October 2018

Bachelorette of the Year 2018 Nominee, Rebecca Ann Landon

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

Rebecca Ann Landon
Age: 32
Occupation: Behavioral Health Specialist (I’m a civilian working for the USMC)
Home Town: Fredonia, PA but I’ve been in Beaufort since 2008

First thing you do every morning?
I let my dogs out, feed them breakfast, and then I read my Bible.

What is something unusual about you?
I have this crazy pathological aversion to beans! Even jelly beans! But, if I can convince myself they’re something else (like chickpeas), I can eat them.

Who in your life do you trust the most?
Jesus Christ.

What are you afraid of?
Heights! Just watching videos of skydivers gives me the heebie jeebies!

What motivates you?
The idea that I may be able to make life just a little more bearable for some people

If you could switch places with anyone for a day who would it be?
Whoever Jennifer Lawrence’s best friend is. Jennifer seems hilarious and fun to be around!

If you could leave right now, where would you go?
I’d love to visit New Zealand

Where is your favorite spot in Hilton Head or Bluffton?
Burkes Beach. I also love HH Aerial Adventures! My friend Mary also lives in Bluffton and I enjoy visiting her, does that count?

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition?
As a kid growing up, my family always ate crab legs on Christmas. I’m not sure how this started, but being from rural Pennsylvania this was such a special treat. I still buy and cook crab legs on Christmas.

Would money buy you happiness?
I believe happiness is a deeply personal choice. Money could buy me a pony, though, and I can’t say I’d complain about that!

What are two of your strengths?
I am extremely compassionate. I spent 5 years working in substance abuse for the Marine Corps and I have such a heart for that population. I’m also very driven. I’ve invested a lot to get to this point in my education and career.

Person you most look up to.
My Mom. She is one of the most selfless, compassionate, and caring people I know. She works as a nurse at a facility for juvenile delinquents in PA and she does an amazing job with them.

How do you spend your free time?
I like to go to the gym with my best friend, Michel’le. During the warmer months I enjoy going to the beach, horseback riding, or going out on the river. If the weather isn’t cooperating, I love reading.

Are you spiritual or religious? If so, how?
However you want to define it, my faith is an integral part of who I am. I believe that God’s word is truth, and that He deeply loves all of us. I actively serve in my home church, Praise Assembly of God.

Do you have a pet? If so, what kind and name?
I have two English Mastiffs, Bam-Bam and Reyna.

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

What is your drink of choice?
Water with a lime squeezed in it

Give us three words your friends might use to describe you?
Faith, Compassionate, and My friend Jessica says, “A WHOLE SNACK.“although Truffles has AMAZING mashed potatoes!) I’m not sure what that means, but it sounds positive.

What would you say your greatest accomplishment thus far is?
Becoming the woman I am today. I’ve overcome quite a few obstacles and challenges, my faith has been tried on many occasions, but I am most proud of who I am and looking forward to who I will become.

Would you say you are a leader or a follower?
Definitely a leader.

There is a mandatory evacuation for the Lowcountry- what do you not leave home without?
Bam-Bam and Reyna! (and cash, I got caught without cash during Matthew and almost ran out of gas—learn from my mistakes!)

Favorite local bar or restaurant.
In Beaufort, I love Hearth Wood Fired Pizza. South of the Broad, it would have to be Skull Creek although Truffles has AMAZING mashed potatoes!)

Charity you would like to play for:
Excellerate Youth

Why does this charity mean so much to you?
Excellerate Youth is a ministry that targets youth that are aging out of the foster care system. They mentor these kids in areas of life skills, professionalism, financial responsibility, social skills and, of course, spirituality. Every youth receives a “new-to-them” car upon completion of the program. These are young adults that would otherwise be left to fend for themselves. I believe that these youth can be world-changers because of their experiences and want to see them given every opportunity to do so.


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