Bobel has years of experience in pageantry, having competed for four years in the Miss Indiana program (for Miss America) and having placed first-runner up at the previous two Miss Indiana USA pageants. In 2004 she had the rare honour of placing first runner up to both Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana USA. Bobel's sister Betsy Bobel held the Miss Indiana title in 2000.
As a child, Bridget performed in the Peru Amateur Circus for 13 years, where she participated in trapeze and aerial acts. Having graduated from Maconaquah High School in 1998, Bobel went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from Ball State University in 2002. She is currently working as Assistant Manager of Mall Marketing at Castleton Square Mall for the Simon Property Group. Bridget's career ambition is to receive a Masters of Business Administration and to have a successful career in marketing.
Bobel is an accomplished public speaker and has volunteered her time with many community organizations. She has been honored with a resolution from the Indiana House of Representatives honoring her work with adult literacy programs. She has worked as an intern for the Majority Caucus of the Indiana General Assembly.
- Bobel Claims Miss Indiana USA Title, The Peru Tribune, 9 November 2005
- Resolution Honoring Bridget Bobel, Resolution of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, 2006 (accessed 1 May 2006)
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