Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen South Dakota International®

Alaina Bertsch

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
Summer--because I get the chance to visit with family that live out of state, celebrate my birthday in June, the 4th of July, and enjoy activities I don't always have time for during the school year, like--jewelry crafting, swimming, golfing and playing with my dog, Polo.

What according to you is a true friend?
I'm as comfortable swinging a hammer as I am wearing a pair of heels. I enjoy designing and crafting wood furniture. Using reclaimed wood, I built my Grandmother a wooden table and was offered $500 for it; of course, I didn't sell it--I made it for my Grandmother!

How do you handle criticism?
I live in Mitchell, South Dakota, population 15,000 and home of the World's Only Corn Palace! The railroads and Native American culture are a large part of our community's history; and every summer British archeology students come to study and "dig" for artifacts near Lake Mitchell.

When was the last time you tried something new?
I can't pass up a shoe store without wanting to go in--but, I'm a girl....and We Love Shoes!

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
I sponsor a six-year-old girl named Sandy from Columbia, through PLANUSA. One day I would love to meet her and her family and learn more about her life and culture.