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Matti-Lynn Chrisman


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Chrisman was born and raised in Cambridge, Ohio. Growing up, she developed a strong love the arts. She attended Cambridge High School. During her time, she found a love for the stage and started her journey with the Miss Ohio Organization through the Outstanding Teen Program.

Chrisman competed in the Miss Ohio Outstanding Teen Pageant for three years. She competed for her first time in 2011 as Miss Muskingum Valley’s Outstanding Teen. In 2012, she competed as Miss Crystal Lake’s Outstanding Teen and in 2013 she competed as Miss Maumee Valley’s Outstanding Teen.

After graduating high school in 2014, Chrisman took her studies to Kent State University where she is pursuing two Bachelor degrees. She graduated in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Chrisman is continuing her studies and is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in public communications in the Fall of 2019.

Chrisman returned to the Miss Ohio Organization, this time as a Miss, for the first time in 2015. She won the title of Miss South East Ohio and went on to compete at Miss Ohio 2015. That year, she fell shy on making the Top 10.

Chrisman then took a year off from competing but stay involved with the Miss Ohio Organization. She served as an entertainer at Miss Ohio 2016 as a dancer.
She returned the next year to compete for the Miss Ohio crown, this time as Miss Akron County. Not only did she crack the Top 10, she heard her name called into the Top 5 and ultimately walked away as second runner-up.

Chrisman returned for her third try at Miss Ohio crown as Miss Maple City 2018. At the 2018 Miss Ohio Pageant, she won a Preliminary Talent Award for her musical theatre vocal of "Life of the Party" from the Broadway musical, "Wild Party." She also won the Paul Herlihy Spirit Award for a returning contestant.

Her eighth time performing on the Miss Ohio stage proved to be the charm. Chrisman was crowned Miss Ohio 2018 on June 16, 2018 at Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio. She will compete for the title of Miss America 2019 on September 9th, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Musical Theatre - "Life of the Party" from the Broadway musical, "Wild Party."

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Which School Did Matti-Lynn Chrisman Attend?

Kent State University – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre (Class of 2018) – Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication (ongoing Fall of 2019)

Why start competing in pageants

During her time in high school, she found a love for the stage and started her journey with the Miss Ohio Organization through the Outstanding Teen Program.

FUN FACTS about Matti-Lynn Chrisman

She won a $10,000 scholarship with the title of Miss Ohio 2018. She performed on “The Today Show” with Kent State University’s A Cappella group, The Kent Clarks. She has a playlist called "Mad Matti Music" of more than 400 songs that includes jazz, musical, rock, pop and everything in between.