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Haley O'Brien

Minnesota

Hometown: Excelsior

Height: 5’ 8”

Age: 21

BIO

Haley O'Brien, Miss Minnesota USA 2014, is currently a senior at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Biology and Psychology, with a minor in Chemistry. This twenty-one-year-old hopes to continue her medical studies at the University of Minnesota and eventually specialize in neurosurgery and/or facial reconstruction. She was born and raised in the small town of Excelsior, Minnesota. She has an older sister, Erin, age twenty-three, and a younger brother, Noah, age sixteen. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, camping, hiking, and painting. She also enjoys "caking," or the art of extreme cake baking. Haley is a self-professed nerd. Throughout middle school and high school, she was bullied for both her awkward appearance and passion for academics. She has taken this experience and used it to encourage young people to always be themselves no matter what others may say.

Favorite Things

Movie : Lord of the Rings

Song : "22" by Taylor Swift

Sport : Rock climbing

Food : Sesame chicken and cream cheese puffs

fun facts

  1. 1

    Very proud of her natural red hair

  2. 2

    Obsessed with Lord of the Rings

  3. 3

    Huge nerd; joined duck tape club, mathletes, science club, chess team, captained mock trial, and was a leader for youth in government.