Christie Lee Woods Biography
Christie Lee Woods is an American model and actress who was the first Texan to capture the Miss Teen USA crown in 1996.
Lee and her husband tech entrepreneur Colin Guinn participated in and won The Amazing Race 31 in 2019. She came to prominence as a beauty queen, winning the titles of Miss Texas Teen USA and Miss Teen USA 1996.
Christie was a bright student who got straight A’S in high school and she managed to graduate a semester early. She is a graduate of the University of Texas.
Christie Lee Woods Age
Christie Lee Woods was born on 21 October 1977 in Huntsville, Texas, U.S. She is 41 years old as of 2018.
Christie Lee Woods Family
Woods has not shared any information regarding her father, mother, and siblings.
Christie Lee Woods Husband
Christie is married to tech entrepreneur Colin Guinn, the couple met while they were attending the University of Texas. Guinn noticed his future partner when Christie gave a presentation in their communications class, and they quickly became friends. Eight months later, Guinn worked up the courage to ask her out, and they’ve been together ever since. The couple got engaged during the season finale of The Amazing Race 5 on the CBS Early Show and got married a year later.
Guinn and Christie have two children together: Sons, Achilles, and Cruz. Achilles Alexander Woods Guinn was born on 2 April 2007 weighing in at 9lbs, 21 inches long.
Christie Lee Woods Miss Teen USA
She won the Miss Houston Teen USA title in 1995, then competed in Miss Texas Teen USA in 1996, winning the title. Woods represented Texas in the 1996 Miss Teen USA pageant broadcast live from Las Cruces, New Mexico in August 1996, and she became the first woman from her state to win the Miss Teen USA title.
As Miss Teen USA, her sister titleholders were, Alicia Machado, Miss Universe 1996, of Venezuela, and Ali Landry, Miss USA 1996, of Louisiana.
Christie also reigned alongside Brook Lee, who briefly held the title of Miss USA 1997 before winning the 1997 Miss Universe pageant; and Miss Teen USA 1989 and also 1st runner-up to Miss USA 1997, Brandi Sherwood, who succeeded Lee as Miss USA.
She traveled extensively throughout the United States and made appearances for charity during her reign. Christie gave up her title in August 1997, when she crowned Shelly Moore of Tennessee as Miss Teen USA 1997 in her home state, Texas.
Christie Lee Woods Miss Texas USA
She returned to pageantry and competed in the Miss Texas USA 2002 pageant as Miss Central Texas in 2001. Christie was one of six former Miss Texas Teen USA titleholders to participate in the event. She won the swimsuit, interview, and Miss Photogenic awards, but only placed third runner-up.
Lee tried and won the Miss Houston USA title in 2003 gaining the right to compete at Miss Texas USA 2003 but once again failed to win the crown. She placed as one of the semifinalists alongside Mullins, who also competed, but was not crowned either.
She also competed for the third time in Miss Texas USA 2004, and again only placed in the semifinals. It was her last attempt at the title, because of the age restrictions imposed on contestants.
She would represent the changing times where none of the former Miss Teen USA titleholders would win a Miss USA state crown. Jamie Solinger of Iowa (3rd runner-up to Mrs. America 2005) and Shauna Gambill of California (first runner-up to Miss USA 1998 and Top 10 at Miss World 1998) would be the last in 1998.
Christie Lee Woods The Amazing Race
Lee appeared with her then-boyfriend now-husband Guinn on The Amazing Race 5, they competed alongside pageant contestants: Nicole O’Brian and Erika Shay, who was Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA in 1995.
The couple finished the race second out of a group of eleven. A tire blowout experienced in Dallas, Texas by Colin and Christie’s limousine contributed to their loss on the show.
Guinn and Colin were also expecting to be in the All-Star edition of the show; however, Woods was expecting the couple’s first child and therefore could not participate.
They returned for the 31st season and emerged as the winners that season. Christie and Guinn have crowned the winners on the season finale of the show on June 26, 2019, winning the grand prize of US$1 million.