Sydney Robertson of Williamsport was crowned Miss Pennsylvania USA 2021 while Yvonne Burke of Doylestown was crowned Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2021 at the end of the final, held on July 30, 2021 at the Richland Performing Arts Center, Johnstown, PA. There was no pageants last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new titleholders earned the right to represent her state at Miss USA and Miss Teen USA respectively, later this year in Tulsa.
Nearly 80 young women and teens participated in the competitions. Both pageants featured interviews and evening gown competition. There was swimsuit competition for Miss Pennsylvania USA contestants and activewear competition for the Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA contestants.
Miss Pennsylvania USA 2021
Hailing from Willimasport, Sydney succeeded and was crowned by Miss Pennsylvania USA 2020 Victoria Piekut. She is a licensed esthetician and model. In 2018, she graduated from the Aveda Institute in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA where she completed an esthetician program.
She is not a newbie to pageantry. In 2012, she competed at Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2012, she was second runner-up, losing to first runner-up Alex-Taylor Deitz and titleholder Julia Belechak. In 2013, she was crowned Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2014 at the Hyatt Regency International Airport Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She also won the Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic awards. In 2014, Sydney represented Pennsylvania at Miss Teen USA 2014 at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. She won the Miss Congeniality award and finished second runner-up. In 2019, she competed at Miss Pennsylvania USA 2020 at the Richland Performing Arts Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania where she was placed as the fourth runner-up.
Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2021
Yvonne Burke competed in 2020 at Miss High School America representing Pennsylvania and she finished among the top 16 of this pageant.