K. Lee Graham
K. Lee Graham at Army
Graham celebrate the US Army's 240th birthday in Times Square in 2015
Katherine Lee Graham

(1997-04-30) April 30, 1997 (age 25)
Alma materUniversity of South Carolina
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss South Carolina Teen USA 2014
Miss Teen USA 2014
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBlue
Miss Teen USA 2014

Katherine Lee Graham (born April 30, 1997), known professionally as K. Lee Graham, is an American model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2014.

Early life and education

Graham was born on April 30, 1997 in Florence, South Carolina as Katherine Lee Graham to Randall and Jennifer Graham. She is the second oldest of five children.[1] She has stated that her nickname "K" comes from her older sister, since when her sister was a baby she could not pronounce Katherine, and called her K instead.[2]

Graham graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2019.[3]


Graham competed in Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2013 and finished as the fourth runner-up.[1] The following year, she competed in Miss South Carolina Teen USA again and was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2014. At Miss Teen USA 2014, she was crowned the winner, beating the first runner-up Miss Mississippi Teen USA Vaeda Mann.[4][5]

Personal life

Graham has been a vegetarian since 2011 and enjoys theatre, singing, dancing, acting, and writing. She runs a blog dedicated to empowering women and girls called Live Beautifully and actively participates with her church's child ministry.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2014". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b Duncan, Gabi (August 2, 2014). "Miss Teen USA 2014: 6 Things to Know About Newly-Crowned K. Lee Graham!". E! News. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  3. ^ ""OKAY it's happening! Everybody stay calm!!" - Michael Scott #uofsc19". K. Lee Graham. May 2, 2019. Archived from the original on 2021-12-25.
  4. ^ DeNinno, Nadine (August 4, 2014). "Miss Teen USA 2014: K. Lee Graham, Miss South Carolina, Crowned Winner [PHOTOS]". International Business Times. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  5. ^ Vulpo, Mike (August 2, 2014). "Miss South Carolina K. Lee Graham Crowned Miss Teen USA 2014!". E!. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
Awards and achievements Preceded by Cassidy Wolf Miss Teen USA 2014 Succeeded by Katherine Haik Preceded byTori Sizemore Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2014 Succeeded byWesley Mitchell