In 2014, Mariela Pepin won the Miss Maryland Teen USA 2014 title on her first attempt. She went on to represent Maryland at Miss Teen USA 2014.
Mariela's parents are in the United States Armed Forces. She was born in Puerto Rico, has lived in Germany, Hawaii and Maryland. She has also visited France and Czechoslovakia. Being born in Puerto Rico, she cherishes investigating her introduction to the world nation's conventions and ways of life and joining them into her everyday life. She is fluent in Spanish, is a fourth-year French understudy and has studied American Sign Language.
Mariela moved on from Meade Senior secondary school one year early and is now attending Towson University. Outside of school, she appreciates volunteering with different associations, including Happy Helpers for the Homeless and Operation Welcome Home. While going by Puerto Rico, she launched a service project to look for individuals to take an interest in serving their community, for example, going to nursing homes, cleaning shorelines and covering graffiti with wall paintings.
She is the founder of Healthy, Beautiful, Confident (HBC), which means to utilize her own experience to elevate and motivate others to leave on the trip to live with an uplifting disposition. She wants to travel around Maryland speaking to schools and different associations to advance the HBC activity. She would like to urge individuals to visit her blog, https://healthybeautifulconfident.blogspot.com.
In 2017, she competed for America's Miss World 2017. Pepin also competed for the Miss Maryland USA 2018 pageant. She ultimately placed 2nd Runner-up to the title.
She returned to the Miss Maryland USA pageant stage in 2018 when she competed for and won the Miss Maryland USA 2019 title and the opportunity to represent Maryland once again on a national stage.