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Meet Kristian Hardy, 16

Kristian is from Blythewood, South Carolina and loves the sun, lemonade, and the occasional monogram. You can usually find Kristian at rehearsal, watching movies, or hanging out with friends and family. She loves to try new things and believes that true beauty comes from being unapologetically yourself. Follow her on instagram @kristianarnell.


  • Favorite makeup item: Blush because it adds an instant glow to your skin
  • If I can have lunch with anyone: It would be Elaine Welteroth because she is not afraid to go after her dreams and also does not limit herself to one specific path but instead has found ways to incorporate all of her passions into her career
  • Favorite book(s): Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward and Out of My Mind by Sharon Drapert

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