Joanna Nagle crowned Miss Vermont USA 2021 for Miss USA 2021

07 Jun 2021 | Camilla Suarez

The organization of Miss Vermont USA hosted the coronation ceremony for Miss Vermont USA 2021 on 6th June 2021 at The Spruce Peak Arts Center in Stowe, Lamoille County, Vermont where Joanna Nagle was crowned as the new Miss Vermont USA 2021 at the end of the event finale. She will now represent Vermont in Miss USA 2021 and has succeeded Miss Vermont USA 2020 Shannah Weller of Middlebury for the crown.

Hailing from Colchester, Joanna Nagle is 27-years-old and stands 180 cm tall. She attended the University of Vermont in Burlington, Chittenden County, where she studied business administration and marketing. She was a member of the university’s marketing club and women’s ice hockey club. She also studied graphic design at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was a marketing intern at Church Street Marketplace in Burlington.


Joanna Nagle crowned Miss Vermont USA 2021 for Miss USA 2021


Miss Vermont USA 2021 Joanna Nagle’s court includes:

First runner-up: Jessie Graves

Second runner-up: Paige Carrara

Third runner-up: Kathryn Trahan

Fourth runner-up: Erin McClallen

Joanna started playing hockey when she was 8-years-old and was a varsity ice hockey player. She, along with playing ice hockey, is a professional model who is extremely passionate about it and wants to use the platform given to her in the best way possible. She plays various roles at the Special Olympics Vermont, where she volunteers annually as needed. Joanna was a deputy troop leader for the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains along with being a volunteer at U10 girls’ hockey trainer at Burlington Amateur Hockey Association.

The beauty queen is not new to the world of beauty pageants as she was adjudged as the second runner-up at Miss Vermont USA 2016 and the fourth runner-up at Miss Vermont USA 2017. She has worked with a few famous designers, photographers, and makeup artists, which has helped her to gain confidence, experience, and in-depth knowledge about the beauty pageant world, which will be helpful for her when she represents Vermont at Miss USA 2021.


Joanna Nagle Miss USA 2021


Joanna started working as a digital marketing specialist for Blue Corona in Washington, DC, the USA in 2017 and started volunteering at the Baltimore Youth Hockey Club as U12 girls ice hockey coach and U14 girls ice hockey coach in 2018. She believes that beauty pageants are a great way to introduce a new subset of people to the hockey world.

"My sister brought me this flyer for a pageant. She was like, ‘hey you should do this.’ I kind of looked at her was like, I’m a hockey player. She was like ‘I know, I want to see someone who is an athlete like me doing something like this on that scale, and that’s when I said OK, I’ll do it, " Joanna shared in one of her interviews. Joanna’s platform is to promote gender equality in coaching and explaining her cause, she mentioned, "Out of all those years that I played with a coach, only one of those years I had a female coach, although they were girls’ teams, and then coaching. One year, I was a head coach and I had a male assistant and it felt like every single time they’d shake the man’s hand coach and he’d have too re-direct them. "

Joanna is self-assured, strong, and determined to win, and as a former athlete, she understands leadership and the desire to win. She has started to prepare for the competition and strongly believes that with her dedication and focus, she will be able to perform her best at making the people of Vermont proud.

Miss Teen Vermont USA 2021 was also held on the same night where Jamisyn Baker has crowned the new queen. She will represent Vermont at Miss Teen USA 2021.

Congratulations queens!