Tyler, Texas native London Hibbs was named the 2019 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen winner at the Linda Chapin Theatre in Orlando, Florida on July 28, 2019. She is currently a junior at Dallas ISD’s Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts.
Hibbs is the first Texan to receive the honor since Meghan Miller, who won the first Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition in 2006.
Hibbs was the preliminary talent winner for the first night of the national competition with her vocal rendition of “Think of Me.” She also won preliminary Evening Wear/Onstage Question awards.
For her platform as Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen, she chose to raise awareness to “Check Yes for Life,” a teen organ donor registration initiative.
Her passion for this cause came after her great-uncle was set to age off of a lung transplant wait-list just weeks before the death of a young man who elected to be an organ donor. Her great-uncle was able to then receive a transplant from the young man.