From 2008–15, the pageant was held at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, located in Nassau, Bahamas.
All three failed to make the cut at their respective Miss USA pageants.
The latest competition format was used since 2008 the final not broadcast on TV, where the top fifteen both competed in swimsuit and evening gown, and the top five competed in the final question who all signed up by a panel of judges.
Former Miss Teen USA Katherine Haik supported calls to eliminate the swimsuit competition.
(a short-lived tradition gave Miss Teen USA's in the early 1980s this opportunity). The pageant's viewership peak was hit in 1988, when the pageant averaged over 22 million viewers on CBS.
Even as recently as 1999, the show managed to bring in over 10 million viewers.