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International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Kentucky International®

Kelsey Riley

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
Voice. Everyone has a voice. We often forget to use it. After traveling to Kenya, I realized that I need to be a voice for those who can not speak, the children. Every 14 seconds a child in Africa loses a parent to AIDS. Speak up, make a difference.

What according to you is a true friend?
I think any womans beauty secret is her smile. It brightens her face and conveys a sense of joy. A smile means you are approachable and confident. It displays on the outside what is on the inside. It is the perfect accessory to a positive attitude.

How do you handle criticism?
I take the most pride in my familys work in Kenya. We work with HIV/AIDS orphans. We have worked in school feeding programs and school supply programs. My proudest moment was when my brother, sister and I were able to give the Abandoned Baby Center a check for $4,500.

When was the last time you tried something new?
My favorite day is Thursday. My dad doesnt usually have to work late and it is my sisters day off. We watch our favorite TV shows. Its a nice break in the middle of the week to relax and be with my family.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
I wouldnt call it a good luck charm but a reminder. It is my purity ring my parents gave me. It is a standard I have set for myself. It reminds me of my value as a woman and to never compromise my beliefs and to live with no regrets.