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Myverick Garcia

Mississippi

Hometown: Hattiesburg

Age: 24

BIO

Myverick Rashea Garcia was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Myverick grew up with her mom, stepdad, older brother and grandma. Her grandma, who she calls "Side Saddle," is a defining character in her life. Myverick and her brother spent a great deal of their youth traveling with their grandma in her 18-wheeler tractor-trailer.

Due to her impoverished background, Myverick was continually bullied. Her mother chose to homeschool her until high school.  She then earned a full-ride scholarship to Jones County Junior College.  Currently, Myverick is a senior at the University of Southern Mississippi and is pursuing a degree in biological sciences.  Upon graduation, she will be the first member of her family to graduate college. She hopes to enter her university’s medical center next fall as a dental student. 

Myverick feels that she has a duty as Miss Mississippi USA to share her unique testimony with victims of bullying.  She is proud of the way she overcame adversity and hopes to inspire other young women to do the same.

In her own words

Quate My life is a classic Cinderella story, omitting the fairy godmother and inserting my grandmother and her 18-wheeler. I am working hard to become the first college graduate in my family and to begin practicing dentistry as Dr. Myverick Garcia.  I truly believe that everything in my life has prepared me for this unique moment. Quate

fun facts

  1. 1

    Myverick’s family bred hedgehogs when she was growing up.

  2. 2

    Myverick loves Marvel comics and imagines herself as a cross between Wonder Woman and Dr. Jean Gray.

  3. 3

    Myverick is a bona fide Disney movie buff and can sing every Disney song.