Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen New York International®

Rachel Goldsmith

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
I have been volunteering with the National Organization for Womens Safety Awareness, Inc. since I was 9 years old and I am currently the Teen Ambassador for this special charity. I have had the opportunity to attended board meetings, fundraisers, and personal safety seminars and I am very proud to have assisted this organization with the development and implementation of several personal safety initiatives.

What according to you is a true friend?
Last year, I created and launched a website, UWillBOK.com, which is dedicated to raising awareness about Teen Sadness & Depression. It is a place where I can share information about this serious and often overlooked topic. I want anyone who visits the site to know they are not alone and that with proper guidance, they will be ok.

How do you handle criticism?
The sports I enjoy most are somewhat unique. I love archery (its really fun putting a quarter on the target and trying to hit it with my arrow), quad riding (I experience such a sense of freedom when I ride and Im always with my family which makes it even more special) and boxing (I get a terrific work out while I am learning self-protection).

When was the last time you tried something new?
I never worry about imperfections on any digital photographs because I learned how to use Adobe Photoshop when I was 8 years old. My dream is to one day incorporate graphic design, drawing and video/photo editing into my career.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
Two of my best friends are my cuddly sugar gliders, Lucy and Belle. They are small, playful, and entertaining marsupials that are very social. Their enclosure has always been in my bedroom because if they do not receive constant love and affection, they can develop symptoms of depression.