Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Oklahoma International®

Karley Martin - Top Ten - Congeniality Award

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
If I could live in anywhere in the world I would choose California. From beaches to mountains, my wanderlust and adventurous personality could be fulfilled as I please. The rich culture, art, and history overflows out of the state. Los Angeles, where musicians found their sound, has an abundance of people who have sacrificed their lives to pursue their passion. The unique, accepting society and enthusiastic drive in the City of the Arts excites me.

What according to you is a true friend?
My family and I went to Sarasota, Florida in 2004. My brother, two years older than my three year old self, made some friends at the beach. They began leaving him out of games and making fun of him. He was crushed, so I walked up to them in my Hello Kitty bathing suit, with my life-jacket strap trailing behind, and yelled, DONT MESS WITH MY BUBBA! Here, my parents discovered I was a firecracker.

How do you handle criticism?
My goal would be to spread positivity. Being the face of teens would motivate me to make a difference as I would be blessed with the position to be an international role model. This opportunity would open doors to help expand my platform, Messages that Matter. This program focuses on emphasizing and increasing positivity in a world consumed by pessimism. Boundaries and social barriers can be torn down by something as simple as a smile.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Society writes its own definition according to its visually appealing trends and standards. Physicality being the basis of beauty is overrated and outdated. God created us uniquely, why try to conform ourselves to fit certain ideals? Our culture is encouraging individuality and intellectual beauty. Its now beautiful to own up to your quirks and passions. Dont be ashamed of anything. Embrace everything about yourself. Like my dad always says, Be yourself, everyone else is taken.