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The Accomplishments
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Teens ®

Miss Teen Arkansas International®

Ashton Young - 1st Runner-Up - Photogenic Winner

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
Mascara, it opens up my eyes. It not only gives you the bright-eyed look in the morning, but it also offers a dramatic effect for the evening. Eyes are one of the first features I notice about a person. I think makeup in general gives you a boost of self confidence. Mascara is a game changer.

What according to you is a true friend?
My dream look would be Carrie Underwood. Whether she is watching her husband play hockey dressed casually or on stage performing in designer clothing, she always looks complete, from hair to makeup to wardrobe. She has great skin and hair, and she looks wholesome and healthy. More than her outward appearance, I think she portrays a confident woman and I want to be one too. Besides everything else have you heard her sing! Wow!

How do you handle criticism?
Motivation means a drive or incentive to do something that I will be proud of. Working to accomplish a goal and focusing on the outcome motivates me. I like to challenge myself on a personal level to develop new skills; whether its through sports, school or being a titleholder. I like to focus on self improvement. Its important for me to keep goals concise and positive by utilizing family and friends as educational mentors.

When was the last time you tried something new?
I would spend the day with my family co-hosting the Mississippi River Monsters Fishing Tournament with the Bass Pro Shops in Memphis. Hundreds of fishermen compete for the biggest or most fish caught for prize money. Networking with sponsors and bringing awareness to the Veteran supported Heroes Outdoor Therapy organization I not only gain public relations skills; I also get to fish with the legendary Bill Dance! What more could you ask for!!