By Pam Teel
16-year-old Briahna Reinstein lives in Englishtown. A junior at Manalapan High School, Briahna was crowned as Miss New Jersey Teen USA for 2017. She will go on to represent New Jersey at Miss Teen USA.
Briahna has a busy schedule and many leadership roles both academically and in extracurricular activities. Briahna is a section editor in the yearbook club, a member of the Manalapan Chapter of Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD), a part of Braves against Diabetes, and one of the founding members of Students without Borders. Briahna has helped to raise thousands of dollars for Doctors without Borders, an organization that helps people worldwide, where the need is the greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.
Briahna remains on the high honor roll list, and has been on that list all throughout her academic career. An accomplished artist, Briahna received a place in her school’s permanent art collection along with various other placement ribbons in art shows.
When she is not busy with schoolwork, Briahna models part time and has been in the industry for three years. She began her career at the Barbizon School of Modeling and Personal Development in Red Bank, New Jersey where she gained experience in runway and informal modeling. She has modeled in local runway shows for Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, and Macy’s, but her favorite memory is modeling in the Best of Monmouth. She has also modeled and shot with various designers including Lainy Gold.
Currently she works as a dental assistant in her hometown. She has learned an incredible amount about what it takes to be in a “hands on” medical environment.
Briahna has participated in many fundraising events such as the Walk for Mile for a Special Child event, which was organized by the Friendship Circle, and also a walk-a-thon for the Central New Jersey chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Other organizations she has helped raise funds for include Autism Speaks, Special Strides, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America. She is also active in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation fundraising events.
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Briahna is overjoyed and honored to be able to represent New Jersey at the 2017 Miss Teen USA pageant. She looks forward to bringing attention to education about substance and alcohol abuse. Her goal is to reach as many people as possible through fundraising events, speaking engagements, and information distribution. She is very excited about making lifelong friendships and for the journey that lies ahead.
We wish you all the best Briahna.