Katie Blair is proof that beauty queens are about more than just a pretty face -- you've got to have personality! A young girl with a big heart, Katie was crowned Miss Teen USA 2006 shortly after graduating high school in Billings, Mont. Putting her plans to attend Louisiana State University on hold, Katie packed up for New York City with no idea what amazing opportunities and experiences were in store for her in the coming year.
While growing up in Texas with a big southern family, Katie dreamed of being the next great clothing designer. No longer content to sit on the fashion sidelines, these days she's more likely to be found at a fitting for a hot new dress than designing one, as she's set her sights on modeling! As Miss Teen USA, Katie has had the opportunity to pose for photo shoots, strut her stuff on runways and even score some of the most expensive real estate in the world -- a billboard in NYC's Times Square!
Hitting the hot sands of the Caribbean, ringing the opening bell on Wall Street and inspiring young volunteers are some of the highlights of Katie Blair's reign, but this fun-loving charmer has only begun to explore all the doors that have opened for her. Now that her reign has ended and she's made headlines, Katie welcomes the chance to decompress and refocus her energy toward the ultimate crowning glory -- seeing her name in marquee lights! Watch as she prepares to hand over her crown on Pageant Place.