The oldest of eight siblings, Kalika McCrea is an innovative body positivist leader with a destined path to implement change in her community. Kalika is a communication major with interests in digital and print publications, jewelry making, and skin care cosmetics. Kalika was crown Ms. American Elegance South Carolina 2016-2017 and is the current reigning International United Ms. South Carolina 2018-2019.
Kalika has done heroic services to impact the health & wellness and education of the community by volunteering with the ALS Association, Salvation Army, and the Transitions Center. She has acted as a Judge for the SIMFA National Writing Essay Contest, and she has partnered with the Reading First Foundation to advocate early childhood literacy. Kalika currently acts as a NEDA Legislative Advocate, where her advocacy efforts center on awareness, education, training, early intervention and prevention programs, funding for research, and improved access for the treatment of eating disorders. Kalika is the Founder of a newly established Non-profit organization, The Confidence Code. She dreamed of a way to service the community and stay true to her creative authenticity. She also hoped to establish a safe haven for individuals that have suffered from body image dissatisfaction, mental illness, and low esteem. Kalika will continue to serve the community through her Non-profit, and she hopes to inspire others to do the same.
All dreams can be achieved - even when there is doubt. Kalika enjoys pageantry because she feels it is a great way to invest in herself as she is able to overcome fears of public speaking and she is able to advocate important causes. Kalika plans to continue to structure her Non-profit, and she will continue to act as a voice of health and wellness through projects, fundraisers, and various other community events.