Christa Schafer was crowned Miss New Mexico USA 2021 while Emily Lehr won the crown of Miss New Mexico Teen USA 2021 in the presence of Miss USA at the end of the finals, held on August 15, 2021 at Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces. They succeed respectively Miss New Mexico USA 2020 Cecilia Rodriguez and Miss New Mexico Teen USA 2020 Isabella Bizzell. They earned the right to represent their country at Miss USA 2021 and Miss Teen USA 2021 at the Paradise Cove Theater of River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA on 29th November 2021.
Christa Schafer currently resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She graduated from Coronado High School in Gallina, New Mexico. The 26-year-old beauty queen is not a newbie to pageantry, Schafer was Miss El Paso 2017 and also competed at Miss Texas USA 2020 and finished in the Top 19.
The 2021 Miss New Mexico USA’s court included :
1st Runner-up – Ayana Pai
2nd Runner-up – Elizabeth Nelson
3rd Runner-up – Dominique Ehrl
4th Runner-up – Sapphire Persinger
The 2021 Miss New Mexico Teen USA’s court included :
1st Runner-up – Jade Vargas
2nd Runner-up – Caroline Babcock
3rd Runner-up – Katherine Smith
4th Runner-up – Brooke Freilino