Blair Griffith

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Blair Griffith
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Blair Adair Griffith
Denver, Colorado
Major
competition(s)
Miss Teen USA 2006
(Miss Congeniality)
Miss Colorado USA 2010
(Winner)
Miss USA 2011
Miss Grand International 2013
(Top 20)

Blair Adair Griffith (born January 20, 1988 in Denver, Colorado) is an American beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Colorado USA 2010 and represented Colorado in Miss USA 2011.[1] Griffith reached national and international headlines when she revealed she and her mother were homeless and that Griffith was out of a job after winning the title in November 2010.[2] Griffith has earlier won the Miss Congeniality part of Miss Teen USA 2006 without placing in the Top 15. According to Griffith, her mother Bonita's sudden heart attack, and major surgery led to the family's economic situation and bankcruptcy.[3] Griffith's mother also lost her insurance when her insurer declared that the heart attack was the result of a pre-existing condition.[4] That meant that she had to pay her medical expenses, including $800 a month for medications, on her own.[4] Her father died when she was fourteen years old of prostate cancer.[5] In early April fashion designer Mac Duggal revealed he had agreed to design all the gowns that Griffith will need to be in the pageant free of charge.[6] In 2013, she represented USA at the first edition of Miss Grand International 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand where she placed in the Top 20.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Little, Lyneka. (2011-02-25) Miss Colorado USA Blair Griffith Wins Crown, Becomes Homeless Beauty Queen – ABC News. Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-12.
  2. ^ Miss Colorado Blair Griffith Homeless, Soon To Be Jobless (VIDEO). Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-12.
  3. ^ Miss Colorado Blair Griffith homeless and unemployed. Smh.com.au (2012-05-08). Retrieved on 2012-05-12.
  4. ^ a b Homeless Miss Colorado: ‘Anyone can fall victim to this’ – style – TODAY.com. Today.msnbc.msn.com (2011-02-25). Retrieved on 2012-05-12.
  5. ^ Miss Colorado USA 2011 Blair Griffith is Homeless, Jobless next month | WORLD SHOWBIZ. Worldshowbiz.info (2011-02-24). Retrieved on 2012-05-12.
  6. ^ Designer Helps Homeless Beauty Queen Blair Griffith Compete in Miss USA Pageant – Softpedia. News.softpedia.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-12.