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Sunrise Beach girl named Young American Junior Miss International

Adilyn Smiles

Adilyn Rose Smiles was crowned Young American Junior Miss International at a competition in Houston in June. She is 8 years old and a resident of Sunrise Beach Village. Courtesy photo

Adilyn Rose Smiles, 8, of Sunrise Beach Village was crowned Young American Junior Miss International at a competition in Houston in June. She represented her city against competitors from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and South Africa. 

Adilyn is the daughter of Jeanette and Chris Smiles and the granddaughter of Tammy and Gary Hamilton of Austin and La Vaughn and Timothy Stroud of Cleburne. She is a Faith Academy of Marble Falls student and a level 4 gymnast who loves art, soccer, and cheer. 

Other awards Adilyn accrued during the four-day competition include: 

  • YAMI Junior Miss Queen
  • YAMI/YMI Top Finalist
  • YAMI/Young Miss International Top 5 Model
  • Out-of-this-World trophy for her alien costume
  • 1st place YMI formal wear
  • YAMI Top 5
  • YMI Top 5
  • 1st place National Wear for her Coca-Cola outfit
  • YMI second runner-up 
  • 3rd place wearable art 
  • 1st place YMI photogenic 

Adilyn is a regular on the beauty pageant trail. She was crowned Young Miss AquaBoom in this year’s July 4 celebration in Kingsland and was named Little Miss Texas Hill Country and Cinderella Miniature Miss at two different America’s Best Pageants. 

Her next and final pageant for the year will be at ToyFest in Missouri in September. 

She got an early start in pageants, according to mom Jeanette, who said she was also named Tiny Miss Aquaboom in 2016 and 2018, among other titles. 

“We keep doing it because she keeps winning and she loves it,” Jeanette Smiles said. “She loves the community service, she loves hanging out with her sister queens, and she loves dressing up and being on stage.” 

The ultimate goal is scholarship money for college, her mother said.