Meet McKenna

Miss Pre Teen Pennsylvania International 2018

The Miss Teen, Miss, & Mrs. Pennsylania International Pageant is proud to announce the addition of a Pre Teen division to our pageant family. McKenna has th ehonor of being named our very first Miss Pre Teen Pennsylvania International. She will compete with girls between the ages of 10 and 12 for the title of Miss Pre Teen International, in Charleston WV at the end of July, this year.

The girls will participate in a Private Interview with each of our judges individually and the will take to the stage to compete in the Fun Fashion competition and in the Evening Gown competition. Each girl has a platform they will spend their year supporting. McKenna's platform, "Beyond Our Differences - Everyone Belongs" addresses the issue of social isolation among school age children.

Hi everyone! Welcome to my official online home and allow me to formally introduce myself.. I am 10 year old McKenna, and I have been chosen as your Miss PreTeen Pennsylvania International 2018 👑. By following me on the PA International Pageant website, my official Facebook page, and Instagram, you will not only be learning about myself and the Miss PreTeen Pennsylvania International Pageants system but you will also get to follow along with me as I make appearances/attend events, discover and promote my platform AND keep up on my journey to the Miss PreTeen International Pageants that will take place this summer in Charleston, WV!! It has only been a short time since my reign has officially begun and I have already met so many truly amazing titleholders from past and present. These girls showed me what this system is all about, and that is FAMILY! Thank you all for welcoming me with such kind words and support. I am beyond grateful that the directors, Jodi and Scott Cessna, not only awarded me with this title but that they also welcomed me as Pennsylvania’s first ever PreTeen Pennsylvania. This pageant is truly a sisterhood that I have been searching for in pageantry and I am so lucky to be a part it. Before I end things I would like to say thank you to all of my family and friends who have cheered me on over the years, I am so lucky to have so many of you who believe in me. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you and give you my word that I will be using my title to become the BEST possible version of myself. Until next time, Your Miss PreTeen Pennsylvania International 2018, McKenna ❤️ #misspreteenpaintl2018 #paintlpageants #intlpageants

If you would like more information on competing in the next Miss Pre Teen Pennsylvania International title, simply send us an email at and we will get back to you with more information. The pageant is scheduled for March 16, 2019 at the Jaffa Shrine Center in Altoona, PA. Its never too early to apply and receive your local title. Then go out and join our Pre Teen, Miss Teen, Miss, and Mrs. Pennsylvania International as they travel PA making a difference in their community.

A Very Special Announcement

Miss PreTeen Pennsylvania International Announces Partnership with National Nonprofit Beyond Differences
Works To Address Social Isolation In Schools

[Pittsburgh, PA, March 2018]
McKenna Ross, the newly crowned Miss PreTeen Pennsylvania International 2018 has been placed on the list of Outreach Partners for National Call It Out Day. Created by Beyond Differences, a national nonprofit organization based in San Rafael, Calif., Call It Out is a positive prevention initiative for school-age children, teachers, and families. Focused on creating inclusive communities online, particularly learning to respond to digital gossip to reduce social isolation, National Call It Out Day is April 27, 2018. As Miss PreTeen Pennsylvania International 2018, McKenna works to support her platform of “Beyond Our Differences – We All Belong”. At only 10 years old, she has worked tirelessly to bring about awareness of the adverse effects of social isolation on children her age. Call It Out includes use of a school curriculum and an in-school event designed to nurture healthy relationships online. The program supports students as they learn to be authentic and compassionate, challenging themselves to make sure their online behaviors match their real-life personalities. Other programs McKenna will be utilizing during her reign include “Know Your Classmates” a program designed to explore youth’s identity and desire to belong, and “No One Eats Alone” a program of inclusion during school lunch. McKenna will be presenting her platform while she competes this coming July for the title of Miss PreTeen International in Charleston, WV. For more information on McKenna’s work and how your school can get involved, please visit To sign your school up for Call It Out Day, visit