Jennifer Mullins, 2011 National American Miss Georgia Farewell
In 2004, I decided to be in my first pageant ever. I had no idea what I was doing and I told my mom “whatever happens, happens.” That year I was 3rd runner up to Miss Georgia. I competed in the pageant for 6 years. Then in 2011 when I turned 20 I knew it would be my last chance. I put everything I had into it and was overjoyed to hear I would be going to the National Pageant to represent Georgia as the Miss Queen. I had been told that Nationals would be the time of my life but didn’t fully believe it till I was there. I made friendships I’ll never forget, got to do things I never thought I’d do, and being called in the top ten contestants for the national title was the cherry on top of a perfect Thanksgiving week.
Being Miss Georgia has been such a blessing. From riding in parades in my hometown to walking in a 5K for breast cancer, I was able to donate stuffed animals to the children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, help the police department with their “shop with a cop” Christmas fundraiser, and attend the UMDF Christmas breakfast for children with mitocondria.
There are so many people I want to thank for this opportunity. To all my friends, family, and sponsors, to Matt and my NAM-ily, to Amanda for being my pageant bestie and believing in me, to Jacob for supporting and never letting me forget im beautiful, to my best friend Megan for always being there chearing me on, to my Nana and and all my grandparents in heaven for giving me confidence, and to my parents Mom and Dad, thank you for everything you do and for loving me completely, I couldn’t have done it without you.
To all the wonderful girls who are contestants today, I want you to know you are unique, beautiful, and you can do anything you put your mind to. All you need is to be confident. Henry Ford once said, “whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” Believe in yourself and remember it’s not the crown makes a princess. It’s who you are that makes you royalty.
National American Miss Georgia Queen Jennifer Mullins spent time at the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.
National American Miss Georgia Jennifer Mullins attended a breakfast for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation at The Peachtree Club in Atlanta. There were over 2000 toys donated to these children and Santa Clause was present. The children, their families, and Jennifer all had a great morning.
Jennifer Mullins, National American Miss Georgia 2011 was able to particpate in a terrific opportunity over the holiday season to help out with Shop with a Cop and the Gwinnett County Police department.
Jennifer Mullins, National American Miss Georgia 2011 was able to particpate in a terrific opportunity over the holiday season to help out with Shop with a Cop and the Gwinnett County Police department. Every Christmas the Gwinnett County Police Department raises money to host their Shop with a Cop event. Shop with a Cop gives underprivileged families who may not have money for christmas a chance to buy toys for their children. It is held at Walmart and each child receives a gift card and an officer to take them throughout the store and pick out toys. Jennifer was in charge of welcoming the families and even got to help the children pick out toys and fill their carts. She felt truly honored to be invited and will continue to support this wonderful cause.
Jennifer Mullins, Georgia Miss Queen went to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to host an “Art Party and Toy Give-Away” for some of the patients.
Jennifer Mullins, Georgia Miss Queen went to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to host an “Art Party and Toy Give-Away” for some of the patients. She brought with her different craft supplies to do with the children and an assortment of stuffed animals to give out. Jennifer had a blast making puppets and decorating visors with the children anywhere from ages 4 to 14. Then before they all left the party she gave them each the opportunity to pick out a stuffed animal to take with them. One of the coolest parts of the day was that she even got a few of her friends involved with her because she needed a few extra hands to help. It was such a rewarding experience and she really enjoyed spending her time with the kids and they had a great time too!
Jennifer Mullins National American Miss Georgia walks for Breast Cancer.
Jennifer Mullins, National American Miss Georgia, walks a 5K for Breast Cancer with the American Cancer Association. It was so cold but well worth it! Jennifer really enjoyed walking and making strides for breast cancer research. She had a great time!
She really enjoyed interacting with the community and helping to spread the positive message of National American Miss.
Miss Georgia particpiated in a parade in Suwanee. She really enjoyed interacting with the community and helping to spread the positive message of National American Miss. Jennifer also participated in the 5K for Breast Cancer with the American Cancer Association. It was in Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park at 8am and it was soo cold!! But it was also soo much fun! It was wonderful to be involved in such a great cause.