Audra Mari was named Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2011 and then first-runner up to the national title.
After selecting her final question regarding bullying, she fought back tears recalling the trauma she endured while being bullied in high school. Capturing Seventeen Magazine's attention, they shared her story to teens worldwide.
A native of Fargo, a whole new world unfolded for this 20-year-old when she was invited back to the Bahamas as a celebrity guest after Miss Teen USA, was chosen to appear on the Dr. Phil television show in a special segment on bullying, and hired by HGTV as a promotional model.
She has modeled for Sherri Hill for the past four years. Audra is a Dean's List student at NDSU majoring in Public Relations and Communications. She enjoys visiting her family's lake cabin, wake surfing, and snowmobiling. One thing is for sure, she credits much of her success today to pageantry. (Photo and bio courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization)
This article was written by Will the Pageant Guy
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