Bailey Guy captured the coveted national title of USA National Teen 2021. Representing her home state as USA National Miss Tennesse Teen, Bailey bested delegates throughout the United States to claim the national crown in Disney World this past summer. As USA National Teen, Bailey uses her title to enact effective change through the organization’s core values of Inspiring: Compassion, Kindness, and Earth. She champions this mission through projects centered around compassion and literacy and plans to uphold these efforts nationwide. Bailey is currently a sophomore studying Journalism and Mass Communications and will continue her education to receive a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. Serving as the face of her college, this President's Ambassador notably worked for the US Senate on a successful campaign and received recognition from the mayor of Hendersonville for receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award. With her goal of being a motivational speaker, Bailey hopes to couple her leadership skills and her success story to inspire teens to accomplish their goals.
From traveling the state of Tennessee to touring the country, Bailey Guy is reaching milestones as a teen motivational speaker, touching students nationwide. Turning her setbacks into comebacks, our USA National Teen implements the idea of overcoming fear by sharing her recollections of failure. Bailey Guy plans to enter high schools and universities to have open conversations about how rejection plays a pivotal role in young adults. She will kick start her speaking engagements with a Compassion Conference, a two-part workshop that tackles the goal-setting process, how to craft a plan of action when you reach your goals, and of course, compassion. Through the numerous public speaking gigs Bailey Guy will host, she aims to turn this venture into a career.
Bailey Guy diligently aided to children in her community through her extensive background in promoting accessible literature. Her initiative: Be A Reader, Be A Leader catered to daycare children by providing storytimes, book distributions, and book drives. She successfully donated over 6,000 books and conducted virtual storytelling lives during quarantine. She catapulted this advocacy from her desire for reading after noticing the direct correlation between literacy and academic success.