Abby was Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2013 and is the first Miss AR Teen USA to win Miss AR USA since 1996 (see the history of former AR Teens competing in Miss here). She is the ninth former Teen to win a state title this year, and the fourth from 2013. In a rare twist of fate, Makenzie was Abby's fourth runner-up at Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2013. Even more unusually, four of that top five have gone on to hold consecutive Miss AR Teen USA titles: Abby, Lauren Weaver (third runner-up 2013, Miss AR Teen USA 2014), Arynn Johnson (first runner-up 2013, Miss AR Teen USA 2015), and Makenzie (fourth runner-up 2013, Miss AR Teen USA 2016).
Another fun bit of trivia: Makenzie's mother Tonya Snodgrass was Miss Missouri USA 1992. The following year Tonya crowned Stephanie Nunn as Miss Missouri USA 1993. Stephanie is the mother of Miss Missouri Teen USA 2016 Dallas Ezard!
n the Teen competition, all four runners-up were competing for the first time. It was going to be hard to top last year's exceptional top five but this year's group was up for the challenge! Like last year there were four blondes and a brunette in the top five, and whilst they looked less like sisters than last year's blondies, I'm still glad I wasn't a judge who had to split them.
1RU: Haley Pontius (NF AR TUSA 14, SF 13, NF 12)
2RU: Sierra Gorton (4RU 15, SF AR TUSA 13)
3RU: Allison Kusenberger (2RU 15, 3RU 14, 2RU 13, 3RU 12, AR TUSA 09, SF AR TUSA 08)
4RU: Tarole Harris (NF HI USA 12)
Skyla Weeks (SF AR TUSA 13)
Congeniality: Hanna Moss
Photogenic: Abby Floyd
Interview: Tarole Harris
Swimsuit: Allison Kusenberger
Gown: Abby Floyd
1RU: Alexia Vannucci
2RU: Kailey Hula
3RU: Caroline Long
4RU: Caleigh Coenen
Courtlyn Jackson (SF 15, NF 14)
Alexandria Paladino (NF 15)
Congeniality: Caroline Long
Photogenic: Kailey Hula
Interview: Caroline Long
Swimsuit: Makenzie Sexton
Gown: Alexandria Paladino