Juliana Morehouse, Miss Maine USA 2023, is a resident of Portland, ME. She is pursuing her Masters of Arts in Theological Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is an alumna of the College of Charleston where she earned a BA in Communication with a minor in English. During her time at the College of Charleston, she was a dean’s list student and a president’s list student. She was inducted into a national communication honor society, Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association.
In high school, she served as the fundraising chair and student body president. In college, she served as a Vice President on the executive council of her chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority. In pursuit of learning self-defense skills, she earned her black belt in Taekwondo.
Juliana is passionate about raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease because her family has been personally impacted by it. She serves as a Community Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association by traveling around the state delivering presentations on what the disease is and how to prevent it.
Juliana plans to work with the Alzheimer’s Association on an even larger scale. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in America, and she wants to play a role in finding the cure. In addition, she wants to use what she is learning in her graduate program to speak to women across the state about what it means to live an impactful, fulfilled life.
Women Fitness President Ms. Namita Nayyar catches up with Juliana Morehouse an exceptionally talented, Miss Maine USA 2023, and here she talks about her fitness routine, her diet, her beauty secrets and advice beauty pageant aspirants.
It is a dream for an individual to win a state beauty pageant, you were crowned Miss Maine 2023. Tell us more about this spectacular achievement of yours.
For me, being a pageant titleholder is a great privilege. The pageant world is this network of elite women that I am proud to be a part of. Being Miss Maine USA is a goal I have been working towards since I was about 15 years old.
My mom was my initial inspiration for jumping into the pageant world because she was Miss North Carolina USA in 1994 and went on to place second runner up at Miss USA. Being Miss North Carolina USA transformed her life.
It launched her career in television news; it catapulted her into the National Speakers Association; and it provided her with a vast network of successful women. From an early age, I decided I wanted to have those same opportunities as my mom. I competed in my first pageant at age 16. I placed third runner up, and from then I was hooked. Not only was I mesmerized by the glamor of the pageant world, but I was intrigued by the significant personal growth that comes with preparing for the competition.
What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine you may wish to share?
My trainer, Angelo Frasier, gives me workouts to complete. In addition, I LOVE going to all different types of workout classes. I like cycling, barre, Pilates, and HITT. I’ll try just about any class to switch things up. I’m also a big fan of going on long walks to get some exercise.
How do you train your abs? One secret to your toned body.
The secret to a toned body is a good diet and consistency with exercise.
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