Gina Mellish is the reigning Miss New Jersey USA 2020 and an advocate against dating violence as a survivor of relationship abuse as a teen. She serves as an Escalation Workshop Facilitator for the One Love Foundation where she teaches young people the signs of unhealthy relationships to reduce the statistics of domestic violence.
She is a 2020 graduate from Marist College with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a concentration in Public Relations. The fashion industry is where she feels most at home with her creative mindset and ambitious spirit. Gina has interned for numerous renowned fashion brands in Public Relations including Giorgio Armani Corporation, Jovani Fashions and Cara Benevenia.
When Gina is not wearing her crown, working to advance domestic violence initiatives, or tracking fashion samples, she is enhancing her love of traveling. After living in Florence, Italy for five months to study Italian Fashion and travelling to 13 countries in Europe, Gina now knows her coffee order in 3 languages!