Andolyn Medina, a member of the Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be competing for the coveted title of Miss America 2022 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT on December 16th.  The reigning Miss District of Columbia, Medina will be the only Divine Nine member to compete in this year’s pageant.

Medina is the daughter of two naval officers. Her mother retired after 20 years as a Lieutenant Commander and her father retired after 24 years as a Lieutenant. She followed in her parents’ footsteps, joining the Navy in 2019. “My parents believe heavily in giving back, and so I began to join them in volunteering at the age of four,” says Medina. “I remain an avid volunteer to this day and encourage others to find their passion and give back.”

If crowned the 100th Miss America, Medina would make history as the first Afro-Latina, due to her Puerto Rican and African American ancestry, and she would also be the first military member to be wear the crown. She is hopeful that becoming Miss America will show the next generation of girls that they can have it all. “I feel blessed to be in the position I am in and I thank God for all of the many blessings he’s given me,” says Medina. “I am humbled by all of the many memorable moments I have experienced thus far and look to the future for many more.” To learn more about Andolyn Medina, visit her website here.

Currently, she is raising money for the Miss America Foundation as a part of the Miss America 2022 competition. To donate to her cause, click here. 

We wish Andolyn much success in her pursuit of the Miss America title and welcome you to leave your well wishes in the comments below!

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