A’Niyah Birdsong was crowned Miss Indiana USA 2021 at the end of the finals, held on July 26, 2021 at the Paramount Theater in Anderson. She succeeded Miss Indiana USA 2020 Alexis Lete and beaten 23 beautiful girls to win this crown. She will represent her state at Miss USA 2021 in November 2021 at the Paradise Cove Theater of River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.Hailing from Anderson (Indiana), the beauty queen attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology. In 2017, she obtained her certificate in business of life sciences at the Indiana University.
She was not a newbie to pageantry. In 2017, she was crowned Miss Indiana University. In 2019, she won the title of Miss Kiwanis Balloon Festival and competed at Miss Indiana USA 2020, where she finished 2nd runner-up.
The 2021 Miss Indiana USA’s court includes :
1st runner-up – Samantha Toney (Greenwood)
2nd runner-up – Lydia Tremaine (Pride of Indiana)
3rd runner-up – Kelsey Foster (Fort Wayne)
4th runner-up – Kiki Walls (West Gary)
During the same final, Lexi Gryszowska, Miss Bloomington Teen USA, was crowned Miss Indiana Teen USA 2021.
Lexi is about to start her senior year of high school at Bloomington South. She’s in the National Honors Society with a GPA of 4.31, dances at One Step Above, runs track at school, and is a part of Riley Dance Marathon and Habitat for Humanity.
She loves spending any time she gets volunteering with the community, singing, playing guitar, or spending time with her family and friends. She also has three cats and two younger sisters.