Colby Bladow, Miss Yorba Linda's Outstanding Teen 2016, is a 14 year old freshman at El Dorado High School, where she attends the ED Law Academy. Colby is one of only 3 freshmen on El Dorado's ASB, and she is also on the Varsity Dance Team. She is a peer mentor at No Limits, a joint venture between California State University Fullerton Center for Autism and McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts, and through this program found her passion for bringing creative arts education to children with special needs, which led her to choose “Autism and the Arts” as her platform. Colby is a straight A honors student and an award-winning competitive dancer.
Colby was awarded a preliminary evening gown and on-stage question award and scholastic achievement scholarship at Miss California's Outstanding Teen in July, where she was not only a Top 15 Finalist, but was also named 1st Runner-Up to the title. Colby has earned over $3000 in scholarships thus far.