A native of Dracut, Sarah de Souza was crowned Miss Massachusetts USA on 13 June 2021 and represented Massachusetts at the Miss USA 2021 pageant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sarah is a first generation Brazilian-American who speaks Portuguese and Spanish. She is passionate about art and works as an interior designer.
Sarah de Souza is an artist and interior designer, passionate about using her creative abilities to create change in the world. Sarah is a 25-year-old, born and raised in Dracut, Massachusetts and has now lived in Boston for over seven years. She is the oldest of four sisters, which she loves dearly, and has two French bulldogs, Prince and Penelope, which she considers her children. Her studies have always been extremely important to her as she graduated from Dracut Senior High School in 2014 with High Honors and graduated from Suffolk University with Cum Laude in 2018. After receiving her Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, Sarah began working for a small residential interior design company as a junior designer, where she helps turn clients visions into reality. She had her first art show in Somerville in 2019, where she debuted multiple paintings that she created over the years. Creating art in any way, shape, or form is one of her greatest passions and being able to share that gift to the world makes it even more fulfilling.
As a first generation Brazilian-American, Sarah speaks Portuguese as well as Spanish. With both parents being born and raised in Brazil, speaking about immigrants and immigration reform is one of Sarah’s greatest passions. She created a podcast called ‘ism- immigrant stories matter’, where she sits down with immigrants and children of immigrants and has them tell their unique stories about their struggles and successes in this country. She hopes to use her platform as Miss Massachusetts USA to continue to speak on immigration, so that together we can change the negative stigmas around immigrants and instead, embrace our differences. She hopes to one day turn ism into a non-profit, where she can help immigrants in this country by providing them with funds, connections, and resources to hopefully guide them towards their American Dream. Sarah is extremely proud of being from Massachusetts and is honored to be able to represent the state she loves.
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Sarah’s state pageant photos.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
Sarah was a semi-finalist in the Miss Massachusetts USA 2020 pageant.
All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Sarah’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Skarlet Ramirez as Miss Massachusetts USA 2022.
Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Sarah’s “after the crown” photos.