A Californian who resided in the outer Portland suburb of Hillsboro during her reign, Katerina Villegas was crowned Miss Oregon USA on 22 December 2019 and represented Oregon at the Miss USA 2020 pageant in Memphis Tennessee. Her singles “Dangerous Love” & “Hey Mami” placed in the top 15 on the Dance Club Songs Billboard Chart
Katerina Villegas, a doctorate student and future Clinical Air Force Psychologist, works to educate others on developing coping mechanisms for the issues of mental health such as anxiety and depression. Her goal is to challenge our youth by encouraging them to step outside their comfort zones to grow in confidence. Katerina has had two Billboard Chart hits, and has performed her song “Hey Mami,” on national and international television.
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Katerina’s state pageant photos.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
Katerina was one of ten Miss USA 2020 contestants who had competed in California prior to winning a different state. She was a non-finalist at Miss California USA in both 2015 and 2016.
All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Katerina’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Allison Cook as Miss Oregon USA 2021.
Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Katerina’s “after the crown” photos, including of her 2022 wedding where a number of her Miss USA sisters were invited.