After discovering her grandmother had pancreatic cancer, she decided she wanted to become Miss America in order to use her voice to raise awareness, funds, and more importantly, advocate for research to create a diagnostic technique for the cancer.
About Laryssa Bonacquisti
Pageant star and model who is best known as the winner of the 2017 Miss Louisiana competition.
She was born and raised in Rockwall, Texas. She married Garrett Sommer on July 18, 2020.
Friends and colleagues
As a winner of Miss Louisiana, she can be seen among the ranks of fellow winner Faith Jenkins.
She is known for her ability to perform ventriloquism and has been an opening act for Terry Fator. She was an actress on Barney and in AT&T commercials before discovering her ventriloquism talent. She introduced America's Got Talent winner Darci Lynne Farmer to ventriloquism.