A Californian who was residing in Las Cruces when she was crowned Miss New Mexico USA 2020, Cecilia Rodriguez represented New Mexico at the Miss USA 2020 pageant in Memphis Tennessee. A bilingual educator, aside from fluently speaking English and Spanish she has also studied French at the Catholic University of Paris.
Cecilia Rodriguez is a bilingual educator, teaching English and Spanish to preschoolers, and strives to make changes in and out of the classroom. When she’s not working with her students, Cecilia loves going for a run, catching a baseball game, and traveling to as many cities as possible. Aside from fluently speaking English and Spanish, she studied French at the Catholic University of Paris.
She loves volunteering with the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen in honor of her mother. Cecilia hopes to transition into a special education teacher in the near future.
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Cecilia’s state pageant photos.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
Cecilia competed in California four times, making the semi-finals once, and then competed at Miss Arizona USA a few months before winning New Mexico.
All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Cecilia’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Christa Schafer as Miss New Mexico USA 2021.
Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are “after the crown” photos.