Kareena Garg, a Naperville, Illinois, resident and Waubonsie Valley High School junior, won the first runner-up title at the National American Miss Illinois Jr. Teen pageant held July 1-3 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Indian American teen will now be competing for the National All-American Miss Jr. Teen title in Anaheim, Calif., this November.
Garg, who is the state winner of the NAM Spokesmodel speech competition, also won the Miss Personality title, where she was judged on several parameters such as an onstage personal introduction, interview with a panel of judges, formal wear round, community service involvement and her overall poise and presence during the final pageant.
Garg, who believes that with determination and hard work, anyone can achieve their dreams, said National American Miss gives an incredible opportunity for girls to achieve confidence, communication skills, poise, and make lifelong friendships through the process of preparing and competing in a pageant which promotes a girl’s natural beauty.