August 2018

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, Jessica Smith

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Name: Jessica Smith
Age: 34
Occupation: Bar Manager
Home Town: San Diego, CA

First thing you do every morning?
I take the time to cuddle with my dog Hendrick, I work a lot of hours, so the mornings is our time.

What is something unusual about you?
Not a lot of people know that I’m chilean, my mom was born in Santiago, Chile.

Who in your life do you trust the most?
My sister, Melissa.

What are you afraid of?
Not finding someone to spend the rest of my life with. I wold like to have a family one day.

What motivates you?
In my job, I’ve seen lots of unfortunate circumstances. It helps me to put things into perspective that things could be worse.

If you could switch places with anyone for a day who would it be?
I love being me and my life but If there was a way I would spend a day with my grandmother, Sylvia, who passed away when I was young of Breast Cancer.

If you could leave right now, where would you go?

Where is your favorite spot in Hilton Head or Bluffton?
Sand Bar, May River. Good people, good vibes, and always a good time.

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition?
I love Christmas, even though I’m usually working because my co-workers have kids and I think they should spend time with them. I usually go all out, Christmas tree, lights on my house, etc.

Would money buy you happiness?
No, everything in balance.

What are two of your strengths?
Strong will and honest.

Person you most look up to.
My dad is my hero.

How do you spend your free time?
Taking Hendrick to the beach (his favorite place), going to the gym and hanging out with my friends.

Are you spiritual or religious?
Both. I grew up Catholic but I also enjoy difference aspects of other religions.

Do you have a pet? If so, what kind and name?
Kendrick, he’s a St. Bernard.

Cat or Dog? Dog
Heels or Flats? Flats
Cook or Eat out? Eat Out

What is your drink of choice?

Three words your friends might use to describe you.
Spry, King-Hearted and Trusting

What would you say is your greatest accomplishment this far is?
Back to what I love and enjoy and that’s helping kids.

Leader of Follower?

There is a mandatory evacuation for the Lowcountry- what do you not leave home without?
My baby, Hendrick

Favorite local bar or restaurant?
Boathouse and Corks!

Charity you would like to play for?
I Pledge the Pink- local 501c3 that raised money for Breast Cancer.

Why does this charity mean so much to you?
I lost my Grandmother, Sylvia to Breast Cancer and have dear friends and family that have battled this disease. I hope that in my near future, we will find a cure.

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