Olivia Espinosa, Miss East Valley Teen 2019, spent her childhood as the youngest of five children. She grew up the daughter of an Army Officer, having moved frequently. By living in five different states and attending numerous schools, she learned quickly to become adaptable and outgoing. This experience helped her to become friends with people all over the country. She has lived in CA, KS, GA, TX, and AZ, enjoying the vast diversity and unique experience each location had to offer. After her father's retirement, she and her family moved to Southern Arizona, which they now proudly call "home, sweet home!
Today, Olivia is 17 years old and currently a student at Primavera High School and will graduate a year early. Attending an online school has given her the flexibility to pursue modeling and her new found love of pageantry.
Her hobbies include drawing, traveling, and being a foodie. Olivia has traveled all over Europe and Mexico on numerous adventures. She has had the privilege of exploring the pyramid of Chichen Itza in the Yucatán. She ate Black Forest cake in the Black Forest, and pizza in Italy. She visited the Colosseum in Rome, walked the streets of Pompeii, and experienced a gondola ride in Venice. When she is not traveling she is always happy to come home to our beautiful Arizona sunsets and spend time with her fur baby, Salem the cat.
This year, Olivia had the honor of being chosen to walk in Arizona Fashion Week, benefiting The Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children, and Phoenix Teen Fashion Week, benefiting The Make a Wish Foundation. These are both causes very close to her heart. Olivia has supported both her older sister and a lifelong friend as they each battle different types of childhood cancers and their effects. Due to this, she plans to become a Pediatric Oncology Nurse one day. It’s her goal to directly help children with cancer by impacting their healing process with compassionate care and her positive attitude. In the meantime, she never misses an opportunity to bring awareness to the cause and volunteer in any way possible.