Genesis Suero is the reigning Miss New York USA 2018 and will represent the state in the upcoming Miss USA pageant. The 26-year-old Dominican Republic-born pageant queen currently lives in Brooklyn and succeeded 2017 winner Hannah Lopa for the crown. Suero, whose full name is Genesis Camilla Suero, immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic at age 13 before becoming a United States citizen at age 21.
It was just two years ago that Genesis’ mother got to join her in the United States. Genesis had worked two jobs from the age of 15 to provide for her family and is currently pursuing her Real Estate license with the hopes of creating a Real Estate Firm that will allow job opportunities and support for immigrants.
She hopes to use her platform as Miss New York USA “to encourage immigrants across the United States to work hard to succeed in the land of opportunity.”
Miss USA takes place Monday, May 21 at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. The pageant will air live on FOX. The Miss Universe pageant will take place at a yet-to-be-determined date.