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Gabby Ortega was Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2022

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Cary

1st runner-up 2021

Semi-finalist and Miss Photogenic at Miss Teen USA 2022

A native of Cary, Gabby Ortega was crowned Miss North Carolina Teen USA on 29 January 2022 and represented North Carolina at the Miss Teen USA pageant in Reno, Nevada. A senior at Green Hope High School, Gabby enjoys coursework in astronomy and her ultimate goal is to pursue a career in astrobiology with NASA. She is a member of her high school varsity tennis team which has won numerous state championships.

2022 bio:

A junior at Green Hope High School, Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2022 Gabby Ortega enjoys coursework in astronomy and her ultimate goal is to pursue a career in astrobiology with NASA.

Gabby loves to stay active through ballroom dancing and by playing competitive tennis. She is a member of her high school varsity tennis team which has won numerous state championships. Gabby recently had the opportunity to complete an internship at her ballroom studio learning diverse teaching patterns, the company business model, and effective communication strategies. She aspires to one day open her own studio and change peoples lives through dance.

Gabby advocates for human trafficking awareness and is the founder and president of a human trafficking awareness club at her school. She teaches a curriculum to her peers and is a trained volunteer for an organization committed to the mission of ending human trafficking. She aims to use the title of Miss North Carolina Teen USA to educate and empower the youth to stay safe as they recognize the warning signs for victims and report possible victimization.

Miss Teen USA pageant photos

The Miss Teen USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Gabby’s official Miss Teen USA photos.

State pageant photos

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

Professional photos

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

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passes on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Gabby made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Gabby’s previous pageant photos, as first runner-up to Madison Walker in 2021.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Gabby’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Katie Setzer as Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2023.

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