of November found The Road to Hollywood and Miss Florida USA was in Hillsborough County. On a glorious Sunday we presented the seventh 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 2017 Kailyn Perez, Miss Lakeland Teen USA 2017 Ariel Owens, Miss Apopka Teen USA 2018 Jada Kelly,; Miss Lake Eola USA 2018 Ameena Gilley; Miss Tampa Bay Teen USA Alexandra Tie and Miss Thornton Park Teen USA 2018 Codie Kramer 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.


The Miss Teen USA delegates opened the show with introductions in their blue 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 the fitness competition as it was either athletic wear (Teen USA) or swimwear (USA) with the delegate wearing either 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.


As soon as the votes were tabulated by the official auditor the results were handed to our results hostess as they 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 Shelby Stasik, then Miss Amity was announced and both Savanna Ramsey and Houda Fakhre win the eveningís friendliest award.


Then the Tampa Bay Teen USA delegates were called to the front of the stage and read the results:

1st Runner Up is Maddy Wessling

Miss Tampa Bay Teen USA 2018 is Amelia Joy 


Finally the Tampa Bay USA delegates were called to the front of the stage and read the results:

1st Runner Up is Ayanna Sykes

Miss Southwest Florida USA 2018 is Ashley Justice

Miss Tampa Bay USA 2018 is Paola Perez!


It was truly a great evening of pageantry. Congratulations to Miss Joy, Ms. Justice and Ms. Perez 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 takes the Thanksgiving Holiday and will return for the 18th edition of Miss Miami USA on the weekend of December 4th then close the calendar year on December 11th with a holiday extravaganza with Miss Dania Beach USA as we prepare the field for the state championships of pageantry in Florida!




The Miss Tampa Bay USA 2018 delegates backstage in their opening blue dresses





Ayanna Sykes poses for the camera after her onstage interview / Allison Deutschmann introduces

herself to the audience during the interview competition  





Sharmain Saddler (aqua);Shelby Stasik (black); and Houda Fakhre (black and gold)

in the swimsuit competition





Aliana Goodspeed (white), Savanna Ramsey (green); and Maddy Wessling (blue to yellow)

during the Evening Gown Competition






Miss Joy, Ms. Justice and Ms. Perezís winning moments






Team Miss Tampa Bay USA 2018