|Born||Ann Blair Thornton
October 5, 1989
Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S.
|Residence||Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Bowling Green High School
Western Kentucky University
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Title(s)||Heart of the Mountains Area's Outstanding Teen 2005
Bluegrass Area's Outstanding Teen 2006
Elizabethtown Area's Outstanding Teen 2007
Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen 2007
Miss Cumberland Falls 2009
Miss Monticello 2010
Miss Bowling Green 2011
Miss Kentucky 2011
|Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen 2005
Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen 2006
Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2008 (4th runner-up)
Miss Kentucky 2009 (4th runner-up)
Miss Kentucky 2010 (1st runner-up)
Miss America 2012
Thornton won the title of Miss Kentucky on July 16, 2011, when she received her crown from outgoing titleholder Djuan Trent. Thornton's platform, Alzheimer's awareness and research, was inspired by her grandfather's own struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Her competition talent was a piano performance of Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Minor. Thornton is majoring in English and economics at Western Kentucky University, where she is a sister of Chi Omega sorority. After graduation, she plans to attend law school and become an attorney. She was named The Quality of Life Award Winner at the Miss America 2012 pageant. At the age of 17, Thornton won the title of Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen in 2007, and went on to compete in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant in 2008, where she finished 4th runner-up and won the Troy Scholarship.
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- Mink, Jenna (July 18, 2011). "a crowning moment". Bowling Green Daily News. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
- Leach, Robin (January 6, 2012). "2012 Miss America photos: IHOP breakfast, Quality of Life finalists". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
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|Awards and achievements|
|Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen