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Veronica Temple

Alaska

Hometown: Eagle River

Age: 21

BIO

Veronica Temple is an Alaskan-grown beauty queen. She is the seventh of 13 children, four of which are adopted. Veronica and her siblings are all homeschooled. Veronica began Irish Dancing lessons at age 8 and has participated in several competitions across the country. Her love for Irish Dancing has encouraged her to complete six of 12 exams to become a certified Irish Dance teacher.

Veronica has competed in and won several pageants, including the 2009 Miss Alaska Outstanding Teen pageant. Veronica is also a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree at St. Katherine College. During her free time, she enjoys hiking mountains in Alaska, sledding, camping and singing songs with her family and friends by the campfire.

In her own words

Quate Being a Miss Teen USA contestant isn't just about having a pretty face, it takes hard work, motivation, determination and self-discipline to earn a spot on the Miss Teen USA stage. Quate

fun facts

  1. 1

    Veronica taught herself how to play the guitar at a young age and then proceeded to write and record music.

  2. 2

    Veronica would love to meet Shania Twain.

  3. 3

    Veronica's favorite movie is "Pride and Prejudice."