Each Contestant competed in three equal phases of preliminary competition: swimsuit, evening gown, and interview.
The new Miss Arkansas USA will embark on an exciting journey. She will receive a prize package including cash, wardrobe, travel and a scholarship offered through the Miss Arkansas' Partnership with Lindenwood University.
The state Teen and Miss winner will receive a Lindenwood scholarship worth $57,600.
Arkansas has not been greatly successful at Miss USA. They have won the Miss USA Pageant in 1982 with Terri Utley. Utley was the first – and to date only – woman from Arkansas to win the Miss USA title, and went on to place as fourth runner-up at Miss Universe 1982.
Abby is currently working as a model at the block agency. She made the TOP 16 at the 2013 Miss Teen USA Pageant on August 10, 2013 at Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas.
She resides in Searcy on her family farm. After 5 years of early morning horse training sessions, she was finally able to capture the American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Championship in 2012.
There are several causes that are important to Abby, mainly the American Association of Cancer Research. She lost both her grandmothers to cancer and her Dad is a cancer survivor.
Miss Arkansas USA 2016 Final Results
First runner-up : Haley Pontius • Richland Hills
Second runner-up : Sierra Gorton • Northeast Arkansas
Third runner-up : Allison Kusenberger • West Little Rock
Fourth runner-up : Tarole Harris • Bentonville
Skyla Weeks • Sharp County
Abby Floyd • Searcy
Stephanie Salvatori • Hot Springs
Tarole Harris • Bentonville
Deivory Howard • Greater Little Rock
Allison Kusenberger • West Little Rock
Adrianna Morehouse • Fayetteville
AnnaLisa Meredith • White River
Destiny Gann • Fulton County
Hanna Moss • Jonesboro
Haley Pontius • Richland Hills
Sierra Gorton • Northeast Arkansas
Rylee Schwaller • Saline County
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