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Gracie Hunt biography: 13 things about Miss Kansas USA 2021

Gracie Hunt is a philanthropist and a beauty queen from Overland Park, Kansas, United States. She played soccer growing up but after a series of injuries, she had to give up her dream of becoming a soccer player.

Gracie has two siblings namely Ava Hunt and Knobel Hunt. Their father Clark Knobel Hunt is part owner, chairman and chief executive officer of the National Football League‘s Kansas City Chiefs and a founding investor-owner in Major League Soccer while their mother Tavia Shackles is Miss Kansas USA 1993 and Miss USA 1993 second runner-up.


On December 13, 2006, Gracie’s grandfather Lamar Hunt died. He was the principal founder of the American Football League and Major League Soccer.

Grace is 5’7″ tall. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. In 2010, she partnered with Athletes in Action on a soccer clinic for impoverished kids in South Africa where the 19th FIFA World Cup was held from June 11, 2010 to July 11, 2010.
  2. In 2013, she traveled to Portland, Oregon, USA.
  3. In 2014, she traveled to New York, City, New York, USA and to Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. She also went to Brazil where she donated soccer gear to children from the favelas.
  4. She is Miss Texas Teen International 2016.
  5. In May 2017, she graduated from the Ursuline Academy of Dallas in Dallas, Texas, USA.
  6. In October 2017, she visited Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
  7. She is Miss Texas International 2018.
  8. In May 2021, she graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she earned her bachelor’s degree in sports management. Afterwards, she he entered the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas to pursue a master’s degree in sport management.
  9. On April 11, 2021, she won Miss Kansas USA 2021 at the B&B Live Performing Arts Theatre in Shawnee, Kansas. In October 2021, she and her mother hosted the 10th annual Style Lounge event, a fashion show in Kansas City that raised money for Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault.
  10. On November 29, 2021, she represented Kansas at Miss USA 2021 and competed against 50 other candidates at the Paradise Cove Theater of the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. She finished in the Top 16.
  11. On May 8, 2022, she went back to the B&B Live Performing Arts Theatre in Shawnee to crown her successor Miss Kansas USA 2022 Elyse Noe.
  12. On February 12, 2023, she attended the Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, USA where the American Football Conference champion Kansas City Chiefs defeated the National Football Conference champion Philadelphia Eagles.
  13. She was 23 years old when she graced the cover of the March 2023 issue of Maxim.

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