Mrs. American Elegance 2021-22 

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Ina Kuster

Ina Kuster is an honors graduate from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
She is also a certified lactation counselor and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars
and the Alpha Chi Honor Society. Ina started college late in life, at the age of 27 and believes it is never
too late to continue your education and follow your dreams.
In 2016, Ina began competing in the American Elegance Pageant system. Right away, she loved the
diversity, the sisterhood, and the community service that she found when she spent time with American
Elegance delegates and queens.
Over the next several years, Ina continued participating in American Elegance pageants while developing
and growing her platform, Love Lit; Written Words Possess Power. Ina has donated hundreds of books
to Little Free Libraries in 7 states across the country and growing. Ina is a proud Little Free Library
steward and has a library in her own front yard! She also shares weekly journaling prompts on her social
media page, hosts book drives, and participates in programs at her local library. It is her ambition to
donate a book to a Little Free Library in every state!
Ina is a leader-volunteer for La Leche League international, which offers mother to mother support to
breastfeeding parents in her community. Ina has also volunteered at local mental health events, packed
food at Feed my Starving Children, and has enjoyed Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army. She enjoys
volunteering and loves to get her family involved because it is important to her to teach her children to
be kind and contributing members of their community.
Ina enjoys spending time with her husband and 4, soon to be 5 beautiful children. She enjoys camping,
fishing, hiking, archery, live music, travel, and of course, reading. She also enjoys writing fictional short
stories and poetry, which she finds therapeutic and relaxing.