August 2018

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, Paula Mueller

Author: Special to CH2

Name: Paula Mueller
Age: 48
Occupation: Bartender
Home Town: Charlottesville, Virginia

First thing you do every morning?
I walk my dog Winston and usually capture beaufort shots of the sun rising.

What is something unusual about you?
I bartend for a living, but I’m actually an introvert (socially awkward) and quite shy. Once I’m behind the bar in work mode, I’m just fine.

Who in your life do you trust the most?
My mom. She’s my best friend.

What are you afraid of?
Speaking in front of crowds, heights, clowns and dying.

What motivates you?
Passion

If you could switch places with anyone for a day who would it be?
The Dalai Lama

If you could leave right now, where would you go?
St.Pete, FL. to be with my youngest nephew. He just had life altering surgery.

Where is your favorite spot in Hilton Head or Bluffton?
Sea Pines Forest Preserve

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition?
Yes. Going to an actual Christmas tree farm and unhurriedly finding the perfect tree to cut down, all whilst sipping on Swiss Miss hot chocolate.

Would money buy you happiness?
Not happiness, but perhaps just enough could bring peace of mind.

What are two of your strengths?
Creativity and being authentic.

Person you most look up to.
My mom. She has taught me to live with strength, compassion, morals, love, and to always be true to myself.

How do you spend your free time?
Doing photography (my passion), being outside in nature, yoga, island clean-ups(have my own group), hanging with my friends and of course my side-kick, Winston.

Are you spiritual or religious?
I was brought up Catholic, but I tend to be more spiritual now. Low is my religion, #alwayschooselove.

Do you have a pet? If so, what kind and name?
Dog-Winston/ Cat-Seymour/Cat-KitKat

Cat or Dog? Both
Heels or Flats? Heels
Cook or Eat out? Cook

What is your drink of choice?
Tequila Rocks 3 Limes

Three words your friends might use to describe you.
Artistic, Loyal and Compassionate

What would you say is your greatest accomplishment this far is?
I entered this contest which is totally out of my character.

Leader of Follower?
Neither. I am my own person. I make thoughtful decisions base don each situation.

There is a mandatory evacuation for the Lowcountry- what do you not leave home without?
My fur babies, Mac Computer, and Epson photo printer.

Favorite local bar or restaurant?
The Twisted Cork!!

Charity you would like to play for?
All About Cats

Why does this charity mean so much to you?
Claudia Kennedy and Althea Hicks do such an amazing job at keeping the feral population in check. Not to mention, providing them with medical help and feeding them. They have had a couple of set backs lately, so hopefully this can help in many ways.

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