MEET OUR 2019 QUEENS

USA Petite Teen 2019

Taylor McGolderick

Taylor McGoldrick is a senior at Calvary Christian High School and volunteers her free time at a local animal hospital. Her platform calls for a greater discussion and awareness for mental health. She is a part of the national spanish, math, science, and history societies at her school. She plans to attend college at UCF in the fall of 2020. She competed as Florida Teen Petite as her first pageant, and now continues her reign as USA teen petite.  

USA Petite Miss 2019

Natalie DeMarino

Natalie DeMarino, USA Petite Miss 2019, is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management. She commissioned into the U.S. Army as an Officer in 2017 and has been serving as the Human Resource Officer for 3rd Calvary Regiment, 4th Squadron. Natalie grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her twin sister Heather, who is a stylist for the clothing brand thredUP. In her free time, Natalie is a model for Grunt Style, a clothing company which embodies pride in self, in military, and in country. Natalie advocates for her platform #BeThere for Suicide Awareness and Prevention in honor of her Uncle Kris who died by suicide in 2016. This fall, she will be vying for the title of Universal Petite Miss on a cruise ship to Cozumel, Mexico. 

USA Petite Ms. 2019

Kimberly Kwong

Kimberly was born and raised in California by her grandparents, where upon a strong value for education was impressed. After earning her Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology, and her doctorate in optometry, she completed advanced training in the form of a residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma, specializing in ocular disease and refractive and ocular surgery. With formal education completed, she chose to follow one of her life long dreams-- serving in the United States’ military. Kimberly commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in 2017, and currently resides in Biloxi, MS where she is stationed at Keesler Air Force base. Her interests include volunteering and humanitarian missions that have taken her to places around the world including Tanzania and El Salvador. Kimberly’s passion for dance began in high school, continued through directing a competition team in college, and led her to be a cheerleader for semi-pro football and minor league hockey teams. After a lengthy hiatus from pageantry, Kimberly had come out of retirement to pursue yet another dream-- competing on the USA Petite stage. She hopes to be an example of how it’s not too late to go after what you’ve envisioned, and to not let the fear of falling short deter you from accomplishing your goals. She is thrilled and honored to carry the title of your USA Petite Ms 2019.

USA Petite Mrs. 2019

Liza Garza

Liza Garza is a 27 year veteran teacher who has taught grades Kinder thru 6th and has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration.  Liza competed as Mrs. South Texas Petite and won the title of Mrs. Texas Petite. She then went on to nationals and is now the reigning USA Petite Mrs. 2019. Liza is also affiliated with Debi Lou Modeling and Production Company. She is a modeling instructor and is the former Mrs. Rio Grande Valley 2015, the former Mrs. South Texas 2016 and the former Mrs. Tropics of Texas 2017. Liza is extremely involved with the community and has helped out various organizations. She is happily married and has 4 children. 

USA Petite Ambassador 2019

Lisa Morales

Born on July 22, 1986 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Lisa Morales is the youngest of 6, and has 5 older brothers. She loves animals, music, panting, dancing, playing volleyball and volunteering.

 

Lisa was an honor student and Arista Honoree, which was the New York City public high school and middle school variant name for the National Honor Society chapters.

After high school, Lisa attended The Inter American University of Puerto Rico where she studied Criminal Justice. Later, she also earned a certification in Animal Psychology. 

 

Lisa has always been fascinated with the beauty and modeling industry, so she earned her Diploma from John Casablanca’s Modeling Career Center. She enjoys acting, and has been an extra on several different major productions such as The T.V. show “Burn Notice,” the movie “Chef,“ and even a Nike commercial with Lebron James. 

 

During the day, Lisa is a Mother, a Caregiver and Entrepreneur that draws from her passion for beauty to drive forward her very own organically infused cosmetics business. Her dream is to be an Inspiration to young women and to motivate them to be Strong, Smart and Bold. 

 

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