Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 30th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Young Women ®

Miss. South Dakota International®

Alexandra Bechtel

What does it mean to be a modern women?
The first thing I notice about a person is the way that they carry themselves. Just by the way they walk, you can always tell how confident a person is feeling.

When does a girl become a woman?
After earning my master's of business administration degree, I plan to continue growing my leadership skills as a nonprofit president. These skills will allow me the capacity to encourage others with learning disorders and spread our mission globally.

How do you handle disappointment?
First, I would pay off my student loans and any debts that my family owe. As a recent business graduate and former intern at the largest trust and asset protection company in the Midwest, I know just how important financial security is. As such, I try my best to be careful with where my money is being allocated. After that, I would likely make several donations to nonprofit organizations for the betterment of many communities.

What's been a picture-perfect moment in your life?
I like to think that every item has some meaning attached to it. For example, while volunteering at a camp for kids with muscular dystrophy, I purchased a T-shirt from the camp store. I have a lot of T-shirts, and I am certainly not in need of a new one. Although it has not been the most useful item, it remains a valuable piece of clothing because of the memories attached to it.

How do you handle stress and pressure?
I would make a pot of coffee and enjoy some quality time with my family around the fireplace while we play board games and laugh for hours on end. Family is essential to me because we always support each other. They are also the only people willing to drink coffee all day with me.