Texas now has their complete 2019 team for Miss USA and Miss Teen USA - Kennedy joins Miss Texas USA 2019 Alayah Benavidez who was crowned in September.
Kennedy made history as the first African-American to win the Miss Texas Teen USA title. She is also the first Miss Houston Teen USA to win the title since Tye Felan in 2003! The Houston local pageant was taken over by former Miss USA Crystle Stewart this year and her team has already achieved great success with Kennedy's win and Miss Houston USA Lesha Wincher placing second runner-up at Miss Texas USA 2019.
Kennedy is a freshman at Howard University in Washington DC, alongside Miss IL Teen USA 2019 A'Maiya Allen who is also a Howard freshman!
Among the top 18 were last year's fourth runner-up Angelique Devine and previous non-finalists Callie Adams, Alexa Cyr, Raelynne George, Vielka Gutierrez and Carly Moran. The remainder of the semi-finalists were competing for the first time: Katherine Alexander, Blayke Breeding, Rita Goebel, Avery Jackson, Anissa Mendez, Lillian Perez and Preslie Watson.
1RU: Bryn Carden (SF 18)
2RU: Gina Campagna (2RU 18, NF 17, NF 16)
3RU: Mary Sickler (SF 18)
4RU: Haleigh Hurst
Callie Adams (NF 18, NF 17)
Alexa Cyr (NF 17)
Angelique Devine (4RU 18)
Raelynne George (NF 17)
Vielka Gutierrez (NF 16, NF 15)
Carly Moran (NF 17)
Photogenic: Hailey Hurst
Activewear: Gina Campagna