Miss Arkansas Teen USA, Lauren Weaver of Greenwood, will compete for the title of Miss Teen USA 2014 on August 2nd. The 2014 MISS TEEN USA® Competition will stream LIVE from the Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas on Saturday, August 2nd at 8 p.m. ET on www.missteenusa.com.

At the age of six, Lauren identified a bank robber to the FBI and received an $1,000 reward. Lauren’s lucky number is 8 and always writes it on the bottom of her pageant shoes for good luck! Lauren has a phobia of bats and submarines.

Lauren Weaver has lived most of her life on a lake and enjoys anything outdoors especially involving the water. She is a part of an extra-large family. Lauren is one of the oldest of six kids. She recently graduated from Greenwood High School. She is proud of maintaining a 4.0 GPA and graduating with honors. During high school, she was part of many social and academic clubs as well as a member of the Varsity Pom Squad. Lauren enjoys exercising, painting, hiking, bargain shopping, volunteering and modeling. Lauren is the proud daughter of a four year breast cancer survivor. She is an animal lover and has a huge place in her heart for dogs. She plans to attend the University of Arkansas in the fall. Her goal is to one day become a news anchor for a national network.

Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA 2013, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the event. The competition will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contestants will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.