Ava is a North Dakota native originally from Kindred, North Dakota. After graduating from Kindred High School in 2015, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she attended Faces Etc. After graduating in 2016, she started her own business, Ava Hill Artistry, where she worked as a makeup artist on many television shows and feature films. Ava is a former Miss North Dakota International 2019 and is currently Miss International 2019 where she promotes The Peyton Heart Project as a worldwide ambassador. As Miss International she has traveled all over the globe supporting The Peyton Heart Project and various non-profits.