MEET THE 2022 MISS FLORIDA USA®
Taylor is a graduate of the University of Florida. She has volunteered for over 800 hours of community service at various schools, UF Health Shands, and other organizations. Taylor is the founder and director of various initiatives including “Fit2BeYou, Crowns for a Cure, and Own Your Sparkle”. As Miss Florida USA she hopes to further grow all of these initiatives while promoting women’s health and education. Fit2BeYou focuses on helping others improve their relationship with food, exercise, and their body.
As Miss Florida USA, Taylor will use this title as a megaphone to bring more awareness for not just Type 1 Diabetes but also Type 2 Diabetes and how to prevent it by living a healthy lifestyle through her social media platform on Instagram @fit2be.you or #fit2beyou. Taylor aspires to implement this as an after-school program within schools across the state or even throughout the US. As a kindergarten teacher, she believes it is important to instill healthy habits at a young age. This passion stems from her diagnosis of having Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 14. However, she does not see her diagnosis as an obstacle but more as a badge of courage, one that she wears proudly.
MEET THE 2022 MISS FLORIDA TEEN USA®
Alyssa is a freshman at the University of Central Florida pursuing a Finance degree. She has always had a love for Math and graduated with honors in the top 10% of her high school graduating class. She is very passionate about teaching kids about managing finance at an early age and hopes to use her degree to integrate more in-depth financial programs in middle and high schools.
Alyssa is very close to her three siblings and her parents and enjoys spending quality time with each of them. She loves hanging out with her cousins and friends and considers herself a people's person and enjoys volunteering and helping others. Currently Alyssa volunteers with Nourishing Lives, a local church organization that distributes food to families in need. She likes volunteering at her local recreational basketball league, coaching and mentoring to the younger ones.