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July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen West Coast International®

Courtney Critz - 3rd Runner-Up

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
It may seem clich but the simple sound of a breath is truly amazing. Its something we dont do often enough but if you stop to listen to someone breathe; you hear not just a breath but also the sound of life. Something so simple and yet so powerful.

What according to you is a true friend?
I feel blessed to have many talents that I am very proud of but unfortunately, I still cannot ride a bike very well! While I am a coordinated dancer with great balance, and can even successfully run in heels, I struggle when two feet leave the ground.

How do you handle criticism?
Oddly enough, it is probably that I love trying new things. It may be food, ideas or styles. I am not your typical zodiac sign of Cancer. I love change, and I cannot invite new experiences in my life without trying them.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Absolutely! Who doesnt? However, I do not think of it as a bad thing. I try to learn from every mistake I have made. It helps me to live with no regrets. I truly think every mistake is an opportunity to be a better person.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
All food! And a lot of it! Nevertheless, if I had to choose one type, I would say pizza. Pepperoni to be exact. Pizza is good at any time a cold winter day, a hot summer pool party, even a morning before school; pizza is always the perfect meal!