Introducing the New Executive State Director
Current Miss Connecticut USA®
MEET 2021 MISS CONNECTICUT USA®
Amanda Torchia is 25 years old and currently resides in Waterbury. As a daughter of immigrants, Amanda Torchia decided it was her American Dream to become Miss Connecticut USA. After receiving 1st RU two years in a row, she almost did not come back to compete. But one thing her parents always taught her was to never give up on your dream, no matter how many obstacles you may face. Now, As Miss Connecticut USA 2021, Amanda has made it her mission to mentor and motivate Connecticut’s youth in creating their own paths of success. Having a career in Early Childhood Education, Amanda was inspired to create her youth program: Educate to Create. Through her program, she works with students in inspiring them to break barriers and use the power of education to achieve their goals. She also advocates for equal opportunity within education by providing and fundraising for learning materials and supplies to be given to some of Connecticut’s poverty-centric districts, so that each child may have a chance to thrive.
In her free time, she is certified in Animal Fostering through the Humane Society and enjoys spending time learning Italian from her father, who is from Calabria, Italy. She fuels her creative side, having modeled with brands such as Jovani, Terani Couture and Tarik Ediz.
As the first Afghan woman to win Miss Connecticut USA, she is looking forward to an amazing year!