Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Missouri International®

Emily Bray

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
My favorite sound is laughter. Laughter ripples through a room creating a joyful atmosphere. While working with the children at Friends of Kids With Cancer, I am reminded that laughter is the best medicine. Their laughter is music to my ears.

What according to you is a true friend?
I would like to be a polyglot, a person who has the ability to speak several languages. The ability to communicate on a global scale would be an amazing talent. Conversing with people of various cultures would allow me to help others communicate and work together.

How do you handle criticism?
My best habit is that I strive to be a life-long learner. I am constantly working to educate myself by watching, listening, asking, reading, or by trying new things. I welcome each day opening my mind to accept new challenges.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Yes, I make mistakes. Making mistakes allows me the opportunity to evaluate and improve my efforts. I try to look at mistakes as a positive experience the same way I try to improve other life skills. Mistakes are opportunities; we must recognize them as such.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
My favorite food is my obasans (obasan is the title we gave my Japanese grandmother) special recipe for pot stickers. They are full of flavor and spices handed over from tradition. When by obasan makes pot stickers the spices fly, the sauces are blended, and pure culinary magic takes place.