A former Bismarck Century graduate will be competing in the Mrs. America Pageant.  Jessica Koehler, a North Dakota native, and longtime Minnesota resident will be competing for the title of Mrs. America 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada at The Westgate Resort and Casino.  What's really surprising to me, Jessica was never the homecoming or prom queen back in high school, and never competed in pageants growing up.  I spoke with her Father, and he attributes what she learned growing up figure skating in Bismarck to her recent pageant success.

Jessica Koehler
Jessica Koehler

Jessica was crowned Mrs. Minnesota America 2020 in August, placing 1st in interview, swimwear, beauty, photogenic, and overall high score.  Mrs. America features the most accomplished married women of America.  Each year, 51 delegates from each state and the District of Columbia compete for the coveted title.  The winner of Mrs. America goes on to compete at the Mrs. World Pageant.

Jessica married her husband, Dr. Eric Koehler, 8 years ago and adopted his two children with special needs after losing their mother to addiction. Jessica put her own pursuits aside while nurturing her new family which soon added another son, and later, applied her gift of network marketing to become a Global Top Achiever in the Health & Wellness industry, and host of her own show. As a business leader, Mrs. Minnesota recently attended Harvard University Executive Leadership Program to hone her skills and better guide her team to success.

Jessica mentors at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge and is an advocate for addiction recovery. As Mrs. America, she’ll be working with The Victoria’s Voice Foundation, the national platform of Mrs. America, to integrate addiction education and life skills into our nation’s secondary education curriculum.

You can watch the livestream broadcast of the Mrs. America Pageant at  www.mrsamerica.com Saturday, March 27th at 7pm PST.


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