Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 28th and 30th
2022

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen New York International®

Marina Lopez-Braddock

1.What is your favorite food and why?
1. My name is Marina Lopez-Braddock, and I am Mexican-American. I believe that my cultures and ethnicities are a huge part of what helps build me into a greater person each and every day of my life. I appreciate so much in this world; and being surrounded by different languages and foods; music and people, I've learned to embrace cultures from around the world and really enjoy their individualities.

2.What according to you is a perfect date?
2. I have played softball/baseball for most of my life. I joined my schools softball program and I am proud to tell you all that my team is the first team in 21 years to reach sectionals. I cherish softball and I love my team more than anything. Softball/baseball is such a huge part of my life. It helps people grow together and start friendships and it's a sport to be passionate about.

3.How do you like to spend your weekend?
3. There are countless numbers of words in the English language; but if my friends has to choose a word to describe who I am; I know they would choose 'adventurous'. I love going on adventures or creating my own. Trying new things is definitely something that I am known for. I believe that we each need to live life each day as our last, have fun, cherish the moments and try new things.

4.When was the last time you went shopping and where to?
4. My platform is very close to my heart. When my mother was in high school, she lost her best friend in a car accident. I could never imagine losing my friend. I never want to witness someone suffer over a loss like my mother has. Distracted Driving isn't a joke, and anything can happen in the blink of an eye. Cherish your life and think of those you love before doing anything behind the wheel.

5.Do you think make-up is important and why?
5. Family is absolutely EVERYTHING. F.A.M. stands for father and mother, and the I.L.Y. stands for I love you. My father and mother gave me the gift of life. My mother gave me a beautiful sister, and a precious brother. We love our parents and we adore our mother. Life is nothing without a family and so many people take theirs for granted. I would do anything for my family because theyve done everything for me.

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