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Kendall Leary was Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2013

18
Wallingford

Semi-finalist 2012

A native of Wallingford, Kendall Leary was crowned Miss Connecticut Teen USA on 16 December 2012 and represented Connecticut at the Miss Teen USA 2013 pageant in the Bahamas. Kendall was introduced to theatre by her grandfather. She was part of the Meriden Youth Theatre, has studied multiple acting styles with the “Actor’s Gym”, and has performed in short films and plays throughout the state.

2013 bio:

Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2013 Kendall Leary was introduced to theatre by her grandfather. She was part of the Meriden Youth Theatre, has studied multiple acting styles with the “Actor’s Gym”, and has performed in short films and plays throughout the state. Through competitive audition, Kendall was admitted to the “Center for Creative Youth” where she roomed at Wesleyan University for five weeks in an intensive acting conservatory. In high school, Kendall was the host of her school’s show, “Zone 203.” She will continue her studies in a BFA program at Marymount Manhattan College and would like to minor in Creative Writing.

As a child, she hoped to become the first girl to play for the New York Mets. Kendall is a four-season athlete. She has played cross country, basketball, soccer, baseball, and fencing. With her church, she has volunteered her time to mission work with an organization called UMARMY, which maintains houses and landscapes of individuals who are unable to do these chores themselves. She also participates in mid-night runs to NYC handing out food and clothing to the homeless.

She has worked closely with the Special Olympics of Connecticut, Autism Speaks, Unite Against Bullies, The USO, and D.A.R.T. (Fun Fact, at this years gala event for “D.A.R.T”, Kendall had the wonderful opportunity to sing onstage with one of her favorite bands, the Beach Boys!) For the past two years, Kendall has worked as a Carhop at Sonic. Since being there, she has received “Employee of the Month” twice and has modeled for Sonic billboards and menus across the state. Kendall Leary likes to attend Mother-Daughter book club, debate with her constitutional-law class, and snowboard with her family.

Miss Teen USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss Teen USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Kendall’s official Miss Teen USA photos.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Kendall’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Previous pageant photos

There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Kendall’s previous pageant photos.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Kendall’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Sydney West as Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2014.

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