Thank you for visiting my site! I hope you will take time to look around and join me as I advocate for those living with scars. ~ Shine Bright!(:

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About Shining S.C.A.R.S.

Growing up Krystian experienced first-hand the trials and self-esteem issues associated with visible scars. She found the strength she needed to overcome her self-image and entered her first beauty pageant at the age of 14 and one year later competed in her first Miss America Scholarship Organization preliminary pageant.

As part of her application Krystian was to choose a platform for which she would become an advocate for. She wanted to choose a platform that she could be passionate about, and thus Shining S.C.A.R.S. was born.

Krystian has continually proven that beauty is more than skin deep and hopes to help others heal so they, too, can say “no matter what my scars say to you, they hold a meaning of Strength and Character, showing I have Accepted who I am and prove I can Rise above the Stigma.


About Krystian Leonard... 

Krystian Leonard is a junior in high school with an adventurous spirit. She dedicates countless hours volunteering for numerous charities annually.

When Krystian was 10 years old, Tiffany Lawerence, Miss West Virginia 2006 paid a visit to her grade school and after listening to her speak on the '5 Steps to a More Improved You', Krystian knew then that one day she wanted to be just like Tiffany, strong and beautiful.

Since her journey began, Krystian has written her first children's book Shining Scars, which was published by Headline Books, as a way to meet the need of children just like herself, who are healing and living with visible scars.

Krystian is also developing her own non-profit organization Shining S.C.A.R.S. as an outreach to help others healing from visible scars.