Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Pennsylvania International®

Alexa Baer

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
If I could be any superhero, I’d be Jessica Jones. She’s a marvel superwoman hero known to be fierce, driven, and intelligent. As a private eye, she is respected for her intellect and ability to never give up. I believe Jessica Jones represents strength and endearing qualities I hope to possess. Unlike traditional superheroes, she wears typical street clothes and fights for justice in the character of a normal girl.

What according to you is a true friend?
To me, a true friend is someone who not only celebrates your successes but encourages you to let yourself fall and get back up again. Personally, I feel as though I have many true friends who want to see me succeed and push me to my full potential. Friends who can laugh, cry, and explore life with me! I have been blessed to have met most of them through Cheerleading, and of course, Pageantry.

How do you handle criticism?
Although criticisms can be tough to process, I choose to take it all as if it is constructive. Not everyone will politely deliver criticisms to you, but if you choose to interpret it all in a positive light, you have the choice to self-reflect & be the best you are capable of being!

When was the last time you tried something new?
Although I do my best to try something new almost everyday, I recently tried skateboarding. During the pandemic, I learned to appreciate outdoor activities with my friends more than ever before. Skateboarding allows me to spend time outside and push myself out of my comfort zone. I have been lucky to have many friends willing to learn with me!

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
I believe crying can be both. Sometimes we cry to process strong or surprising feelings that are weighing on us. Other times, we feel overwhelmed and need to let something out. Learning to balance and handle my feelings was certainly a journey for me, especially during the pandemic times, but I have learned to embrace it and I cope by listening to music, taking walks, going to the gym and spend time with my sister!