K. Lee Graham, Miss Teen USA 2014 | Original SC

"One thing I want girls to know is that being smart is a part of being beautiful."

Chapin High School student K. Lee Graham's life changed on August 2nd, 2014. She won Miss Teen USA when she impressed the judges with her grace, poise and intellect skills Graham said she honed as a student.

17-year-old Graham is senior and honor student, ranking first in her class at Chapin High School. When she is not studying, K. Lee is very involved in theater is an active blogger encouraging girls to find true beauty by embracing themselves, others, and their communities. She recently moved to New York and will be attending the New York Film Academy on scholarship.

K. Lee is the second oldest of five children and competing in pageants runs in her family as K. Lees mother, Jennifer, held the Miss South Carolina Teen USA title in 1985.