Kristi Lauren Glakas is a beauty pageant contestant, best known as a Triple Crown winner, one of only six contestants to hold state titles for Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss America.
Glakas was born and raised in Centreville, Virginia and graduating from Centreville High School. She has a long track record of pageantry, having entered her first pageant when she was 11 years old. Her first major title was Miss Virginia Teen USA 1999, and she won the Miss Virginia USA crown in 2004. Not long after giving up her Miss USA state title she won Miss Apple Blossom Festival 2005, going on to win Miss Virginia 2005.
In the Miss America 2006 pageant Kristi Glakas made it to the top five finalists. She took home a $10,000 award in the event as the third runner-up. She also was one of the three preliminary swimsuit winners along with Shannon Schambeau, Miss District of Columbia and Miss Utah, Julia Marie Bachison. Glakas' platform as Miss Virginia in the Miss America pageant was "Life Skills: Enabling America's Youth to Achieve Excellence." Glakas has said one of her best moment at the Miss America pageant was walking down the runway with her good friend Jennifer Berry, who won the event.
She is involved in numerious organizations that advocate for disadvantaged children. As a spokeperson for Locks of Love, which provides hairpieces for sick kids with hair loss, she cut off 18 inches of her hair and donated to Richard Simmons TV show DreamMaker. She has said that the Miss America 2006 pageant will be her last. She is currently finishing pre-medical studies at George Mason University.
George Mason University; 20th Century English, Pre-Medicine Concentration.
George Mason University Dean's List Scholar; Portfolio submission and board review earned credits in English curriculum; Hoya Crystal Scholarship.
Her future plans are to continue her education and earn a Doctorate of Medicine. To become a medical doctor and continue advocacy for children, and to act on their behalf as a community and public leader.
Kristi Glakas in the Preliminary Evening Gown Competition of Miss USA 2004
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