Claire Wright was crowned Miss Washington Teen USA 2016 by the outgoing queen, Miss Washington Teen USA 2015 Priya Gopal-Walker on October 18, 2015. Claire will have the opportunity to represent her state at the 2016 Miss Teen USA Pageant. After winning Miss Washington Junior Teen in 2013 she represented Washington state as she competed in the National Miss America pageant competition, finishing in the top 10. She said it was an amazing experience, and she enjoyed meeting so many girls from all over the nation.
Wright said she started doing pageants in seventh grade after being bullied in some of her regular activities. In her very first pageant, she made the top 15.
Miss Washington Teen USA 2016 Final Results
First runner-up : Noelle Tapang - Orting
Second runner-up : Abigail Hill - Selah
Third runner-up : Taylor Mann - Edmonds
Fourth runner-up : Sylvia Coulson - Skagit County
Picture from the crowning moment by Jerry & Lois Photography
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