On July 30, 2016, Texas claimed its third Miss USA crown, tying Oregon for the state with the most wins. When the pageant was over, 10 predictors had accumulated 31 points or more: Annie_NH, Athalia, BeenThereDoneThat, Harley, IHeartPageants, Lifelong Fan, MSgal, Pikachu, Recentnews, and TRTW.
The top seven had all earned at least 32 points, but one of them towered over the rest with a massive three-point lead. MSgal correctly predicted 11 of the top fifteen finalists and all of the top-five finalists, winning this years Miss Teen USA predictions competition by a landslide.
MSgals winning list included: Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia. Whats more, her impressive point total rocketed her to the top of the current Predictor of the Year standings, with a half-point lead over Sia.
The chart at the bottom of this page lists each entrants score and rank for the Miss Teen USA predictions competition. Keep in mind that since Miss Teen USA is the second of MUOs three pageants for 2016, the scores earned represent the second third of your cumulative score which will ultimately determine the 2016 Predictor of the Year! Currently, our top 10 in the running for the Predictor of the Year trophy are BeenThereDoneThat, IHeartPageants, Inoshishi, Mayhew82, MoNkayMaN, MSgal, NUdoc13, Sia, TeenQueen, and TRTW! Its worth noting that four of those participants are past Predictor of the Year winners: IHeartPageants in 2007, MSgal in 2012, TRTW in 2013, and Inoshishi in 2015. (To see the current standings visit: http://www.pageantpredictions.com/2016currentstandings.htm).
If you didnt hit the top of the leader board this time around, have no fear. Last year, Andreas finished 70th during Miss Teen USA, but still managed to land at 14th place overall. Will MSgal hold on to her lead and become the first two-time Predictor of the Year? Will Inoshishi overcome the three-point difference and be the first back-to-back winner? Or will someone else come out on top? Well just have to wait and find out!
Of the 163 registered participants, 101 submitted their predictions for Miss Teen USA. The registered participants represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 25 countries, including Greece, Brazil, South Africa, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Portugal, Belgium, Indonesia, Australia, and more.
Here is a run-down of how many participants had each of the semi-finalists on their prediction lists: Alabama (85), California (72), Delaware (61), Georgia (71), Illinois (42), Louisiana (66), Missouri (44), Nevada (64), North Carolina (24), Ohio (44), South Carolina (84), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (41), Texas (94), Vermont (47).
Im happy to report that every single delegate had at least one person predict theyd make the cut. Thats a testament to both the quality of the contestants and the wildly unpredictable nature of Miss Teen USA. The 10 most popular delegates who did NOT make the semis were: Oklahoma (77), New Jersey (66), New York (50), Mississippi (44), Hawaii (41), Minnesota (39), Iowa (33), West Virginia (28), Maryland (21), and Washington (21).
Twenty participants correctly predicted that Texas would take the crown. Among the 101 participants, 17 different delegates were predicted by at least one person to win the pageant. The most popular were Texas (20), Oklahoma (10), Alabama (8), California (7), and Vermont (7).
The two biggest surprises of the night were North Carolina finishing first runner-up (since only 24 predictors anticipated her making the semis), South Dakota getting the call (as only one predictor, Dragon, expected her to make the cut), and Oklahoma left clapping (since 77 people anticipated her making the semis, and 10 thought shed win the crown).
Its worth noting that if USBs Mock Miss Teen USA results had been scored, the board would have tied for 27th place with 28.5 points.
Thanks again to all of you for participating! As always, I had an absolute blast orchestrating the competition, and I hope you all enjoyed it as well. Dont forget, you have one more chance to earn points toward the 2016 Predictor of the Year title. Have fun, and GOOD LUCK!
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