Kelli is a former MISS TEXAS TEEN USA® 2009. She is also a former NFL Texans Cheerleader, 2011-2014. She has 20+ years experience in pageantry & loves choreography, dancing & cheerleading. She directed the Fort Stockton Water Carnival 2011 designing the 100 foot backdrop, choreographing acts, & producing the show with a cast of 100+ at age 18 & again in 2022. She also owned & operated Kelli's Dance Studio, LLC while in high school. Kelli is married to Nick Burns & they have two beautiful daughters Kennedi & Kimberli and a handsome son Kolt. She graduated from the University of Houston with a marketing degree, & graduated in 2017 from Texas Tech University's Law School. She practices law and she & Nick own Burns Fitness, LLC. Kelli has judged previously for Miss New Mexico USA 2016, Miss El Paso 2010, Miss El Paso 2016 & Miss Del Rio 2010 pageants. She is a former Mrs. Texas American 2020, Mrs Texas America 2022, and has enjoyed being on the Houston Texans Cheerleader alumni squad for 4 years.