A native of Peachtree City, Elizabeth Greenberg was crowned Miss Georgia Teen USA on 20 February 2021 and represented Georgia at the Miss Teen USA 2021 pageant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A student at the University of Georgia majoring in elementary education, Liza hopes to be the kind of teacher that shapes lives at an early point in a child’s educational career.
Miss Georgia Teen USA 2021 Liza Greenberg is a nineteen-year-old student at the University of Georgia majoring in elementary education. She wants to become an elementary school teacher and be the kind of teacher that shapes lives at an early point in a child’s educational career.
If someone had to describe Liza Greenberg in one word it would be perseverant. Whether it was overcoming being the child of a divorce, or being part of the graduating class of 2020 in the middle of an unprecedented global pandemic, or reaching for her childhood dream of becoming Miss Georgia Teen USA, Liza always manages to find a way to build herself back up and come back into the game bigger, better, and stronger each time. She chooses to look on the bright side of childhood divorce and to acknowledge that she would not have the family she has today had it not been for this particular circumstance.
Liza graduated from Trinity Christian School in 2020 where she was both academically successful and involved with extracurricular activities, all of which came to an abrupt end in March of 2020 with no chances for last spring breaks with friends, proms, or graduations. But again, she came back with a bang and is attending her dream school, has successfully made it on the dean’s list and is planning for a future to inspire other young children.
Miss Georgia Teen USA has been the ultimate goal for Liza since she was eight years old. This was Liza’s third year to participate in Miss Georgia Teen USA. Her first year, she made it to the top 15. Her second year she was first runner up and this year she walked away with the title. She wants other young girls to see that it is not always the path you think that you have mapped out for yourself that leads you to your goals, but instead a winding road of hard work, self-reflection, flexibility and perseverance that in the end will lead them to achieve their dream. She is the first Miss GA Teen USA first runner-up to come back and win the following year since at least 1997!
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Elizabeth’s state pageant photos.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Elizabeth’s previous pageant photos.