Lily Buckman is the reigning Miss Nation 2020 titleholder. The 20 year old college student and aspiring model from Maryland, won the international crown on November 21st, 2020. Lily began her journey with Miss US Nation pageants after being casted to represent her home state of Maryland to compete for the national crown, Miss US Nation. Lily wanted to gain runway experience to embark her modeling career, and Miss US Nation Pageants gave her the opportunity to do just that. At the national pageant, Lily was crowned Miss US Nation Ambassador. She later competed at the international pageant, Miss Nation Universe, in which she won the crown of Miss Nation 2020.
Lily began modeling a couple years ago, and was inspired by other models such as; Behati Prinsloo, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. She modeled for local boutiques and various brands. Prior to becoming the international titleholder for Miss Nation 2020, she also competed in other contests such as Miss Chesapeake Bay Teen 2019 and Miss Maryland Teen USA. “I believe the modeling industry is about more than just fashion or beauty. It’s creating a certain aesthetic of the life you want to live.”, says Lily. One stereotype that she would like to change about modeling is that modeling is a sexist industry. “I think women should have the freedom to appreciate and model fashion without being criticized. All women are uniquely beautiful and they should be given the opportunity to express that”, says Lily.
Aside from her passion for modeling, Lily is studying to become a doctor. Five years from now she sees herself continuing her studies and taking her modeling career to greater heights.
Lily plans to implement her title to help spread awareness about women’s empowerment. She believes that women can do anything that men can and they should be given equal opportunities to do so. As a woman in STEM herself, also an advocate for women’s self defense, Lily is a brown belt in Taekwondo and enjoys boxing, she hopes to be an example to young women that they can do anything they set their mind to. Lily has already participated in several events, but plans to do more community events and volunteering to help spread awareness about this cause.
Lily is available for print work, commercial opportunities, campaigns and is currently seeking sponsorships to support her reign as Miss Nation 2020. You can support her journey while exposing your brand, business or service on a global scale. Contact below for inquiries and follow Lily on Instagram @missnation2020.