“I went through so much pain and I am a proud survivor.”
Crowned as Miss International 2016, Kylie uses her platform as an instrument to amplify a message: no one has to suffer in silence. A campaign that does not end even after her year-long reign, she continues her advocacy through forming the online support group: Mental Health Matters. With the hope of using her story of recovery from depression as a means to inspire people going through something similar, Kylie aspires to erase the stigma and discourage people from bottling up their emotions. Taking her own steps to encourage emotional support, the beauty queen sparks a conversation that is both profound and hits close to home.