Katherine Haik, the reigning Miss Teen Louisiana USA 2015, was crowned the title of Miss Teen USA 2015 at the conclusion of the national pageant held on August 22nd, 2015 at Nasau, Bahamas.
Katherine Haik of Louisiana being crowned the title of Miss Teen USA 2015
Winning the title at the age of 15, Katherine becomes the youngest woman to ever be crowned Miss Teen USA as well as the second Louisianian woman to earn the title. Haik was born on May 9, 2000 in Covington, Louisiana to Tim and Jennifer Haik, yet was raised in Franklinton. She attends Franklinton High School.
Winning the title at the age of 15, Katherine becomes the youngest woman to ever be crowned Miss Teen USA as well as the second Louisianian woman to earn the title.
Haik is a member of the First Baptist Church of Franklinton, Louisiana and has played softball since the age of 3. Dance is also very important to Katherine, she has been dancing for 12 years and is on The Dancer’s Edge competition team and her high school dance team.
Katherine was inspired by her grandmother to become an artist and pianist. She is in talented art at her high school and has been playing the piano for five years. Since Katherine began modeling she has participated in New Orleans Fashion Week for four seasons, modeled for Sherri Hill, was featured in an editorial in Scene Magazine and has done print work for many designers.
Although Katherine is very involved in a variety of activities, academics always come first. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA and is very involved in Beta Club. Throughout this year she has gained a passion for working with children who have special needs by working with many organizations.
The first runner-up was Miss Teen California – Melanie Mitchell
The second runner-up was Miss North Carolina – Jane Axhoj
The third runner-up was Miss Tennessee – Hannah Greene
The fourth runner-up was Miss Massachusetts – Sophie Baird
Top 15 (In order of announcement)
North Carolina-Jane Axhoj
Pennsylvania Jasmine Daniels
Louisiana -Katherine Haik
Arkansas -Arynn Johnson
New York-Geena Cardalena
South Carolina-Wesley Mitchell
Tennessee-Hannah Faith Greene
Alabama-Taylor Ryan Elliott
Vermont -Alexandra Marek
Miss Congeniality: Cora King, West Virginia
Miss Photogenic: Christina Stratton, Missouri