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Malia Cruz was Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2016



Miss Congeniality at Miss Teen USA 2016

A native of Warwick, Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2016 Malia Cruz represented Rhode Island at the Miss Teen USA 2016 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. Malia was a full time student at The University of Rhode Island and The Community College of Rhode Island during her reign. She had participated in long distance running since the fifth grade and running was one of her favorite hobbies.

Miss Teen USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss Teen USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Malia’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 Malia’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 Malia’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Alexa Papigiotis as Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2017.

After the crown

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

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