Madison Marsh originally intended to become a marine biologist. But then she discovered her passion for flying.
She obtained her pilot's license at the age of sixteen. In 2019, she started at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs with the goal of becoming an astronaut. She is currently an ensign in the United States Air Force.
The 22-year-old is also studying for a master's degree in social policy at Harvard University and holds a black belt in taekwondo.
“None of this would have happened if I hadn't joined the Air Force,” says Madison Marsh.
The Air Force praised it
But on Sunday, Madison Marsh was noticed for something completely different. She was crowned Miss USA as a representative of Colorado. This is the first time in the history of the beauty pageant that a military man has won the title.
“I am happy to be able to represent women who can break stereotypes,” says Madison Marsh.
The USAF paid tribute to Marsh on social media after the win.
“Congratulations to Ensign Madison Marsh, also known as Miss Colorado, who was just crowned Miss USA.”writes the Air Force on X.
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Madison Marsh hopes that with her victory, she can help break down prejudices against women.
“Let's show the world that women can do anything.”,” Madison Marsh writes on Instagram.
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