|Miss Teen USA 1988|
|Date||July 25, 1988|
|Presenters||Dick Clark and Tracy Scoggins|
|Venue||Orange Pavilion, San Bernardino, California|
|Congeniality||Anna Mingus and Missy Pierce|
Miss Teen USA 1988, the sixth Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from San Bernardino, California on July 25, 1988. At the conclusion of the final competition, Mindy Duncan of Oregon was crowned by outgoing queen Kristi Addis of Mississippi.
This was the first of two years the pageant was held in San Bernardino. It was hosted by Dick Clark for the first time, He would later host the Miss USA Pageants from 1989 to 1993 and Miss Universe Pageants from 1990 to 1993 and returned to The Miss Teen USA Pageants in 1991 on CBS and remained as host until 1993, with color commentary from Tracy Scoggins.
- Miss Teen USA 1988: Mindy Duncan (Oregon)
- The runners-up were:
- The remaining semi-finalists were: Libby Pelton (Texas), Michelle Knipfelberg (New Jersey), Jill Vasquez (New Mexico), Honey East (Mississippi), Wendy Stephens (West Virginia).
- Miss Congeniality: Anna Mingus (Alabama) and Missy Pierce (Tennessee) (tie)
- Miss Photogenic: Kathleen McClelland (Illinois)
- Best State Costume: Alison Moreno (California)
Final competition scores
- Oregon placed for the first time since 1984.
- Texas placed for the first time since 1986.
- New York and Louisiana each placed for the third consecutive year. Louisiana matched its best previous placement, second runner-up, and this was not beaten until Miss Teen USA 1999 when Sarah Thornhill placed first runner-up.
- Illinois placed for the first time since 1985, and won their third Miss Photogenic award.
- Alabama placed for the first time, and has yet to better their fourth runner-up placement.
The Miss Teen USA 1988 delegates were:
- Alabama - Anna Mingus
- Alaska - Joleen Jeffcoat
- Arizona - Kristen Peterson
- Arkansas - Jessica Welch
- California - Alison Moreno (disqualified)
- Colorado - Leah Crawford
- Connecticut - Bobbie Jo Shanahan
- Delaware - Edith Senter
- District of Columbia - Sabrina Curtis
- Florida - Holly Nicholson
- Georgia - Erin Nance
- Hawaii - Michelle Wong
- Idaho - Renee Griggs
- Illinois - Kathleen McLelland
- Indiana - Deborah Lindboe
- Iowa - Stacy Horst
- Kansas - Jennifer Eastes
- Kentucky - Marti Hendricks
- Louisiana - Amy Pietsch
- Maine - Christine Despres
- Maryland - Sherry Twilley
- Massachusetts - Alicia Gawrys
- Michigan - Melissa Sinkevics
- Minnesota - Julie Ward
- Mississippi - Honey East
- Missouri - Beverly Boatright
- Montana - Kristen Anderson
- Nebraska - Pamela Brown
- Nevada - Erin Abernathy
- New Hampshire - Christa Jones
- New Jersey - Michelle Knipfelberg
- New Mexico - Jill Vasquez
- New York - Jessica Collins
- North Carolina - Michelle Moore
- North Dakota - Jennifer Seminary
- Ohio - Teresa Merola
- Oklahoma - Linda Parsons
- Oregon - Mindy Duncan
- Pennsylvania - Desiree Fess
- Rhode Island - Debbie Peters
- South Carolina - Nicole Adams
- South Dakota - Jillayne Fossum
- Tennessee - Missy Pierce
- Texas - Libby Pelton
- Utah - Kathleen Treadway
- Vermont - Andrea Varney
- Virginia - Audra Wilks
- Washington - Karen Petre
- West Virginia - Wendy Stephens
- Wisconsin - Jennifer Schwalenberg
- Wyoming - Michele Apostoles
- After competing in the preliminary competition and winning the Best State Costume award, Alison Moreno (California) was disqualified from the final competition after she left her room without a chaperone, contrary to pageant rules.
- Delegates who later competed in the Miss USA pageant were:
- Jillayne Fossum (South Dakota) - Miss South Dakota USA 1991
- Erin Nance (Georgia) - Miss Georgia USA 1993 (first runner-up at Miss USA 1993)
- Jennifer Seminary (North Dakota) - Miss North Dakota USA 1993
- Kristen Anderson (Montana) - Miss Montana USA 1993
- Jill Vasquez (New Mexico) - Miss New Mexico USA 1994
- Anna Mingus (Alabama) - Miss Alabama USA 1995
- Audra Wilks (Virginia) - Miss Virginia USA 1997
- Jill Vasquez became one of the directors of the Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA pageants in 2007.
- Jessica Collins became a successful actress who played Meredith Davies on Tru Calling.
- Roz Ryan
- Allison Brown - Miss Teen USA 1986 from Oklahoma
- Paul Kreppel
- Marina Sirtis
- Sean Hamilton
- Dean Butler
- Judy Zerafa
- Christy Fichtner - Miss USA 1986 from Texas
- Scott Hamilton
- Grimaldi, James (1988-05-27). "Teen barred from pageant seen without chaperone // `She left her hallway, was reported missing'". The Orange County Register. p. A03.
- Official website
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