Mr. Cosmos United States 2019

Matthew Knight

Matthew Ryan Knight is 22 years old and from Abingdon, Virginia. Throughout his life, Matthew has had the opportunity to live in different cities including  Fishers, Indiana and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Living in these places allowed him to branch out and experience different cultures at a young age, and at the same time develop a love and desire to travel. 

Matthew is a very active person who enjoys sports, including basketball, football, and golf. He received several awards for basketball throughout his high school career such as “All Tournament” and “All Region” teams, “Game Ball” awards for the impact he made on the team for both years at Abingdon High School, and he became a member of the 1,000+ points club. Matthew has used his God-given talent to volunteer to help children develop their basketball skills and life skills that will translate off the court as well. 

Music is another passion of Matthew’s with drums being his instrument of choice. He loves to play hip hop, jazz, gospel, and funk. He is very active in his church, being a part of the praise team and van ministry. Community outreach has always been important to Matthew and he has always been referred to as a “Mr. Fix It” kind of guy, which led him to a career at Lowe’s where he is an Appliance Sales Specialist. Helping people is something Matthew has  always enjoyed doing, and he looks forward to using this platform to do just that!

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