Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Maine International®

Valerianne Hinkley

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
I love my state and all its rural qualities. Ive grown up my whole life in Maine but I love traveling. I would want to live somewhere rural and close to home because I enjoy the calmness of rural cities/towns give. Rural places also have a lot of beautiful sights and views. I would want to take time off and travel to other countries to see other beautiful sights.

What according to you is a true friend?
My family, a friend, and I went on a weekend getaway to a hotel. My friend and I went down to the hot tub. He brought his phone in his pocket. After the jets stopped we got out and I saw something at the bottom of the hot tub. He pulled it out realized that it was his phone. It wasnt funny to him at the time but it was funny to me.

How do you handle criticism?
I would love to travel to schools all over to share my story about being a victim of bullying and raise awareness that it can happen to anyone. I believe it is important for children of all ages to understand it can happen to anyone. I also believe it is important that the right steps are taken in order to solve each individual problem.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Beauty comes from the inside out. I see people for their inner beauty rather than their outside beauty. Everyone deserves a chance to show their unique beauties inside. Beauty is not something we see with our eyes open, for it is something we see with our eyes closed.