January 10, 2021 - MTAA, LLC announces today that Peta-Gay Lewis from the District of Columbia has acquired the Miss American Teenager® pageant. Fred Wright will step down as National Director effective immediately. He will be succeeded by Peta-Gay Lewis from the District of Columbia, an experienced business leader who has worked in senior leadership roles across several corporations, including pageantry.
“It is my pleasure and honor to acquire the Miss American Teenager® pageant,” Lewis commented. She brings with her the experience as a contestant as well as the mother of a national titleholder. Miss American Teenager 2020, Vanessa Ridout, is her daughter.
“She is committed to the core principles of our program which is to emphasize poise, personality, and inner beauty. The transition was organic and one that came without
hesitation,” Wright said.