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International Pageant

JULY 30th and Aug 1st


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teen ®

Miss Teen Illinois International®

Princess Aaliyah Garza Vela

What makes you laugh the most?
My father. We have an amazing rapport and hilarious Father/Daughter back and forth with some pretty great comebacks on both sides. Some people may not find it humorous, but I choose to believe good humor runs in the family, and that we are both funny.

Are you a clean or messy person?
Well, I am a teenager, so I am told to clean my room every now and again. Honestly, I see it as an art and multitasking genius to be able to find the order when things become chaotic and to be a little bit of both is ok.

What is your strangest fear?
If I ever walked under a flock of birds and got pooped on, I think my heart would actually stop. I think about it more often than anyone should.

What’ s the best Topping/Ice Cream combination?
Plain vanilla ice cream with a huge amount of strawberries on the top is the all American classic, and my absolute favorite way to eat ice cream.

When are you most yourself?
I am always myself. I will never compromise who I am or try to be someone else. I know I will grow and change, but I will never compromise who I am. It is not truly living if you aren’t true to yourself.


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