Miss Texas Teen USA 2016 Karlie Hay competes in the evening gown competition during the 2016 Miss Teen USA Competition at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hay went on to be named Miss Teen USA 2016. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Our teen, your queen. #MissTeenUSA is Karlie Hay from Texas!

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Miss Texas, better known as Karlie Hay, was crowned Miss Teen USA on Saturday night at The Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The 18-year-old battled it out among 50 other young, beautiful, talented and intelligent women to claim the coveted title. Hay floored the judges, with her stunning yellow floor-length ball gown, and proved her mental prowess, in the nerve-wracking Q & A round. For eager fans of the show Googling, “Karlie Hay wiki,” “Miss Teen USA winner,” “Karlie Hay tweets,” “Karlie Hay age,” ” Karlie Hay Instagram,” “Karlie Hay hot,” and “Karlie Hay N-word,” don’t go anywhere else, because we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the stunning Miss Teen USA winner.

Here are five fun facts to know about the Miss Teen USA winner, Karlie Hay:

#5 She Loves Amusement Parks

A self-confessed adrenaline junkie, Hay admits that she can never pass up an opportunity to ride a roller-coaster. The ambitious teenager has a broad range of interests as well, ranging from cheer leading to community services. Hay also has a passion for fishing. She also has a boyfriend named Cameron, with whom she posts several pictures on social media.


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#4 She is an All-Rounder

When Hay is not busy with her studies, and topping her class to make it on the honor roll, she participates in several extra-curricular activities like varsity cheer. She is also a photographer and an editor for the annual class memento. After graduation, she hopes to enroll at the Texas A&M University, and become a businesswoman. You go, girl!

Sweet dreams from #MissTeenUSA.

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#3 She Loves to Work Out

Karlie Hay likes to start her day with some quick exercises. She is known by friends and family, to hit the local gym as early as 6:45 am. Hay loves cycling and abs workouts. Post-workout she likes to drink a little coffee.

Time for the welcome party! #Roadtomissteenusa #MissTeenUSA #TeamTexas #TheVenitian #LasVegas #ChineseLaundrys

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#2 She Advocates Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse

The teenager confessed to being raised in a household where alcohol consumption was a problem, and hence, she has made it her mission in life to work for the cause and increase awareness against the ill-effects of drug addiction and alcoholism.

#1 She Came Under Fire for Racist Tweets

Karlie Hay has been accused of racism after she tweeted out several derogatory remarks in the past. Hay’s old tweets from 2013-2014 on her now-private personal account, referenced the N-word. This is the second hit the contest has taken after social media erupted in anger, because all five of the top contestants were blond-haired and blue-eyed. The Miss Universe Organization called Hay’s language “unacceptable,” but has stood by her side amidst the barrage of angry and hateful remarks. Hay immediately sent out a heartfelt apology on social media for her behavior.