THE 63RD MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT JAN 25 SUNDAY | 8/7c
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Holly Allen

Wyoming

Hometown: Lander

Age: 26

BIO

Holly Allen attended California State University Chico on a four-year scholarship. There, she graduated with honors and earned a degree in business and marketing. Born and raised in Lander, Holly refers to herself as a ‘true Wyoming country girl’. Her family owns and operates a guest ranch in the remote Wind River Mountains. Every summer, Holly has guided guests through the mountains, teaching them how to ride horses and fish. She was also the ranch chef, where she says she perfected her creative culinary skills.

Holly was on the executive board of her sorority and was involved in several activities and fundraisers, most prominently for the American Heart Association. During college, she spent a semester abroad studying in Australia, in which she extended her trip for a month-long solo-backpacking excursion around the country.

After graduation, Holly’s desire for a challenge led her to dive into the world of IT. She currently works with Fortune 500 companies nationwide, staffing their tech departments. She says she thrives on the interaction with people of various backgrounds, cultures, and expertise.

In her own words

Quate To ascend a peak takes courage and passion, but the true testament is found in what you do once on the summit. Quate

fun facts

  1. 1

    Holly went on a backpacking and sea kayaking expedition in Alaska.

  2. 2

    Holly’s family ranch has 85 horses that are considered Holly’s “extended family.”

  3. 3

    Holly had to learn to be resourceful as the ranch chef without electricity (only propane)!