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  • 28
    Jul
    2016

    Introducing the Hosts of the 2016 MISS TEEN USA Competition

    On Saturday July 30 at 8PM ET/5PM PT, you can watch the 2016 MISS TEEN USA Competition right here on the Miss U App.  We are so excited to announce our hosts and musical guest for the evening.

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    Hosting the competition will be none other than Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan:

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    Olivia will be joined by Vine-star and social media personality, Cody Johns.

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    Performing during the show will be Nick Fradiani, winner of American Idol in 2015.

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    Who are you most excited to see on stage? Let us know by using hashtag #MissTeenUSA!


  • 27
    Jul
    2016

    DIY Fitness with 2016 MISS TEEN USA Contestants

    Thanks to active wear by Tapout x Goldsheep, the 2016 MISS TEEN USA Contestants are ready to show you their favorite workouts that you can do anywhere.  These are great when you’re on the go!

    Put on some active wear and follow along!

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    Squats are more of a challenge when you hop side to side like Miss Ohio Teen USA 2016 Olivia Turk.

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    Try some alternating punches like Miss Florida Teen USA 2016 Gracie Smith.

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    If you are up for the challenge, do push-ups followed by a jump just like Miss Colorado Teen USA 2016 Alexis Wynnes.

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    If you are looking for a good lower body workout, try a squat like Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2016 Joahnnalee Ucol.

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    Finally, leg lunges are great stretches and an easy to-do strength training exercise.  Just look at Miss Alaska Teen 2016 Nneamaka Isolokwu.

    What are your favorite at home exercises? Let us know at #MissTeenUSA

     


  • 27
    Jul
    2016

    Miss Universe Indonesia 2016 + Smile Train

    Miss Universe Indonesia 2016 Kecia Warouw visited the 66th Anniversary celebrations of RSPAD Hospital, the Army’s largest hospital.  The special guest of the evening was Smile Train.  DSC_0816

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    You can help out a child in need by visiting Smile Train.


  • 27
    Jul
    2016

    Miss Indiana Teen USA 2016 Lauren Boswell Shares Her Story

    Miss Indiana Teen USA 2016 Lauren Boswell shares her personal story and why the 2016 MISS TEEN USA Competition is more to her than just a sash and crown.  Here are her words:

    “Scoliosis is the irregular curvature of the spinal cord and unfortunately, it runs in my family. My grandmother, father, sister and I have all endured significant surgeries in order to correct it. At the Cleveland Clinic, the doctors successfully fused 9 of my vertebrae and attached 2 rods to my spine to prevent future back pain. After missing 2 months of school during my recovery, I was able to catch up with my schoolwork and maintain my Honor Roll status before the semester ended. I was also able to return to playing volleyball the following year with the added bonus of growing 2 inches from the surgery.

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    “Today, I have an 18 inch scar down my back and I am proud of it. As a young girl with a 45° curve in my spine, I was very uncomfortable in my own skin. I felt crooked and that there was something wrong with me. Through my involvement with the Miss Universe Organization, I have discovered what it means to be confidently beautiful. I’ve learned that embracing your imperfections, challenges and scars is the most beautiful thing you can do because they make you who you are, and I want to spread that message with the platform of Miss Teen USA.

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    “I look forward to competing in the active wear competition, with my scar exposed for all to see, and show everyone that my imperfections do not define me; they make me stronger.”


  • 26
    Jul
    2016

    Red Rockin’ the Athletic Wear

    We gathered a few 2016 MISS TEEN USA Contestants for a photoshoot and hike to Red Rock park just outside of Las Vegas.

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    Wearing athletic wear from Tapout x Goldsheep, the girls showed us some of their favorite yoga poses and stretches that you can do anywhere!

    1. Breathing

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    Miss Teen Virginia USA 2016 Gracyn Blackmore takes a few deep breathes while sitting upright.

    2. Stretching your arms

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    Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2016 Savannah Chrisley shows off an easy and useful arm stretch.

    3. Stretching your Legs

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    Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2016 Hellen Smith reaches for the sky in this simple and effective pose.

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    Miss Teen Louisiana USA 2016 Ellie Picone does a more advanced leg stretch.

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    Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2016 Christiaan Prince squats down on a flat rock.

    4. Balancing with Tree Poses

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    Miss Teen USA 2015 Katherine Haik is a pro doing this tree pose on this ledge. Do it on a flat surface if you try it at home!

    5. Channeling your Inner Warrior

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    This pose works out your arms, legs, and balance all in one!

    Wherever you work out, make sure you take in the view!

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    2016 MISS TEEN USA Competition is only 4 days away! Use hashtag #MissTeenUSA and share your favorite Miss Teen USA pictures and videos. Watch the 2016 MISS TEEN USA Competition right here on the Miss U App on Saturday July 30 at 8p ET.