Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 27th and 28th
2023

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen North Carolina International®

Jessica Cotton

1.What is the funniest thing you believed as a child?
My favorite food is grilled shrimp! As an Eastern North Carolina native, I have always had access to an abundance of the freshest catches the Atlantic Ocean has to offer. There is nothing better than a hot plate of freshly caught grilled shrimp, seasoned with the truest mix of Southern seasonings.

2.What is the one talent you wish you had?
My idea of the perfect date is a beach-side picnic. Picnics are an easy way to get to know someone without the setting being too formal or too casual. There's nothing better than soaking up the summer sun while catching a gorgeous beach-side view!

3.Other than your family, who is your biggest supporter?
My weekends are usually filled with a combination of relaxation and fun. I start off my weekend by going out to the mall or the movies with a group of my closest friends. Sundays are for relaxation and family time. These are the days that I commonly spend fishing with my dad and helping prepare our delicious seafood dinners.

4.What is the best costume you’ve ever worn for Halloween?
The last time I went shopping was about a week ago. I purchased some new athletic wear to sport over the summer. This is because I frequently partake in pilates or barre classes with my friends and my sisters to stay active, while also having fun!

5.What song makes you 100% of the time want to dance?
I do believe that makeup can be an important tool to use throughout life. Not only does makeup help individuals express themselves artistically, but it can also be used as an extremely valued professional career. While makeup is not essential to everyday activities, there is nothing I love more than getting glam for a fun night out with my friends!

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