Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Arkansas International®

Blair Wortsmith - Miss Teen International 2014

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
1. My sophomore year I was selected to represent my school at the Hugh OBrien Youth Leadership seminar. HOBY is one of the nations foremost leadership development organizations. It focuses on our global youth community with student participants from 18,000 cities and 75 countries. I was honored to return this year and be selected as a junior counselor. These experiences help me discover my leadership potential and embrace the importance of volunteering throughout the world.

What according to you is a true friend?
2. Believe it or not, I am a certified open water scuba diver. When I was in seventh grade my dad surprised me with scuba diving lessons. At first, I was terrified and very reluctant to trust the oxygen tank. I also had to get my certification in a really dark lake. (Claustrophobic!!!) Thankfully I overcame my fears and passed my open water dive. I would highly recommend everyone trying this exhilarating sport! AMAZING!

How do you handle criticism?
3. I have participated in several teen outreach programs designed for students interested in careers in the medical field. Through the Perry Initiative and HEALERS Program I had the opportunity to dissect a human brain. (Oh yes I did!) I spent three days in an emergency room, networked with professionals and observed doctors working with their patients. I was inspired, challenged and motivated. Dr. Blair Wortsmith has a great ring to it dont you think?

When was the last time you tried something new?
4. I was born to very active parents. From an early age I learned the importance of exercising and striving to be physically fit. I was able to try most every outdoor sport and be a competitive dance squad member. Making healthy choices and finding what works for you is so important. I am currently a state Ambassador for the NFLs Play 60 movement and working in conjunction with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
5. My school was a part of our countrys growth in 1957. By attending historical Little Rock Central High School, I have learned to celebrate diversity, develop a heart for service and posses a strong desire to make a difference in the world. I am participating as a leader in school based clubs and organizations, volunteering in my community and being a part of a new generation paying it forward.