Meet Teen Miss Earth USA 2018: Payton Lee Stockman

Payton Stockman is a 17 year old, proud activist for Mother Earth. As Teen Miss Earth USA she will be representing the United States at Miss Eco International in Las Vegas, Nevada. Payton wants to attend UF and will be studying to become an Orthopedic surgeon. Read on to learn more about your reigning Teen Miss Earth USA!

Quick facts…
Full name: Payton Stockman
Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida
Occupation: Teen Miss Gulf Coast, MMG Model, hostess at Society
Age: 17
Hobbies: Going to the beach, going to the movies, traveling
Favorite food: Jerk Chicken Pasta from Bahama Breeze
Favorite movie: Any Marvel/DC/x-men movie
Three words that sum you up: Proactive, Devoted, Optimistic
Song you have on repeat right now: Dear Maria, Count Me In: by All Time Low
Dream job: Orthopedic Surgeon
One thing you can’t live without: My dogs
Favorite quote: You get what you give

Having a national title must keep you pretty busy! What is a typical day like for you?

Even though I do community service projects and practice for internationals, my day is like anyone else’s, either going to school or making my summer memorable

What has been the highlight of your reign so far? 

My Think Global Act Local Project! Go check out my facebook to see what I did for Think Global Act Local month!

What are some of your best beauty secrets to looking flawless all the time?

I definitely do not look flawless all the time, but whenever I do try to look good, I take a bath with bath salts and put a mask on my face so I could feel good. When I feel good I feel like that’s when I look my best.

Lady Code has a focus on anti-bullying and women empowerment. Do you have any advice for our readers who may be victims of bullying?

The people who bully other people just seem to be insecure themselves. True confidence comes from within, it does not come from putting others down. A bully does not define who you are, and you should not give him the power to change your mindset of yourself. 

Tell us about your platform:

My platform is to put an end to offshore drilling. Making people aware of how dangerous it is, not only for the wildlife and our oceans but it is also really unhealthy for the workers. Catastrophic spills ruin beautiful beaches and it takes years to clean up.

What can Lady Code readers do in their communities to get involved? 

They can start at home by evolving simple habits like turning off the lights or water when you’re not in the room. They could even reduce their carbon footprint by going to their local food market instead of stores that transport food thousands of miles and wasting fossil fuels.

In your free time, what do you enjoy doing?

I like to go fishing and hang out with my family.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

If it doesn’t matter in 5 years don’t take more than 5 minutes stressing over it. God has a plan; in His own way, in His own time, on His own terms.

Instagram: @payton.stockman

Facebook Fan Page: Teen Miss Earth USA

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