MEET THE 2019 MISS FLORIDA USA®
Nicolette Jennings graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in four years with a B.S. degree in Telecommunications and an outside concentration in sports management. While attending the University of Florida, she worked as a sports reporter and sports anchor at WUFT, a student-run on-campus news station, and a sports coordinator for ESPN 98.1 FM 850 AM WRUF. She was Vice President of Membership, and President at Zeta Tau Alpha.
This past fall Nicolette interned with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in charge of producing live shows for social media outlets, interviewing players and coaches, creating and producing video stories about players and taking video of different game day events, including game action.
Currently, Nicolette is working towards her master’s degree in sports management online at Texas A & M University. Once she has graduated with her master’s degree, Nicolette wants to work for a professional sports team as a team reporter. Nicolette’s ultimate career goal is to be a sideline reporter for a major sports network.
When she is not studying for school, watching or playing sports, Nicolette enjoys relaxing on the beach, working out and volunteering. Some of the charities for whom she enjoys volunteering are Claudia Meyer Foundation, Women with Purpose, Bright Pink, Children’s Miracle Network, Operation Gratitude, Our Military Kids and Junior Achievement.
MEET THE 2019 MISS FLORIDA TEEN USA®
Katia is in 11th grade, homeschooling at Abeka Christian Academy which affords her the opportunity to act, model and work on personal projects. One of her dreams is to book a job on a tv series as a regular cast member. Katia enjoys cliff jumping, hiking, exploring nature, cooking, needlepoint, and learning how to skateboard with her brother. At the of 12 Katia created and now manages her non-profit 501(c)3 organization Shoes For Africa and More Inc. This organization originally existed to support her grandmother's mission to supply shoes for kids in Africa, and now works with her sister within Stay Gorgeous Girls charitable organization, by collecting dresses, jewelry, makeup and prizes for the girls involved..Katia Believes that Confidence is something that is developed over time from life experiences and challenges. She attributes her personal challenges trying "fit-in" and overcoming skin eczema as stepping stones to becoming a more confident and happy teen.