Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2022
Marcelle LeBlanc is from Birmingham, Alabama, and is the daughter of Dr. Daniel and Amanda LeBlanc. She is a freshman at Auburn University with plans to major in accounting and continue her career in film and television.
She got involved in the MAOTeen organization in December of 2019 when she entered Miss Coosa Valley’s Outstanding Teen. In 2020, Marcelle earned the job of Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2021. She was then named Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2022 on July 30, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. In addition to earning a $30,000 scholarship at the MAOTeen Competition, she was awarded $500 for top overall interview, and $500 for talent in the preliminary competition. Marcelle will be traveling the country this year promoting her social impact initiative, S.T.A.R.S. (Supporting The Arts through Resource and Scholarship).
As an accomplished actress, she has appeared in several major films and television productions including Stranger Things, Criminal Minds, Cobra Kai, and Fear Street Part 2: 1978. You can also keep an eye out for Pen15, Just Beyond on Disney+, and The Waltons Homecoming!
Follow Marcelle @missamerica and @marcelleleblanc_
Social Impact Initiative: “S.T.A.R.S.”
S.T.A.R.S. (SUPPORTING THE ARTS THROUGH RESOURCE AND SCHOLARSHIP) provides school aged children the resources to participate in after school arts programs with the mission that no child will miss out on the life changing power of the arts.
As an advocate for increased arts education in public schools, Marcelle’s year of service is dedicated to lobbying for arts program funding, and providing children who are seeking access to after school arts programs the resources necessary to get involved.
Fast facts about Marcelle.
Appeared in shows like Stranger Things, Criminal Minds, Cobra Kai, and Fear Street Part 2: 1978.
Pursuing her degree in accounting at Auburn University.
First time Miss America Outstanding Teen competitor.
Won $40,000 in scholarship assistance through the Miss America Organization.
Founded S.T.A.R.S. at the age of 14.