THE 63RD MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT JAN 25 SUNDAY | 8/7c
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Maine

Jordan Shiers

Age: 22

Hometown: Gorham

BIO

Q: What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
A: I jumped off Salmon Falls! It's a 38ft tall bridge that's over water, and it was an amazing thrill! Just before my second jump the police arrived.... apparently you're not supposed to jump from the bridge. When the officer asked where my mother was I pointed down into the water because she jumped right before me and she was waiting and waving at us!

Q: Do you cook and/or bake anything? If so, what are your special dishes?
A: I actually have my own business called Berry Beautiful. I make and sell gourmet cheesecake stuffed strawberries sprinkled with graham crackers and chocolate.

Q: If you were handed 10 million dollars, what would you splurge on?
A: I would first buy my Maltese/Pomeranian puppy a whole new wardrobe complete with Air Jordan sneakers and Uggs to keep his little feet warm in the winter. I would also treat my close friends and I to a fabulous trip to Hawaii!

Q: If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be and why?
A: Ryan Scheckler because he is talented and cute.

Q: What is unique about you (something no other contestant can say about themselves)?
A: I am a fighter. I have struggled with Dyslexia all my life, usually causing me to fall behind in school and to need extra academic support to keep up with my classmates. It has always been difficult feeling like I need to depend on others to do what everyone else could do on their own. With the help of Mrs. Beceanko and in succeeding at my personal goal of becoming Miss Maine Teen USA 2009, I've been able to make peace with my learning disability and know that I AM a strong person, and that I CAN achieve my dreams on my OWN, despite my dyslexia!