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Alexa Papigiotis was Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2017

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North Providence

Semi-finalist 2016

Miss Congeniality at Miss Teen USA 2017

A native of North Providence, Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2017 Alexa Papigiotis represented Rhode Island at the Miss Teen USA 2017 pageant in Phoenix, Arizona. Alexa excelled in figure skating in high school, skipping 2-3 levels at a time and being awarded a silver medal in her competition. She was also listed as one of the Top 20 cheerleaders in the state of Rhode Island. Alexa married psychic medium Matt Fraser in 2021.  In 2020 they had their own reality TV show, Meet the Frasers.

2017 bio:

Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2017 Alexa Papigiotis grew up in North Providence, and was a very active child that loved trying new things. She participated in sports such as T-ball, soccer, floor hockey, gymnastics, dance, flag-cheerleading, figure skating, and high school cheerleading. She excelled in figure skating, skipping 2-3 levels at a time and being awarded a silver medal in her competition! As for high school cheerleading, she was listed as one of the Top 20 cheerleaders in the state of Rhode Island. Throughout these activities, Alexa realized her passion is being in front of an audience performing. This is still Alexa’s passion, as well as public speaking. In her junior year of high school, Alexa was inducted into the National Honor Society and Rhode Island Honor Society for her hard work and GPA in school. Within the time she spent in the National Honor Society she began to enjoy the acts of community service and volunteer work, and planned to continue it after graduating and throughout her life.

Life before the Miss Rhode Island Teen USA title was not the easiest; Alexa experienced many hardships. In 6th grade Alexa was cyber bullied along with being physically bullied and threatened severely over a social media website, leaving her in tears after school everyday. Fortunately, Alexa and her parents took the right precautions, and she even happened to appear on a special episode of 48 Hours about bullying where she spoke about her experience at 12 years old on national television. Now in the present, Alexa struggles daily with severe anxiety, making it difficult to do normal activities without getting nervous. She suffers from bad panic attacks, which make it hard to enjoy some parts of life. Alexa is positive, ambitious, and faithful. She never lets any obstacles get in the way of her goals and dreams.

Miss Teen USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss Teen USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Alexa’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 Alexa’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 Alexa’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Aliyah Moore as Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2018.

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Alexa competed at Miss Rhode Island USA twice, finishing third runner-up to Nicole Pallozzi at Miss Rhode Island USA 2019 and second runner-up to Jonét Nichelle in 2020. Here are her “after the crown” photos.

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