Christie Lee Woods
Born (1977-10-21) October 21, 1977 (age 46)
Occupation(s)pageant titleholder, actress, model
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Texas Teen USA 1996
Miss Teen USA 1996
Miss Texas Teen USA 1996
Miss Teen USA 1996
Miss Texas USA 2002
(3rd Runner-Up)
Miss Texas USA 2003
(Top 12)
Miss Texas USA 2004
(Top 12)

Christie Lee Woods (born October 21, 1977[citation needed]) is an American actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder. in 1996 she was the first Texan to capture the Miss Teen USA crown.

Woods first came to prominence as a beauty queen, winning the titles of Miss Texas Teen USA and Miss Teen USA 1996. She later appeared as an actress and as a participant on reality television show, The Amazing Race.


Miss Teen USA 1996

Woods won the Miss Houston Teen USA title in 1995, then competed in Miss Texas Teen USA 1996, winning the title. She represented Texas in the 1996 Miss Teen USA pageant broadcast live from Las Cruces, New Mexico in August 1996, and became the first woman from her state to win the Miss Teen USA title.

As Miss Teen USA, her sister titleholders were, Alicia Machado, Miss Universe 1996, of Venezuela, and Ali Landry, Miss USA 1996, of Louisiana.

She also reigned alongside Brook Lee, who briefly held the title of Miss USA 1997 before winning the 1997 Miss Universe pageant; and Miss Teen USA 1989 and 1st runner-up to Miss USA 1997, Brandi Sherwood, who succeeded Lee as Miss USA.

During her reign, Woods traveled extensively throughout the United States and made appearances for charity, giving up her title in August 1997, when she crowned Shelly Moore of Tennessee as Miss Teen USA 1997 in her home state, Texas.

Miss Texas USA 2002

In 2001, Woods returned to pageantry and competed in the Miss Texas USA 2002 pageant as Miss Central Texas. She was one of six former Miss Texas Teen USA titleholders to participate in the event. Woods won the swimsuit, interview, and Miss Photogenic awards, but only placed third runner-up. This was the first time that a former Miss Teen USA titleholder did not win a Miss USA state pageant on their first try. Woods' successor to the Miss Texas Teen USA title, Andria Mullins, also lost and placed second runner-up to eventual winner, Miss Dallas Fort Worth, Kasi Kelly, who was not even a former Miss Texas Teen USA.

Miss Texas USA 2003

The following year, Woods tried and won the Miss Houston USA title, gaining the right to compete at Miss Texas USA 2003 and once again failed to win the crown, only placing as one of the semifinalists alongside Mullins, who also competed, but was not crowned either. This time Woods' predecessor to the Miss Texas Teen USA crown, Mandy Jeffreys, matched Woods' 2002 placement as third runner-up, only to lose to Nicole O'Brian, Miss Texas Teen USA 2000, who could not capture the Miss Teen USA 2000 or Miss USA 2003 crowns.

Miss Texas USA 2004

Woods competed for the third time in Miss Texas USA 2004, and again only placed in the semifinals. This was her last attempt at the title, because of age restrictions imposed on contestants.

Woods would represent the changing times, where none of the former Miss Teen USA titleholders would win a Miss USA state crown. Jamie Solinger of Iowa (3rd runner-up to Mrs. America 2005) and Shauna Gambill of California (first runner-up to Miss USA 1998 and Top 10 at Miss World 1998) would be the last in 1998.



Woods played Rowena in the TV series The New Adventures of Robin Hood in the late 1990s. She also had guest appearances on Malibu, CA (1998) and USA High (1998).

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race 5

Main article: The Amazing Race 5

In January 2004, Woods competed on the fifth season of the CBS adventure reality show The Amazing Race with her boyfriend, Colin Guinn. The two reached the final leg of the race, but lost the final leg to fellow racers, married parents Chip and Kim McAllister.[1][2]

The Amazing Race 5 finishes

Roadblocks performed by Woods are bolded

Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour choice (underlined) Roadblock performance Placement Notes
1 1 United StatesUruguay Zips/Chips No roadblock 7th of 11
2 2 UruguayArgentina Perro/Tango Colin 6th of 10
3 3 Argentina Smooth Sailing/Rough Riding Colin 1st of 9
4 4 ArgentinaRussia Block 5 shots/Drink 1 shot Christie 2nd of 8
5 5 RussiaEgypt Used fast forward 1st of 7ƒ
6 6 Egypt Herd it/Haul it Colin 1st of 7
7 7 EgyptKenyaTanzania Buzzing/Busy Colin 2nd of 6
8 8 TanzaniaUnited Arab Emirates Off place/Off-road No roadblock 1st of 5
9 9 United Arab EmiratesIndia Heavy but short/Light but long Colin 1st of 5
10 10 IndiaNew Zealand Clean/Dirty Colin 1st of 5
11 11 New ZealandPhilippines Plow/Fowl Colin 4th of 4<
11 12 Philippines No detour Colin 3rd of 4
13 PhilippinesCanadaUnited States Slide/Ride No roadblock 2nd of 3

The Amazing Race 11

Woods and Guinn were also expecting to be in the All-Star edition of the show; however, Woods was expecting the couple's first child and therefore could not participate.[3]

The Amazing Race 31

In 2019, Woods and Guinn competed on and won The Amazing Race 31.[4]


  1. ^ "Married parents Chip & Kim McAllister win CBS's 'The Amazing Race 5'".
  2. ^ "TAR's Colin and Christie: "We're Nice"".
  3. ^ Kwiatkowski, Elizabeth (July 7, 2019). "Colin Guinn and Christie Woods talk 'The Amazing Race', reveal major differences between their two seasons". Reality TV World. Retrieved September 4, 2021.
  4. ^ Piester, Lauren (27 June 2019). "Who Won The Amazing Race Season 31?". E! Entertainment Television. Retrieved 5 July 2020.