Mackenzie Lee Sydow crowned Miss New Mexico USA 2024 for Miss USA 2024

01 Jul 2024 | Angelique Reyes

The Miss New Mexico USA 2024 pageant is set to dazzle at Albuquerque's prestigious venue, drawing attention to the state's top contenders. Contestants hailing from across New Mexico will compete in swimwear, evening gown, and interview segments, all vying for the coveted title and the chance to represent their state on a national platform.

Mackenzie Sydow, a native New Mexican and honors student at the University of New Mexico pursuing a BA in Psychology and Community Health, stands out among the hopefuls. At just 22, Mackenzie took on the role of legal guardian for her brother with Autism Spectrum Disorder during high school, following the loss of both parents. Her advocacy for Autism awareness extends through coaching Special Olympics and volunteering with the homeless, alongside caring for her diabetic grandfather. Mackenzie, also a signed model and arts enthusiast, aims to inspire others with her story of resilience and determination.



Meanwhile, Fernanda Gonzalez, aged 19 and currently pursuing a business degree at New Mexico State University, holds the title of Miss New Mexico Teen USA 2024. As the eldest of five siblings, Fernanda is deeply committed to supporting individuals with disabilities through her involvement with Best Buddies. Her ambition to establish a fashion line reflects her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for making a difference in the fashion industry and beyond.

The evening marked a celebration of beauty, talent, and community impact, showcasing Mackenzie Lee and Fernanda Gonzalez's remarkable journeys and dedication to their platforms. Their achievements underscore their leadership qualities and commitment to community service, core values of the Miss New Mexico USA and Teen USA organizations.



As Mackenzie Lee and Fernanda Gonzalez embark on their year of service, they will advocate for their causes and proudly represent New Mexico nationally. With unwavering support from their families, friends, and admirers across the state, both winners are poised to leave an indelible mark in the world of pageantry and beyond.

Keep an eye on Mackenzie Lee and Fernanda Gonzalez as they continue to shine on the national stage, embodying the pride and spirit of New Mexico every step of the way.