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International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Mississippi International®

Sela Balkcom - Top 5

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
I laugh at myself most often. Actually, it happens multiple times a day. When I make a simple mistake, I laugh it off and try again.

What according to you is a true friend?
Anyone who knows me will tell you I am clean! I spend my days making lists and and checking things off. My room has to be neat and tidy, so I can find things easily since I am on the go so much. I really like to have things ready for the entire week when possible. Even when plans change, I know where everything is when my room is clean.

How do you handle criticism?
I am always afraid my words to someone will be the last ones they hear from me. I try to make sure I let people know how much they mean to me. We aren't promised tomorrow, so I try to treat others the way I want to be treated.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Sundaes are the best! I love vanilla ice cream dripping with hot fudge and smothered with whipped cream. I give bonus points if there is a brownie hidden in all of that deliciousness!

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
The beach is my happy place! My family owns a condo on a beach about an hour and a half away from my hometown. It is the place where I can forget about the hustle and bustle of life and just relax!