Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2021
Delaney Musgrave is an 18-year-old high school senior at The Lawrenceville School from Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
At 15-years-old, Delaney decided that she wanted to pursue new opportunities and made the decision to attend a private boarding high school. In her junior year of high school, Delaney was voted and honored by the 45 girls in her house, the McClellan house, to be house president. This year, as a senior, Delaney is the Student Council Vice President of Social Life where she plans social events and serves as an active and supportive member of the student council. She is also on the Tour Guide council and Prefect in her house, where she acts as a mentor and “big sister” to the new and younger “McSisters” in the house.
As a new sophomore at her boarding school, Delaney was the only new student and also 1 of 5 sophomores in the fall musical performance of Sweeney Todd. She started participating in musical theater when she was 9-years-old and has played lead roles in many shows such as Bye Bye Birdie, Beauty and the Beast, and she will be playing Morticia Addams in The Addams Family in the fall of 2021.
Delaney is passionate about performing arts, but she is also a lover of visual art. After taking photography classes in middle school, Delaney decided to start her own photography business. She specializes in taking headshots, but she has also shot family portraits, senior photos, photos for modeling portfolios, and even for prom designer Sherri Hill. Fun fact: Delaney did her own hair and makeup and took her own headshot for the Miss New Jersey Teen USA pageant! Through her photography business, Delaney has been able to raise over $4,000 for numerous charities she is passionate about such as the Pablove Foundation, SEGA Girls’ School in Tanzania, Ronald McDonald House, the Trevor Project, HomeFront, and more.
Aside from photography, Delaney also enjoys painting and drawing. She was honored to have pieces of her artwork displayed in her school’s annual “Black and White Gala.” This year, Delaney is taking an Advanced Studio Art course where she will compile her portfolio of artistic work. As the Vice President of Social Life, she is excited to start a new event called the “Big Red Gala” to highlight visual artists on campus and to display their art.
Outside of school, Delaney enjoys collecting antiques, watching Marvel movies, going tubing with her dog Lady, and going to Disney World with her family. She is the youngest of 4 siblings born in 4 years, and she loves to spend time with her family. Additionally, she has dabbled in modeling at New York Fashion Week and was Sherri Hill’s youngest prom-line model ever at 13-years-old. Although her current future goals do not include becoming a professional model, one of her goals is to obtain her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of California Berkeley and to then graduate from Duke University School of Medicine to pursue a career as a pediatric oncologist.
Delaney is beyond excited to be Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2021 and she hopes to cherish every second of her reign. From continuing her charity work with the SEGA Girls’ School in Tanzania alongside her “McSisters” from the McClellan house to telling her story of how pageantry changed her life for the better, Delaney hopes to make New Jersey proud as she represents the incredible state at the 2021 Miss Teen USA competition this November!
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