Jessica Marfeo, Miss University of Rhode Island, was crowned Miss Rhode Island 2013 at the end of the sate’s pageant held at Rhode Island College on Saturday night of June 1, 2013. She will represent the State at the upcoming Miss America 2014 pageant in Atlantic city this September.
Miss Rhode Island 2013, Jessica Marfeo
19-year-old Jessica is is a sophomore majoring in biology and elementary education at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston.
According to an article on the university’s website, Jessica has a clear-cut vision of what she wants to do for the rest of her life including, she hopes, a chance to reach the epitome of the glamour world –the Miss America Pageant.
She is also a winner in the fight against cancer. She was diagnosed with pediatric cancer when she was only 5. The cancer was removed from behind her left lung, according to the university, and she was declared cancer-free at the age 13.
Jessica received a considerable amount of publicity recently when she was chosen as one of 700 collegiate students to attend the Collegiate Presidential Inaugural Conference held over five days during President Obama’s inaugural.