PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – An 18-year-old from Montana has been crowned Miss Teen USA 2006.
Katie Blair beat the competition in swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories to claim the crown Tuesday night.
First runner-up was Melissa Lingafelt of North Carolina and second runner-up was Katie Marie Cooper of North Dakota. Samantha Casey of Virginia was the third runner-up, while Brittany Sharp of Georgia placed fourth.
The competition was telecast on NBC from the Palm Springs Convention Center.