|PHOTO BY DARREN DECKER, MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION|
Logan West (center), 17, of Connecticut was crowned Miss Teen USA 2012 Saturday night at the Atlantis, Paradise Island, in the Bahamas. Her court includes (L-R): 4th runner-up Kendall Fein (Ohio), 2nd runner-up Courtney Pizzimenti (Michigan), 1st runner-up Elizabeth Sabatino (West Virginia), and 3rd runner-up Jessica Morgan (Oklahoma). Completing the top 16 were the delegates from Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Wyoming. Vermont's Karsen Woods was chosen Miss Congeniality by her peers. A group of professional photographers selected Morgan as Miss Photogenic. The show was streamed live and was hosted by Colin Hornett and Miss Teen USA 2005 Allie LaForce. West's victory marks the third time that Connecticut has placed in the pageant. Cynthia Schneck and Ashley Bickford were semifinalists in 1993 and 2002 respectively. It is also the first time that the state has won a national title since Marian Bergeron was crowned Miss America in 1933.
Meet Randy Sanders
|PHOTO FROM RANDY SANDERS' FACEBOOK PAGE|
Randy Sanders is the president of Pageant Associates that directs the state pageants for Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia and Indiana. In the photo above, Randy is flanked by the Teen candidates from those states. Congratulations to Randy and his group for a job well done!