Friday, May 3, 2013

Miss Colorado: Amanda Wiley
Hometown: Littleton
Height: 5'10''
Age: 26

She spent her summers volunteering for the American Red Cross and helping out at her school's thrift store. Amanda has worked to fight breast cancer Society for increased funding for low-income women, volunteering at Making Strides Againts Breast Cancer, and serving on the Colleges Against Cancer-UNM Committee. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B.A. in English and a minor in Journalism.

"I love the performance aspect of the pageant. I thrive under pressure and I love those adrenaline-pumping moments on stage with the lights, a loud cheering audience and feeling most beautiful."

Miss Connecticut: Erin Brady
Hometown: East Hampton
Height: 5'8''
Age: 25

She graduated at the Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Criminal Justice. As Miss Connecticut USA 2013 she has helped with the Ferrari & Friends Concorso working closely on various charitable advocacy.

"Pageantry launches women forward into successful careers in business, politics and entertainment. Building confidence, poise, interview skills, and public speaking skills, are just a sampling of the benefits of the modern pageant world".

Miss Delaware: Rachel Baiocco
Hometown: Bear
Height: 5'6''
Age: 22

Years of modeling experience have helped Rachel with her stage presence. She feels right at home when in front of the camera. As an aspiring Actor, Rachel loves being in front of the camera. She is currently studying her craft at Playhouse West in Philadelphia, PA.

"I have learned a lot about life through other people. People make mistakes, myself included, but it's all a part of life and the human experience. You can learn and grow from any situation."

Miss District of Columbia: Jessica Frith
Hometown: Northwest Washington, D.C.
Height: 5'6''
Age: 26

She graduated from University of Southern California in a 2009 with a degree of Business Administration in Corporate Finance. She continued her education by obtaining her MBA in International Business from Regent's College of London. Jessica moved to Washington D.C. to pursue her career and further her studies. She is currently employed as an IT Consultant and VP of Business Development for a major IT Consulting Firm and hopes to pursue her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology.
"I believe that everyday decisions play a larger role in determining what kind of person someone is, more than extraordinary circumstances."

Miss Florida: Michelle Aguirre

Michelle Aguirre was born and raised in her home state where she currently studies Elementary Education at Miami Dade College. She hopes to one day inspire others just as her fourth grade teacher inspired her. Michelle is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent, and is the only girl in a family with four brothers.

"Pageants have given me the opportunity to really get to know myself on a level I never knew was possible. I love that pageants have inspired me to become a better person and strive to reach my personal best".

Source: Miss USA 
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