Jennifer Adcock

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Jennifer Leigh Adcock is a beauty queen from Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 44,779 at the 2000 census . It is the county seat of Forrest County...

 who has competed at Miss America
Miss America
The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands...

 and Miss USA
Miss USA
The Miss USA beauty contest has been held annually since 1952 to select the United States entrant in the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA...

.

Adcock won her first pageant in 1998 when she became Mississippi’s Junior Miss and competed in the nationally televised America's Junior Miss Pageant, where she won the Overall Non-finalist Creative and Performing Arts award.

In 2000, Adcock competed in the Miss Mississippi
Miss Mississippi
:For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Mississippi USAMiss Mississippi is a scholarship pageant and a preliminary of Miss America. The contest began in 1934, has been held in Vicksburg since 1958, and provides more money than any other scholarship pageant in the Miss America...

 system for the first time, as Miss Hattiesburg, and placed fourth runner-up. The following year she competed as Miss Southern and placed second runner-up. In 2002, on her third attempt, Adcock competed in the pageant as Miss West Central Mississippi and won the Miss Mississippi
Miss Mississippi
:For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Mississippi USAMiss Mississippi is a scholarship pageant and a preliminary of Miss America. The contest began in 1934, has been held in Vicksburg since 1958, and provides more money than any other scholarship pageant in the Miss America...

 title. She won Preliminary Swimsuit awards each year she competed and was a double preliminary winner in 2001, as she also won a Talent preliminary.

Adcock represented Mississippi in the Miss America
Miss America
The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands...

 2003 pageant broadcast live from Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, and a nationally renowned resort city for gambling, shopping and fine dining. The city also served as the inspiration for the American version of the board game Monopoly. Atlantic City is located on Absecon Island on the coast...

. She won a swimsuit preliminary award and was a top ten semi-finalist. She placed first in a viewers poll of "best in swimsuit" and second in the poll of "best in evening gown". Also competing in that competition were two past and four future Miss USA
Miss USA
The Miss USA beauty contest has been held annually since 1952 to select the United States entrant in the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA...

 contestants, including Miss USA 2004 titleholder Shandi Finnessey
Shandi Finnessey
Shandi Ren Finnessey is an American beauty queen, model, television hostess, and actress. She is best known for winning the Miss USA title, as Miss Missouri USA. She previously held the title of Miss Missouri 2002 and competed in Miss America where she won a preliminary award...

.

In 2004, Adcock crossed over to the Miss USA
Miss USA
The Miss USA beauty contest has been held annually since 1952 to select the United States entrant in the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA...

 system, competing for and winning the Miss Mississippi USA
Miss Mississippi USA
The Miss Mississippi USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Mississippi in the Miss USA pageant.Mississippi has not been very successful in Miss USA pageants, with only 10 placements as of 2010...

 2005 title. She was the third former Miss Mississippi to win the Miss Mississippi USA crown. Adcock then competed in the Miss USA 2005
Miss USA 2005
Miss USA 2005, the 54th Miss USA pageant, was held in Baltimore, Maryland in April 11, 2005. It was won by Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina.Fifty-one state titleholders competed for the title of Miss USA in the Hippodrome Theatre on April 11, 2005...

 pageant held in Baltimore, Maryland in August 2005, alongside former Miss America 2002 delegates Sarah-Elizabeth Langford
Sarah-Elizabeth Langford
Sarah-Elizabeth Langford is a beauty queen who has competed at both Miss America and Miss USA. She grew up in Georgia where her father was a state senator. He died when she was fifteen years old, an experience that had a long-term impact on her life.Langford's first pageant experience came in...

 of the District of Columbia, Jennifer Pitts
Jennifer Pitts
Jennifer Anne Pitts is a beauty pageant contestant from Richmond, Virginia who has competed in the Miss America and Miss USA pageants....

 of Virginia, and Tanisha Brito
Tanisha Brito
Tanisha Nicole Brito is a beauty queen who has competed at both Miss America and Miss USA.Brito is an experienced pageant contestant. Her first major pageant was the 2000 Miss Connecticut state pageant, where she finished second runner-up. The following year she competed in Georgia, where she...

 of Georgia. She again placed among the top ten finalists, becoming the first woman from Mississippi since Dana Richmond in 1988 to place at Miss USA.

Adcock graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1998 and with a Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
A Bachelor of Arts , from the Latin artium baccalaureus, is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, the sciences, or both...

 degree with honours from The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, informally known as Southern Miss, is a large public research university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States. It is situated north of Gulfport, Mississippi and northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana...

 in 2004. She is a Dean's List and President's List Scholar and a member of the Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association . As a member of the Association of College Honor Societies , Lambda Pi Eta has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide.Lambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at...

 and Golden Key International Honour Society
Golden Key International Honour Society
The Golden Key International Honour Society is an Atlanta, Georgia-based non-profit organization founded in 1977 to recognise academic achievement among college and university students in all disciplines....

. Jennifer is now studying law at Ole Miss in Oxford Mississippi.

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