Miss Colorado USA

Arianna Lemus

Miss Colorado USA 2023

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Lights, camera, action, Arianna Lemus has always aspired to be in the entertainment industry and make a true impact. She is the owner of Mírala, a production company. She is a model, actress, writer, and producer.

Arianna's short film Red Flags is about a young girl who experiences her first betrayal because she chose to ignore the red flags. She premiered the short film at her film festival, MíraLA SFF. A film festival dedicated to showcasing films by women of color. Red Flags has also premiered at Latina Independent Film Extravaganza and Indie Spirit Film Festival in 2023.

Arianna is a student at Capella University studying Pre-Counseling. She plans to graduate with her Bachelor of Science next year and obtain her master’s degree in counseling. She volunteers with NAMI as a helpline specialist providing mental health resources to those in need.

Arianna's journey to be on the Miss USA stage started 7 years ago and through her resilience and perseverance her dream has come true. After being selected as first runner up in 2022 at Miss Colorado USA, it inspired her to return and in 2023 she was crowned Miss Colorado USA.

Arianna is passionate about mentoring teens through her foundation, AJL Teen Mentorship, established in 2019 and advocates for the homeless youth in Denver, Colorado by working with Urban Peak. Arianna has talent representation in CA, CO, NV, GA, and NM.