Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 26th and 27th
2024

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. Puerto Rico International®

Maureen Mink

People's Choice Award

1.Tell us why anyone would want come to your hometown?
People would want to come to my hometown because Puerto Rico is a vibrant and beautiful place with rich culture and traditions. The food in Puerto Rico is the best, with my favorites being sweet corn and plantains. The corn is especially meaningful as it was one of our first foods, deeply rooted in our heritage. Visitors can enjoy the stunning beaches, lively festivals and of course, our delicious cuisine.

2.What are the (2) most important things in your closet and why?
The two most important things in my closet are my native jewelry and my cat. My native jewelry holds immense sentimental value as it has been passed down through generations, serving as a cherished connection to my heritage and family legacy. Additionally, my cat, a constant companion, often finds solace within the depths of my closet, his presence bringing me comfort, enriching the space with his unwavering paw-fection.

3.What do you love to cook and why?
I love to cook pho. I make it for my family at Christmas, and it is my favorite dish to prepare. The rich, aromatic broth of anise and fresh ingredients create warm, cherished moments. Cooking pho allows me to share my love with my family, making it a special part of our traditions. Plus, the joy on their faces when they enjoy the meal is priceless, making all the effort worthwhile.

4.If you had an extra hour each day, what would you do?
If I had an extra hour each day, I would dedicate it to self-care and relaxation, essential for maintaining my role as a beauty queen and author. This precious time would allow me to engage in activities that rejuvenate my mind and spirit, such as practicing yoga, enjoying a luxurious bubble bath, or escaping into the writing of sonatas. Prioritizing self-care ensures that I am always poised to radiate.

5.Describe the dirtiest job you have ever had to do?
The dirtiest job I've ever had to do was cleaning up after our 10 different pets. As a devoted young mom, I wanted my children to experience the joy of having pets, so I always said yes. From scrubbing the birdcage to removing hairballs and bathing the dogs, it was a constant task. Despite the mess and the sheer amount of work, it was worth making my kids happy.

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