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Mariela Pepin


Hometown: Severn

Height: 5’ 4”

Age: 18


Mariela Pepin graduated from high school one year early, and has just completed her freshman year at Towson University. She is pursuing a degree in Communications, which she hopes to use to become a news anchor. Mariela's passions include baking, drawing, and community service. She enjoys working with various organizations such as Happy Helpers for the Homeless, Mental Fitness, Inc. and Best Buddies. Mariela is also passionate about promoting healthy living and self-esteem building. She is the creator of the program Healthy, Beautiful, Confident, (HBC), which aims to use her personal experience to inspire others to discover inner beauty. Mariela has traveled around the state of Maryland, speaking to schools and other organizations, promoting the HBC initiative. She hopes to encourage people to visit her blog,, where they can learn more about HBC and how to live a confidently beautiful life.

Favorite Things

Movie : Finding Nemo

Song : "Mirror" by Kat Dahlia

Sport : Soccer

Food : Mariela's favorite food is pasta with shrimp and spinach leaves! It is both healthy and delicious!

fun facts

  1. 1

    Mariela still has a stuffed animal that was given to her by her grandparents when she was two years old. Not one night goes by without it!

  2. 2

    Several of Mariela's works of art have been featured in state-wide, student art displays.

  3. 3

    Mariela's favorite accessory to any outfit is a pair of earrings; she owns over sixty pairs, and counting! Some may say she has a slight obsession.