Miss Minnesota USA
Miss Minnesota USA 2016
Bridget Jacobs, 20, of Maple Grove Minnesota, is currently enrolled in her sophomore year at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is studying business at the Carlson School of Management. Carlson is found on the Forbes list of best business schools and also was ranked 15th best for undergraduate business programs by U.S. News and World Report. She plans to major in marketing.
She is the daughter of Brian and Diane Jacobs, who also reside in Maple Grove, Minnesota. She has one older brother, Brady, who also is a Golden Gopher studying at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The last member of the Jacobs family their fluffy and very loving golden retriever named Jesse.
Bridget is fortunate to have had multiple international experiences. She was a part of a 10-day service trip to Kingston, Jamaica in 2014. Alongside 20 classmates, she volunteered at a local middle school and orphanage. Both were located in poverty stricken areas. Maple Grove Senior High students collected school supplies, toys, and clothes to donate to the children upon their arrival. At the middle school, Bridget loved working with the student’s daily assignments and even joined in on a few games of cricket during recess. Her goal at the orphanage was simply to make the children smile. This ranged from making bracelets, racing each other across the yard, to letting every single little girl braid her hair. Her memories of this wonderful trip were highlighted in an issue of the Maple Grove Magazine. She also received a House Resolution from the Minnesota House of Representatives honoring her time spent in Kingston.
She also had the chance to travel to China with her father. While abroad, they visited Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. Bridget got a taste of international business as well as visiting nearly all of the historic sites. Aside from the Great Wall, her favorite thing was trying all of the different foods. She recommends the Peking duck and Shark Fin soup! Her love to travel does not end here. As a student at the Carlson School of Management, she is required to study abroad during her time as an undergraduate. She looks forward to exploring more of the world.
In her free time, Bridget loves to rollerblade, complete DIY crafts, and also bake any kind of sweet treat. As a true Minnesotan, she enjoys being up north at her family cabin on Girl Lake. Some of her best times growing up were made around the campfire or at her family’s annual water volleyball tournament.
Upon graduation, Bridget plans to stay close to her family in the Twin Cities to start her business career. She dreams of working at a large Minnesota-based corporation like General Mills, Target, or Cargill. She is honored to represent Minnesota this year at the 2016 Miss USA pageant.