Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 21st and 22nd
2023

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. Virginia International®

Kristin Bishop

1.When you hear the saying "be the change" what comes to your mind first?
“Don’t work your entire life climbing a ladder of success only to find, once you reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall”. We all have that one “ladder”, whether education, business, or other personal achievements. Even during seasons of great success in my life, this statement has influenced the alignment of business decisions with my ultimate end goal of being an influential and present mother to my children.

2.How would you describe your husband?
Business. Absolutely everything about business. Starting with being financially independent at a very early age I knew that the type of life I desired could ONLY be achieved my being self-employed. I love launching new ventures, investing, identifying problems within organizations, and providing solutions to failing businesses. My favorite venture so far has been the creation of my 9-year-old daughters cake pop business! I hope that she keeps her entrepreneurial spirit forever!

3.If you could revisit one memory as a child in your mind, what would it be and why?
Ways to finance an adoption without debt. Domestic and international adoption are both incredibly expensive. I truly believe that the impact of unnecessary debt on any family unit is significant, especially families bringing home medically fragile children internationally. My husband and I have been able to bring home two children through international adoption (approximately $85,000) without loans or credit and I would love to teach other families how to do that same!

4.How would someone describe you when you were in high school?
For me age isn’t defined by a number but rather a level of wisdom that comes from understanding, life experiences and acceptance. I’ve been immensely blessed in my life to experience amazing things. I would say that my life experiences both good and bad, have taught me lessons in life that many don’t learn until well into their retirement years! My soul may be old, but chasing these babies keeps me grounded in my thirties!

5.If money did not matter.. what would you buy for your husband and why?
My husband and I are both avid football fans. We love everything about the sport including coaching our children on youth teams and playing on indoor teams ourselves. We make it a tradition to buy NFL tickets every year when our two teams face each other during the regular season and it’s my favorite date of the year! Even though we cheer for opposing teams, these events add elements of playful competition to our marriage!

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