Kennedy Whetzel lives on a farm in the small town in Virginia.  Her family raises beef cattle and crops, such as corn and soybeans.  Kennedy personally raises steers, sheep, and pigs, which she shows at livestock shows across her state.  She is a member of 4H and FFA.

With a passion for sports, this high school freshman plays both basketball and volleyball for her school.  She also plays on travel basketball and volleyball teams, and swims in her county’s summer swim league. Kennedy loves music!  She likes to sing and is learning to play the guitar.

Kennedy enjoys modeling and is signed with MMG NY and is an Ambassador for Vienna Fashions.  She has modeled at New York Fashion Week, and Atlanta Apparel Market.

Pageantry has had such a positive influence on Kennedy’s life, making her confident and secure in who she is as an individual.  Through her Teen Trailblazers program, Kennedy wants to use The Crown C.A.R.E.S. platform to help build self-security and confidence among the teens that she touches as USA National Jr. Teen.

Be sure to follow Kennedy’s year on Instagram @usanationaljuniorteen.

Photo: Austin Ryde