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Hailey Colborn Says Winning Miss Teen USA 2018 Was 'Completely Surreal' (Exclusive)

Hailey Colborn Says Winning Miss Teen USA 2018 Was 'Completely Surreal' (Exclusive)

Hailey Colborn was crowned by Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff as the new Miss Teen USA 2018 over the weekend, and she’s opening up exclusively with JJJ about how it all felt for her.

The 18-year-old student, who is planning to attend Princeton University in the fall, broke down her emotions as she got closer and closer to the title.

“When it was just me and Kirby [Elizabeth Self, Miss South Carolina Teen] standing there, I thought that this can not be real,” Hailey shared with us in our interview. “When I heard Kansas called…oh my goodness…it felt like a dream.”

She adds, “My vision was was hazy and then I just felt a crown on my head and it was completely surreal.”

Hailey and Sophia are also pictured below at the Miss USA 2018 competition on Monday (May 21).

Stay tuned for more of our interview with Hailey!

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Meet The Miss Teen USA 2018 Contestants!

Meet The Miss Teen USA 2018 Contestants!

We can hardly believe that Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff‘s reign as Miss Teen USA 2017 is almost over!

The 18-year-old reigning titleholder and University of Kansas student will be handing over her crown this weekend to another.

“What means so much about this sisterhood and be inducted into this kind of club is that all these women who have gone through this process are extremely successful in their careers,” Sophia told us just after being chosen as Miss Teen USA last year.

She continued, “There are lawyers, there are women involved in politics and the entertainment industry and are just really successful in everything they do. I think that for me, that is the most exciting thing, knowing I’m going to be surrounded by successful women who are making a difference in the world.”

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Miss Teen USA Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff Joins Miss Universe & Miss USA at NYFW!

Miss Teen USA Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff Joins Miss Universe & Miss USA at NYFW!

Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff is back for more New York Fashion Week!

The reigning Miss Teen USA, who attended her first shows back in September, met up with the new Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Miss USA Kara McCullough over the weekend for a handful of shows, including Bibhu Mohapatra, Sherri Hill, and at the Etihad Airways VIP Lounge.

Kara and Demi-Leigh also attended the Vivi Zubedi show together.

Sophia also met with new title-holders at the Miss Universe offices over the weekend, too.

Check out some pics from Sophia‘s Instagram below!

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Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters & Miss Teen USA Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff Share Same Ideals About Pageants

Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters & Miss Teen USA Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff Share Same Ideals About Pageants

Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has something to say about what most people think about beauty pageants — you’re wrong.

Speaking with E! News, the new Miss Universe from South Africa shattered a long-running beauty pageant stigma.

“You can be beautiful and you can be smart and you can make a meaningful difference in your community, in your country, in your world,” Demi-Leigh shared.

It’s something that Miss Teen USA Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff agrees with.

Speaking with JJJ back in the summer after she was crowned, Sophia told us that every single girl in a pageant anywhere knows that it’s stepping stone to make a huge difference in the world, and she’s one of them.

“What means so much about this sisterhood and be inducted into this kind of club is that all these women who have gone through this process are extremely successful in their careers,” she told us about being welcomed. “There are lawyers, there are women involved in politics and the entertainment industry and are just really successful in everything they do.”

Sophia added, “I think that for me, that is the most exciting thing, knowing I’m going to be surrounded by successful women who are making a difference in the world.”

Check out more pics below of the new Miss Universe during her visit to Build Series in New York City…

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Miss Teen USA Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff Welcomes Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters To The Family

Miss Teen USA Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff Welcomes Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters To The Family

Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff shines in her silvery Sherri Hill gown at the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Sunday night (November 26) in Las Vegas.

The reigning Miss Teen USA stepped out for the event to root on Miss USA Kara McCullough in the competition, and also said goodbye to Iris Mittenaere as the reigning Miss Universe.

Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, won the event and will take over for Iris for the coming year.

“It’s not every night that you get to watch your big sis @realkaramccullough work it on the Miss Universe stage, AND witness your other big sis @irismittenaeremf crown the new Miss Universe @demileighnp from South Africa,” Sophia wrote on her personal Instagram.

She adds, “A truly magical evening, welcome to the family Demi!!”

Check out all the pics of Sophia, Demi-Leigh, plus judge Lele Pons, inside the gallery now!

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