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Janel Bishop

Janel Bishop
Born Janel Bishop
Manchester, New Hampshire
Title Miss New Hampshire Teen USA 1991
Miss Teen USA 1991
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Major
competition(s)
Miss New Hampshire Teen USA 1991
(Winner)
Miss Teen USA 1991
(Winner)

Janel Bishop (born 1970s) is an American beauty queen who won the 1991 Miss Teen USA title. She is the first African-American winner of this pageant.[1][2]

Background

Bishop won the Miss New Hampshire Teen USA title and represented New Hampshire in the Miss Teen USA 1991 pageant held in Biloxi, Mississippi on August 19, 1991.[3] She became the first contestant from New Hampshire to win the Miss Teen USA title and was crowned by outgoing titleholder Bridgette Wilson of Oregon.[4] Bishop received more than $150,000 in cash and prizes as part of her prize package.[1] No subsequent teen from New Hampshire has placed at Miss Teen USA.

At the time of her pageant win, Bishop was a student at Manchester West High School and wished to pursue a career in education.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Howard, J. Lee (21 August 1991). "Miss New Hampshire 1st black teen queen". The Clarion-Ledger. 
  2. ^ "One of these pageant queens lost her crown over social media. The other did not. Why?". Vox. Retrieved 2018-02-13. 
  3. ^ "It's been a year of big surprises". The Statesman Journal. 25 August 1992. 
  4. ^ "New Hampshire girl wins Miss Teen title". The Pantagraph. 1991-08-21. 
  5. ^ "N.H. teen wins Miss Teen USA pageant Monday". The Baton Rouge State Times. 1991-08-20. p. 13-A. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Oregon Bridgette Wilson
Miss Teen USA
1991
Succeeded by
Iowa Jamie Solinger
Preceded by
Sarah McFall
Miss New Hampshire Teen USA
1991
Succeeded by
Angela Etter