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International Pageant

July 27th and 28th
2023

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Australia International®

Elise Gitau

1.What is the funniest thing you believed as a child?
I am a big fan of trying new foods when I go out, but I always seem to get the same thing. One iconic meal in Australia is chicken parmigiana, or as we call it, a “Parma.” Delicious chicken schnitzel, sauce, and cheese! Nothing beats the combination! To go on the side, I love a good caesar salad, and it goes great with the parma.

2.What is the one talent you wish you had?
Personally, I enjoy myself most by being competitive and spending time laughing with my family or best friends. Arcades are the best place to do that. Battling out who can drive faster in a virtual reality game and shooting the fastest hoops! To finish it all off, grabbing some churros (a personal favorite) and having a sleepover!

3.Other than your family, who is your biggest supporter?
The city of Melbourne is stunning! The buildings, different cultural foods, smells, and things to see. I like to spend my weekends in the city. Going to see all the shops with my family or best friends. There is also tons of art in so many different forms in Melbourne. One place I enjoy is our National Gallery of Art. It's a vast maze of beauty and creativity!

4.What is the best costume you’ve ever worn for Halloween?
In the last few weeks, I’ve done loads of shopping! I went to Chadstone aka The Fashion Capital in Melbourne. I went and tried on tons of outfits and bought some jewellery. It is such a confidence boost. Trying out clothes that make me feel pretty, confident, and express my personality. I was able to pass by a few shops to pick up some school essentials.

5.What song makes you 100% of the time want to dance?
Confidence is key to being the best version of yourself. Insecurities such as skin or facial features get in the way of that. Make-up is important to some people, and that is perfectly fine! I think that make-up is to helps enhance the good feature that a person likes about their face and not change their whole appearance. Make-up is also an art form! Everyone is beautiful in the eyes of the Lord!

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