Shannon Ford was crowned Mrs. United States 2011 on the evening of August 4th in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the 25th anniversary of the pageant and eleven former Mrs United States titleholders were in attendance for the celebration. Shannon competed with 53 other contestants in the categories of personal interview, swimsuit, evening gown and on-stage question.
A graduate of Florida International University with a B.A. in Psychology, the new Mrs United States is a Human Resources Business Partner for an International Wealth Management company. She also serves as a Miami Dolphins Ambassador (a select group of former Cheerleaders that represent the organization & advocate community service).
Two years ago, Shannon was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, a lifelong illness that will require her to maintain a gluten free diet for the rest of her life. Shannon is proud to promote her platform, 1 in 133 Raising Awareness for Celiac Disease. It is her goal throughout her year to bring more attention to the illness and advocate for better labeling of our nations food supply.