Congratulations are in order for the official new Miss Teen USA! Miss Texas Karlie Hay won the coveted title on July 30 after proving that she was the most poised, beautiful and interesting lady on the stage! We have all of the details from the big win, right here!
Wow, what a beautiful moment for a beautiful girl! The young Miss Texas Karlie Hay, 18, accepted the Miss Teen USA crown with tears in her eyes and a huge smile on her face on July 30. The judges definitely put her through the ringer, jokingly stalling reading her name to “make sure” to avoid another flub like Steve Harvey’s, but she looked to happy and relieved when she finally came out on top!
Karlie accepted the sought-after title after a long night and a hard battle. She had to beat out 50 other contestants in three areas to take home the prize, and she did it! That doesn’t mean she didn’t have stiff competition. All of the lovely ladies looked amazing in their evening gowns and activewear, and the other four top girls had amazing answers to the judges’ questions in the personality section. She should be so proud of herself for winning!
The 2016 Miss Teen USA is definitely a very interesting young lady. Her bio on the Miss Teen USA website says that she has made it her goal to be a national voice for alcoholism awareness. “Her own childhood experiences have engendered great empathy for children growing up in unstable environments and for the families of alcoholics. Were her fondest wish to be granted, every child would grow up in a stable and loving home.” So sweet!
On top of her charitable passion, Karlie is also the cheer captain, yearbook editor, photographer and honor roll student at her high school.