Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Maryland International®

Melissa Rose Deedy

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
My favorite superhero is Starfire from the OG Teen Titans. Starfire is my favorite because she always finds at least one (most of the time more) good thing or quality about every situation, animal, person and even villain. Because of this I think she is a perfect example and reminder to not judge a book by its cover and to always look on the positive side of things.

What according to you is a true friend?
A True friendship takes us by the hand and reminds us that we are never alone. A true friend is someone that you never have to wonder if they are a true friend or not. They are loyal, kind, and they stick by your side even when the road gets rough. Thank you Lena for being my true friend! You have been a blessing in my life and idk where I would be without you.

How do you handle criticism?
Everyone will have their own opinion about me and how I do things. Which is completely OK, because at the end of the day I am thankful for those who are not afraid to criticize me. Therefore, in the end I can take the criticism as a chance to improve my work or myself as a person. So that being said, I not offended by people's criticism and I know I can handle it well.

When was the last time you tried something new?
I'm not big on reading, but when I do read I usually like to stay in my comfort zone of reading anything by Chris Colfer. Recently my dad was telling me about his favorite books from when he was a teenager (the Discworld series). I took an interest in it because I am always willing to try anything at least once, and I ended up loving it so much and can't wait to read more.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
Crying shows your human and when humans cry it's usually because they’re at a weak point in life, and that's okay because we all get like that from time to time. But it's the strength that is shown when you have been knocked down but instead of giving up, you chose to get up and preserve over anything that comes your way, even if that means you shed a tear or two along the way.