A place for our youth to find the beauty within themselves, pageant queens to learn about the amazing International United Miss system, and overall somewhere that allows you to be undeniably you!
Hello everyone!!! My name is Anna Banks and I am the 2021 National United Junior Miss!!! A little bit about me is I am a defensive player on the volleyball court, I plan on becoming a part of the Disney College Program in college, I LOVE Harry Styles, and I love a good book!
I created my own program Flourish that is designed to allow girls to find confidence in themselves. Growing up, I was extremely shy and over the years I’ve been able to love myself for who I am! Through my program, I am sharing my own personal growth to help girls I speak to and people thy read my blog “Flourish” into themselves!
One of my biggest goals as a National titleholder is to leave a legacy of inspiration. I want others to feel motivated to go out into their community by what they see me do. On my website, I’m Undeniably Me, I’m promoting the message of Be H.E.R.O.I.C. and telling everyone about the wonders of IUM! Throughout my year, I will interview all International and National queens and also speak to the preteens and junior teens competing for the title of National United Junior Miss!
To me, IUM is so much more than just a pageant, it is a family. Everyone on the IUM staff is so welcoming and is ready to help you on your journey. The week of internationals was truly one of the best times of my life. I was able to make lifelong friends while also have the time of my life! I believe that is system is for anyone and will celebrate you for who you are!
Lastly, to anyone competing at 2022 Internationals, I’m so excited to meet you all!! My biggest piece of advice is to go in with an intention of having fun. Don’t put pressure on yourself to win because that will take half of the fun away. Go in, not afraid of what will happen at the end of the week and have an experience of a lifetime!! Not many people even get the opportunity to compete at an International pageant so you could soak it all in and make the most it! :)))