Afro-Latina Breanna Myles is a beauty pageant titleholder who was recently crowned Miss Teen USA 2021. Myles had previously been crowned Miss Florida Teen USA 2021, and now makes history as the first from Florida to win the Miss Teen USA crown.
"I cannot believe this is what God had in store for my life. I am so thankful & ready to get started on being an impactful mentor and role model to every single person I come across🤍"- Breanna Myles
Miss Teen USA 2021 was held on November 27, 2021, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 18-year-old Afro-Latina beauty advanced as a part of the Top 16, and later advanced into the Top 5 as well, before being crowned as the winner by outgoing titleholder Kiʻilani Arruda.
Myles was born in Kentucky to a Dominican mother and African-American father, and moved to Florida at age seven. She was raised in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and graduated from high school in 2021, with a dual enrollment associate degree from Indian River State College. Prior to becoming Miss Teen USA, Myles was attending Florida State University and studying computer science and musical theatre, with career aspirations of becoming a software engineer. It is her goal to encourage young girls to have the drive, confidence, and passion to pursue careers in STEM.
Breanna's Favorite Quote: Every day is a fashion show & the world is your runway.
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Myles first began her pageantry career at age 12. She first competed in Miss Florida Teen USA in 2020, where she placed as the third runner-up despite falling on stage. Myles later returned the following year, and ultimately was crowned Miss Florida Teen USA 2021. As Miss Florida Teen USA, she received the right to represent Florida at Miss Teen USA 2021. With her win, Myles became the first entrant from Florida to ever be crowned Miss Teen USA.
Breanna enjoys musical theater, video editing, and digital art, owns the small business named Bre's Digital Designs where she creates custom digital portraits and branding. A portion of all sales go to the Saint Marks Educational Center to help provide opportunities for all students.
With her passion for service, she founded GEMS: Girls Making Strides Everywhere, an organization that inspires young women to be actively involved in their communities. GEMS’ premise is to build confidence and a sense of purpose in young women by providing a rewarding community service volunteering experience.
Miss Teen USA 2021 was the 39th Miss Teen USA pageant, with 51 entrants held on November 27, 2021, at the Paradise Cover Theater of River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The competition was hosted by Kalani Hilliker and Nicole Adamo.
(See Breanna crowned around 1:31:07)