THE 63RD MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT JAN 25 SUNDAY | 8/7c
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Shannon Ford

South Carolina

Hometown: Lake Murray

Age: 20

BIO

Shannon Ford is from Gilbert, South Carolina and is a recent graduate of Gilbert High School. While in High School, she enjoyed being a part of Chorus, Drama, Broadcasting & English Honors' Classes. In her spare time, Shannon likes to be with her friends and also enjoys cooking, modeling, performing in Drama Productions and volunteering. Recently, she has modeled in runway shows for Supermodels Unlimited magazine in LA, New York City and Charlotte. She appeared in the "2011 Cinderella's Closet" Prom Magazine and has also modeled for Bebe.

Since being crowned, Shannon has been all over the state making appearances and volunteering for several local and state charitable organizations as well as Children's Hospitals. She plans to attend the University of South Carolina and major in Broadcasting.

In her own words

Quate Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. Quate

fun facts

  1. 1

    Shannon looks up to Barbara Walters for her groundbreaking work in the journalism world.

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    Shannon loves to cook, especially desserts.

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    Shannon's favorite movie is "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."