Resident to compete for Miss Massachusetts title

Jun 20, 2023

A Dartmouth native will compete this weekend for the Miss Massachusetts crown.

Mya Leonardo, a 2021 graduate of Dartmouth High School is among the 24 finalists named for the competition.

Leonardo, who recently won the title of Miss Southeastern Massachusetts, is a rising junior at Northeastern University where she studies biology and business administration.

This is her second appearance at the state competition, although she has competed at the teen level previously.

She will be dancing for the talent portion of the competition and her community service initiative is “Smart Smiles: Empowering the World One Smile at a Time.”

The field of 24 candidates will be narrowed to a Top 10 plus the People’s Choice candidate. Supporters help select the People’s Choice position by voting online.

Each vote is $1. Online voting is live through 10 p.m. on Friday, June 23. For more details, visit and click on the online voting link.

The next Miss Massachusetts will earn a $15,000 scholarship and will compete at the 102nd Miss America competition in January.

“We have some of the best and brightest young women from across the Bay State competing to be our next Miss Massachusetts this year,” said Dolores Rabuffo, Executive Director of the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Organization. “With the rising cost of a college education, we are proud to be able to assist our contestants financially as they continue their education.