Kamie Crawford

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Kamie Crawford
Beauty pageant titleholder
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Kamie Crawford
Born Kameran Crawford
(1992-10-25) October 25, 1992 (age 22)[1]
Potomac, Maryland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Maryland Teen USA 2010
Miss Teen USA 2010
Miss Teen USA 2010

Kameran "Kamie" Crawford (born October 25, 1992) is a pageant titleholder from Potomac, Maryland who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2010 on July 24, 2010 at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas. Upon being crowned, Crawford won a $100,000 scholarship, trips, clothes, and got to share a New York City apartment with Donald Trump's other titleholders – Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe and Rima Fakih, Miss USA – for a year.[2]


Kamie Crawford won the Miss Maryland Teen USA 2010 title on November 1, 2009, competing in her first pageant.[3] Crawford spent 5 months training for the Miss Maryland Teen USA pageant and decided to enter after a talk with her friend. "I decided to enter the Miss Maryland Teen USA pageant after a friend, who had competed two years before me, encouraged me to take part. She thought I would be successful and have fun. After winning the state pageant, the winner represents the state at the national competition, Miss Teen USA," she said.[4] She also won the Miss Photogenic award. She had been trained by LauRen Merola, Miss Pennsylvania USA 2008.[5]

On July 24, 2010, Crawford represented Maryland in the Miss Teen USA 2010 pageant where she made history by being the first contestant from Maryland to win the title.[6] Contestants in the Miss Teen USA 2010 contest from 50 states and the District of Colombia competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview during the pageant. The pageant was co-hosted by NBC's "Entertainment Buzz", Seth Goldman and Miss USA 2008, Crystle Stewart and webcast live streamed to a worldwide audience at www.missteenusa.com and at www.seventeen.com.[7] The panel of judges included: Chuck LaBella, Emmy-nominated producer associated with shows such as "The Celebrity Apprentice" and "Last Comic Standing"; Fred Nelson, President of People's Choice and oversees the People's Choice Awards; Michelle Malcolm, President of Michelle Malcolm and Associates and producer of the Miss Bahamas Beauty Pageant; Chet Buchanan, radio and television personality, creator and host of Las Vegas' top-rated radio show "Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo"; Heather Kerzner, Ambassador of Kerzner International; and Eva Chen, Beauty and Health Director, Teen Vogue.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Crawford is the daughter of Victor and Carla Crawford and is the oldest of five girls, Victoria, Karynton, and twins, Kenadi and Kendal.[9] She is of a diverse background, which includes Jamaican, German, Irish, Cuban, Indian, and African-American ancestry.[10] She is also fluent in three languages, including Spanish and Patois [9]

Kamie enjoys computers and technology, and credits designing websites as one of her hobbies. She also enjoys modeling, makeup artistry, and shopping.[11] Kamie's favorite musical artist is Beyoncé because she’s “so beautiful and a talented, smart businesswoman." [4]

Crawford graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland in 2010 where she was captain of the varsity cheerleading team.[3] Prior to winning Miss Teen USA, Kamie was selected into the medical program for the Congressional Student Leadership Conference at Georgetown University.[11] In September 2010, Crawford enrolled in classes at the New York Film Academy while taking some core classes at a local college. She is currently a communications major at Fordham University pursuing a career in television and hosting.[4][12] Crawford signed with JAG Models in 2013.[13][14][15]


  1. ^ "Miss Maryland Teen USA 2010", Facebook, retrieved July 25, 2010
  2. ^ "This just in...: Maryland's Kamie Crawford crowned Miss Teen USA". The Washington Post. July 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Donoghue, Erin (November 18, 2009). "Potomac, North Potomac residents crowned in state pageants". Gazette. 
  4. ^ a b c "Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford and her Jamaican connection". Images Newsletter. 
  5. ^ Soler, Eileen (September 20, 2009). "Beauty queens groomed". The Miami Herald. p. 9BE. 
  6. ^ "This just in...: Maryland's Kamie Crawford crowned Miss Teen USA; Obama to appear on "The View"". The Washington Post. July 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Kamie Crawford won Miss Teen USA 2010". Today24News. Jul 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Md. student Kamie Crawford, Miss Maryland Teen USA, now Miss Teen USA 2010". Examiner. July 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Miss Teen USA 2010 Kamie Crawford". NewsFunia.com. 
  10. ^ "Kamie Crawford biography". Miss Maryland Teen USA. 
  11. ^ a b "Kamie Crawford Miss Maryland Teen USA 2010". Pageant Update. 
  12. ^ Miss Maryland Teen USA Kamie Crawford Competes for National Title. MyFoxDC. July 12, 2010. 
  13. ^ Chernikoff, Leah. "First Modeling Agency Devoted to Girls of All Sizes Sets Up Shop in NYC". fashionista.com. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  14. ^ Chang, Juju. "Jag Model Agency Pledges to Feature ‘Real Women’". abcnews.go.com. ABC News. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  15. ^ Stewart, Sara. "NYC modeling agency showcases full-figured beauties to mirror the real world". nypost.com. New York Post. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kasey Staniszewski
Miss Maryland Teen USA
Succeeded by
Kirsten Nicholson