A native of Meridian, Katarina Schweitzer was crowned Miss Idaho USA on 27 September 2020 and represented Idaho at the Miss USA 2021 pageant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Katarina has a Masters of Education in Early Childhood and Special Education and has worked as a special education teacher.
Katarina Schweitzer holds a Masters of Education in Early Childhood and Special Education, and a certificate in Infant and Toddler Mental Health from Boise State University. She is an alumna of Alpha Chi Omega, the National Honors Society, and is a previous NJROTC Cadet Commander! When not teaching, Katarina enjoys runs with her dog, and watching or playing football. Katarina comes from a military family and has spearheaded a program called Operation Support Our Troops! She has a long pageant history in both California and Idaho including local participation for Miss California Teen USA and numerous Miss Idaho (America) local titles in addition to her previous Miss Idaho USA placements. In 2016 she was third runner-up at Miss Idaho and in 2019 won the Miss Idaho Collegiate America title and was a semi-finalist at Miss Collegiate America that year.
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Katarina’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 Katarina’s previous pageant photos from Miss California Teen USA 2012 and Miss Idaho USA 2014, 2015 and 2019.
All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Katarina’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Jordana Dahmen as Miss Idaho USA 2022.
Due to the timing of the Miss Idaho USA and Teen USA 2022 pageant, Katarina attended the Cancun retreat, Miss USA pageant and San Diego reunion after crowning her successor. Here are her “after the crown” photos.