Miss Pennsylvania Biography
Miss Pennsylvania 2012
Jordyn Colao, Miss Pennsylvania 2012,
graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in May, 2012. At
Penn State she attained the honor of Magna Cum Laude, a GPA of 3.73
and a Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-behavioral Health. Jordyn,
an avid student of the sciences, plans to continue her education on
the graduate level and earn a masters degree in Physician Assistant
Studies in order to ultimately practice in a cardiology unit.
While at Penn State Jordyn
balanced her rigorous schedule of studies with membership in the
Tapestry Dance Company. Consequently, she had the opportunity to
travel to New York City to train with the renowned Steps Dance
Studio on Broadway. She also helped to raise over $20,000 for THON,
a dance marathon benefiting pediatric cancer. This effort aligned
perfectly with Jordyn’s role as an active advocate for the American
Heart Association: she has spent five years promoting the AHA across
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
In 2008, Jordyn graduated
from McDowell High School at the top of her class. While in high
school she was active in a myriad of activities which included
Honors College, cheerleading, dance team, peer mediation and peer
tutoring. Jordyn served as the Vice-President of her class during
both her junior and senior years.
Jordyn has been tap dancing
since the age of 3 when she immediately fell in love with the art.
She currently dances with Candice Miscavage at the David Blight
School of Dance. She has devoted a great deal of her time competing
in national and world championships in Chicago, Baltimore, Virginia
Beach and Orlando. In this manner, her competitive spirit and her
artistic longings are both addressed and satisfied. She has
performed at multiple NBA games and has, not surprisingly, won
national and world championships in cheerleading and dance.
Jordyn became enthralled
with the Miss Pennsylvania Organization in the fall of 2010 when
she, for the first time, competed for and won the title of Miss
Laurel Highlands. She was second runner up to Miss Pennsylvania
2011, as well as the winner of the preliminary talent and swimsuit
award and the Miss America Academic Award. During her second year as
she competed in the State pageant with the title of Miss Freedom
Forge, she received the preliminary swimsuit award and the
prestigious title of Miss Pennsylvania 2012.
Jordyn’s platform, “Heart
to Heart” – Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, is inspired by
her tragic loss of three grandparents to heart disease. Jordyn
sincerely wants to connect everyone in Pennsylvania to her platform,
as everyone has surely been effected by the tragedies of heart
disease whether through a friend, family member or from personal
experience. She is also part of the “Jump Rope for Heart” campaign
which allows children to raise money for their school through
Jordyn is the daughter of
Joseph and Laurie Colao. She has two sisters Gabrielle and Alexa
and is the godmother to her beautiful niece Paige.
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