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Kenzi Novell - Miss Washington USA

Kenzi Novell
Miss Washington USA

Kenzi is a 23-year-old Gonzaga University graduate from Spokane, Washington. She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Promotions and plans on returning to Gonzaga to achieve her Masters Degree. Kenzi hopes to work as a public relations and/or marketing specialist for a fortune 500 company. She was the first person in her family to graduate from college and did so without student loans. With hardwork and dedication, she was able to earn numerous college scholarships.

She enjoys spending her free time performing on aerial silks, thrill seeking, dancing, and organizing... yes, organizing! Kenzi is also a huge country music fan! A fun fact about Kenzi is she had the dubious distinction of playing a zombie in 'ZNation', a Syfy television show!

Kenzi comes from a family who has encouraged her to never give up on her dreams. They have continuously supported every one of Kenzi’s goals, from acting in a grade school play to obtaining a degree in Public Relations. She believes their constant love and support instilled her desire to give support and mentor children and young adults.

Kenzi is a dedicated volunteer for organizations in support of children. She has volunteered with Communities in Schools, The Salvation Army, Sally's House, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Make-A-Wish, Special Olympics, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

She prides herself in having a talent for fundraising. One of Kenzi's most cherished stories from volunteering is raising $10,000 for The Salvation Army by bell ringing for 52.5 hours straight. She also surprised and sent two cancer surviving sisters to a Taylor Swift concert! During her freshman year of college, Kenzi and eleven other women raised over $96,000 for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.

Kenzi believes being successful is giving your all whether you win or lose - if you learn something valuable in the experience then you have achieved success. Kenzi says the best advice she ever received was, "It's never too late to become what you might have been."