Veronica Iris Bates is a United States Air Force veteran and beauty queen from Maine, USA. Here are 13 more things about her:
- She lives in Portland, Maine.
- She is Dave Mallari and Denae Mallari‘s daughter. She has two brothers.
- From 2014 to 2018, she went to Portland High School.
- She was a volleyball player. When she was in high school, she suffered a concussion playing volleyball.
- She attends American Military University, which is based in Charlestown, Virginia, USA, where she is studying health science and criminal justice.
- After being diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), she became an advocate for other U.S. Air Force veterans who suffer from PTSD.
- In 2019, she was stationed in South Korea.
- She loves dogs.
- She was Miss Maine Teen USA 2018 third runner-up.
- On May 2, 2021, she visited Douglas Mountain in Maine.
- On June 18, 2021, she had to undergo emergency appendectomy.
- On June 20, 2021, she was crowned Miss Maine USA 2021 at the Sheraton Sable Oaks in South Portland, Maine, besting 22 other candidates.
- She was 21 years old when she was crowned Miss Maine USA 2021. On November 29, 2021, she represented Maine at Miss USA 2021 at the Paradise Cove Theater, River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. She was unplaced.