UNITED STATES of America's TEEN
Marianna Daniele hails from the great state of Pennsylvania! Marianna is an intelligent and energetic 17-year-old. She is currently a senior at Shady Side Academy Preparatory School in Pittsburgh and is a member of the Shady Side Academy Varsity Cheerleading Team. She is looking forward to attending Pennsylvania State University where she will study business finance in the Fall.
Watching her beloved grandmother, whom she called mom, passed away from pancreatic cancer inspired Marianna to create Marianna’s Optimistic Mission. (M.O.M) This platform was created to honor her Grandmother Mary and raise awareness regarding pancreatic cancer. It is Marianna’s great desire to see this horrific disease become treatable and beatable. Along with advocating for pancreatic cancer awareness and funding, Marianna is an animal advocate as well. In addition to being a cat mommy to four orange tabby fur babies, Marianna has also adopted two injured leopard geckos.
When Marianna is not volunteering her time throughout the community, she enjoys baking, tumbling, and painting. Marianna feels extremely blessed to be the United States of America’s Teen 2020. She considers it a great privilege and honor to represent a pageant system created to empower, inspire, and uplift!