Alexia Medina was named 4th runner-up in the 2010 Miss Tennessee Teen USA pageant held on October 3 in Clarksville. The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle has the story, including a photo of Medina in a yellow evening gown. Medina is the reigning Miss Teen Tennessee Latina and Miss Brentwood Teen USA.
Medina's spot among the top five finalists was also featured in Hola TN. (The Hola TN article reports that Medina won 4th runner-up in the nationals of the Miss Teen US Latina contest, but that event is on hiatus.)
For more information on Alexia Medina, see her web site at www.alexiamedina.com, which includes photos of Medina with various law enforcement and elected officials, including Nashville mayor Karl Dean and U.S. congressman Marsha Blackburn.
Medina with Karl Dean and Marsha Blackburn
In an interview with eSpanglish magazine earlier this year, Medina described her decision to participate in the Miss Teen Tennessee Latina pageant:
Alexia says that she thought for several months about whether or not to participate in the Miss Tennessee Latina pageant. She was intrigued by how someone could benefit from being pretty. Her mother always told her that true beauty is inside a person and that there is no such thing as an ugly woman. She is determined to maintain her action in representing what it means to be a young Latina and has done so with glamour, honesty, loyalty and intelligence, and she has felt very honored to do so.Medina has roots in Georgia, Mexico, and Spain. She enjoys yoga, reading, animal protection, cheerleading, volleyball, and bicycle riding. According to eSpanglish, she hopes to study international law.
Alexia has done everything in their power to represent the Latin youth in Tennessee and has sought to influence youth participation in society. Her recommendation for young people is to always look for ways to be better people. Besides the incentive of honoring her family and respecting the laws while maintaining clear goals and convictions, most important for her is to never forget that the Creator of all things, God will always be with us.
Photo used with permission of Miss Teen Tennessee Latina Pageant. Photo by SamFotos.com. All rights reserved.