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Miss Arkansas USA and Teen USA profiles

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Consider this your in-depth guide on all Miss Arkansas USA and Miss Arkansas Teen USA titleholders since 2010. The decade started with a strong trend of former Miss Arkansas (America) contestants winning the Miss Arkansas USA title – Adrielle Churchill, Lakynn McBride, Kelsey Dow, Hannah Billingsley and Helen Wisner all got their start at Miss Arkansas.  Arkansas had never crowned a former Miss Arkansas Teen USA titleholder since 1996 when 2013 Teen Abby Floyd won Miss Arkansas USA 2016.  This was followed by the crowning of three consecutive former Teen titleholders, Abby, Arynn Johnson and Lauren Weaver.  Lauren’s Teen titleholder Mackenzie Hinderberger, Miss AR Teen USA 2018, is the current Miss Arkansas USA 2023.  Pageant Update’s titleholder profiles are full of state pageant, professional and appearance photos of each titleholder, as well as their national pageant photos and more.

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Miss Arkansas USA

  • 2010 – Adrielle Churchill, 24, of Dover, Miss National Sweetheart 2005 and a two-time finalist at Miss Arkansas (MAO).  She went on to become Senior Legislative Advisor to the National Security Advisor and Deputy National Security Advisor to the President from 2020-2021.
  • 2011 – Lakynn McBride, 20, of White Hall, now a realtor in Central Arkansas.
  • 2012 – Kelsey Dow, 21, of Jonesboro.  Kelsey won the first People’s Choice award, earning her a spot in the top 16.
  • 2013 – Hannah Billingsley, 22, of Franklin, a student at Arkansas State University where she was majoring in Communication Disorders. She later married country singer Shay Mooney.
  • 2014 – Helen Wisner, 25, of Sherwood.  Helen married shortly after passing on her title and then tragically lost her husband, country singer Craig Strickland, in a boating accident less than a year later. She has since remarried and is an inspirational speaker and podcaster.
  • 2015 – Leah Blefko, 21, of ​Fayetteville, a junior at the University of Arkansas and now a professional model and actress.
  • 2016 – Abby Floyd, 19, of Searcy, the first former Miss Arkansas Teen USA in 20 years to become Miss Arkansas USA.
  • 2017 – Arynn Johnson, 20, of ​Hot Springs, a sophomore at Baylor University in Texas, where she was triple majoring in marketing, finance and corporate business.
  • 2018 – Lauren Weaver, 21, of ​Greenwood, a model, marketing intern, and student at the University of Arkansas.
  • 2019 – Savannah Skidmore, 24, of ​Calico Rock, who has spoken to over 20,000 students and adults across the state of Arkansas about suicide prevention and awareness.
  • 2020 – Haley Rose Pontius, 24, of ​Houston, a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • 2021 – Stephanie Barber, 23, of ​Fayetteville, a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in journalism and political science who has gone on to attend the University of Arkansas School of Law.
  • 2022 – Rylie Wagner, 22, of Ozark, whose experience as a victim of an attempted kidnapping made her passionate about advocating for victims and victims rights.
  • 2023 – Mackenzie Hinderberger, 24, of Farmington, a graduate of the University of Arkansas and an elementary school teacher.

Miss Arkansas Teen USA

  • 2010 – Megan Michelle Burgess, 18, of Hot Springs, now a model and mother.
  • 2011 – Mary-Kate Hartley, 17, of Hamburg, who went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas.
  • 2012 – Amber Mitchell, 18, of Sheridan, an advocate for breast cancer awareness.
  • 2013 – Abby Floyd, 17, of Searcy, winner of the American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Championship in 2012.
  • 2014 – Lauren Weaver, 18, of Greenwood, a freshman at the University of Arkansas who enjoyed modeling, exercising, volunteering, dancing and painting.
  • 2015 – Arynn Johnson, 18, of Hot Springs, a member of her high school’s broadcasting team.
  • 2016 – Makenzie Sexton, 18, of Cabot, the daughter of Miss Missouri USA 1992 Tonya Snodgrass.
  • 2017 – Allison Tucker, 17, of Clarksville, a talented musician who played the french horn and mellophone in her school’s bands, as well as the violin.
  • 2018 – Mackenzie Hinderberger, 19, of Fayetteville, who sponsored had donated over 2,500 dollars to Children’s Miracle Network and Give the Kids the World through creating her own pageant.
  • 2019 – Maggie Williams, 17, of Piggott, a student now best known for duck hunting and conservation with her own podcast, The Maggie Williams Show, where she interviews other outdoors enthusiasts.
  • 2020 – Anna Claire Hay, 17, of Siloam Springs, a member of Shiloh Christian School’s competitive and sideline cheer, track, and trap teams.
  • 2021 – Madeline Bohlman, 19, of Fayetteville, a rising sophomore at the University of Arkansas studying business, and an active member in her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
  • 2022 – Allie Shanks, 16, of White River, who hoped to raise awareness of heart disease through working hand and hand with the American Heart Association.
  • 2023 – Mackenzie Scott, 19, of Fayetteville, a sophomore at John Brown University where she is double majoring in Marketing and Management with a minor in Business.

Abby Floyd (Teen 2013/Miss 2016), Lauren Weaver (Teen 2014/Miss 2018), Arynn Johnson (Teen 2015/Miss 2017) and Mackenzie Hinderberger (Teen 2018/Miss 2023) are all former Miss Arkansas Teen USA titleholders who went on to win Miss Arkansas USA in this period.