Miss Pennsylvania USA 2016 - Elena LaQuatra
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Elena LaQuatra

  • Age: 26

    Hometown: Pittsburgh

  • Height: 5’ 8”

    Birthday: January 27

After being deafened by bacterial meningitis at age four, Elena now hears with a cochlear implant.

Not one to let that hold her back, Elena grew up a "theater kid", performing in over two dozen professional shows. She also danced her entire life, winning numerous awards for choreography and was a member of her high school's prestigious percussion ensemble.

She graduated from Point Park University, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting on Camera. Shortly thereafter, she landed a job as a Digital Video Creator for Pittsburgh's online lifestyle and entertainment channel, "4the412" for WTAE-TV.

Elena serves as an emcee for many fundraising galas across Pennsylvania, hosts "VibeTV" for Meadows Casino, is a spokesmodel for various companies, works as an agency signed model, and has been recognized for her philanthropic work throughout the state.

Her greatest passions include traveling, volunteering, eating Nutella and playing with her Chihuahuas, Miki and Taco.

  • What is your favorite emoji?

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    If you could meet any one celebrity, dead or alive, who would it be?

    Meryl Streep

  • What is your favorite movie?

    The Great Gatsby

    What is your favorite song?

    The River of Dreams - Billy Joel

  • What is your favorite food?

    Rosemary Lamb Chops

    What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

    Sea Salt Caramel Toffee

  • What is your favorite sport to play?

    Volleyball

    What is your dream travel destination?

    Australia

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