NEW TITLEHOLDERS ALERT! Two new Miss USA state queens were crowned this past weekend and they are no strangers to the national pageant stage. Congratulations to 2020 Miss New York USA, Andreia Gibau, and Miss District of Columbia USA, Cierra Jackson!
Andreia was ecstatic to share the news to her followers, “words can’t express how happy I am that I get to experience the opportunity of a lifetime.” Andreia won Miss New York USA 2020 on January 19, at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center. She is definitely not new to the world of pageantry. The former Miss Earth USA placed Top 16 at the international Miss Earth 2017 competition was also Miss Teen United States in 2015. She previously went after the Miss New York USA title before competing in the Miss Earth organization. She shared “the one thing I feel so deeply right now is gratitude.”
Cierra Jackson was crowned Miss District of Columbia USA 2020 on January 19, at the Carpenter Theatre in the Dominion Energy Center. Like Andreia, she is definitely not a pageant newbie. Cierra competed at the 2017 Miss America pageant as Miss District of Columbia, winning the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness award. Cierra grew up as a military child, which led her to create the platform, Behind the Frontline. Her social impact initiative focuses on aiding military children, like herself. With two of the last five Miss D. C.’s winners capturing the Miss USA crown back-to-back, the District of Columbia is quickly making itself a pageant powerhouse within the Miss USA pageant. Can Cierra keep it going?
The excitement surrounding the 2020 Miss USA competition continues to grow. Who will go on to win the coveted title of Miss USA 2020? We will simply have to wait and see, but until then let’s admire these confidently beautiful queens!