Miss California Teen USA 2011 Alexis Swanstrom, pictured fashioning Kooey swimwear, was second runner-up at the Miss Teen USA Competition at Atlantis, Paradise Resort in Paradise Island Resort in The Bahamas on Saturday, July 16, 2011.
The betting was heavy that Alexis would wander off with the Miss Teen USA 2011 title.
She is one of the most-popular searches among pageant contestants on the Internet.
As Miss California USA 2011, she is an advocate for Love is Louder, a rapidly growing grassroots movement to discourage bullying in all of its forms.
“Love is Louder was started by actress Brittany Snow, The Jed Foundation and MTV to build on the outpouring of support online after the lives of multiple teenagers were lost to suicide in September 2010,” according to its website.
“This movement strives to amplify the momentum of other inspiring online campaigns and invite anyone who has felt mistreated, misunderstood or isolated into the conversation. We are here to raise the volume around a critical message — that love and support is more powerful than the external and internal voices that bring us down, cause us pain and make us feel hopeless.
“The more voices that join the movement, the louder the message becomes.”
Alexis, 18, lives in San Diego.
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