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Desirée Pérez was Miss Connecticut USA 2014


4th runner-up 2013, Non-finalist Miss NY USA 2012

A native of Stamford, Desirée Pérez was crowned Miss Connecticut USA on 17 November 2013 and represented Connecticut at the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She hosts a weekly segment on Telemundo 47 NBCUniversal called ‘Cocinando Contigo’.

2014 bio:

Desiree is a Venezuelan native who moved to the United States at the age of 9 due to medical reasons. She was diagnosed with a rare tumor that developed in her jaw at the age of 7 and was quickly removed by a bone transplant. As a result, she hopes to use her title to advocate for children that have been exposed to cancer. This situation has allowed her to understand the importance of encouraging others through her story. In her free time, Desiree loves to spend quality time with her friends and family, attend comedy shows, cook, and paddle board. Desiree was raised in a business household, which helped her developed a business mindset. She has built an Amway business by being an Independent Business Owner. She hopes to create a legacy for her family. Desiree believes in the art of Free Enterprise and hopes to help as many people as possible do the same.

Miss USA pageant photos

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

State pageant photos

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

Professional photos

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

Previous pageant photos

There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Desirée’s previous pageant photos.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Desirée’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Ashley Golebiewski as Miss Connecticut USA 2015.

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Desirée’s “after the crown” photos.

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