Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff

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Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff
Born
Sophia Julieta Dominguez-Heithoff

(2000-03-13) March 13, 2000 (age 19)
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
TitleMiss Missouri Teen USA 2017
Miss Teen USA 2017
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Major
competition(s)
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2017
(Winner)
Miss Teen USA 2017
(Winner)

Sophia Julieta Dominguez-Heithoff (born March 13, 2000) is an American model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2017. She is the second entrant from Missouri to win the title after Marissa Whitley won Miss Teen USA 2001.

Life and career[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Dominguez-Heithoff was born in Kansas City, Missouri to a military family, with her mother serving in the United States Air Force.[1] On her maternal side she is of German descent, while on her paternal side she is Hispanic.[2] She graduated from Park Hill South High School a year early in 2017, and she attends the University of Kansas, where she is studying political science and ethics.[3] She is a member of Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) sorority.[4] She has created Community and Scholars Cooperatively, an organization dedicated to inspiring teenagers to take part in community service projects.[5][6] Dominguez-Heithoff has lobbied with members of the Missouri Senate and Missouri House of Representatives to pass a law to assist adults with developmental disabilities in the state of Missouri.[7]

Pageantry[edit]

Dominguez-Heithoff was crowned Miss Missouri Teen USA 2017 on September 25, 2016, along with Miss Missouri USA 2017 Bayleigh Dayton.[8][9] She later competed at Miss Teen USA 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona on July 29, 2017. Dominguez-Heithoff went on to win the competition, beating out first runner-up Vanessa Matheson of Oregon.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levine, Daniel S. (29 July 2017). "Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.
  2. ^ "Meaning Behind "Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff"". Miss Universe Organization. 4 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Miss Missouri Teen USA". Miss Universe Organization. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  4. ^ Member database at www.pibetaphi.org
  5. ^ Incorvaia, Samantha (30 July 2017). "Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff wins Miss Teen USA in Phoenix". AZ Central.
  6. ^ Swertlow, Meg (29 July 2017). "Miss Missouri Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff Crowned Miss Teen USA 2017". E! News.
  7. ^ McKenzie, Joi-Marie (30 July 2017). "Miss Missouri Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff is crowned Miss Teen USA 2017". ABC News.
  8. ^ "Meet the 1st Black Miss Missouri USA, Bayleigh Dayton". Rolling Out. 1 October 2016.
  9. ^ Porter, Toriano (28 September 2016). "Lee's Summit woman becomes first African-American Miss Missouri USA". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  10. ^ Randle, Aaron (31 July 2017). "Parkville teen with an eye for justice wins Miss Teen USA pageant". The Kansas City Star.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dallas Ezard
Miss Missouri Teen USA
2017
Succeeded by
Chloe Bartlett