Khiana is a fourteen-year-old from Gilbert, Arizona. She traveled to New Jersey last July and represented her beautiful sunny state of Arizona in the International United Miss Pageant and was crowned 2019-2020 International United Miss Jr Teen.
Khiana is actively involved in the performing arts and service to the community, taking a leading role in the planning and development of food drives and other initiatives to feed the homeless. Khiana maintains a 4.0 GPA.
Khiana's vision for her platform, In This S.K.I.N. began to take shape in late 2018 as a way for her to encourage others dealing with the same body image struggles she began facing as a pre-teen. Encountering taunts and bullying for being 'too skinny,' Khiana struggled to gain weight - drinking weight gainer shakes and eating in excess - all in an effort to 'fit in.' Fortunately, through the encouragement of her family, she realized that her body is her body - and has learned to love the skin she's in - spreading kindness and ignoring negativity along the way.