Today, we are shining a light on the accomplishments of Courtney Ianna Smith! Courtney is from Atlanta, GA and is the current Royal International Miss Georgia Role Model Pre-Teen (huge congrats to her on her first title!). This 12-year-old (she’ll be 13 next month) loves York Peppermint Patties and is actually named after her dad!
Be sure to follow her RIMstagram!
Take it away, Courtney!
Faith is like WIFI, it may be invisible, but it has the power to connect you to what you need.
I got started in pageantry October 2018. Last September, I begged my mom for over a month to let me participate and enter into my first pageant. It took me over a month to convince her, but it was well worth the wait! My first experience was so amazing!
My favorite thing about competing in pageants is getting the chance to meet so many wonderful people and amazing girls and women. I have made so many pageant friends.
I haven’t been doing pageants for long, but one of my favorite experiences to date has been serving as a fashion model and ambassador for a prom and pageant store fashion show for girls thinking about participating in future pageants. During the show, I had the chance to share my title as RIM Miss Georgia Role Model Pre-Teen, the RIM pageant system and my platform. It was so much fun!
My platform is focused on reading and literacy. I have created an organization to support my platform is called RISE which stands for Reading, Inspires, Students to Excel. I have spoken to student organizations about the importance of reading and literacy. I have donated books to students in need. I also have had the chance to read to young students.
I love The Queen Next Door because it showcases positive pageant stories and images while also providing great tips and advice. I also love the focus on empowering young women and girls just like me.
This outgoing, fun, and creative Pre-Teen will be competing for an international pre-teen title; we’ll just wait and see if she comes home with the Royal International Miss Pre-Teen or International Role Model Pre-Teen title! I can’t wait to have a blast with her and the rest of our sister queens in Orlando, FL this July. The Queen Next Door wishes Courtney the best of luck at Internationals! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish throughout the remainder of your reign.
Until next time,