Miss Marine

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  • By Senior Airman Ashley Thrash
  • 17th Training Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class Ellice Nisbet, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow student, was crowned Miss Elite Beauty Texas for 2022 announced in a local news report, Jan. 5.

Nisbet followed in the footsteps of her dad, Maj. Matthew Nisbet, U.S. Marine Corps retired, who was a helicopter pilot and served for 28 years.

“He always attributed the way he was and his traits to the Marines,” said Pfc. Nisbet. “So the main reason I wanted to serve was to serve my country, but I was definitely influenced by my dad’s career and what he accomplished.”

While continuing her military career at Goodfellow, she has continued to participate in pageants and be involved in the modeling community both in Texas and back home in California.

“We’re very proud of Pfc. Nisbet’s accomplishments,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Coyle, MCD Goodfellow commander. “It’s really fantastic to see our Marines representing the local community, especially with such confidence and pride, something that is important for every Marine as they serve their country.”

With other pageant members, Nisbet volunteers in low-income communities, at churches and with children during their formative years. To Nisbet, it is not about the accolades and winning prize money, it is about the impact she has on the community around her and her fellow Marines.

“The most important thing to stress at a young age is that beauty is how you treat people,” said Nisbet. “You can show them to see the world and live their life like that and seeing that impact is the most rewarding experience I could have.”