THE 63RD MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT JAN 25 SUNDAY | 8/7c
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North Carolina

Kelsey Barberio

Age: 19

Hometown: Apex

Height: 5’ 3”

BIO

Kelsey Barberio recently graduated Middle Creek High School in Apex, North Carolina. Kelsey is very involved with her school and enjoys acting as the student body president and participating as president of the SkillsUSA MCHS chapter. She also enjoys being her school’s sideline reporter for The Sports Block and even has a school-broadcasted cooking show called Cooking with Kelsey.

After being diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 12 and undergoing spinal fusion surgery, Kelsey is now involved with supporting and raising awareness for the condition through an organization called BackTalk. During her reign, Kelsey plans to spend time working with and supporting children’s charities such as the Ronald McDonald House, Reach Out and Read, Make a Wish, and Special Olympics.

Kelsey plans to study communications and broadcast journalism after high school graduation, and hopes to pursue a career as a news anchor or television host. When she is not involved in school related activities, she enjoys website design, spending time with friends, traveling, modeling, and reading lots of books.

fun facts

  1. 1When Kelsey was 10 years old, she traveled to England and Scotland for three weeks without her parents!
  2. 2She would have loved to meet Audrey Hepburn! She loves her classic beauty and philanthropy.
  3. 3Kelsey enjoys website design.
Quate I met my very best friend through competing in pageants, so I have to say that meeting and making friends with the girls is my favorite part! Quate