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Tristany Hightower was Miss Arizona Teen USA 2016



Tristany Hightower was crowned Miss Arizona Teen USA on 22 November 2015 and represented Arizona at the Miss Teen USA 2016 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tristany grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado and moved to Scottsdale shortly before competing for Miss Arizona Teen USA. She was a runner-up at Miss Colorado’s Outstanding Teen 2014.

2016 bio:

Miss Arizona Teen USA 2016 Tristany Hightower grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado and was a runner-up at Miss Colorado’s Outstanding Teen 2014. She later moved to Scottsdale AZ where she is a senior at Chaparral High School. She is academically driven and holds a 4.2 GPA in AP and Honors school courses. She is also dual-enrolled and has been taking classes at Scottsdale Community College since the age of sixteen in order to get a head start on her college education. Tristany plans to attend college and study to become a FBI profiler. She is also actively involved in her high school’s Peer Tutoring program that works with students with special needs.
Tristany was a member of the Chaparral High School’s top-ranked cheer team, which went on to place second at the national competition in Anaheim, CA. She also loves camping, hiking, skiing and wake boarding on Lake Powell with her family. Tristany enjoys giving back and volunteering with many different charities and organizations in Arizona, promoting the importance of a healthy lifestyle, as well as the importance of education and community involvement.

Miss Teen USA pageant photos

The Miss Teen USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Tristany’s official Miss Teen USA photos.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Tristany’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passes on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Tristany made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Tristany’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Karly Riggs as Miss Arizona Teen USA 2017.

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Tristany’s “after the crown” photos.

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