Miss USA 2022 Morgan Romano of Concord is the Tar Heel state’s 4th Miss USA. Previously Miss North Carolina USA, she succeeds R’Bonney Gabriel. Morgan has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of South Carolina and has a passion for STEM.
Morgan has a passion for STEM education for children and spends her free time volunteering with Project Scientist, an after-school program that provides a high quality STEM curriculum to young girls.Morgan is an alumna of the University of South Carolina where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2020. She is currently an Application Engineer at R.E. Mason in Charlotte, NC.
During her year, Morgan plans on expanding her initiative “Outside the Box”, which provides science kits to classrooms, children’s hospitals, libraries, and to students in need. It also focuses on spreading the message that it is okay to fully embrace who you are, no matter what that may be. Morgan hopes to set that example by wearing the Miss North Carolina USA crown and being a woman in STEM.
Morgan was officially crowned Miss USA 2022 by Miss Universe R’Bonney Gabriel at the Miss Alabama USA pageant preliminary competition on 27 January 2022.
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Morgan’s state pageant photos.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
Morgan first competed at Miss South Carolina USA 2019 where she placed in the top 10. At Miss North Carolina USA 2021 she finished second runner-up to Madison Bryant.