The Miss Plus America Pageant 2023-2024 National Titleholders
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Reigning Ms. Plus America Elite
Shamone Garcia, Ms. Plus America Elite 2023 is a plus-sized model, business owner, model coach, and distinguished pageant queen. She resides in the home of the original "Fighting Gamecock," Sumter, South Carolina. Shamone began her pageantry journey, which is her passion, during the pandemic while working as a Probation Officer within the Criminal Justice System.
In her formative years, Shamone was challenged by society's stereotypes because she was "different," both physically and mentally. She was told that having a learning disability, she would not graduate high school. Despite the odds and negativity, Shamone not only graduated high school but she's also a doctoral student. Shamone has received several awards from The University of South Carolina, including the Blue Star Academia Award from her sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated. She graduated with honors from South University, earning her master's degree. As a new delegate in the pageant world, she increased her confidence in herself
by becoming Ms. Sumter and advancing to become Ms. South Carolina Plus America 2023.
A few interesting facts about Shamone are that she fosters "sisterhood" and teamwork. Shamone loves to play video games with her team on the Xbox Gaming System. Her favorite games are Halo and Destiny, which involve coordination with your fire team. Another fact is that she loves local dirt track racing. Shamone comes from a line of strong women, such as her maternal grandmother, who was an inspiration to her. She honored her grandmother by dedicating this pageant year to her because of her sudden passing.
Shamone's platform is "Breaking Barriers" through personal development. "Breaking Barriers" is a hallmark of her life that has translated to pageantry. Her platform has afforded her the opportunity to encourage people to break their barriers by not allowing society to determine self-worth and never accepting "NO" for an answer. Shamone advocates for everyone to breaktheir barriers by ensuring opportunities are shared with her community and assuring that the proper supports and services are available for their future success. For Shamone, volunteering, and community service go hand in hand with her platform. She can be found giving back to the community locally and throughout her state. Shamone's personality, passion, and energy cause everyone to feel like they are a "winner" even without a crown.
Reigning Mrs. Plus America
Rev. Coach Keever Lernise Murdaugh is the current reigning Mrs. Plus America 2023 and she brings you greetings from beautiful horse country, Camden, South Carolina. Keever is a wife and
she and her husband celebrated 24 years of marriage earlier this year. Together, they are the proud parents of two amazing young adult children. During her national reign she vows to continue to bring awareness to end violence against both women and children and teach those in her circle how to live Imperfectly Fierce & Focused.
She’s a Serial Entrepreneur, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant/Program Manager, International Inspirational and Motivational Speaker, Certified Life & Business Coach, Notary Public, Ordained Minister, Advocate, Board Member and TV and Podcast Host & Producer of the number 1 TV show and podcast, Keever’s Place, The Keever Murdaugh Show & Podcast.
Her favorite scripture is from Proverbs 3:6, “In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy path”.
Reigning Miss Plus America
Shailyn Croom's entrepreneurial journey dances with the vivid influences of her New Orleans upbringing, where the tapestry of creativity wove its spell around her. Her grandmother, a skilled seamstress who wove fabric and love from the heart of her
home, stitched in Shailyn the importance of chasing after a labor of love. Fueled by a fiery zeal to uplift women-led small ventures, Shailyn sowed the seeds of success across a vibrant spectrum of industries - from fashion to event orchestration, and from digital design to marketing marvels. Among her bouquet of businesses, Seaux & Seaux The Curvy Boutique stands as a testament to her audacious style and devotion, an oasis for plus-sized queens to revel in vibrant attire.
In the arena of full-figured fashion, Shailyn's impact has been a force to reckon with, etching her name not only in business annals but also in the hearts of those she empowers. As the reigning Miss Plus America 2023, crowned with the jewels of Miss Louisiana Plus America ’22 and Miss Spirit of Louisiana Plus America ‘23, Shailyn's crown shines brighter with purpose. Her platform, aptly named EntreprenHER, isn't just a soapbox but a launchpad for women across entrepreneurial constellations. With each sunrise, her commitment strengthens - an unwavering lighthouse guiding ships of all sizes through the tempests of doubt.
Shailyn's dominion extends beyond commerce; it's a realm of inspiration. As she navigates the expanding horizons of the plus-size domain, her true north remains the empowerment of female pioneers. Her narrative isn't just a monologue but a conversation with every woman who feels like a misfit puzzle piece. Her words,
imbued with energy as contagious as laughter, have resonated with aspiring business sorceresses, stoking the fires of their dreams.
With a dash of audacity and a pinch of resilience, Shailyn doesn't just break molds, she creates them anew.
Amid her journey's crescendo, Shailyn draws strength from her favorite scripture, Philippians 4:13, a verse that reminds her of her unwavering potential. In a world where ordinary is the norm, Shailyn Croom stands as a radiant exception. Her journey, painted in hues of passion and resolve, splashes inspiration across every canvas it touches. A trailblazer, an influencer, a queen reigning with purpose - Shailyn embodies the spirit of empowerment that women the world over strive to embrace.
Reigning Miss Teen Plus America
Morgan Moorer is a remarkable 15-year-old with a passion for making a difference in the world. Currently holding the esteemed title of Miss Teen Plus America 2023, Morgan is a high school student attending Monarch High School, where she excels academically and embraces her creative spirit.
Beyond her academic pursuits, Morgan has established herself as a true fashionista, constantly pushing boundaries and expressing herself through unique and innovative styles. Her keen eye for fashion has allowed her to inspire others and serve as a trendsetter among her peers.
However, Morgan's journey to becoming an influential figure extends beyond the realms of fashion. Motivated by her personal experience, she embarked on a mission to empower and uplift others who have endured similar hardships. Following a traumatic incident of sexual assault, Morgan decided to utilize her voice to become a champion for the voiceless.
Under her platform, 'The Voiceless Girl,' Morgan fearlessly raises awareness about sexual assault and advocates for survivors, providing them with the support they need to find their voices and heal. Through her powerful storytelling and unwavering determination, she aims to shatter the stigma surrounding sexual assault, while also educating communities about consent and prevention.
Morgan's dedication and resilience have not gone unnoticed. Her advocacy work has garnered recognition and admiration, amplifying
her impact on a larger scale. By leveraging her title as Miss Teen Plus America 2023, Morgan seizes every opportunity to reach a wider audience and effect positive change.
With a combination of intelligence, strength, and empathy, Morgan Moorer embodies the epitome of a role model for young individuals across the nation. Through her unwavering commitment to empowering the voiceless, she sets an example for others to follow, showing that anyone can make a difference, regardless of age or circumstance.
Miss Plus America Legend
A graduate of the prestigious educational institutes New York University and University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Nanette holds an undergraduate degree in Special Education and a graduate degree in Educational Administration. She is a former New York Police Officer, retired Elementary School Principal, a renowned pageant coach and a five- time published author. She is a lead author for a collaborative book series for "She is the Ish". The endeavor will launch is September 2022.
Nanette’s interests include, floral design, fashion design, jazz dance and human psychology. She enjoys exploring elements leading to success and circumventing obstructions that can impede positive outcomes. To that end, her favorite books are Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, Ruby Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty and God’s Creative Power for Healing.
With a pageant journey that spans across four decades, Nanette has held many local, state and national titles, including but not limited to Miss Black Teenage New York, Miss Single New York, Miss Greater New York USA, Mrs. Roosevelt America, Miss Suffolk County America, Miss Manhattan USA, Ms. Plus America Woman, Ms. American Elegance Lady and Ms. U.S. Sophisticate Classic Woman.
Through her company, The Queenmaker Pageant Services, (formerly Pageants Unlimited Plus), Nanette has produced numerous finalists and titleholders in several systems including the Miss USA, National American Miss, Plus America, All World Beauties, USA National Miss, International Junior Miss, Royal International Miss and American Elegance Systems, among others. Nanette’s stellar pageant coaching record is what earned her the nickname, “The Queenmaker”.
After serving as the Texas Plus America Executive Director for 10 years, Nanette became the Executive Director/Producer of the national Miss Plus America Pageant, from 2016-2017. After much prayer, planning and determination, the Miss Plus World/Ms. Plus Intercontinental Pageant was launched. It was Co-Owned by Nanette and Constance Zehner, her friend and business partner. God blessed them to have national directors in South Africa, the United States, Australia, Nigeria, the Bahamas, Malaysia and Trinidad and Tobago. They also had recruiting affiliates in the Pacific Islands and Guam. In May 2022, they sold the pageant to the pageant’s Marketing and Media Coordinator, Erial Ramsey.
In May of 2022, Nanette came out of pageant retirement and entered the Miss Plus America Legends Pageant. On July 2, 2022, she was crowned the very first Miss Plus America Legend! Nanette’s platform is Maintaining Faith through the Storms. She is a certified Christian Counselor and will soon begin her chaplain certification classes.
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Reigning Miss Plus America Pre-Teen
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Reigning Little Miss Plus America