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Athenna Crosby was Miss California Teen USA 2016

San Jose

3rd runner-up 2015, Top 10 2014, Top 20 2013

Semi-finalist at Miss Teen USA 2016

A native of San Jose, Athenna Crosby was crowned Miss California Teen USA on 6 December 2015 and represented California at the Miss Teen USA 2016 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. Athenna currently hosts the nationally syndicated television show “Eco Company” which airs on Fox and is a spokesmodel and host for the Cinequest Film Festival. She went on to compete twice at Miss California USA.

2016 bio:

Athenna is a Senior at Leland High School and aspires to become a disabilities rights attorney and run for public office. She plays the sax in the school band and in her spare time hosts the TV show, Eco Company, and web show, Picture the Possibilities. She was recently awarded the Cinequest Film Festival’s Christine Storey Trailblazer Award. Athenna has dual US & Venezuelan citizenship. Athenna loves to rap, play the saxophone, and dance along to her favorite songs. Athenna currently hosts the nationally syndicated television show “Eco Company” which airs on Fox and is a spokesmodel and host for the Cinequest Film Festival. Additionally, she has worked as a commercial print model for brands such as Verizon Wireless, Xfinity and Monster Energy Drinks. Athenna loves to volunteer for Autism Speaks and Best Buddies and hopes to pursue a career in disability advocacy, one day becoming an attorney. Additionally, she has interned for the California State Senate, has worked on local legislative campaigns, and plans to eventually run for public office. Athenna is graduating from high school with honors and plans on attending St. Mary’s college in the fall.

Miss Teen USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss Teen USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Athenna’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 Athenna’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 Athenna made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Athenna’s previous pageant photos.

Farewell photos

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

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Athenna’s “after the crown” photos, including the years she competed at Miss California USA.

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