If there were no rules in your life for one day and you could be outrageous, what would you do?
First, I would head to my favorite frozen yogurt shop, Menchie’s. There I would make the biggest cup of Froyo you’ve ever seen. It would be topped with lots of mini M&M’s, cookie dough chunks, and whipped cream. With my yogurt in hand, I’d catch the next plane to Beijing, China. I got to visit China a couple years ago and would do anything to go again. Most of my day would be spent flying there but I would have all my yogurt to keep me busy! Sounds like a good day, right?
What would you like to read as the headline in tomorrow's newspaper?
“Flint Water Crisis is Over!” My mom is a Michigan native and her hometown is just outside of Flint. The current water crisis is affecting many families in the area. It is unfortunate the health of many citizens were at the expense of saving some state dollars.
Describe your dream house.
I’d love to live in a craftsman style home with a wrap-around front porch. Weather permitting, I can imagine starting every morning with a cup of coffee relaxing on the porch. My dream home would also be on a lake. (Those certainly are not hard to find in Minnesota.) I think watching the HGTV show “House Hunters” too often has me dreaming big!
In a bouquet of flowers, what flower would you be and why?
I would be a daisy. To me, daisies are simple and sweet, which is how I like to live my life.
How would you introduce yourself if you were a guest speaker?
“Hello everyone, my name is Bridget Jacobs and I am the current Miss Minnesota USA. Later this year, I will be representing my state at the Miss USA pageant on Fox TV. I’m currently a student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities studying business at the nationally ranked Carlson School of Management. Thank you for having me here with you today!” (Cue a big smile :))
Who do you want to be the next U.S. President and why?
I want the most qualified and prepared candidate to be the next President of the United States. At this point, I’m not quite sure yet who I believe that to be. I’m still waiting for a single candidate to catch my vote. It’s an intense race to the White House and actually my first time being able to vote in an election. There are a few candidates I have interests and similar views with, however I have not yet firmly made my decision.
If you could be great at one thing, what would it be and why?
Somewhere in my childhood heart I would love to be a great gymnast. I had gymnastic lessons when I was younger but quickly realized flipping backwards definitely scared the life out of me. I always look forward to watching the gymnastic events at each Olympic Games. Those men and women are seriously talented.
What do you like to do for fun?
My mom and I have been huge into rollerblading for years. In the summer, we rollerblade around the lakes near our house almost every day. I’m also huge into DIY crafts. My apartment room was fully decorated with things I personally hand-made! Living in the “State Of Hockey”, I’m of course a Wild fan! My family attends multiple games each season. Most recently, I went to the first outdoor NHL game in Minnesota held on my campus at the University of Minnesota.
If you had one message to the world, what would it be?
I would want to spread the message of acceptance. It is evident this world is filled with many kinds of people who each have different values and different backgrounds. We could all put forth more effort into accepting and respecting those who are not exactly the same as ourselves.
Why should you be the next Miss USA?
Minnesota is due for that Miss USA crown! I am prepared for the job of Miss USA. I realize that Miss USA is much more than competing in a pageant. She dedicates a year of her life to working with many charitable alliances, making countless appearances and promoting all things, “Confidently Beautiful.” I am ready for the responsibility of being Miss USA. As Miss USA, I would strive to encourage people to pursue their dreams without limitations.
PHOTO CREDITS: MISS MINNESOTA USA ORGANIZATION