Mauria was born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi’s She was 15 when she decided to get involved in pageants. Mauria was born into a large family of 7. Her love of family is what inspired her to start entering pageants. She believes friends are like family and what better way to make friends than in a pageant with multiple girls. Mauria won “Miss Lee County” at the age of 17 in January, 2019. She hopes to win a bigger title, like Miss Magnolia State, andnuse her title to start a prom for special education students at her local church. Mauria hopes to win a bigger title to help push her dreams into reality.