UPDATE: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Miss Mermaid 2020 was canceled and all 2019 winners had their reign extended to 2020!
Miss Mermaid USA 2019
Miss Mermaid USA
Put your fins in the air for Miss Mermaid USA 2019/2020, Adrienne Wilson from Hawaii! She has made our country proud by winning 2nd runner-up at Miss Mermaid International 2019 in Egypt! She also won the award for Best In Water for her long distance dive skills. Congratulations Adrienne!
Ethnicity: Mixed Asian
Talent: Scarf Twirling
Cause: Surfrider Foundation - Oahu Chapter (oahu.surfrider.org)
Adrienne Wilson is an experienced mermaid, certified freediver and SCUBA diver with a 3:30 static breath hold. As Miss Mermaid USA, she plans to expand on her current projects that include school visits, community outreach, and partnering with businesses and organizations for beach cleanups and sustainable stewardship. She wants to use her title to help elevate her environmental message by acting as a megaphone to help raise awareness. She currently works with local sponsors that already have committed themselves to helping the environment and is eager to create more unique content for her audience local and abroad with the Miss Mermaid USA brand.
Adrienne created a call-to-action called SEA of Change: Students for Environmental Action, through which she has spoken to 5000 students worldwide and implored students to become community agents of change. She has designed booths, workshops, and outreach materials for the US Navy's outreach program, NOAA Marine Debris Program, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots organization, Robert F. Kennedy's Riverkeeper Organization and has been a contributing author to the Smithsonian Institution's Encyclopedia of Life (focusing on marine species). She also created, fundraised, and directed an EcoPrincess festival, which helped 200 kids in New York learn about the environment and is now continuing into it’s 5th year. She was also Hawaii's ambassador to Antarctica for an expedition that performed plastic pollution tests in the frozen soils.
As Miss Mermaid USA, Adrienne has chosen the Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter (oahu.surfrider.org) to be the charity that Team USA will be supporting for 2019! She has sat on the executive council of her local Surfrider Chapter, where their goal is to help pass environmental legislation (like banning sunscreens that harm our reefs) and run programs that minimize the effect of pollution in our oceans.
Adrienne also has extensive modeling and pageant experience, including Miss Syracuse America (NY), Miss Hawaii Earth USA, Miss Nu'uanu America, Miss North Shore USA, Miss Waikiki USA, Miss Central Oahu USA, Miss Excelsior USA (NY), TV Co-Host on Livin' Hawaii (2 Seasons), Hawaii Fashion Week and Hawaii Bridal Expo. Adrienne is an engineer, public speaker, actress, journalist, equestrian, and entrepreneur. She also enjoys writing and creating traditional art media!
Miss Mermaid USA 2019
1st RUNNER UP
Miss Mermaid USA 2019/2020
*UPDATE: A space at Miss Mermaid International opened up to allow our 1st Runner-Up to also take on the title Miss Mermaid USA and compete at Miss Mermaid International with Adrienne!
Ethnicity: Norwegian, French, Tongan, Hawaiian, Malaysian, South Asian, Yakut, Irish
Cause: Ocean Conservancy (oceanconvservancy.org)
Lenisa Ann Careaga is a signed model with Campbell agency in Dallas, Texas. She has been modeling since she was 9 years old, and is also a model instructor. Lenisa has been featured in Vogue UK, and walks for various designers around the world. She has been in NYFW and Vancouver Fashion Week. Her current clients include JCPenneys, Golds Gym, Spence Jewelry, Amazon, Microsoft, and more. She has also competed in 4 pageant systems. Lenisa calls herself “A Mermaid with a Cause”! She works with the company 4Ocean as an influencer hosting beach clean ups. She hopes to be a voice and explain to others the importance of our oceans. Her favorite nonprofit is @oceanconservancy. She is passionate about photography, swimming, yoga instructing, and creating art made out of shells that she collects from her world travels! Lenisa also knows American Sign Language.
Miss Mermaid USA 2019
2nd RUNNER UP
Age: 25 years old
Talent: Live Digital Painting
Cause: Oceana (oceana.org)
Zuzanna Czerny is passionate about mermaiding and using her underwater video & photo editing skills to help spread awareness for environmental causes. She is an influencer of the Mermaids for Hilton Head and she supports groups that save the sea turtles. She also supports Monterey Bay research and promotes brands with eco glitter and vegan designs. Zuzanna aims to reach younger audiences to teach them about our beautiful oceans and how we can save them in creative ways. She enjoys UX design, tap dancing, public speaking, inspirational coaching, and she is known for lip-syncing underwater! Her favorite activist platform is www.oceana.org