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Blair Wortsmith

Miss Teen International

Be Proactive, Get Active!

 

Especially today, it’s very encouraging and refreshing to see a young adult take a stand for something, commit to it, and run with it. True to her favorite Disney quote, “If you believe in something, believe in it all the way,” Blair clearly lives every day to its fullest in her quest to help others learn to make physical fitness and healthy food choices a priority in their lives. We are all very proud of Blair being crowned Miss Teen International, and especially because of the platform she ran on: Be Proactive,

Get Active!

 

She has already helped significantly in our state’s fight against childhood obesity, and will undoubtedly help many more in the future. Blair is a very positive person who has a passion for fitness and helping people. We don’t know when she has time to sleep, but we encourage you to read Blair’s profile below and support her in all that she does! We are very fortunate to have her as part of our Fitness Council.    

 

For the second consecutive year, Miss Teen Arkansas International claimed the title of Miss Teen International 2014.  After a very exciting and eventful week Blair was crowned in Jacksonville, Florida on August 2nd by Miss Teen International 2013 Haley Pontius, who also crowned her at the Arkansas State pageant in April.        

 

As one of three girls, Blair has shared her life experiences with her two best friends, Madison and Payton. She spends her free time at the dance studio, reading, and attending musical and theatrical productions. She enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and babysitting. She is a movie buff, a huge fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks, and adores her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Alex. 

 

Blair works hard to balance academics and extracurricular activities.  As a senior at historic Little Rock Central High School she is proud to be the “Tiger Health Tips” Spokesperson.  She is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta, Beta Club, FBLA, the National Society for High School Scholars, Troubadors Drama Club, Junior Civitan, and the Seventeen Social Club.   She attended the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership seminar as a sophomore and most recently served as a junior counselor. 

 

It has often been said that the middle child is overlooked; however, Blair has successfully found ways to stand out and be remembered.  A committed community volunteer, Wortsmith will spend her year as Miss Teen International promoting her platform, Be Proactive, Get Active , to encourage children to participate in forms of physical activity they enjoy and realize the need to make healthy food choices.  Blair says, “I’m thrilled to serve in my new role as Miss Teen International and I’m looking forward to advocating for children’s health across the nation.”  With the assistance of the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60® organization she has all the tools and the resources she needs to empower children in person or through social media outlets. 

 

She began her involvement with this organization in elementary school when she was introduced to the program through her PE class.  The program was an inspiration for her platform.  “I was motivated to take action at an early age because I learned the importance of exercising and eating healthy from my parents who have always been good role models,” says Wortsmith.  Today, she serves as a Student Ambassador for the organization.  Just weeks before the national pageant, Blair attended the Fuel Up to Play 60 National Summit in Dallas, Texas.  She represented her home state and partnered with numerous football players from the NFL and 43 fellow ambassadors from around the United States to find creative ways to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic.  Throughout her reign she will work to implement the Fuel Up to Play 60 program and encourage participation as she travels around the nation. She has titled the partnership “Crowns and Touchdowns.” 

 

In addition to her work with Fuel Up to Play 60, she also devotes her time volunteering for the American Heart Association, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the Special Olympics.  She serves as a buddy for the Miracle League and regularly makes classroom visits to mentor students. She implements activities such as ‘Walking Wednesdays” in her community to support her platform and encourage families to get active together. She wants to leave a legacy as someone that encouraged others to follow their dreams and live their life in the healthiest, happiest way.