Miss Largo's Outstanding Teen - Vaishnavi Rednam
Reilly Cardella is a 23-year-old professional dancer, singer & character performer; entertaining thousands of guests across the world at Florida's famous theme parks. With over 20 years of extensive dance & musical theatre training from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Reilly moved across the country at just 17 years old to jump into her performing career at an early age. She began working at regional theatres in professional shows such as Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (Linda Mason), A Chorus Line (Maggie), and Dolly Parton's 9 to 5. Reilly then began working as a full-time dance teacher & choreographer in Central Florida, as well as a reliable substitute dance teacher for studios in the Orlando area. After teaching, she began working in entertainment at theme parks, performing at Universal Studios Orlando, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Peppa Pig Theme Park and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. At each theme park, Reilly uses her dance training to bring well-loved characters to life in live choreographed stage shows. She also sings & dances in special events throughout the year, creating special memories for every guest she interacts with. Outside of her career, Reilly is a life-long childhood cancer advocate. After losing her best friend Kassie to childhood cancer at just 12 years old, Reilly spent her childhood wondering why kids had to get cancer too. In May 2020, she started an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Kassie's honor called "Love for Ladybug." Inspired by Kassie's nickname "ladybug," her nonprofit creates care packages full of toys, blankets, and other necessities to send to kids with cancer. Reilly's goal is to create legislative change for pediatric cancer that demands more research funding and affordable treatment options. The importance of being an advocate and role model is what drew her into competing with The Miss America Organization; surrounding herself with hundreds of women alike who care so deeply about bettering our world. Reilly is so excited to share a message of hope for kids with cancer in Largo, and guarantee no family feels alone in their fight against pediatric cancer. Follow Reilly's journey as Miss Largo on instagram at @MissLargo2022 and watch her bring national attention to childhood cancer on the Miss Florida stage in June!
Amanda Kronhaus, Miss St. Petersburg 2022, is a 25 year old professional actress, singer, and model based in Tampa Bay. Recently, Amanda has been seen performing at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, ZooTampa, The Florida Aquarium, and more. When she is not pursuing her own career, she is a New Start Manager and Director of Education for Barbizon USA where she helps manage acting and modeling schools across the country. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Oklahoma City University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2019. Amanda’s social impact initiative is “Health for EveryBody” which advocates for living a healthy lifestyle and teaches people how to love themselves while doing it. After growing up with childhood obesity, Amanda lost over 50lbs and later found herself battling an eating disorder. After finding balance and health, Amanda has a passion for teaching others to do the same through her initiative. Amanda started her journey with the Miss America Organization in 2015, and getting to represent St. Petersburg is truly a dream seven years in the making. She is so thankful for Lynn, Heather, and the entire Miss Largo board for their constant love and support. Amanda cannot wait to represent the Sunshine City at Miss Florida 2022!
Miss St. Petersburg - Amanda Kronhaus
Miss Pinellas County - Kylie Blakely
Vaishnavi Rednam, Miss Largo's Outstanding Teen 2022, is a 15-year-old freshman and the founder of Ocean Precious: Stop Ocean Pollution. She's a scintillating student with all honor classes who's also on Academy at the Lakes' Head of School's Honor Roll with a perfect 4.0 GPA. She participates in her school's Key Club, Green Club, and Debate Club. Vaishnavi believes that serving our community is important because you should give back to the community for all it does for us. Her Social Impact, Ocean Precious: Stop Ocean Pollution, is an initiative she decided to start in the 8th grade. Ocean Precious raises money to help marine life and reduce plastic in the oceans. With her impact, Vaishnavi visits different schools teaching students of all ages about ocean pollution. She continues to raise awareness on Ocean Precious by hosting things such as beach cleanups and recycling days. She's also a Bollywood dancer and loves to share her heritage and culture with others. Bollywood dancing helps Vaishnavi connect to her family's tradition and being able to share this gift on the Miss Florida stage is an absolute honor to her. She feels that representing Largo is a privilege and she is excited to make Largo proud as she walks the Miss Florida stage this June!
Miss Largo - Reilly Cardella
Kylie Blakely is a 25 year old Pre-Med student at the University of Central Florida and soon to be Cum Laude graduate of Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience. Her career aspiration is to be an M.D. at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lake Nona Florida. Kylie’s passion for serving those who served our nation inspired her platform Stop Soldier Suicide a 501c3 and social media verified platform who serviced over 15,000 Floridian veterans since it’s launch in 2019 and as a battalion leader she’s personally has helped over 3,000 veterans seeking aid during crisis. Kylie has traveled to 25 states in the past year and a half to speak on behalf of her platform at various Military bases, Memorial sites, Florida’s State Embassy in D.C. Congress on behalf of Bill H.R. 3337 as well as Las Vegas at the Marine Corps birthday and awards ceremony. She was honored to be presented the opportunity to speak at our state's capital as well as our nation's capital at the congressional level. In 2021 she helped pass the Burn Pits Bill; H.R. 3337 and aims to help push it through as an Act in 2022. Her platform has been featured on Apple TV Plus by Jon Stuart, Military Times, NPR, NBC News and she has made personal appearances on her platforms behalf on Fox 35 Orlando, Channel 9, Action News Jacksonville, CBS 12 News and Fox 25 News Ft. Lauderdale. Kylie has a social media following over 330,000 a successful youtube channel and has made successful brand deals with organizations and companies such as; Celsius Energy, Irreverent Warriors Foundation, The Wounded Veteran Relief Fund, Burn Pits 360, The Gary Sinise Foundation, 22 Sierra, Patriot Sports Nutrition, Cryonext Labs, USAREC Central Florida, USO, Visit Orlando, The Marine Corps Recruiting Offices of Central Florida, Attorney Dan Newlin, FRBJJ Lake Nona and various fitness apparel companies. Kylie is a competitive swimmer at UCF and is a signed athlete with IMG Sports, she has been invited to attend National meets where she has placed top 30 in Relay 2020 and top 25 in individual competition. She has also been invited as an athlete and influencer to world renowned competitions such as The Olympia, The Arnold Classic, and will host as an internet personality the CBBF Invitational! Canada's LARGEST fitness competition and is immensely honored for this opportunity.
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