Congratulations are in order for Karlie Hay! The stunning Miss Texas was just crowned Miss Teen USA on July 30, so obviously we’re dying to know more about her! Click through for five important facts about Karlie!
1. She wants to raise awareness about drug and alcohol abuse
Karlie Hay, 18, has firsthand experience growing up in a household with alcoholic family members, and made it her Miss Teen USA platform to raise awareness of the issue. It’s “her goal to be a national voice about the effects of alcoholism and drug abuse on family members,” according to her bio on the Miss Teen USA site. “Were her fondest wish to be granted, every child would grow up in a stable and loving home.”
2. She wants to go to Texas A&M University
Karlie is currently a senior at Tomball High School in Tomball, Texas, and has big dreams for her future after graduation. She wants to attend the prestigious Texas A&M University and study business!
3. She has a full extracurriculars slate in high school!
As if being Miss Teen USA weren’t hard enough, Karlie’s already an ambitious overachiever. Karlie is Tromball high’s yearbook editor and photographer, the varsity cheer captain, and does a ton of community service. She’s also on the honor roll. That’s so impressive!
4. After college, she wants to be a businesswoman
Though she’s still in high school, Karlie already has plans for life after college. She intends to become a businesswoman and continue advocating for victims of drug and alcohol abuse. How cool!
5. She’s Miss Texas
Karlie was crowned Miss Texas Teen USA on November 29, 2015. She made her home state proud when she took her title to Miss Teen USA on July 30, 2016, and was crowned the big winner! Now she’ll be representing the whole country for the next year!
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