Miss USA

Abby Floyd was crowned Miss Arkansas USA 2016

Arkansas Winners: Abby Floyd & Makenzie SextonAbby Floyd

Abby Floyd has been chosen as Miss Arkansas USA 2016.  In the same event, Makenzie Sexton won the title of Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2016.  Abby is from Searcy and Makenzie is from Cabot.  Both are first winners from their areas in the recent decades.  Abby Floyd will now compete as Miss Arkansas in Miss USA 2016 where Olivia Jordan will be crowning her successor.  Terri Utley is the only Miss Arkansas USA to have won the title of Miss USA in the year 1982.

Abby Floyd was 2nd runner-up in Miss Arkansas USA 2015.  She was Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2013 and semi-finalist in Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2012.  She is the first Miss Arkansas Teen USA to win Miss Arkansas USA since 1996.  She is the 9th former teen to win a state title for 2016.  She is the fourth from 2013!  In fact, Makenzie was 4th runner-up to Abby at Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2013.  Most of the girls from that Top 5 won Miss Arkansas Teen USA titles.  One more interesting fact is that Makenzie’s mother Tonya Snodgrass was Miss Missouri USA 1992.

Full results

Abby Floyd

Miss Arkansas USA 2016: Abby Floyd (2RU 15, AR TUSA 13, SF AR TUSA 12)
1RU: Haley Pontius (NF AR TUSA 14, SF 13, NF 12)
2RU: Sierra Gorton (4RU 15, SF AR TUSA 13) 
3RU: Allison Kusenberger (2RU 15, 3RU 14, 2RU 13, 3RU 12, AR TUSA 09, SF AR TUSA 08)
4RU: Tarole Harris (NF HI USA 12)
Semi-finalists:
Destiny Gann
Deivory Howard 
AnnaLisa Meredith 
Hanna Moss
Adrianna Morehouse
Stephanie Salvatori 
Rylee Schwaller 
Skyla Weeks (SF AR TUSA 13)
Congeniality: Hanna Moss
Photogenic: Abby Floyd 
Interview: Tarole Harris 
Swimsuit: Allison Kusenberger
Gown: Abby Floyd 
Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2016: Makenzie Sexton  (1RU 15, 4RU 14, 4RU 13) 
1RU: Alexia Vannucci 
2RU: Kailey Hula
3RU: Caroline Long
4RU: Caleigh Coenen
Semi-finalists:
Caroline Adair
Justice Barnes 
Laney Boyer 
Courtlyn Jackson (SF 15, NF 14) 
Alexandria Paladino (NF 15)
Maddison Smith 
Tabatha Taylor 
Dani Winberry
Congeniality: Caroline Long
Photogenic: Kailey Hula 
Interview: Caroline Long 
Swimsuit: Makenzie Sexton
Gown: Alexandria Paladino 
Image Credits: Abby Floyd Facebook

 

 

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