Hilary Cruz

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Hilary Cruz
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Hilary Cruz in 2008
Born (1988-12-04) December 4, 1988 (age 28)
Louisville, Colorado
Title Miss Colorado Teen USA 2007
Miss Teen USA 2007
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Brunette
Eye color Brown
Miss Teen USA 2007 (Winner)

Hilary Cruz (born December 4, 1988) is an American actress, model and beauty queen who won Miss Teen USA 2007.


Cruz graduated from Centaurus High School in 2007 and was going to attend the University of Northern Colorado but chose to put those plans on hold after winning the national title.[1] Cruz's passion has always been acting, and hopes one day to create a career from it. She is currently attending the New York Film Academy.

Miss Colorado Teen USA[edit]

Hilary Cruz was crowned Miss Colorado Teen USA 2007 in 2006, gaining the right to represent the state of Colorado in the national televised pageant of Miss Teen USA 2007

Miss Teen USA[edit]

In 2007, Cruz represented Colorado in the Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant held in Pasadena, California in August 2007. During the live television broadcast on August 24, 2007, Cruz was crowned Miss Teen USA 2007 by outgoing titleholder Katie Blair. She was the first titleholder from Colorado in the history of Miss Teen USA and Miss USA. She was the first titleholder from Colorado to place since 1998, and only the fourth to record a placement.


Cruz starred in Donald Trump's new MTV reality show Pageant Place along with Rachel Smith, Riyo Mori and Katie Blair (former Miss Teen USA 2006). The show began airing on October 10, 2007. In 2012 Cruz was cast as the female lead in Michael Addison's music video "Come Back to Me". In 2014 Cruz was cast as the lead in Jesse McCartney's music video "Superbad". In 2010 she was on Hell's Kitchen as guest chef.

In 2016, she was a guest judge at the Miss Teen USA 2016 Pageant in The Venetian Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada.


  1. ^ McGhee, Tom (2007-08-26). "Louisville teen is USA's crown jewel". Denver Post. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Montana Katie Blair
Miss Teen USA
Succeeded by
Arkansas Stevi Perry
Preceded by
Blair Griffith
Miss Colorado Teen USA
Succeeded by
Danielle Scimeca