Stanley Bronstein Interviews Krystian Leonard


Krystian is a junior in high school with an adventurous spirit! Her love of the ocean and beautiful beaches inspires her larger than life dreams. Growing up, she experienced first-hand the trials and self-esteem issues associated with visible scars beginning at age 4. Healing with visible scars left her feeling damaged and ashamed. She found the strength she needed to overcome her negative self-image and entered her first beauty pageant at the age of 14. One year later, she summoned the courage to compete in the Miss America Scholarship Organization. As part of her application, Krystian was asked to choose a platform for which she would become an advocate. She wanted to choose a platform that she could be passionate about, and thus her nonprofit, Shining S.C.A.R.S., was born.

Through her healing campaign for Shining S.C.A.R.S. Krystian has used her personal experience and pain as a way to reach out to others, helping them to feel PROUD of their imperfections knowing that those scars and the stories of those scars helped shape the person they have developed into.  She’s continually proven that beauty is more than skin deep and she hopes to help others heal so they, too, can say “no matter what my scars say to you, they hold a meaning of Strength and Character, showing I have Accepted who I am and prove I can Rise above the Stigma.”


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