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Acacia Courtney was Miss Connecticut USA 2019


Semi-finalist Miss FL USA 2018, Miss Connecticut 2014 (Top 15 Miss America), 3rd runner-up Miss CT Teen USA 2011, Miss CT’s Outstanding Teen 2009

A native of Hamden, Acacia Courtney was crowned Miss Connecticut USA on 6 January 2019 and represented Connecticut at the Miss USA 2019 pageant in Reno, Nevada. Acacia is a well-known broadcaster in the world of horse racing, in both Florida and New York, and a passionate advocate for Thoroughbred aftercare

2019 bio:

Acacia Courtney is a TV Analyst and Broadcast Journalist in the world of horse racing, covering the biggest events around the country such as the Triple Crown, Breeders’ Cup and the Pegasus World Cup. She is the founder and president of the 501(c)(3) organization Racing for Home, Inc., which is dedicated to ensuring a second career and forever home for Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses. Courtney is a graduate of Fordham University with a degree in Communications and a minor in Theology. This 26-year-old is a classically trained ballerina who has performed in the opening number of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Miss USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Acacia’s official Miss USA photos.

State pageant photos

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

Professional photos

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

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Acacia’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Chelsea Demby as Miss Connecticut USA 2020.

After the crown

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

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