Laflin girl crowned Miss Pa. Junior Queen


First Posted: 8/27/2013

Madonna Mantione, daughter of Joseph and Donna Mantione, of Laflin, was crowned the “Miss Pennsylvania Junior Teen Queen 2013” at the National American Miss State Competition in Harrisburg on Aug. 12.

The contestants were scored in four categories, including personal introduction, interview, formal wear and community service. In addition to the state title, Mantione, 16, received first runner-up in the photogenic competition. Her previous competition accomplishments also include National Cover Model, featuring her in the official national advertising campaign, second runner-up Queen’s Court, Causal Wear Model Winner, Most Promising Model winner, Spokes Model and Photogenic awards.

Mantione is a junior at Scranton Prep where she is studying rigorous college preparatory curriculum. She enjoys playing the piano, reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling, modeling and volunteering. She is a mamber of the St. Maria Goretti Church.

Mantione’s motto is “Pageantry with a Purpose” and she has dedicated her year-long reign to promote children and teen’s personal and educational development needs throughout various organizations in Pennsylvania. She has collected and donated over 4,000 school supplies for a loca youth back-to-school program. She volunteers at a local television and radio station promoting children’s educational programming and also volunteers at several local hospitals.

In addition to her cash winnings and modeling scholarship, Mantione will have all her fees paid to represent Pennsylvania at the National American Miss Competition to be held in Anaheim, Calif. in November, where she will compete for the national title and a chance to win a share of $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and prizes.

For more information or to arrange an appearance, contact Donna Mantione at 430-8000 or email her at dmantione@jjmaginc.com.

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