HOW IT STARTED
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HOW IT'S GOING

You couldn't have told the 16-year-old me that I would, one day, grow to become Mrs. Arizona!

I am so honored that you have chosen to participate in the Valley Of The Sun Pageants. I was crowned Mrs. Arizona International 2021, People’s Choice 2021, and the 2021 “Your Mind is a Magnet” recipient. I am also proud to have placed in the top 15 of the 2021 Mrs. International Pageant. Although this was my first time competing, it was my passion, perseverance, and faith that opened doors and carried me successfully through the opportunities that I was given, to include in my life after the crown.

During my reign, I chose to support a platform that was near and dear to my heart: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs are measured on a scale of 1-10, are determined by the amount of trauma or toxic stress that a person endures before the age of 18.

My “why” is simple: I want to see people flourish, heal, and create new pathways for the next generation. Having the opportunity to compete in pageantry helped me amplify my voice and I plan to continue to provide resources and tools for up-and-coming VS candidates that will help to broaden their platform as well.

I’ve had many opportunities to speak on a variety of topics with the intent of providing fresh insight and inspiration to audiences of all ages. Underneath the crown, you can either find me on the mountains, at church, hanging with friends, napping, cozied up watching a movie, playing an assortment of board games, or spending time with my family.

My experience as a contestant, coach, and judge paired with my bachelor’s degree in Communication fuel my passion to impart more than just pageantry to the candidates, but also the ability to create a life-changing journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

I have a great team of powerhouse friends to complete the formidable VS Team. Together, we plan to lead the young women of the Valley and the state of Arizona by large, into a new era of local pageantry. We will use this platform to educate, encourage and empower young women to be the best version of themselves in every area of life.

 I wish you all great success!

Welcome to Valley of The Sun Pageants. Pageantry for the next generation…and your place for all things pageant!

Sincerely,

Your Valley Queen,

Shequan Palmer