WTEA reporter and Miss Pennsylvania USA 2016, Elena LaQuatra, has achieved countless success in her life. On the flip side, the beauty queen has also faced many difficulties, one including losing her hearing abilities at the age of four.

But after receiving a cochlear implant, she overcame her disability and regained her hearing and speaking skills. Since then, she has achieved a lot and set an example for many people.

And much like her professional life, her personal life seems to be on a good track as well. LaQuatra is engaged and planning a Greek/Polish wedding with her fiance Jordan.

LaQuatra is Set to Marry the Love of Her Life

LaQuatra first shared the news of Jordan asking her to marry him in September 2019. She described him as her 'confidant, protector, happiness, soul, and everything' before breaking the news that he asked her to be his wife in the most perfect way.

She also said that she happily said yes, while showing off her diamond ring.

In the love birds' story featured in howtheyasked.com, the former Miss Pennsylvania USA revealed that her future husband proposed to her on a random September night after returning from their annual trip to Europe. Jordan surprised her with the question of their beautifully decorated living room on one knee.

LaQuatra shared one of her engagement pictures on May 8, 2020, where she revealed that she and Jordan are staying positive and planning their big Greek/Polish wedding.

Jordan Pursued LaQuatra After Seeing Her Competing in Miss USA

According to the two’s story featured in howtheyasked.com, Jordan fell in love with LaQuatra when he saw her competing in Miss USA as Miss Pennsylvania. Determined to meet her, Jordan followed her on Facebook and sent her a message which was buried in her filtered inbox. He continued with his efforts and would like and comment on her public posts. 

When that went unnoticed, he met a friend of hers and set up a meeting. 

He hassled my poor friend non-stop until she finally introduced us.

The two finally met after three months of him seeing her on TV. She just wanted to say hello and go home, but things didn’t go as planned. LaQuatra says she was in love as soon as he said, “Hi, I’m Jordan.”

From Being 100% Deaf To Joining A News Channel

Born on January 27, 1992, LaQuatra was completely robbed of her hearing when she was just four years old. She was struck by bacterial meningitis, which made her deaf in both ears. She underwent multiple surgeries and got a cochlear implant.

It was at DePaul School in Pittsburgh that she re-learned speaking and listening skills.

Later on, she met Heather Whitestone, Miss USA 1995, who was also the first deaf Miss America. LaQuatra was inspired by Heather and began her own journey in beauty pageants from a young age. 

Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen in 2007, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA in 2010, and then Miss Pennsylvania USA in 2016, LaQuatra represented the state at the Miss USA pageant. 

She then earned a broadcast communications degree from Point Park University and was hired as reporter and anchor for Erie’s ABC news affiliate before returning to Pittsburgh in 2018 to become a reporter for WTAE-TV.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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