Vaeda Mann is a 17-year-old from Hattiesburg, Mississippi with big dreams and an even bigger heart. She grew up dancing, surrounded by all kinds of music and has always loved being on the stage. When not in school or working at her job as a prom and pageant saleswoman, she enjoys cooking (or attempting to), soaking up nature, and giving back to her community. She has recently become very involved in modeling and hopes to pursue a career in it. She absolutely loves meeting new people and exploring new places, and dreams of seeing the world someday. Vaeda is an optimist in every sense of the word and has been asked countless times "Are you ever NOT smiling?"
She cherishes the feeling of knowing she made someone else happy, and that is a huge part of pageantry she adores: the chance to impact those around her, spread love and light wherever she goes, and teach girls and boys of all ages that with determination, positivity, and a grateful heart, anything is possible.