Abby Floyd made history when she was crowned Miss Arkansas USA 2016 on November 1st, 2015. She is the first woman in 20 years to become Miss Arkansas USA after previously holding the title of Miss Arkansas Teen USA. Abby was Miss Arkansas Teen USA in 2013 and went on to place in the top 15 at Miss Teen USA.
Abby was born and raised in Searcy and began modeling at an early age which gave her many opportunities to travel and experience the world. She has been featured in advertising campaigns for Mon Cheri, Tony Bowls, Varsity, Dillards, Saks 5th Avenue, and Gordmans. She also appeared on the hit TV show Nashville. Abby has been a fierce competitor in the horse show industry winning several major shows as well as capturing a world champion title.
As Miss Arkansas USA, she will be working with several charities such as Warriors for Ross, and USO: Operation That's My Dress, while also preparing to compete in Miss USA. After loosing both her grandmothers to cancer and her Dad being a cancer survivor, Abby was thrilled to be ask to work on several events with the American Association for Cancer Research in the upcoming year. The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, and communication. She hopes to be a positive role model and spokesperson while representing her state to the best of her abilities.
Abby is currently living in Fayetteville, and studying at the University of Arkansas, working towards a degree in Business. Throughout the year as Miss Arkansas USA 2016 she looks forward to growing both personally and professionally.