By Erica Thomas, managing editor
MOODY — A Moody teenager will represent the state of Alabama in the Miss Junior Teen United States 2021 pageant.
Payton Myers was crowned Miss Alabama Junior Teen United States 2021 on April 25, 2021, at the Davis Theater for the Performing Arts in Montgomery.
“I am honored that I will be able to represent the State of Alabama nationally,” Myers said.
Myers was diagnosed with asthma at the age of two. As her personal platform, she created “Breathe Easy” is to raise awareness and to help find a cure for asthma.
With her experience in pageants, Myers will represent Alabama well on the national stage this October.
“I think I was around 3 years old when I started competing in pageants,” Myers said. “Participating in pageants is a wonderful way to build self-confidence and wonderful friendships.”
Myers plans to attend the Alabama School of Fine Arts where she will specialize in classical ballet and modern dance.
The national pageant will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.