Cradle of Love
Maritsa Platis of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina captured the covenant national title of Miss U.S International in June of 2020. Honing the crown of one of the largest competitions in the world, Maritsa proudly represents the United States as the first woman from South Carolina to win the title. As Miss U.S International, Maritsa uses the title to enact effective change through the organization’s core values of love, peace, and unity on a global spectrum. A Sophomore at the University of South Carolina studying Public Health with a concentration in Pre-Med, Platis aspires to pursue a career as a Neonatologist, working with infants in the NICU. She consigns her passion for newborns with a personal advocacy as her year with the Miss U.S International crown is centered around infant asphyxia awareness in the United States. When Maritsa is not saving the lives of newborns, she’s fine-tuning her performing arts skills, making her a well-rounded representative for our country. Let’s take a look at Maritsa’s success as Miss U.S International.
As a first-generation American, Maritsa Platis has a strong Greek heritage that has shaped her into the woman she is today. The Miss U.S International has a message of “Cheer All Women”, and Maritsa is excited to compete amongst 80+ countries for the grand title of Miss International. As she represents the United States, Maritsa developed an advocacy entitled Cradle of Love where she aims to educate others on the dangers of co-sleeping while also providing substantial support to families in need. Our Miss U.S. International provides bassinets and baby items to lower-income families. Gaining inspiration from a family member who passed away from co-sleeping/positional asphyxia, the fatalities resulting from co-sleeping impacts many parents in the U.S. In relation to her personal initiative, Cradle of Love, Maritsa partners with hospitals to fundraise bassinets for families across the nation.
With an entire country in support of Miss U.S. International obtaining the sought after Miss International title, Maritsa Platis plans to elevate her voice by standing with numerous nonprofits, and organizations that align with the international organization’s mission. The “Miss International Foundation” was created to help children around the world through UNICEF and charities which correlate with her ambition to support children. A leader, spokesmodel, and philanthropist, Maritsa Platis is on the frontlines to combat infant asphyxia one cradle at a time.
Please consider Maritsa Platis for future engagements.