Shelby Smith was selected as Miss Teen of Georgia in January of 2021. A year later, she competed in Atlanta, Georgia at American Pageants Nationals 2022 and was crowned the new National Ambassador. During the competition, contestants competed in interview, Personality Projection & Poise, Personal Introduction, Onstage Question, and the General Awareness Test. She also submitted 3 resumes including Personal Development of Talents & Skills, Service & Achievements in her school & Community, and Scholastic & Professional Record. Along with winning the title of National Ambassador, Shelby was the first runner up to Miss Teen of America. Shelby is currently a Senior at Fitzgerald High School College & Career Academy there after Shelby will take a year off to focus on her duties as National Ambassador and once her successor is crowned she will attend Kennesaw State University to study music education and become a music therapist. In addition to her studies, Shelby is involved in various programs such as Special Olympics, Called to Care, Music Buddies a program she help found and Assistant Director for community theatre. #MusicMatters is a non-profit organization that focuses on why music really matters and the importance of mental health though music. As Miss Teen of Georgia, she has been able to launch her project from a small town to multiple areas within the southern territories. With her new title as National Ambassador, she hopes to reach every state in the U.S. and continue to impact as many lives as possible. As the new National Ambassador, she will become the official hostess of American Pageants Inc. Her reign will be featured on the national office social media. She will conduct live events, run the official program blog, interview the titleholders, live tweet the big 3 national pageants (Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Universe) and so much more.
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