Chelsea Demby

Photo Credit:  Catherine Fiehn Photography



Make an impact on your community as a contestant at the most empowering #GirlBoss event in Connecticut!  Girls 14-27 qualify for recognition awarded at MISS CONNECTICUT USA® and MISS CONNECTICUT TEEN USA® 

Photo Credits for both Winners:  Catherine Fiehn Photography 


Chelsea Demby

Chelsea Demby is a 24 year old graduate of Lasell College with a degree in Fashion Communication & Promotion and a minor in Event Management. She currently works as an Event Program Coordinator for The Hometown Foundation,Inc a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable foundation focused on 5 pillars of charity including animal welfare, emergency response, major illness, military and individuals with intellectual disabilities. 

Chelsea also works as a model, and fell in love with this industry when she discovered that she is not only able to express herself in a creative way, but she is also able to tell a story through her poses, body, face, and through fashion. 

A multi-racial woman, Chelsea has heritage in Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Portugal, England, and Ireland. Born on the island of Nantucket, she is honored to work for a non-profit that makes a difference in the lives of so many people not only in the community of Connecticut but the world!

Her overall passion is to advocate for Self Acceptance while redefining the definition, as acceptance for all. Chelsea believes we are all more empowered when we empower each other. 


Samantha Sarelli

Sam Sarelli is an 18 year old freshman at Trinity College. She is planning on double majoring in political science and economics with a minor in human rights. She plans on attending law school in the future to one day specialize in corporate or human rights law. She plans on doing pro-bono work with international human trafficking organizations. She is a current member of the Pre-Law Society at Trinity College and the Investment Club.

Sam graduated high school with a 3.97 GPA and a member of the Math Honor Society, where she tutored inner city children for math.

She is a first generation Albanian American and a fluent Albanian and Spanish speaker. Sam is also an ambassador for United Against Bullies, where she shares her bullying story with students and give them the tools they need to fight bullying and find confidence in themselves. She has reached over 1,000 students and counting. She also has a social movement on Instagram called Spread Kindness with Sam where she uses social media in a positive way to promote anti-bullying messages and share the importance of being kind. Sam is very excited to spend this year advocating for bullying and human trafficking, both issues close to her heart. 

Copyright Ewald Productions, independent producers of the Miss USA and Miss TEEN USA state preliminary pageants for the state of Connecticut under license by IMG Universe, LLC DBA the Miss Universe Organization. Miss Universe ®, Miss USA ® and Miss TEEN USA ® and all variants therefore, and the "Woman with Stars" Logo and the crown designs are all registered trademarks and copyrights of the Miss Universe Organization.