Kamie Crawford
Crawford at Lajes Field in 2011
Born
Kameran Crawford

(1992-10-25) October 25, 1992 (age 31)[1]
EducationFordham University (BA)
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Maryland Teen USA 2010
Miss Teen USA 2010
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Major
competition(s)
Miss Teen USA 2010
(Winner)

Kameran "Kamie" Crawford (born October 25, 1992) is an American television host and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2010 on July 24, 2010 at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas. Crawford is currently a co-host on Catfish.

Career

Pageantry

Crawford won the Miss Maryland Teen USA 2010 title on November 1, 2009, competing in her first pageant.[2] Crawford spent 5 months training for the Miss Maryland Teen USA pageant and decided to enter after a talk with her friend. "I decided to enter the Miss Maryland Teen USA pageant after a friend, who had competed two years before me, encouraged me to take part. She thought I would be successful and have fun. After winning the state pageant, the winner represents the state at the national competition, Miss Teen USA," she said.[3] She also won the Miss Photogenic award. She had been trained by LauRen Merola, Miss Pennsylvania USA 2008.[4]

On July 24, 2010, Crawford represented Maryland in the Miss Teen USA 2010 pageant where she made history by being the first contestant from Maryland to win the title.[5] Crawford was the fourth African American to win the title of Miss Teen USA after Janel Bishop in 1991, Ashley Coleman in 1999, and Marissa Whitley in 2001.

Television hosting

Throughout 2019, she served as part of a panel of rotating hosts for the second part of season 7 of the television series Catfish, along with singer Elle King, basketball player Nick Young, actress Kimiko Glenn, model Slick Woods and football player Justin Combs, after Max Joseph's departure from the series. In 2020, she became the permanent co-host of the MTV series.[6] She also hosted the reunion episode of Issa Rae’s reality show Sweet Life: Los Angeles. She is currently hosting the ninth season of Are You The One? which began airing on Paramount Plus in January 2023.

Personal life

Crawford is the daughter of Victor and Carla Crawford and is the oldest of six girls, Milan, Victoria, Karynton, and twins, Kenadi and Kendal.[7] She is of a diverse background, which includes Jamaican, German, English, Cuban, Indian, and African-American ancestry.[8]

Crawford graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland in 2010 where she was captain of the varsity cheerleading team.[2] Prior to winning Miss Teen USA, she was selected into the medical program for the Congressional Student Leadership Conference at Georgetown University.[9] In September 2010, Crawford enrolled in classes at the New York Film Academy while taking some core classes at a local college. She graduated from Fordham University in 2015 with a degree in communications and media and began a career in television and hosting.[3][10] Crawford signed with JAG Models in 2013.[11][12][13]

References

  1. ^ "Miss Maryland Teen USA 2010", Facebook, retrieved July 25, 2010
  2. ^ a b Donoghue, Erin (November 18, 2009). "Potomac, North Potomac residents crowned in state pageants". Gazette. Archived from the original on August 3, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford and her Jamaican connection". Images Newsletter. Archived from the original on October 24, 2017. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
  4. ^ Soler, Eileen (September 20, 2009). "Beauty queens groomed". The Miami Herald. p. 9BE.
  5. ^ "This just in...: Maryland's Kamie Crawford crowned Miss Teen USA; Obama to appear on "The View"". The Washington Post. July 27, 2010.
  6. ^ Heyn, Elizabeth (January 8, 2020). "Kamie Crawford Co-Hosts MTV's 'Catfish' with Nev Schulman". Heavy. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  7. ^ "Miss Teen USA 2010 Kamie Crawford". NewsFunia.com. Archived from the original on August 23, 2011. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
  8. ^ "Kamie Crawford biography". Miss Maryland Teen USA. Archived from the original on June 10, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
  9. ^ "Kamie Crawford Miss Maryland Teen USA 2010". Pageant Update. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
  10. ^ Miss Maryland Teen USA Kamie Crawford Competes for National Title. MyFoxDC. July 12, 2010.
  11. ^ Chernikoff, Leah. "First Modeling Agency Devoted to Girls of All Sizes Sets Up Shop in NYC". fashionista.com. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  12. ^ Chang, Juju. "Jag Model Agency Pledges to Feature 'Real Women'". abcnews.go.com. ABC News. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  13. ^ Stewart, Sara (August 20, 2013). "NYC modeling agency showcases full-figured beauties to mirror the real world". nypost.com. New York Post. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
Awards and achievements Preceded by Stormi Henley Miss Teen USA 2010 Succeeded by Danielle Doty Preceded byKasey Staniszewski Miss Maryland Teen USA 2010 Succeeded byKristen Nicholson