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The Accomplishments
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Miss Teen Illinois International®

Meghan O'Donnell

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
My favorite word is perspective. Life can often seem overwhelming. However, it is important to maintain perspective when it feels like every problem in the world has fallen on you. Gain perspective by being grateful for your current gifts, opportunities, and understanding that this too shall pass.

What according to you is a true friend?
My only beauty advice I live by comes from my mom. She said if you want your body to look good you have to treat your body well. This means fueling your body with the best nutrients, exercising your muscles and bones, and treating yourself with love and respect.

How do you handle criticism?
I take the most pride in my family. Im so proud of my parents for raising my brothers and me to have to the confidence and skills to stand on our own two feet. Im thankful for brothers that believe in me and support me in all my endeavors.

When was the last time you tried something new?
My favorite day of the week is Sunday. I love this day because I get to catch up. On Sundays, we go to church as a family, watch my brothers play sports, and refuel for a busy week with a relaxing family dinner.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
The luckiest things in life are good relationships. Im fortunate to have not just one good luck charm, but a community of neighbors, family and friends supporting me. These people ARE my lucky charms. They continue to open so many doors in my life and I am eternally grateful