Miss Massachusetts USA
Miss Massachusetts USA 2022
Skarlet Ramirez is a 27-year-old, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where she later migrated to Methuen, Massachusetts in 2008 with the hope of a better life. Without knowing any English, she went to Methuen High School where she graduated with honors and later attended Fitchburg State University where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Communications in 2016.
After college, she became an Imaging Research Specialist at a clinical research organization, but is a creative at heart. She has a YouTube channel “SkarletwiththeK” where she uses her love for fashion and self-growth to help others become the best and most confident version of themselves. Her love for fashion became her superpower, as it is the one thing that started her journey of confidence in which later translated into competing in pageants.
No longer being able to afford residence in Methuen after college, Skarlet moved to Lawrence where she continued to be raised by her single father. As an immigrant living in Lawrence, one of the poorest cities in Massachusetts, she saw the need in her city in the day to day and by volunteering at Lazarus House, a non-profit organization that gives back to homeless and struggling families. Volunteering at Lazarus House Thrift Store has given Skarlet a sense of community she feels she had been missing ever since she migrated to the United States. She strives to be an inclusive leader and someone who could represent the dreams of everyone from her city.
Skarlet plans to use her title to continue to inspire others to pursue their dreams, no matter where they come from, to keep breaking barriers and to break the limitations society has put on women. She is so honored to now represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and she hopes to lead with transparency, inclusivity, and kindness.