Ann-Blair Thornton

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Ann-Blair Thornton
Ann-Blair Thornton and Mallory Ervin.jpg
Thornton and Mallory Ervin with pugs.
Born Ann Blair Thornton[1]
(1989-10-05) October 5, 1989 (age 27)
Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S.
Residence Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater Bowling Green High School
Western Kentucky University (B.A.)
Occupation Former beauty pageant titleholder
Home town Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Website Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Brunette
Eye color Brown
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

Ann Blair Thornton (born October 5, 1989) is a former American beauty pageant titleholder from Bowling Green, Kentucky who was named Miss Kentucky 2011.[2] She is a member of the Democratic Party.


Thornton won the title of Miss Kentucky on July 16, 2011, when she received her crown from outgoing titleholder Djuan Trent.[3] Thornton's platform, Alzheimer's awareness and research, was inspired by her grandfather's own struggle with Alzheimer's disease.[4][5] Her competition talent was a piano performance of Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Minor.[3] Thornton is majoring in English and economics at Western Kentucky University,[6] where she is a sister of Chi Omega sorority. After graduation, she planned to attend law school and become an attorney which never came into fruition.[4][7] She was named The Quality of Life Award Winner at the Miss America 2012 pageant.[8] 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.[4]


  1. ^ "Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999". Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Western Kentucky University student crowned Miss Kentucky". The Republic. July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2011. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Bowling Green woman named Miss Kentucky". July 17, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Miss Kentucky 2011". Miss Kentucky Organization. July 16, 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-02-16. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ Portaro, Bella (July 18, 2011). "Miss Kentucky 2011 Ann-Blair Thornton Fashion". Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ Coffey, Caitlin (July 17, 2011). "Bowling Green Native Wins Miss Kentucky". WBKO. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ Mink, Jenna (July 18, 2011). "a crowning moment". Bowling Green Daily News. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ 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
Preceded by
Djuan Trent
Miss Kentucky
Succeeded by
Jessica Casebolt
Preceded by
Alison Lovely
Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen
Succeeded by
Ashley Ferry