Miss Tampa Bay USA &
Miss Tampa Bay Teen USA
December 9, 2012
Mary Halston- Williams answers the onstage question /
Emily McKenna in her opening white outfit
Our final stop of the 2012 Pageant Year celebrated the holidays in Hillsborough County as The Road to Hollywood presented the third edition of the Miss Tampa Bay USA & Teen USA Pageants. The competition took place as a Sunday matinee onstage at The Italian Club of Tampa in the Historic Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa. The event was hosted by Miss Tampa Bay USA 2013 Tiffany Raia and Miss Tampa Bay Teen USA 2013 Natalie Gonzalez 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 five (5) Miss Teen USA delegates opened the show with self-introductions in their white cocktail dresses while the six (6) USA division delegates introduced themselves in their red cocktail dresses. This was 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.
The Miss Tampa Bay USA delegates in the swimsuit competition
As soon as the votes were tabulated by the official auditor the results were handed to Ms. Raia 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 Emily McKenna, then Miss Amity was announced and Emily Guglielmo wins the afternoon’s friendliest award.
Ms. McKenna (red); Lorenza Navarro (silver); and Ms. Stokes (blue)
during the Evening Gown Competition
Then the Tampa Bay Teen USA delegates were called to the front of the stage and read the results:
1st Runner Up is Bailey Smith
Miss Tampa Bay Teen USA 2014 is Olivia Caputo
Finally the Tampa Bay USA delegates were called to the front of the stage and read the results:
1st Runner Up is Lledon Stokes
Miss Clearwater USA 2014 is Allyshia Gupta
Miss Tampa Bay USA 2014 is Candice Diah
Miss Caputo; Ms. Gupta and Ms. Diah’s winning moments
It was truly a great day of pageantry. Congratulations to Miss Caputo, Miss Gupta and Ms, Diah 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 afternoon of pageantry. As the final stop of the year in 2012 we would like to thank those who made this truly the best year ever as Miss Florida USA!
Team Tampa Bay USA 2014