Bessemer's 7 year-old Jaidyn McDuffie, 2019 International Junior Miss Alabama Jr. Princess, competed on an International stage for the 1st time in Orlando, Florida this past July at International Junior Miss Internationals.

Jaidyn competed with 34 girls from all around the world in several areas of competition to include a 1 on 1 interview with a panel of judges, casual wear, fun fashion, evening gown, and her personal favorite spokesmodel, where she delivered a 1 minute speech on stage sharing about herself and her future aspirations.

Jaidyn was ecstatic about advancing her way from a top 15 finalist to earning her spot as 1 of the Top 5 In The World. Although she came just a little short of the crown, Jaidyn was overjoyed as she claimed 3rd Runner-up in the world during the international pageant finale. Along with 3rd Runner-up, she was awarded several other awards, 1 of which was an International Title. Jaidyn took home Casual Wear 2nd Runner-Up, Photogenic 1st Runner-Up, and won the title of International Spokesmodel.

Jaidyn will be entering the 2nd grade at Greenwood Elementary - Jefcoed this fall. She is the daughter of Martez & June McDuffie of Bessemer. Follow Jaidyn's journey @jaidyn.noel.