Claudia Raffo is a 22-year old graduate of Arkansas State University. 

At this year’s Miss Arkansas Pageant, Claudia brought home an additional $13,500 in scholarships.  She tied for both the Katie Bailey Overall Swimsuit Award and the Sarah Slocum Overall Interview Award.  She also won the Live Webcast Audience Favorite Award, the Overall Service Above Self Award from Rotary Club #99, the Sigma Group Service Above Self Award, one of two Legacy Awards, the Marketplace Scholarship for Pharmacy Professions and the Asher Ray Mentor Award. During Preliminary Competition, Claudia won the Sigma Group Swimsuit Award.