Miss Maine Teen USA
Miss Maine Teen USA 2021
Hello America! I am so happy and honored to be your Miss Maine Teen for 2021. My name is Kyah Rosalie Brown. I am a Maine native, born in Portland on December 7, 2004 making Makiah Brown the proudest older brother. My mom, Denise Corriveau was a single parent, who raised my brother and me. She demonstrated the value of hard work, independence and perseverance. My mom met my step dad, Neil Corriveau, who brought his two daughters Sydeny and Vivian into our lives. In 2015, my family welcomed our seventh addition, my youngest brother Wyatt. Both my parents have served in the military and in 2019, we all came together to support each other while my step dad served our country in a yearlong deployment.
Now, my family and I live in Poland Maine, and I go to Poland Regional High School, where I play two-sports. Being 5’9’’, I love to play basketball and in the spring, I love being outside playing softball. I am going to be a junior in the fall. Education was not always an easy journey for me. I struggled with aspects of learning to read and write. My mom helped support me through my educational journey by advocating for an Individualized Education Plan. The school also helped by providing me alternatives to traditional classroom time. I have been able to overcome some of these challenges. I am thriving in school and will be focusing on a trade beginning next year in the culinary arts program. This makes a lot of sense for me because right now, I work at a local restaurant, The Little Brick Pub and we make the best pizza in town!
Because I will be studying culinary arts in school and I am working in the field, I have developed a passion for bringing awareness to childhood hunger and food insecurities. Did you know that in, Maine over 166 thousand people are facing hunger – and of them over, 44 thousand are children? I volunteer with my aunt at the Good Shepard Food bank to help my community and state. I plan to use my Miss Maine Teen platform to expand focus on these issues.
After winning Miss Maine Teen, which by the way, is the first pageant I have ever entered, I would describe my “post-crowned” self as becoming a real life princess with a blinged out sash and crown to prove it. However, on the inside, I am a self-proclaimed “inner-nerd”! I love to “geek out” over anime, I dance whenever there is music, I recently started crocheting and most of all, I love petting my dog Zeus, who is my best fur friend!
I can’t wait to represent Maine in the 2021 Miss Teen USA pageant. See you all this fall in Tulsa Oklahoma.