Teen Internet Community Habbo.com to Host Miss Teen USA Allie LaForce for Online Visit on August 14th

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2006 State titleholders will also join Habbo for interviews on August 15th.

This Monday, August 14th, at 7 p.m. EST, Miss Teen USA, Allie LaForce, will pay a visit to HABBO (http://www.habbo.com), one of the world’s largest and hottest on-line destinations for teenagers, for an interview with Habbo’s D.J. Jackie about her year as Miss Teen USA, and the upcoming broadcast of Miss Teen USA 2006, which airs live on NBC this Tuesday, August 15th at 8 p.m. Several of the current state titleholders, including Miss California Teen USA, Miss Washington Teen USA, Miss New York Teen USA, and Miss Wisconsin Teen USA, will join Habbo on Tuesday at 7 p.m. EST to talk to fans about the big event. All will compete that night for the chance to be the new Miss Teen USA.

The current Miss Teen USA, Allie LaForce, is a self-proclaimed “tomboy” from Vermilion, OH. In addition to being first in her class academically, Allie is also on the varsity basketball, softball and volleyball teams at her high school and hopes to parlay her love of sports and entertainment into a career as a sportscaster. She will crown her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast August 15th. Each contestant from 50 states and the District of Columbia will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. More information can be found at http://www.missuniverse.org.

Teens interested in becoming members of HABBO and participating in this exciting event should go to http://www.habbo.com and click on the “check in” button.


HABBO is a richly colorful, multi-dimensional virtual community and game environment for teens. Users join by creating a fully-customized online character called a Habbo. From there, they can explore many public hang outs, play a variety of games, connect with friends, decorate their own rooms, and have fun through creativity and self expression. Since its launch in 2000 by Sulake Corporation, an interactive entertainment company that specializes in developing, publishing and distributing multiplayer social networking communities and games, HABBO sites have been introduced in 18 countries on five continents, with more than 53 million Habbo characters created and more than 7 million unique users each month. The highly-trafficked U.S site, http://www.habbo.com, is visited by over 1.7 million unique users per month who spend on average more than three hours a week on the site (Nielsen Net Ratings). Sulake has headquarters in Finland and offices in 17 countries. Currently the company has over 270 employees worldwide. Sulake is extending the Habbo brand to include e.g. mobile games and content, and merchandising and licensing products.



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