Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2016 - Malia Cruz
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Malia Cruz

  • Age: 20

    Hometown: Pawtuxet Village, Warwick

  • Height: 5’ 6”

    Birthday: March 26

Growing up, Malia went to a very small Catholic school where she graduated with the same nineteen students who she went to preschool with. She has participated in long distance running since the fifth grade and running is still one of her favorite hobbies. Malia graduated from Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center; she loved being at this school and was so lucky to have so many opportunities come her way. One opportunity was being able to travel to Panama to study human trafficking in May of 2015. Malia is a hard worker and has been working in the restaurant industry since she was 12 years old; she loves meeting new people everyday. She is currently a full time student at The University of Rhode Island and The Community College of Rhode Island. Malia plans to go to law school once she graduates college. In June of 2015 Malia decided she was going to enter the Miss Rhode Island Teen USA pageant and it was one of the best decisions she has ever made!