Michaela Mc Lean, the reigning Miss Winter Garden’s Outstanding Teen 2014, was crowned Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen 2014 at the conclusion of the state pageant held on June 21st, 2014 in St. Petersburg. She will represent the state of Florida in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2015 pageant, scheduled for August 2nd, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
Michaela Mc Lean being crowned Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen 2014 on June 21st, 2014. Photo credit: Allen J Photography.
Parents: Ben and Annemarie McLean
School: East Ridge High School
Platform: Eat to Compete: Get the Healthy Edge.
Interesting Facts: Competed and won on Nickelodeon TV show My Family’s Got Guts, Michaela has performed for more than 10,000 people in three different countries, wants to obtain a BFA in Musical Theatre.
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen is a sister company to the Miss America Organization, and it aims to “promote scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America’s teens.” In order to be eligible to compete, participants must first compete and win at the local level and then win the state title. The competition consists of several parts of competition which consists of a ten minute interview in front of a panel of judges, talent, physical fitness, evening wear, and an on stage question. All competitors must be girls between the ages of 13 and 17 years of age. More than $175,000 in scholarship grants were distributed amongst the 52 contestants in the pageant, with a $30,000 scholarship being awarded to the winner.