Nina on Cloud 9
It’s a long way from Nina Forest’s hometown of Pocatello, Idaho, to the big stage in Atlantic City, NJ, where she competed for the Miss America crown. This gorgeous girl won our hearts at Red Aspen and is the strong, smart, confident woman behind our Nina on Cloud 9 Nail Dash!
In Atlantic City, Nina made it all the way to the top 15 in the Miss America competition. Her favorite part of the experience wasn’t the glitter or the glam, it was meeting so many smart, compassionate women during the many rounds of competition. Much like them, Nina is much more than her smiling face and gorgeous looks - she is smart, accomplished, and on to do AMAZING things in her life.
This year, Nina completed her Junior year at University of California Davis. She is majoring in International Relations and minoring Chinese, a combination she said was inspired by her roots.
“My mom immigrated to the United States from China and my dad was born in England,” she said. Upon graduating, Nina plans to attend Law school and become a human rights lawyer and activist.
After hearing her family’s stories about their struggle with famine during China’s Great Leap Forward, Nina was inspired to help fight hunger in the United States. Over the past 3 years, Nina has worked with 7 different organizations relating to food scarcity. You go, girl!