State Resident To Compete For Miss Maryland Teen USA® 2021. Winner To Represent Maryland At The National 2021 Miss Teen USA® Pageant!
Maria Raquel Thomas, age 15, is a state finalist in the MISS MARYLAND TEEN USA® 2021 pageant and will compete for the title on July 24th & 25th, 2021 at The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD.
Personal Life/School Life: In her personal life, Maria Raquel Thomas exemplifies goodwill leadership. She is a rising sophomore and was the 9th grade Class President at her school. She is on the Director's Academic List and she is the recipient of the President's Award for Educational Excellence. Maria Raquel is also a member of the National Junior Honor Society, and in her spare time, you will find her building robots, and roller-coasters. Most recently, she built a working roller-coaster in her backyard!
Professional Life: Maria Raquel Thomas is the owner of Maria Raquel Thomas Cosmetics. After dealing with her own personal lip care challenges, Maria Raquel Thomas began making her own products to help her challenge. She is also wanted to help girls stay positive and motivated during COVID-19 pandemic. Her company now sells an array of lip glosses, eyeshadows, and lip care products. In her future, Maria Raquel Thomas plans to take proceeds from her cosmetic line and use it to pay for medical school. She wants to be an ER doctor so she can continue to care for others.
Community Life: Maria Raquel Thomas continues to give back to the community by donating a portion of her earnings to children's charities including Victoria's Voice, SE4K, and Standup for Kids. She is the first-ever National Youth Ambassador for Standup for Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending youth homelessness which is also her pageant platform. Maria Raquel Thomas recently assisted StandUp for Kids in raising over $50,000 in their first ever virtual run/walk race.
Awards: Maria Raquel Thomas has earned several awards for her leadership skills. She was named a 2018 Junior National Young Leader and received the National "Girl of Merit" award in 2018 and 2019. For her volunteer work, she recently earned the 2021 President's Volunteer Silver Award.
Media: Maria Raquel Thomas has made appearances on ABC, FOX, and CBS. She's also graced the covers of international and national magazines and made history as the youngest cover of 17.23 magazine! She was nicknamed, "The Humble Giant," by Malvie magazine, Vol 28.
About: The Miss Maryland USA® and Miss Maryland Teen USA® pageants are the Official Preliminaries to the Miss USA® and Miss Teen USA® pageants.
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Page Updated Last on: Jul 14, 2021