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Miss Teen California International®

Dedria Brunett - Top Ten Finalist

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
HOPEThis word kept me going on the nights I was homeless trying to find food and shelter. HOPE is what found me a family, and what brought me to where I am today. No matter what life throws your way HOPE is something no one can take from you.

What according to you is a true friend?
Beauty is something that is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is not what is in the mirror; it is not what you wear, but rather what is in your heart. So my beauty secret is to always think good things about yourself and you cant go wrong.

How do you handle criticism?
I would have to say my family and their ability to remain strong and united no matter what obstacle they face. We are all very close and I am thankful everyday to have a family I can be so open with about every aspect of my life.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Sunday has been my favorite day of the week for as long as I can remember because it is doughnut day in our house. Every Sunday morning my parents get fresh doughnuts before we all wake up. The entire family spends quality time together and we BBQ in the evening.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
Amber is my good luck charm. She is a stuffed cat that my family gave to me when I came to live with them. She is a symbol of a fresh start in life and still continues to be an important reminder of how lucky I am to be adopted.