Kristina Hughes, a New England native and a firm believer that through hard work and perseverance one's acting career can flourish to "expected heights" while unveiling "unexpected roles."While growing up in Medford, Massachusetts and attending Lexington Christian Academy in the suburbs of Boston in her late teens, she was captivated by the Entertainment Industry while acting in local theatre productions, participating in finishing school and involving herself in modeling. Ms. Hughes then took the next step to follow her curiosity and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Communications with a concentration in Writing and Theatre from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.Soon after she made her way to NYC and Florida to train, audition and work as an actor on the sets of Thunder in Paradise, DropZone, Central Park West and on stage in "Pomp, Duck and Circumstance." Shortly thereafter, Ms. Hughes experienced the thrill of competing in the world-renowned "Miss USA Pageant" as the proud representative of "The Constitution State"- embracing the coveted role of "Miss Connecticut USA." With the intent of making acting her career, she re-located to Los Angeles. Since the big move she has appeared on "Boston Legal," "NYPD Blue," Old School, Unwrapped, "Days of Our Lives," "Party of Five" --- and has been cast in several independent films, numerous short films, industrials and national commercials.