Meet the candidates competing for the title of Miss Connecticut 2019 in our Road to Miss Connecticut Series!
Name: Jaymie Bianca
Title: Miss Forestville 2019
School: Trinity College- Education and Human Rights double major; Creative Writing minor
Talent: Baton Twirling
What was your first thought when you were crowned Miss Forestville?
Ever since I was a little girl, it had been my dream to represent my city as a “Miss” titleholder. On Saturday December 8th, 2018, that dream came true when I was crowned Miss Forestville 2019. I could not contain my excitement knowing that I would be an ambassador for the city that I have lived in my entire life and that has provided my family and I such with such a beautiful and blessed existence.
What do you hope to accomplish as Miss Forestville?
I hope to accomplish a multitude of goals during my reign. I hope to continue teaching baton twirling classes to individuals with disabilities as a part of my social impact- “Providing Sports and Recreational Opportunities for People with Disabilities.” I have taught classes across the state of Connecticut and I desire to reach even more communities as Miss Forestville. In addition, I hope to cultivate and market the Miss Connecticut program to reach a copious amount of women; encouraging them to join the program and experience the vast number of opportunities the organization offers.
To you, why is Miss America still relevant?
Miss America is still relevant because she is the paradigm of a strong, empowered female. She is innovative; maximizing her career options while utilizing a plethora of scholarships. She is fearless; never shying away from her dreams, whether that consists of being a doctor, engineer, educator, or journalist. She is strong; knowing she may receive criticism but she allows herself to be uplifted by the positivity surrounding her. She is stylish; exhibiting her authentic self through her fashion, and more importantly, through her genuine personality. She is an activist; advocating for the causes she believes in as well as engendering the role of an ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss America program as a whole. She is the woman of today; one that is not only relevant, but truly timeless.
What has been your favorite appearance thus far as Miss Forestville?
My favorite appearance has been the Miss Forestville-Bristol Organization pasta dinner. It was the fundraiser’s inception, and taking on such an active role in securing the venue, food options, performers, and guests was definitely daunting for me, but extremely rewarding. We raised over $1,000 for scholarships for the next cohort of titleholders, and I was extremely proud of the Miss Forestville-Bristol team. From emceeing the event to having my two year old cousin assist with raffle prizes, this event was truly special for me because I was extremely thankful for my scholarship and I longed for the ability to give back to the organization and the next Miss Forestville.
What is your favorite quote?
One quote that has described my life is “Bloom where you are planted.” I have been unexpectedly placed into different situations in life, yet, I have learned how to maximize the potential I had with growth with every opportunity I have been fortunate enough to receive.
I love to write poetry! I hope to publish my poems one day and possibly become the Poet Laureate for the United States.
Who would you like to thank for helping you get to this point?
I would love to thank all of the Miss Connecticut sponsors and board of directors for always creating a positive and uplifting experience for all the young women and families involved. Speaking of family, my mother, father, brother, grandma, and my entire family has always very supportive of my dreams, and I am so thankful that I have been blessed with the best family in the world.