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Jade Ferdinand was Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2023


Non-finalist 2021

A native of Stamford, Jade Ferdinand was crowned Miss Connecticut Teen USA on 16 April 2023 and represented Connecticut at Miss Teen USA 2023 in Reno, Nevada.  Jade is a freshman at the University of Connecticut where she is studying psychology.  As a high school senior she was a track and field captain and received. regional and state recognitions.

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2023 bio:

Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2023 Jade Ferdinand is a 19-year old college freshman at the University of Connecticut where she majors in psychology. As a child, Jade grew up dancing, singing and modeling but in her teen years, she found her greatest success on the track. As a high school senior, she was a track and field captain, received regional and state recognitions and was instrumental in leading her sprint relay team to a bid at both the 2022 New Balance Indoor and Outdoor National Championships.

Jade’s venture into pageantry happened quite by chance when she found herself suffering from low self-esteem, anxiety and panic disorder, all of which were exacerbated by the pandemic. Pageantry (along with therapy) allowed her to work on her mental health, regain her self-confidence and helped her to rebuild her self-esteem. As such, Jade is an advocate for self-love, self-empowerment and mental health awareness for teens.In her free time, Jade enjoys staying physically active by biking, running and hiking. She also finds time to give back to her community through community service projects benefiting at-risk youth and families. She is an animal lover and volunteers weekly helping to care for puppies. As Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2023, Jade would like to serve as a role model for teens and adolescents, encouraging them to prioritize their mental health so that they can truly be the best versions of themselves: happy, healthy, confident – authentically you!

Miss Teen USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss Teen USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Jade’s official Miss Teen USA photos.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Jade’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passes on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Jade has made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Jade’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Ava Celentano as Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2024.

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