February 28, 1989
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Toni Burnett is Ms Maryland United States 2017!
Born with a voice and a purpose, pageantry presented an opportunity to showcase my beauty inside and out. When I started pageantry, I needed a platform to stand up and tell young women that they are perfect. Growing up, I was bullied. My self-esteem would take hit after hit because of other people's expectations of who I should be or what I should look like. When I stand on a stage, I get to show young women and girls what it looks like to be unapologetic and honest about who you are. I get to showcase how dynamic I am. Pageantry offered me modeling with the ability to make a difference and represent myself the way I want to.
Reading and comprehension are skills that every person needs. Children in less fortunate communities are lacking the ability to read and comprehend at the level of their more privileged counterparts. I support organizations like Reading Partners that seek to close the gap with one-on-one tutoring and mentoring programs.