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The Accomplishments
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Teens ®

Miss Teen Oregon International®

Sheilja Patel - Top Ten

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
Perseverance. I have been through a lot and faced many hardships with my illness. I stand here today because I persevered through my struggles and continued to stay strong, which is something I will carry for life.

What according to you is a true friend?
Be yourself, and always smile! True beauty is something that starts from within and shines out. A smile can brighten a room and bring so much beauty to a face.

How do you handle criticism?
My diverse background. Ive had the privilege to be exposed to many different cultures and have learned so much. It separates me from the crowd and gives me individuality. Im proud and grateful for the things I have in life because I know that many people are much less fortunate.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Friday! Not only is it the beginning of the weekend but its my time to spend with the people I love most, my family. It also gives me a bit of time to relax and reset goals for the upcoming week.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
My family and friends. I am very fortunate to have my family and friends to always be there for me supporting me in everything I do. Regardless of the outcome, they are always there when I look back.