Hailey Colborn
Born (2000-10-10) October 10, 2000 (age 23)
EducationPrinceton University
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Kansas Teen USA 2018
Miss Teen USA 2018
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Miss Teen USA 2018

Hailey Colborn (born October 10, 2000) is an American beauty queen who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2018. She is the second entrant from Kansas to win the title after Keylee Sue Sanders won Miss Teen USA 1995.

Life and career


Colborn was born in Wichita, Kansas to parents Kevin and Denise Colborn, and trained in classical ballet for 14 years.[1] While a student, she started the mentorship program SelfPosi, which she uses to travel to middle schools to talk to girls about the importance of self-love.[2] Colborn graduated from Wichita Northwest High School in 2018.[3][2][4] While in high school, she was class president.[1] Colborn attended Princeton University, studying English Literature and graduating in 2022. As of 2023, she leads an online TikTok community of "hot, cool, well-read people" called "Hot Literati."[5][6]


In 2017, Colborn competed in the Miss Kansas Teen USA 2018 competition, representing Greater Wichita.[7] She went on to win the competition, and was crowned Miss Kansas Teen USA 2018 by outgoing titleholder Malerie Moore. She had previously competed in the Miss Kansas' Outstanding Teen 2016 competition, where she was the first runner-up and a finalist in the fitness and talent categories.[8][9] As Miss Kansas Teen USA 2018, Colborn earned the right to represent Kansas at the Miss Teen USA 2018 competition in Shreveport, Louisiana.[10][11] She competed in the final on May 18, 2018 in Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, and was crowned the winner, besting first runner-up Kirby Elizabeth Self of South Carolina.[12][13][14] She is the second entrant from Kansas to win the crown.

Colborn completed her reign on April 28, 2019, after crowning Kaliegh Garris of Connecticut as her successor at the Miss Teen USA 2019 competition in Reno, Nevada.[15][16][17][18]


  1. ^ a b Stumpe, Joe (20 February 2018). "Do-everything Hailey Colborn works to help younger girls". The Wichita Eagle.
  2. ^ a b "Miss Kansas Teen USA". Miss Universe Organization. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  3. ^ Neil, Denise (16 April 2018). "Wichita teen gets into Princeton, then Yale, then a national magazine takes notice". The Wichita Eagle.
  4. ^ Perez Tobias, Suzanne (25 January 2018). "Southeast High student receives $64,000 scholarship". The Wichita Eagle.
  5. ^ Moreno, Valentina (10 March 2023). "Hot girls read Eve Babitz: TikToker Hailey Colborn '22 blends reading and pop culture". The Princetonian. Retrieved 2023-08-16.
  6. ^ Cavender, Elena (4 May 2023). "BookTok encourages reading as an aesthetic and no one is safe from its gaze". Mashable. Retrieved 2023-08-16.
  7. ^ Neil, Denise (27 November 2017). "Wichita teen wins right to represent Kansas in Miss Teen USA pageant". The Wichita Eagle.
  8. ^ Bronson, Carol (11 June 2016). "Hesston teen earns state title". Pratt Tribune.
  9. ^ Bronson, Carol (14 June 2016). "Pageant includes everything Kauffman loves". Pratt Tribune.
  10. ^ Wartelle, Kris (18 May 2018). "Lafayette girl makes top 10 in Miss Teen USA pageant". The Advertiser.
  11. ^ Weigle, Lauren (18 May 2018). "Miss Teen USA 2018 Live Stream: How to Watch the Winner Get Crowned Online". Heavy.
  12. ^ Kennell, Tiana (18 May 2018). "And the 2018 Miss Teen USA is . . . Miss Teen Kansas". Shreveport Times.
  13. ^ "Miss Kansas Teen crowned as Miss Teen USA". KSLA. 18 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Kansas teen crowned Miss Teen USA". KSN. 18 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Miss Teen USA is... CONNECTICUT!". Miss Universe Organization. April 29, 2019. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24.
  16. ^ "It's happening... you're the new Miss Teen USA 2019!". Miss Universe Organization. April 29, 2019. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24.
  17. ^ Geneviva, Alex (April 29, 2019). "Connecticut teen crowned Miss Teen USA 2019". WTNH.
  18. ^ "Kaliegh Garris crowned Miss Teen USA 2019". Femina Miss India. April 29, 2019.
Awards and achievements Preceded by Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff Miss Teen USA 2018 Succeeded by Kaliegh Garris Preceded byMalerie Moore Miss Kansas Teen USA 2018 Succeeded byHunter Fraley