Miss Pennsylvania Biography

Miss Pennsylvania 2013
Annie Rosellini

      Annie Rosellini, Miss Pennsylvania 2013, is a student at Point Park University. She began her college career at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia as a dance performance major. After transferring to Point Park University, she decided to pursue a public relations and advertising degree. Remaining an avid lover of dance, she has declared it as a minor, with plans to graduate with both degrees in May 2015. She enjoys taking dance classes throughout the Pittsburgh area. 

      In 2010, Annie graduated from Butler Area Senior High School with a 3.98 GPA. While in high school she was involved in many activities including honors choir, musical theater productions, Student Council, the Student Advisory Board, and was her Junior and Senior Class Treasurer. But, her favorite extracurricular activity was being a member of the Sequinettes dance team, part of the well renowned Butler High School Marching Band. With the band she had the opportunities to perform in the famous Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, the Citrus Bowl Parade in Orlando, the Nation’s Day Parade in New York City, and the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia. 

      Annie’s love of dance started at the age of 4 when she began classes at Lee’s School of Dance in Butler, PA. Her dance teacher, Lee Garrard, a past National President of the Dance Masters of America organization, helped her to become proficient in all genres of dance, including tap, ballet, jazz, acrobatics, and pointe. Annie continued dancing every summer with classes at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Dance Masters of America Summer Intensives. She danced competitively as a team member and soloist, winning Gold, Platinum, and overall high awards at multiple state and national dance competitions. Her draw to these competitions stemmed from her love of artistic expression and healthy competition, growing her into the dancer she is today. 

      Annie first became involved in the Miss America Organization, when as a 13 year old she was crowned the first Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen, 2005. Her beauty and gracefulness was noted on the stages of the first ever Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, Florida. As a former titleholder, Annie returned yearly to the Miss Pennsylvania Outstanding Teen pageants, to present her Smile Award and assist in any way possible. One of the highlights as a former MPOT was being asked by Sam Haskell to join him at the 5th Anniversary of MAOT in Orlando to assist with his book signing. For the last two years, Annie competed for the Miss Pennsylvania title as Miss Steel Valley, 2011, and Miss Butler County, 2012. In both of those competitions she was recognized with a preliminary talent award and top 11 finalist spot. In the 2013 competition, as Miss Greater Juniata Valley, she was awarded preliminary swimsuit before capturing the prestigious Miss Pennsylvania/America title. 

      In the spring of 2010 just before her high school graduation, Annie’s father passed away suddenly and unexpectedly due to heart disease. This tragic loss prompted her initial volunteerism with the American Heart Association. Since then her involvement with the AHA has led her to become a Committee Member of the Butler and Beaver Counties Heart Ball. In 2012 she was honored to be chosen as the Spokesperson for the “Open Your Heart” Campaign. This is a special campaign within the AHA designed specifically to promote childhood heart disease awareness and funding for children’s education. Heart Disease Awareness and Prevention for our Future is her platform with the Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Organization because of her favorite mission; talking to elementary classrooms about keeping their hearts healthy through nutritious eating and regular activity. She sincerely hopes to inspire these children to develop lifelong habits that will help them to succeed in living long and healthy lives. 

      Annie is the daughter of Lou Ann Rosellini and the late Jaime Rosellini. She enjoys spending time with her twin sisters, Amanda and Andrea, their husbands, and their adorable children, Siena and Mason.



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