Stephanie Chavez Is Miss New Mexico 2016
Stephanie Chavez was crowned Miss New Mexico 2016 on June 18, 2016. Stephanie Chavez succeeds Miss New Mexico 2015, Marissa Livingston and will now compete at Miss America 2017, scheduled to be held on September 11, 2016 in New Jersey.
During the coronation gala, Ashley Fresquez was crowned as first runner up, Amelia Linde was titled as the second runner up, Brandi Blair was announced as the third runner up and Elizabeth Nelson was declared as the fourth runner up.
Stephanie Chavez was feeling overwhelmed after her win, she said, “I feel great. I’m on cloud nine right now. It’s a personal accomplishment, because I worked so hard to live a healthy lifestyle, and winning swimsuit is just exciting. I give this award to my mom, because she’s the one who makes me get up at 5 in the morning to work out with her.”
Delegates from New Mexico have each reached the semi-finals of Miss America seven times (in 1961, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1974, 1985, and 2009). What do you think about the chances of newly crowned Miss New Mexico at Miss America 2017?