Lortz is a native of Saint James, Missouri. She is the daughter of Katie and Jason Lortz. She currently attends John F. Hodge High School located in Saint James, Missouri, where she is on the honor roll.
Lortz is a huge advocate for STEM. Her interested started in fifth grade when she won the Science Fair. Since then, she has founded STEM Girl, Inc. through which she advocates for women in STEM and STEM education in local schools.
Lortz has been repeatedly recognized for her community service, advocacy and academic achievements. She was a Kode With Klossy Scholarship Recipient in both 2017 and 2018. She also received the Missouri Community Service Commission 2018 Show-Me Service Award.
Lortz started in pageants with the 2017 Miss Missouri Junior High School America Pageant. Not only did she win the title, she was also the winner of the Most Photogenic Award, People's Choice Award as well as the Overall Interview, Fashion Runway and Evening Gown Awards.
Lortz went on to compete at the 2017 Miss Junior High School America Pageant. She placed as first runner-up. She was also named the Overall Fashion Runway winner and placed in the Top 5 for the Community Service Award.
Lortz continued her pageant journey on the Miss Missouri Teen USA stage. She registered for the 2018 Miss Missouri Teen USA Pageant. On her first try at the title, she cracked the Top 5 and walked away as third runner-up. She also won the Evening Gown Award.
Shortly after, Lortz then tried her hand with the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Organization. She won the title of Miss Branson’s Outstanding Teen 2018 and compete at the 2018 Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Pageant. She won a Rookie Evening Gown and Onstage Question Award as well as a Preliminary Evening Gown and Onstage Question Award. Lortz also won the Most Photogenic Award and walked away as a semifinalist, placing in the Top 11.
Lortz found her way back on the Miss Missouri Teen USA stage after the Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Pageant. She competed at the 2019 Miss Missouri Teen USA Pageant. After cracking the Top 5 the year before, Lortz walked away with the crown.
Lortz was crowned Miss Missouri Teen USA 2019 on September, 16, 2018, at the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel located in Boonville, Missouri. She will compete for the title of Miss Teen USA 2019.