UNITED STATES of America's MISS
Born and raised in New York City, an entrepreneur with a killer fashion sense and a true heart for service, Katherine McQuade is the new United States of America’s Miss 2023. Katherine has graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Arts, with a concentration in Creative Media and a minor in Photography. In addition to being a 15-time President’s Volunteer Service Award Gold Medal recipient, Katherine has received the Lifetime Presidential Award for Volunteer Service for over 6,426 hours of Community Service. Katherine is a proud Ambassador to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. As the creator/founder of “Promoting Hope – Potholders for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness,” she has raised nearly $10,000 in honor of her grandmother, Genevieve Bonura. Katherine launched her own digital marketing agency: KMM Consulting, where she guides other female entrepreneurs like herself to find their own brand identity on all social media platforms! As a foodie, Katherine created her own food blog: Ketchup with Katherine! Finally, she has adopted 4 kitty cats from her favorite local animal shelter, and they are all named after iconic TV characters from some of her favorite TV shows!