Local teen Kimberly Hoff, a student at Seminole Ridge High School, is headed to Lakeland this summer to compete for Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen 2017.
The Miss Florida/Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen Pageant will be held June 27 through July 1, and the pageant selects the representative for the State of Florida in the Miss America/Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageants.
Hoff is currently the reigning Miss Coral Gables’ Outstanding Teen 2017. She has taken this opportunity to promote her passion for her platform of “Healthy Me” and work with youth to fulfill their healthiest selves, as well as instill self-confidence.
Hoff knows it is not enough to be taught about a healthy lifestyle, but also how to live one as well. She intends to prove that a clothing size or your weight does not define your health; rather being healthy is balancing diet, exercise, stress, relationships with others and feeling healthy mentally. By teaching others the healthy lifestyle essentials and benefits, today’s youth can go on to make healthier decisions.
Hoff is specifically focusing on youth to inspire them to form healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
The Miss America organization also offers the chance to raise funds for local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The money will help save children’s lives, and a portion will also go to support the MAOTeen Scholarship Fund. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals makes sure that donated funds helps kids and families in the community. To make a donation, visit www.maoteen4kids.org and search “Kimberly Hoff.”
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