Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Pennsylvania International®

Mary Honkus

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
My aunt owns a prom and bridal shop in my hometown. For the past 5 years I have had the privilege of attending national prom market with her in Atlanta to help her select which dresses she will carry in her store the following year. I have met many designers through these trips and many exciting opportunities have arisen for me since I started attending market.

What according to you is a true friend?
I attended Camp Greystone for five weeks one summer. This is an all-girls Christian summer camp in the mountains of North Carolina. We had no electronic devices for the whole month. I met some of my best friends while I was there and I still keep in touch with most of them today. Not only did I meet my best friends but I also grew in my faith and became closer to God.

How do you handle criticism?
One of my best friends lives in Chicago and every once in a while I would go up to visit her. There is such a contrast in our lives because I live in a very rural area and she lives right on the miracle mile. I love the fast-paced life of the big city because there is always something different and fun going on.

When was the last time you tried something new?
I live across the street from an alpaca farm. I have witnessed alpacas being sheered, and a baby alpaca being born. Sometimes when I was bored and had friends over, we would go in the stall with all the alpacas and run around with them. It was great fun and good exercise!

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
I attended the Teen Choice Awards as the guest of Kylie and Kendall Jenner.