Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen District of Columbia International®

Juliana McKee - Top Ten - Preliminary Fun Fashion Wear Winner

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
My favorite word is empathy as I have experienced it first hand through my charity, Ericks Hope. It is the key to communication, compassion and understanding of others. Through empathy, I have learned first hand that we can make changes together to help end poverty and hunger in America.

What according to you is a true friend?
Confidence! Confidence is behind every smile, laugh, and joyful moment. One who is confident in themselves, their appearance, their accomplishments, and their abilities always projects true beauty. I am a believer that beauty comes from the inside out.

How do you handle criticism?
After losing my only maternal cousin Erick last summer to a genetic heart defect, I learned I have the ability to cope with difficult situations and grow from them. Ericks Hope, a non profit organization, was created in the spirit of his incredible passion for helping those in need.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Monday! Many people dread Mondays because it marks the end of the weekend and the beginning of a new work/school week. I look at Mondays as a fresh start and a new chance to make my mark on the world and continue to grow as an individual.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
My family!!!! They are behind me in everything I do and I feel so incredibly blessed for that. They have been in my corner through every hardship, every crazy dream, every failure, and every success. My family has molded me into the person that I am proud to be today.