Pageant queen best recognized for winning the title of Miss Teen USA in 2011. She'd earned her spot in the competition in 2010 when she won Miss Texas Teen USA. She also went on to become the Southwest Girl for Fox Sports.
She fell in love with beauty pageants as a child and began her career competing in Junior Teen pageants.
After briefly studying acting at New York Film Academy, she graduated with a degree in sports broadcasting from Texas Christian University.
She was born and raised in Harlingen, Texas alongside her brother Dylan.
After winning Miss Teen USA 2011, she was crowned by her predecessor Kamie Crawford.