Reigning Miss Royalty International 2020
From a little girl who was told she would never speak to an International titleholder.
Samantha Sewell has made her journey, her struggles, her apraxia into a beacon of hope. Samantha born with Apraxia and several other speech impediments struggled in school with bullying and her grades. Sewell was often told that she would not graduate with the "regular" diploma and that she may never be able to communicate like everyone else.
In the ninth grade, Sewell was verbally abused by a teacher, being told by this teacher every day that she was retarded, and constantly separated from the rest of the class. Sewell developed Depression and Anxiety because of this.
In 2015 Sewell received a message on her Instagram page, encouraging her to compete in a providential pageant. Eventually, Sewell decided to try for the title, and to her shock, she won the title that year. Soon after winning the title Sewell discovered the crown was powerful. People listened to when she wore it.
Now four years after entering pageantry Sewell has spoken in 2 countries, 5 USA states, 3 Canadian provinces and has reached people worldwide with her message of Anti Bullying and Inclusion for all.
Sewell has become an advocate for Bullying, Inclusion, and Apraxia, educating the world on the after-effects of bullying and the signs of current bullying, and mental health.
Since 2015 Sewell has been seen attending and volunteering at over 1000 events worldwide!
My personal platform is Anti-Bullying and Inclusion for all. After being born with speech impediments and being told I would never speak. I had to learn everything by sight, therefore I was behind in school. I know first hand what it is like to be bullied and excluded. I want to spread hope to the voiceless and let kids, youth and adults alike that no matter what ANYONE has told you, YOU can make a difference!
What is the Occupation of Samantha Sewell
Preschool Teacher, ASL Teacher, Pageant Content Team Pageant Planet
Which School Did Samantha Sewell Attend?
Gallaudet University & Okanagan Collage
Why start competing in pageants
Because the crown gives me access to audiences I would not have without it!
FUN FACTS about Samantha Sewell
Born With Speech Impediments. Graduated a year Early. Biological Brother and I were kept together through adoption!