Miss Teen USA snuck up on me! The finals are tonight, streaming live online from the Bahamas. If you're not attending Miss Greater Cleveland, tune in at www.missteenusa.com, www.seventeen.com or ustream.tv. They're starting RIGHT NOW! 8 p.m. EST.
Best of luck to Ohio's Teen USA, Bridget Linton, a freshman at the University of Akron, majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Based on this bio that I found here, someone needs to track her down and convince her to compete at Miss Ohio (America):
"Her greatest love is Irish dancing. As a six-time world qualifier and medal holder, Bridget has competed all over North America, Ireland and Scotland. She believes that dancing has given her the poise, discipline, confidence and competitive spirit that has followed her throughout her life. Bridget is a dance instructor and tutor at the O’Hare School of Irish Dance.A 2009 graduate of Green High School, Bridget was a member of National Honor Society, the Dean’s List for post-secondary studies, Student Council, Yearbook, Musical Theater, and Spanish Club. She was also Cheerleading Captain, Dance Team Captain, Varsity Track, and Homecoming Queen. In high school, Bridget volunteered a number of hours for such causes as Toys for Tots, Battered Women’s Shelter, Volley for the Cure, Kick for the Cure, Relay for Life, and much more."