October 2018

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, Samantha McCarthy

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Samantha McCarthy
Age: 29
Occupation: Marketing Specialist
Hometown: Berlin, CT

First thing you do every morning?
Check my phone (lol) then brush my teeth.

What is something unusual about you?
I can fold my tongue in half (horizontally). Never met anyone else that could do it.

Who in your life do you trust the most?
My sister. (she always gives it to me straight)

What are you afraid of?
Confined spaces

What motivates you?
Mentoring and coaching others/seeing other reach goals.

If you could switch places with anyone for a day who would it be?
My niece. (She sees excitement and joy in everything)

If you could leave right now, where would you go?
Anywhere I have never been. I love a good adventure.

Where is your favorite spot in Hilton Head or Bluffton?
Shelter Cove Harbour. Especially with a sunset.

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition?
On Christmas ( Yes, Christmas, not Thanksgiving) my whole family gets together for a flag football game. it gets intense, but so much fun!

Would money buy you happiness?
Temporarily, yes. Long term, no way!

What are two of your strengths?
Being creative and a good listener.

Person you most look up to.
My mom- she was a working mom but i never felt it, she always made the family her number one priority. she has taught me so much about what it takes to be a good mom, wife and friend.

How do you spend your free time?
Working out, going to the beach, riding my bike, spending time with my family and friends, and maybe some shopping.

Are you spiritual or religious? If so, how?
Yes, I grew up in a Catholic household, but never felt that religion wad forced on me. but it is something that’s important o me and has shaped most of my core values.

Do you have a pet? If so, what kind and name?
Yes!! A golden doodle named Hilton… yes hilton. I guess I love this island.

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

What is your drink of choice?
Titos, Club Soda, extra lime and lemon

Give us three words your friends might use to describe you?
Honest, loyal and funny

What would you say your greatest accomplishment thus far is?
I ran a half marathon last year.

Would you say you are a leader or a follower?
Leader, but depending on the situation and other people i can switch back and forth.

There is a mandatory evacuation for the Lowcountry- what do you not leave home without?
My dog, phone, makeup and family photos.

Favorite local bar or restaurant.
Restaurant- Catch 22. Bar- Wiseguys (wine,wine wine)

Charity you would like to play for:
Charli’s Critters Education Though Community

Why does this charity mean so much to you?
Recently, a fiend of the family last year 11-year old daughter, who was so passionate about helping animals and in her memory her friends and family set up a program to support wild life education, preservation and conservation. And i would love to be able to give back to this wonderful family who does so much for this community.

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