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

Marissa Wickland

Age: 22

Hometown: Boise

BIO

Q: What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
A: The craziest thing I have ever done is cliff jumping at Lucky Peak. Lucky Peak Lake is about 30 minutes outside of Boise and my friends go all the time. One time, I decided to go along with them and we climbed the rocks just below the highway bridge. I am petrified of heights... but once you climb up, the only way down is to jump. I'm not exactly sure how high the drop was but I'd guess somewhere between 30 and 40 feet. I just wanted to get down and be done with it so I jumped from the ledge screaming all the way until I plunged into the icy water. I am glad I did it, but once was enough.

Q: Do you cook and/or bake anything? If so, what are your special dishes?
A: You CANNOT be a part of the Wickland family unless you know how to make my Mom's spaghetti and those Norwegian goodies we have at Christmas. My great-grandmother was an immigrant to this country as a 6 year-old in 1906 from Norway-hence the Norwegian connection. The connection to spaghetti though is anybody's guess. I just know we've never gone camping without at least one batch made sometime on the trip.

Q: If you were handed 10 million dollars, what would you splurge on?
A: If I had 10 Million dollars, I would pay for college and medical school- becoming a doctor isn't easy on the wallet. Then, I would use some of the money to build a charity for Idaho teens against suicide. With the rest, I would buy a ridiculously flashy mini cooper...wouldn't you?

Q: If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be and why?
A: I would like to meet Jessica Simpson because she is successful AND short. This means there is hope for the rest of us vertically challenged girls.

Q: What is unique about you (something no other contestant can say about themselves)?
A: I was born at HOME, with my older siblings, my Dad, my grandmother, and three midwives in attendance.


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