October 2018

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, Candice Skingley

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

Candice Skingley
Age: 34
Occupation: Flight Attendant
Hometown: Buffalo, NY

First thing you do every morning?
I open my curtains and check out the window for wildlife. One morning, I saw a baby deer and itʼs mother feeding in the backyard. It was pretty magical!

What is something unusual about you?
I turn everything into a song, even if itʼ a short phrase, Iʼll just sing it to the tune of the “Hot Pockets” theme song.

Who in your life do you trust the most?
My Grandpa. He always has my back.

What are you afraid of?
Not reaching my full potential. And sharks. Definitely sharks.

What motivates you?
Bringing joy to people around me, and sharing in that joy.

If you could switch places with anyone for a day who would it be?
Lebron James. Itʼs good to be the king.

If you could leave right now, where would you go?
Probably St. John USVI, itʼs my happy place.

Where is your favorite spot in Hilton Head or Bluffton?
My favorite spot is at Jarvis Creek Park, right on the dock, I love to bring a blanket and a book and relax there.

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition?
On Christmas Eve, my family and I started a tradition of ordering takeout, (pizza, chinese food- nothing fancy) and watching a ridiculous Non- Christmas movie, just to make us laugh- examples include, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Naked Gun, etc.

Would money buy you happiness?
No, money is only as good as what you use it for.

What are two of your strengths?
I am fiercely loyal, and Iʼm very encouraging to my friends and family. Youʼve got a dream? Letʼs make it happen!

Person you most look up to.
Probably Dr. David. R. Hawkins. His lectures and books have helped me tremendously to overcome fear and doubt, and to follow the things Iʼm passionate about.

How do you spend your free time?
I love riding my bike to downtown Bluffton, grabbing a bite to eat and then heading down to the May River to watch the dolphins. I also travel a lot, and itʼs one favorite things to do, so usually Iʼll go exploring, hiking, or camping wherever I end up!

Are you spiritual or religious? If so, how?
Iʼm a spiritual person, and try to keep it pretty simple, do unto others, treat all life with kindness, that sort of thing.

Do you have a pet? If so, what kind and name?
No, I wish! I love animals, but I travel too frequently.

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

What is your drink of choice?
Jameson for sure.

Give us three words your friends might use to describe you?
Spontaneous, Loyal, and Talented

What would you say your greatest accomplishment thus far is?
I would say buying my house was a pretty big step for me. Itʼs nice to call a place my own.

Would you say you are a leader or a follower?
Leader in most things.

There is a mandatory evacuation for the Lowcountry- what do you not leave home without?
My pictures, my violin and my stuffed bunny that Iʼve had since childhood.

Favorite local bar or restaurant.
I love brunch, so Corner Perk and Watusi are my favorite spots!

Charity you would like to play for: Hilton Head Humane Association

Why does this charity mean so much to you?
I adopted my two cats from the Humane Society, and they were the best things that ever happened to me. All the animals there are so loved and make terrific companions. I hope we find happy homes for all of them!

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