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International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen South Asia International®

Simran Duggi

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
Although the fairy godmother from Cinderella may not typically be considered a superhero. I feel that she represents an important purpose. She embodies and represents an important idea of mentorship. She is able to teach Cinderella so much using her magical powers. Similarly, in the real world, I believe it’s important to share knowledge.

What according to you is a true friend?
A true friend is someone that is able to see you for you. They are open and honest with you, support you in your ups and downs, and cheer for you. You will never have to question a true friend and can put all your trust in them. Knowing not everyone is perfect I aim to be true to everyone. Friendship is precious and it's important to emphasize that and set examples for future generations.

How do you handle criticism?
Criticism is a gift, it gives you a 3rd-person perspective of who you are and what you radiate. I’ve been lucky to receive criticism both negative and positive from my parents, teachers, and peers. It has taught me to become self-aware and confident. Personally, I take criticism as fuel to better myself, rather than something offensive. In the end, we all have opinions and it's important to be aware of that.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Recently, I was able to try sewing. Although I’ve always been a very artistic person I never really tried experimenting with this. I was introduced to it while learning how to make masks for my community amidst this pandemic. Ever since I’ve been able to use this skill to make creative additions to my wardrobe. I think that it’s an important skill to reduce the use of fast fashion.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
Crying is a sign of power and strength rather than weakness. It shows that you were strong and didn’t give up despite difficult circumstances. Many people suppress their emotions in fear of other people viewing them as weak. It takes immense bravery to let out emotions and I view crying as the celebration of surpassing difficult times and not giving up.