Madeleine Johnson is a 16-year-old junior, who is your 2020 International Junior Miss Connecticut Jr Teen. She is a model, an athlete, and has a heart of service. She has modeled most notably with American Girl at age 6, which was her start in the pageant world. Now, she is a 2 time National Service Ambassador, a Be Strong Student Ambassador, Focus Out Ambassador, part of her school's "USA" program, Key Club, National Charity League, and NSHS. In her future, Madeleine hopes to attend Yale and become a bilingual adoption attorney, as she herself is an adoptee.
As your 2020 IJM Connecticut Jr Teen, Madeleine has been able to start her own platform: Love Branches Out, which helps kids in foster care and supports adoptees. With her platform, she has been able to make over 100 encouragement cards each month for foster kids. She also posts fact Fridays to inform people about foster care and adoption to break the stigma and features other adoptees. With all of this, she has been blessed to be named an Adoptee Influencer Ambassador. To find out more about her platform, check out her website linked down below. She has also been able to be printed in 4 magazines this year and featured on notable social media accounts. This allowed her the opportunity to be a CB Hair Elastics Brand Ambassador. Madeleine was also able to attend the IJM Sherri Hill Week and is excited to compete at the International pageant coming up this December.
Madeleine's journey with pageantry has allowed her to hold multiple titles, awards, and gain scholarship money. Her titles include: 2020 International Junior Miss Connecticut Jr Teen, 2020 Miss Chandler High School America, 2020 PageantDoor Teen Miss Photogenic June 21-27, Honorary Gilmore Pageant Division Supreme Queen, Reading Pageantry’s Boo-Tiful Pumpkins Supreme Queen, Quarantine Queen Princess, 2019 USA National Miss Arizona Jr Teen, and 2019 USA National Miss Phoenix Jr Teen. She has also competed and placed in National American Miss Arizona and Arizona Cinderella Charm Girls.
This year, Madeleine placed in two Best of Pageantry awards: #4 Best Jr Teen Evening Gown and #10 Best Jr Teen/Teen headshots.