Beauty Talks with Miss United Continents US 2018 Jessica Jewel VanGaalen

15 Jul 2018 | Priya Bhardwaj

Beauty Talks with Miss United Continents US 2018 Jessica Jewel VanGaalen


The 27-year-old Jessica VanGaalen was awarded the title of Miss United Continents US 2018 just a few weeks ago. The international pageant is all set to hold its grand finale on 7th September 2018 in Ecuador. Countries from various parts of the world send their representatives to participate at this prestigious competition.

As she prepares to represent United States at Miss United Continents 2018, she finds time to talk about her guilty pleasures, ambitions and dreams with us in an exclusive interview.


Q. How does it feel to be Miss United Continents US 2018 and now a delegate of Miss United Continents 2018?

It feels amazing. I’m so blessed to represent the USA again on the International stage and am honored I’ve been selected to compete for such a prestigious title.


Q. What is the best lesson you’ve learnt in your journey as the delegate of Miss United Continents US 2018?

I’ve learned to truly be yourself and to not be who you “think” the judges will want. When you are honest and real, you have more of an impact around you.


Q. What is the one thing that keeps you going and inspires you to be the best version of yourself?

God. I am really fortunate to have my faith because it is God who has inspired me and helped me get through all the tough times and obstacles in my life.


Q. You also represented United States at Miss Eco International 2018. How was that experience for you?

It was such an amazing and unforgettable experience!  I had dreamed about going to Egypt for a long time, so seeing that dream come to life AND getting to represent my home country was a once in a lifetime experience. I’m grateful for the memories and friendships that I have as a result of Miss Eco International.


Beauty Talks with Miss United Continents US 2018 Jessica Jewel VanGaalen


Q. Who is your ideal, if any and what values of theirs do you wish you could inculcate in your own life, and teach the next generation?

There are so many people who have came before me that led the way for today’s generation. It’s hard to pick one person, but I can say that every leader and role model of mine has stood up for themselves, the people around them and the generations to come. Fighting for women’s rights, the abolition of slavery, equality, and unification of nations… Inspiring! I hope to encourage and inspire more people to get involved in their communities and to teach the next generation to learn from our mistakes.  


Q . How would you like to represent yourself at the international stage of Miss United Continents 2018?

I want to represent myself with class, charisma, humility and compassion. I want to leave knowing that I represented the USA in the most positive and loving manner. I think people get caught up in what social media or a government official says… But we ALL have our own opinions and I want everyone to remember THAT side to America. That equality, peace, love, unification and respect is deserved all around the world and I want that to come across as I represent the USA at Miss United Continents 2018.


Q . If you could be invisible for a day, how would you like to spend it?

I would spend my day watching and listening to people all over the world. I would love to be able to tune in to different countries and see what society is like when no one is looking.


Q. Would you like to share your most special childhood memory with us?

My favorite memory would be riding roller coasters with my family. My dad passed away when I was 18 and I never realized how much I would miss his silly personality. He used to make scary noises on the Pirates of Caribbean at Disneyland… I never realized it as a kid, but he made the rides extra memorable and thrilling.


Beauty Talks with Miss United Continents US 2018 Jessica Jewel VanGaalen


Q. What or who empowers you to be yourself and work hard every day?

My mom and dad. My dad passed away before he had a chance to watch me grow into a strong, independent woman. I believe he’s watching over me from heaven and is proud of everything I’ve accomplished. As for my mom, she’s been through so much throughout her life, but she always stays positive and continues to sacrifice for her kids.


Q. What is the one thing you can label as your guilty pleasure?

Coke Icees, hands down! I used to go to Circle K almost daily for my Coke Icee but now I go to Burger King because I moved to California and there are no Circle K ice machines nearby.


Q. We’re sure that this competition is another milestone in your life. What is that one thing that you ultimately want to achieve?

Honestly, I want to walk off the stage as the new Miss United Continents 2018. In all reality though, as long as I try my hardest and I impact at least one person in Ecuador, then I will be proud of myself. Sometimes it’s not about a title, but how you use your voice to impact those around you. I want to experience Ecuador and leave knowing I impacted someone’s life.


Q. If you were granted 3 wishes right now, what would you ask for?

I would wish for money to help my family get out of debt, for everyone to have unconditional love (not just for people they know, but for everyone), and lastly for true happiness.


Q. Lastly, is there any message that you would like to give to your fans of Angelopedia?

Thank you so much for believing in me! I love all of you and hope I make you proud. Remember to always be yourself and let your love shine through.