Pageant veteran Corrin Stellakis was crowned Miss US International 2021 during the finals held June 25 in Kissimmee, Florida.

The 24-year-old multi-hyphenate, representing New York, will represent the US at the 61st edition of the Miss International beauty pageant next year. She succedded 2020 winner Maritsa Platis, who will compete at the 60th Miss International in November.

Kenyatta Beazer of Maryland placed first runner-up.

Stellakis, who graduated with a degree in communication and psychology, is a certified personal trainer, a self-development and pageant coach, and make-up artist. A familiar face in the pageant scene, she previously represented the USA at the Miss Earth 2016 contest and finished in the Top 8. She later assumed the title of Miss Earth Fire 2016. In 2017, she was crowned Miss Multiverse.

“This is still so surreal! I feel so beyond blessed,” she posted on Instagram.

The USA won the Miss International crown thrice (1974, 1978, and 1982). It currently ranks 1st in Missosology Big5 Ranking. Missosology.Org; Photos from Miss US International page