Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Maryland International®

Ayana Watson

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
1. God has been very good to me! I truly thank God for my many gifts, talents, and abilities! All that I am and I ever hope to be, I give it all to thee! I vow to use my life to be a blessing to others!

What according to you is a true friend?
2. I am extremely grateful for my parents and my mentors for believing in me and pushing me to strive for excellence in all that I do. Their nurturing, influence, training, encouragement and support have made me who I am today. I am so blessed to have them in my life and I do not take them for granted!

How do you handle criticism?
3. I love using my gifts and talents in the performing arts to teach little girls to have self-confidence, exercise self-expression and explore their creativity. It brings me such joy as I watch my young mentees blossom and grow. I adore them and their success means the world to me!

When was the last time you tried something new?
4. I absolutely love the performing arts! Dancing and acting are truly my most favorite things to do! I have been dancing and acting since I was a small child. Growing up in my performing arts studio has allowed me to build relationships with beautiful young ladies that I call my sisters. They are that positive support system that every girl needs to unapologetically walk in their greatness.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
5. On of my dearest friends drowned last summer during 4th of July weekend at her family reunion. This tragedy was totally devastating. She was an outstanding role model and example for her studio sisters. Her life and legacy of excellence is my inspiration. She has inspired me to have self-determination that does not allow me to give up! I am the 1st recipient of a scholarship in her name and honorTalaya D. Jones, this is for you!