Wells, 18, of Ypsilanti, has worn her crown and sash to countless community events, speaking engagements and school visits in the past eight months since she was crowned Miss Michigan Teen USA at the pageant in Port Huron on Sept. Wells was homeless the first time she competed in the Miss Michigan Teen USA pageant three years ago, and she wants to use her experience of overcoming challenges to encourage other teens as she prepares to represent the state in the national Miss Teen USA pageant this summer. That's the central message Wells shares with students and her own mantra when she prepares to compete.
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A Michigan beauty queen was stripped of her title over comments she made on social media about Muslim women and black people, she said. They stripped me of my Miss Michigan title due to my refusal to try on a hijab inmy tweet about black on black gun violence, and "insensitive" statistical tweets. Fix problems within your own community first before blaming others.
In terms of number of placements, Michigan is one of the least successful states at Miss Teen USA, having only placed eight times; the state's highest placement was inwhen Catherine Laurion was 1st runner-up to Allie LaForce of Ohio. Cassidy Wolf of California crowned her successor K. Lee Graham of South Carolina at the end of the event.
Courtney, according to her mother, Michelle, never entertained the notion of competing in a pageant until she was approached by Shannon Gray Sokol, former Miss Michigan, at a party over a year ago. Socal, who now prepares young ladies for pageants, saw potential in Courtney, Michelle said. Without previous experience and as a first-time contender in the Miss Michigan Teen USA pageant, Courtney got cold feet after she initially decided that she wanted to run, although she never officially unenrolled.
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The girls have been meeting with their coach weekly to prepare for the swimwear, evening wear, and talent competitions, as well as the interview process. Gladwell and Movrich will each participate in individual minute press conference-style interviews in front of a panel of five judges. There is also an on-stage interview portion of the competition as well.