Katie Wadman, 21, was crowned Miss Iowa USA in May 2021 in Des Moines and gained praise both in the United States and in the Philippines, particularly in Palawan, her mother’s birthplace.
Katie Wadman will be competing with 50 other contestants for the Miss USA 2021 crown.
Katie Wadman is the first Asian Pacific Islander-Filipina to be elected Miss Iowa USA. She is a news reporter and anchor for the television show The Daily Iowan at the University of Iowa, where she studies psychology, journalism, and mass communications.
Katie Wadman papers provide information aimed at assisting university students in protecting themselves throughout the pandemic. She also continues to raise awareness of women’s athletic successes by spotlighting female athletes and coaches. She intends to get a master’s degree in journalism. Her ultimate goal is to cover the most important events affecting the US and provide factual information to all Americans.
Katie has received numerous national accolades as a part of the NCAA Division I nationally ranked University of Iowa Dance Team. Through mentoring and coaching young dancers around Iowa, she leverages her knowledge to help young women reach their academic and athletic goals.
Katie also works as a key public relations representative for the University of Iowa, contributing to a variety of promotional events and charity campaigns, including the world-famous University of Iowa “wave” to pediatric patients at Stead Family Children’s Hospital who are unable to attend the games.
Working with victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking feeds Katie’s passion for campaigning on problems affecting women and children.