Meet Shania

Biography

I am an Iconic Beauty because of my belief in myself and my belief in others. I choose to always see the positivity in every situation and make the best of the worst. I always remain humble and dedicated to my goals. I will never give up on what I believe in, and I believe that trait can lead a nation.

Occupation: Swarovski Brand Ambassador
Current City: Oakland, CA
Ideal City: Los Angeles
Ethnic Background: Black and White
Celebrity Crush: Theo James or Michael B. Jordan
What song best describes you? The Makings of You by Curtis Mayfield. I grew up with this song and it has stayed with me while transforming into a lady. My dad would always sing this song to me during our road trips.
If you could meet someone dead or alive who would it be? Sammy Davis Jr. because he is one of the greatest tap dancers ever. He comes from a very humble background and made a name for himself. Till this day he does not receive the recognition he deserves. His spontaneous taps have inspired me in more ways than just tap dance.
Strange hobby: Crocheting. I just started in January and it was a spontaneous thing. I was in the craft store with my niece and we were looking at all of the different things we had not tried yet craft-wise. So far, I have made a scarf and I started a second one, but have not finished it yet.
“Normal” Hobbies: Tap dancing, pageantry, fashion design, jewelry design, hiking, kick boxing, horseback riding, cooking and going to the beach
Three Words That Describe Me: Vivacious, witty, caring
Three Fun Facts:

  1. I love hiking and doing new things.
  2. I am getting a degree so I can open my very own business.
  3. I have two dogs, a fish and a horse.
" Love, Respect, and Honor."

Real Life Me

The Real Me

What was your first I made it moment? I have experienced a bunch of moments that made me feel amazing because they made me feel like I was headed in the right direction- like graduating high school, winning my first pageant, designing my first gown and winning an award for it, becoming an Iconic Beauty, and working LA Fashion Week- but I’m still waiting for that that grand “I made it moment.”
What is your favorite thing about yourself? My personality and strong work ethic.
What are you really good at? I am such a people person, so I am really good at connecting with others.
What are some things you need to practice more? Public speaking and living life as an adult.
What is my proudest accomplishment? Winning an award for one of my own custom gowns!
What is your favorite part of everyday? Coming home to my beautiful family! They are truly a blessing and I don’t know what I would do without them.
What is something new you would like to learn? Some type of extreme sport such as scuba diving or skydiving.
What makes you, you? My ability to always make things fun. I don’t think it is possible for me to not enjoy myself.
Who/ what inspires you? Honestly, everyday of life inspires me because there is always something new to learn and something new you encounter. I get inspired by new people I meet, or even just by people watching, but what truly inspires me is my parents. My parents have devoted their lives to their dreams and me.
What makes you laugh? I laugh at the corniest things. I laugh at things that aren’t even funny sometimes.
How would your friends describe you? Funny, personable, relatable, outgoing, and confident.
What keeps you going when you feel like giving up? When I am down in the dumps the thought of my parents keeps me going. They have poured every ounce of their being into taking care of me and placing me on the correct path. I always feel I can never let them or myself down after all of the hard work we put into our lives.
Most people don’t know this but…. I am sort of a germaphobe.
If I were a recipe, what would I be made up of? – Sugar, SPICE, and everything nice!
What is my biggest/top priority? – Taking care of my parents and my niece.
What is your overall goal in life? – My overall goal in life is to be happy and truly accept myself for who I am no matter what. That seems a bit cliché, but it is so rare for people to actually achieve this wholeheartedly.

Favorites

Color: Lime green
Holiday: Christmas
Movie: I don’t have one because I like too many.
Book: Left To Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
Animal: Dogs
Season: Summer
Store: IKEA, because you can always have fun.
Food/Meal: Bacon Cheeseburger with sweet potato fries and a milkshake.
Beauty Product: Silk Therapy
Article of clothing: My granny sweaters are a must
Shoes: Suede Fringe Vans

This or that

Heels or Flats? Heels
Indoors or Outdoors? Outdoors
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Morning or Night? Night
Manicure or Pedicure? Pedicure

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