Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Maryland International®

Jessica Simson - Top Ten

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
"Amazing!" I use this word to describe everything! Whether it is a child's face lighting up in excitement about a story I just read or a hot summer day spent on Deep Creek Lake, amazing is simply the perfect describing word for all aspects of life.

What according to you is a true friend?
The ability to stand tall with a bright smile on your face in any situation is all a woman needs to be beautiful. Also, never leave the house without mascara!

How do you handle criticism?
Im proud of my ability to relate to anyone. From equestrian show jumping to advocating for childhood literacy, Ive had the opportunity to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. My experiences allow me to better serve my community and share my passion for reading and education.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Sunday is definitely my favorite day! This is usually my "day off". I can be found sleeping in or hanging out with my family. On this day my family gets to catch up on all the things we missed out on with each other through out the previous, fast-paced week.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
Ive been blessed with several good luck charms - my wonderful family, who support me unconditionally and a GREAT group of best friends. Throughout my travels, the love and support of my charms always go with me gives me the courage to spread my wings and fly.