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Alyssa Klinzing: Chasing Dreams

Alyssa Klinzing is a seasoned pageant contestant and queen, and she is one of those girls you will always get excited to see on stage. Alyssa has competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant, Miss Kansas’s Outstanding Teen, Teen Miss Earth United States, Miss California USA, Miss Kansas USA, and at Miss USA 2019. 

In 1997, Alyssa was born and raised in Modesto California. She lived in Northern California, then Long Beach, and then Boston before moving to Kansas. She attended Olathe North High School in Kansas. Alyssa’s natural beauty queen abilities were evident in high school. She was crowned the Homecoming Princess representing the class of 2016. 

She began her pageant journey in 2012 and is still planning on competing in the near future! Alyssa is a professional model with a degree in political science. She wow-ed the audience at Miss USA 2019 with her beauty and brains. She emphasizes how important it is for women to be represented in politics. 

Like many of the best, Alyssa has a great deal of volunteer service under her sparkly rhinestone pageant belt. She has advocated against bullying, domestic violence, and continuously promotes environmentally friendly initiatives as well as volunteerism through Girl Scouts. 

She has many unique qualities and talents including playing the Violin, she knows American Sign Language and Signing Exact English. 

To learn more about Alyssa Klinzing listen to this week’s podcast. 

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