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Miss South Carolina Teen USA, K. Lee Graham Crowned Miss Teen USA 2014 At Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort In The Bahamas

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 17 year old K. Lee Graham of Chapin, South Carolina was crowned Miss Teen USA 2014 this past Saturday at the beautiful Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas on August 2, 2014. The 2014 MISS TEEN USA® Competition streamed live at www.missteenusa.com.

K. Lee ("Kaylee") is a high school senior and honor student, ranking first in her class at Chapin High School, a highly competitive school that provides challenging curricula for their students.  When she is not studying, K. Lee is very involved in theater and has even been her high school's mascot, an Eagle. Competing in pageants runs in her family as K. Lee's mother, Jennifer, held the Miss South Carolina Teen USA title in 1985. K. Lee is the second oldest of five children and is an active blogger encouraging girls to find true beauty by embracing themselves, others, and their communities.  

Hosting this year's pageant was Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady and Australian television host Karl Schmid. The presentation show, which took place Friday, August 1st, was hosted by Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA 2013 and Nick Teplitz, television writer and comedian.  

This year's distinguished panel of judges included: Fred Nelson, President/Executive Producer of People's Choice Awards; Mallory Tucker, Theatrical Department talent agent at CESD Talent Agency; Amber Katz, founder of award-winning, pop culture-infused beauty blog rouge18.com; Chriselle Lim, influential fashion blogger, spokesperson for Estee Lauder digital; Joseph Parisi, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Lindenwood University, which provides scholarships for all 51 Miss Teen USA contestants.

Throughout the event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Cassidy Wolf crowned her successor at the conclusion of the live event.

Final Results:

First Runner-Up:                

Miss Mississippi Teen USA, Vaeda Mann will assume the duties of
Miss Teen USA 2014 if for some reason the winner cannot fulfill her responsibilities.

Second Runner-Up:         

Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA, Sydney Robertson

Third Runner-Up:               

Miss California Teen USA, Bianca Vierra

Fourth Runner-Up:               

Miss New Jersey Teen USA, Valentina Sanchez

Top Fifteen:                       

Miss Oklahoma Teen USA, Brooklynne Bond


Miss Tennessee Teen USA, Morgan Moseley


Miss Mississippi Teen USA, Vaeda Mann


Miss Indiana Teen USA, Zoe Parker


Miss West Virginia Teen USA, Lexsey Marrara


Miss New Jersey Teen USA, Valentina Sanchez


Miss South Carolina Teen USA, K. Lee Graham


Miss Texas Teen USA, Kellie Stewart


Miss Delaware Teen USA, Mia Jones


Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA, Sydney Robertson


Miss Arizona Teen USA, Savannah Wix


Miss Wisconsin Teen USA, Patience Vallier


Miss Michigan Teen USA, Iris Robare


Miss California Teen USA, Bianca Vierra


Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, Bailey Medeiros

Miss Photogenic Teen USA™ Award: Miss Alabama Teen USA, Baskin Champion was voted the delegate who best connected with her audience through a photograph.

Miss Congeniality Teen USA™ Award: Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA, Sydney Robertson. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate's peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. 

The Miss Teen USA 2014 prize package includes: a year's worth of hair care products and tools from CHI Haircare; eveningwear wardrobe by Sherri Hill; a swimwear wardrobe by Kandice Pelletier Swimwear; a shoe wardrobe from Chinese Laundry; a year's supply of make-up from Makeup Designory (MUD); a year's worth of products from IMAGE Skin Care; two-year scholarship (including housing) from the New York Film Academy; yearlong salary as Miss Teen USA; six-day/five-night vacation for two, including airfare, at Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas; personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness and hair services from John Barrett Salon; modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha; consultation with Miss Universe Organization's Fashion Consultant and access to a personal appearance wardrobe; professional media/public relations representation by Rubenstein Public Relations in New York City; professional health and nutrition consultation by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD; dental services by Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S.; casting opportunities and professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization; extensive travel opportunities representing sponsors and charitable partners; access to various New York City events, including movie premieres and screenings, Broadway shows and launch parties.

About the Miss Universe Organization
The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. As part of the Miss Universe Organization, Miss Teen USA is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing awareness of teen issues. For more information, visit: www.missteenusa.com.

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About Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, The Bahamas
Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique, ocean-themed destination located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats.  Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis.  Atlantis is home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges, and never-before-seen special effects.  Dolphin Cay, the resort's interaction and education center, was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants.  For further information about Atlantis, Paradise Island; call 954-809-2000 or visit Atlantis.com.  For reservations, call your travel agent or 800-ATLANTIS.

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