Kristi Addis

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Kristi Addis
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born (1971-01-06) January 6, 1971 (age 46)
Holcomb, Mississippi
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Brown

Kristi Lynn Addis Hickman is an American beauty queen from Holcomb, Mississippi who was Miss Teen USA 1987.[1]

Biography[edit]

Hickman was named Miss Mississippi Teen USA 1987 and went on to win the Miss Teen USA title on July 21, 1987 in El Paso, Texas.[2] She remains today as the only Miss Teen USA pageant winner from Mississippi. She remained in school during her year as Miss Teen USA and travelled on weekends and holidays, advocating for Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" programme in schools.[3][4] As Miss Teen USA she received prizes worth $150,000, attended a festival in Acapulco and received a part in the television series The New Gidget.[1][4]

In high school Addis was a point guard on the three-time state championship winning basketball team and was one of Mississippi's best high school mile runners.[4][5][6] She won six national championship twirling titles and was picked compete in a potential twirling team for the 1984 Summer Olympics.[1] After holding the Miss Teen USA title Addis attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. She graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism and was the feature baton twirler for the "Pride of the South" marching band in the 1989, 1990, and 1991 seasons. After various forays in acting and broadcast work, she became a born again Christian in 1996. She is currently involved with an International Church of Christ women's ministry outside Atlanta, Georgia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hughes, Mike (24 July 1988). "Miss Teen USA is a Unique Teenager". Poughkeepsie Journal – via Newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (22 July 1987). "Addis wins Miss Teen USA". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Hansler, Kathryn (11 June 1988). "The Reception was a Beauty". San Bernadino County Sun. Retrieved 15 August 2016 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ a b c Garrison, Beverly (30 June 1988). "Miss Teen USA a winner in all endeavours". The Tennessean. Retrieved 15 August 2016 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ Clark, Kenneth R (7 July 1988). "Miss Teen Usa`s Crowning Glory". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Ten Elshof, Phyllis (26 November 1987). "Two Lives: From Holcomb to Hollywood, Addis stays busy". Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved 15 August 2016 – via Newspapers.com. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Oklahoma Allison Brown
Miss Teen USA
1987
Succeeded by
Oregon Mindy Duncan
Preceded by
Michelle Veshay
Miss Mississippi Teen USA
1987
Succeeded by
Honey East