Triana Browne-Hearrell was born with heart troubles and was plagued by a weak immune system as a child, but her vitality and inner strength quickly became clear to all those around her. She has been an athlete and a performer from an early age, participating in music and theater since she was five. From age seven she has also excelled in track and field, winning state and regional championships in 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 800-meter run and qualifying for the Junior Olympics.
Her success in a local beauty pageant led her to compete in the Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen Program, part of the Miss America system, at the age of 16. As a college student at Oklahoma State University she put her pageant career on hold but was soon back, winning the titles of Miss OSU and then Miss Oklahoma City.
Triana excelled in college both athletically and academically, earning a track and field scholarship as well as the Chickasaw Nation Academic Scholarship. She became a Division 1 Track and Field Heptathlete and served on the Student Health Council, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences, she earned her college degree in 2016.
After graduation, Triana coached children and youth for the USA Track and Field Summer teams. She was appointed Regional Coordinator for both the Winter and Summer Special Olympics, and she has partnered with the American Heart Association (as a survivor of heart disease) and the Boys and Girls Club in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. She was invited to sing the National Anthem at the Jim Thorpe Awards and to emcee Northwestern Oklahoma State University's 66th Miss Cinderella Pageant.
Triana earned the title of Miss Oklahoma 2017 and competed for the national Miss America title. She traveled the nation as a cultural ambassador, speaking to over 100,000 people and promoting her platform of Bridging the Cultural Divide. She then triumphed again as Miss Oklahoma USA 2019, part of the Miss Universe system, and is once again taking up her mission to unite Americans. She credits both her multiracial heritage and the strength that she derived from her Chickasaw culture for her ability to overcome obstacles and become a force for unity.