Portland girl makes top 15 at Miss Teen USA

Posted July 18, 2011, at 12:26 p.m.

A teenager from Portland has made the top 15 at this year’s Miss Teen USA pageant.

Alexis McIlwain, 15, is one of four Maine teens to make the top 15 in the last 28 years, Mackenzie Davis, executive director of Miss Maine USA, said in a recent press release. McIlwain’s placement also marks the first time that Maine girls have made the top 15 in both Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants in the same year, Davis said.

For more information, including applications for Maine’s pageants in November, visit www.mainecrown.com.