18 August 2017


 August 18, 2017


Meet Carly Peeters, the brand-new Miss Teen International, who chose YBH as one of her focused literacy project and is our newest Yellow Boat Ambassador of Hope!

BIO: Carly Peeters was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. When her family moved to the mainland, first to Pennsylvania then to California, she discovered performing opportunities not available in Hawaii. She quickly fell in love with acting and convinced her folks to stay on the Mainland instead of returning to Hawaii.

She has made guest star appearances on Nickelodeon’s React to That and Amazon’s Gortimer’s Life on Normal Street. Carly’s first ongoing role was as a co-host on L.A. City Works which was a public service program educating viewers on environmental issues in Los Angeles. She has since starred in independent feature films such as Little Loopers, Ghost Squad and Christmas Trade. Not limited to just acting, Carly is a skilled dancer, singer, and plays the piano, ukulele and guitar. She is an active member of her high school equestrian team and award winning show choir. In 2015 she won the title of Miss Junior Teen California. http://m.imdb.com/name/nm4241862/bio?ref_=m_mn_ov_bio


Throughout her reign, Peeters will promote the importance of literacy among young children through her work with Jumpstart, an early education organization that provides programming for preschool children from under resourced communities, and Build On, an international organization that builds schools in developing countries.

My Mom immigrated from the Philippines and taught me that you can do anything you want with a good education,” said Peeters. “She instilled in me a love of reading and learning and I want to pass this love on to at-risk children to help them succeed.  I knew the International Pageants system would help me achieve my goal and my new role will give me an amazing opportunity to promote my platform.”

This from Carly: 

This week I have been honored to compete for the title of Miss Teen International, and I was fortunate enough to bring home the crown!

This journey has taken a lot of hard work and dedication, but I couldn’t have done it without my amazing support system. My parents have been with me since the very beginning, and I honestly wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without them. They were always there to motivate me when times got rough, and they taught me preparation and hard work is the key to success.

My director, Samantha Riddle, has been an absolute blessing these past couple of months. She was available for any questions I had at any time, and she made sure all her girls were well prepared (and her hard work paid off when all 4 of us made the top 5 in our divisions!) Along with lending me clothes from her fabulous “Titleholder’s Closet”, Sam MADE my fun fashion because the girl who was supposed to send the dress to us never mailed it. On top of that, she stayed up late every night helping us on our walks, and skipped out on sleep to go with us to our hair and makeup appointments at 4am. I am so thankful to have had this support team behind me, which allowed me to feel relaxed, prepared, and confident in myself when I stepped off the plane in Charleston.


Please watch our newest Yellow Boat Ambassador of Hope Ms. Carly Peeters, the recently crowned Ms. Teen International being interviewed by KTLA 5 NEWS! Your YBH family is so proud of you! #HopeSails@yellowboatph

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