Cristin Duren

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Cristin Duren
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Cristin Leigh Duren
(1981-06-15) June 15, 1981 (age 33)
Panamá City, Florida, U.S.
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Title(s) Miss Florida Teen USA 1997
Miss Florida USA 2006
Major
competition(s)
Miss Teen USA 1997
Miss USA 2006 (4th runner-up)
Miss Young International 2007

Cristin Leigh Duren (born June 15, 1981) is a beauty queen from Panama City, Florida who has competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants.

Duren won her first pageant title in 1997 when she became Miss Florida Teen USA 1997. She competed in the Miss Teen USA 1997 pageant held in South Padre Island, Texas, where she was awarded the title of Miss Photogenic. The pageant was won by Shelly Moore of Tennessee

Duren first competed for a Miss USA state title in 2002, where she placed in the top fifteen of the Miss Florida USA pageant. She later competed at Miss Alabama USA 2005, where she placed second runner-up. She was eligible to compete because she attended college in the state. Six months later, in July 2005, Duren won the Miss Florida USA 2006 title, becoming the first Miss Florida Teen USA to win the Miss Florida USA title.

Duren represented Florida in the Miss USA 2006 pageant televised live from Baltimore, Maryland in April 2006. Of the six former Miss Teen USA delegates competing, Duren competed in the earliest Teen pageant. Duren placed fourth runner-up in the nationally broadcast pageant, equalling Floridas placement of the year before when Melissa Witek also placed fourth runner-up. She was one of three former Miss Teen USA deelgates to make the top five, the others being Tara Conner, Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002 who won the Miss USA 2006 title, and Stacy Offenberger, who was Miss Ohio Teen USA 1998. In the Miss USA 2006 pageant she also won the Miss Photogenic award, becoming the first woman to win this award at both Miss Teen USA and Miss USA.

Duren one of 26 Miss USA delegates who appeared on a Miss USA special of Deal or No Deal in April, 2006. On Thursday, May 4, 2006 she appeared on The Daily Show in a segment by Dan Bakkedahl "Dr. Spin, Medicine Woman" on pharmaceuticals' efforts in recommending more expensive, less effective drugs over generics through somewhat unethical practices, including the practice of hiring attractive sales representatives (primarily women).

Duren graduated from A. Crawford Mosley High School in 1999 and went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Alabama in 2003. One month after graduating college she secured a job in pharmaceutical sales at First Horizon Pharmaceutical Corporation, but she is now a local entertainment television hostess/spokeswoman. While at the University of Alabama, besides cheerleading, Cristin Duren was president of her sorority, Phi Mu, and participated in various community projects. Her interests include shopping, dancing, listening to music, horseback riding, wakeboarding, Alabama football games, and wardrobe designing.

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Preceded by
Melissa Witek
Miss Florida USA
2006
Succeeded by
Jenna Edwards