Miss New Jersey Teen USA Gina Mellish gave us an inside glimpse into her life as a beauty queen Saturday when she took over the Miss Teen USA Snapchat account ahead of the national pageant later this month.
The Oceanport beauty hit the gym before letting fans in on how she achieves her flawless look with a makeup tutorial, explaining that her favorite foundation is the high-end Chanel Perfection Lumiére but swears by her $12 lip gloss from Victoria’s Secret she’s been using since the seventh grade.
Showing her Jersey pride, the 17-year-old braved rainy weather for a stroll along the boardwalk, watched a horse race at Monmouth Park in her hometown, and visited her adopted penguin, Dana, at the local aquarium.
The Marist College-bound high school grad revealed her celebrity crush is Rumson-born singer Charlie Puth, her favorite dessert is the Tollhouse cookie pie from McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch and she fully supports the decision to trade the Miss Teen USA swimsuit competition for athletic wear.
“I’m really comfortable in workout clothes — I do my food shopping and regular shopping in them,” she confessed.
Miss Teen NJ has never won the national title, but Gina is hoping to change that when she competes against 50 other hopefuls on July 30.
“I love Jersey and I really hope I can make you proud,” she noted.