Mrs. United States 2003
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Mrs. United States 2003
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Andrea is a military brat who has moved nine times: so, to her, the entire United States is home.
She has her MBA from Pepperdine University and is a full time Acute Care Specialist for Eli Lilly.
Andrea and her husband, Bill, met on a blind date set up by their mothers, and have two beautiful children Savannah Belle (4), and Wil (2).
Andrea is artistic and creative with 12 years of classical ballet training. One of her most interesting experiences was traveling to over 50 countries and crossing the Atlantic Ocean 10 times as a professional entertainer aboard the QE-II world cruise with Kennedy Entertainment. She hopes to one day open her own dance studio—incorporating a special program for children designated in the at-risk category.
Andrea views her life as a trilogy of marriage, family, and community service. When she was 19 her family was robbed and held at gunpoint: although, all suspects were positively identified in a line up they were released on a technicality and 10 days later the suspects shot and killed a man. She then started her own non-profit organization that sought to provide an alternative path for many youths.
As Mrs. United States she hopes to continue to encourage women to be mothers to their community by helping our future. Her belief is that, “If we give our children hope and self esteem we will see the whole range of social pathologies shrink to manageable proportions.”
Andrea has also been involved with hospice and the American Cancer Society because she recently lost her mother-in-law to cancer. She is dedicating her reigning year to her mother-in-law, Sandi.
Andrea''''s mission is to raise cancer funding and awareness levels so that in the future, families and individuals will not have to go through the pain, suffering, and anguish that comes hand-in-hand with this dreaded disease.
When asked what the title of Mrs. United States means to her, she said that it is simple: when she became Mrs. Ohio she felt that every rhinestone on her crown represented a life that she could touch—after becoming Mrs. United States she learned that every rhinestone on the crown represents a life that can touch her.
Andrea came to Las Vegas, fulfilling a dream to represent Ohio, but when it was over she embarked on a new adventure and mission at the national level. Representing the married women of the United States is not only an honor and a privilege, but a challenge she is up to.
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