|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Jennifer Leigh Adcock
1980 (age 35–36)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Title(s)||Miss Mississippi 2002
Miss Mississippi USA 2005
|Miss America 2003 (Top 10)
Miss USA 2005 (Top 10)
Adcock won her first pageant in 1998 when she became Mississippi’s Junior Miss and competed in the nationally televised America's Junior Miss Pageant, where she won the Overall Non-finalist Creative and Performing Arts award.
In 2000, Adcock competed in the Miss Mississippi system for the first time, as Miss Hattiesburg, and placed fourth runner-up. The following year she competed as Miss Southern and placed second runner-up. In 2002, on her third attempt, Adcock competed in the pageant as Miss West Central Mississippi and won the Miss Mississippi title. She won Preliminary Swimsuit awards each year she competed and was a double preliminary winner in 2001, as she also won a Talent preliminary.
Adcock represented Mississippi in the Miss America 2003 pageant broadcast live from Atlantic City, New Jersey. She won a swimsuit preliminary award and was a top ten semi-finalist. She placed first in a viewers poll of "best in swimsuit" and second in the poll of "best in evening gown". Also competing in that competition were two past and four future Miss USA contestants, including Miss USA 2004 titleholder Shandi Finnessey.
In 2004, Adcock crossed over to the Miss USA system, competing for and winning the Miss Mississippi USA 2005 title. She was the third former Miss Mississippi to win the Miss Mississippi USA crown. Adcock then competed in the Miss USA 2005 pageant held in Baltimore, Maryland in August 2005, alongside former Miss America 2002 delegates Sarah-Elizabeth Langford of the District of Columbia, Jennifer Pitts of Virginia, and Tanisha Brito of Georgia. She again placed among the top ten finalists, becoming the first woman from Mississippi since Dana Richmond in 1988 to place at Miss USA.
Adcock graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1998 and with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2004. She is a Dean's List and President's List Scholar and a member of the Lambda Pi Eta and Golden Key International Honour Society. Jennifer is now studying law at Ole Miss in Oxford Mississippi.
- Mississippi's Junior Miss profile, JenniferAdcock.com (accessed 2006-09-10)
- Miss Mississippi profile, JenniferAdcock.com (accessed 2006-09-10)
- Resume, JenniferAdcock.com (accessed 2006-09-10)
|Miss Mississippi USA