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July 30th and 31st


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Young Women ®

Miss New York International®

Ashley Lyles

What does it mean to be a modern woman?
I usually notice a person’s disposition first. I tend to be very intuitive and can almost immediately pick up on a person’s energy.

When does a girl become a woman?
In 5 years, I hope to be at the end of my medical school journey. I am a graduate of New York University's Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program (NYU SHERP). Previously, I studied professional writing and took premedical courses at Michigan State University (MSU). My ultimate career goal is to be a medical journalist and a cardiologist, and in 5 years, I intend to be well on my way to reaching that goal.

How do you handle disappointment?
Every girl loves a good handbag, right? So maybe a nice Birkin bag! But all jokes aside, I would donate to the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Women’s Heart Health Initiative as women’s heart health is a cause near to my heart. Then, I would meet with some sort of financial planner to come up with a strategy for the rest.

What's been a picture-perfect moment in your life?
Probably an old school alarm clock. I hardly ever use it. It just sits in the corner of my apartment. I use my cell phone to stay on schedule.

How do you handle stress and pressure?
With a hot cup of tea, a little Taylor Swift playing in the background, and a good book!