I had never done a pageant before I met Shiemicka Lashanne. I always lacked the self assurance and confidence it took to become a beauty queen.

I watched the Miss USA Pageant as a little girl and every year I dreamt about becoming the winner. I was convinced I'd never be good enough to get there.

My first pageant was Miss NY USA as a rookie I made it to the semifinals, two years later with conviction, practice and support from the coach who accepts nothing less than your best I placed first runner up at Miss NY USA in January 2013.

I went from the girl with no shot and no self confidence to the one people admired and were impressed by. Writing this today, Miss USA doesn't seem too far in distance for me and Shiemicka. With belief in yourself, motivation, and preparation success is really inevitable.

— Alexandra Palmer
New York's Perfect CoverModel 2011
Miss New York USA 2013 1st Runner-Up

Mama bear, I don't even know where to begin! Thank you so much for another amazing year at Nationals:)

I can always count on you and our girls to make it a great time. Thank you so much for always supporting me and believing in me, and for always encouraging me to bring out my creative side! I had an amazing time and will prougdly represent you and NY/NJ as World's Most Beautiful Teen! Thank you again. XOXO

— Julia Biniek
World's Most Beautiful Teen 2013
New York City's Perfect Teen 2012
1st Runner-up & Best Physique
at America's Perfect Teen 2012

When I first started working with Shiemicka I had no clue what I was doing. I came to her right after I finished my first national pageant. Shiemicka assisted me in picking out my wardrobe, makeup selections, and how to relax and be myself in interviews. I am forever grateful for her assistance and faith in me. The skills that I have developed has assisted me in all areas of my life.

— Shekinah Monee
New York's Perfect Woman 2012

 

I want to thank you for all of your guidance and encourangement to Cierra for these past two years. Introducing her to your "perfect" world has been amazing for her to say the least. Winning crowns and titles are of course the perks but seeing Cierra transform before my eyes every time she steps onto the runway just takes my breath away. and you did that!! So thank you from both of us and I have no doubt that the best is yet to come!

— LaTonya Branch & Cierra Frazier
World's Perfect PreTeen 2013 - 3rd Runner- up
and Winner of the Style Award 2013
America's Perfect PreTeen Supermodel 2012

What Shiemicka offers young women goes far beyond pageantry. Shiemicka is not simply a Pageant Coach she becomes your friend, mentor, role-model, and biggest supporter. What lies behind Shiemicka’s magic is that she does not try to force young women into a particular 'pageant mold,' she discovers what is unique about you and helps you learn how to let it shine through on stage and in interview. What is so exceptional about Shiemicka is her ability to connect with every single girl, no matter where she comes from, how much pageant experience she has (if any), her age group, or what her particular needs are.

What I cherish about Shiemicka is how tremendously devoted she is to her 'girls.' Shiemicka has always been there for me — always more than willing to set up sessions that work around my schedule, provide endless support over the phone, and even spend her own time researching something that I need. Nevertheless, I think her greatest gift is knowing how to tailor her advice to each girl in the right way. She knows how to keep you motivated. She knows how to tell each girl exactly what she needs to hear to stay focused on getting mentally, (and physically!) prepared.

Shiemicka is nothing but positive and supportive, even in stressful circumstances. It is because of her support that I have been able to come this far. I know that she will be with me every step of the way as we prepare for Miss USA.

— Adriana Diaz
Miss New York USA 2006
Miss New York Teen USA 2003

Shiemicka—words cannot begin to express my gratitude for all your support and guidance. You have made the World Perfect experience Perfect for me—I could not have done it without you—you really are the WORLD'S PERFECT PAGEANT DIRECTOR! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

— Amanda Roman
World's Perfect Teen - 2nd Runner-up 2013
and Stylist Award Winner 2013

 

Thank you all for so much love and support this weekend. I was blessed enough to be in the top 15, out of 63 girls across the world, in the pageant this weekend. Words cannot describe how happy I am! Shiemicka LaShanne, thanks for always believing in me. You are one amazing Mama Bear! — feeling loved.

— Katie Nordhoff
Top 15 at World's Perfect Miss 2013

 

Thank you so much Shiemicka for everything I really don’t know how I would have made it through the pageant without you. You were there when I needed you. I thank you so verrrry much for everything, and don’t worry because next year with your help I’ll be back new and improved ready to take on the next competition. This year was my first but most definitely not my last. It was great experience working with all the other beautiful young ladies and it was a pleasure working with you. Once again, I thank you so much!

— Mahawa Diakite
Miss New York Teen USA 2006 Contestant

Thank you for being there for me always and helping me get so far. You've taught me so much from runway modeling, helping me with interview preparation, swimsuit and evening gown. I am so blessed to have an excellent coach like you. You're honest, compassionate, understanding and down to earth! AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH!

— Sable Butler
Miss Teen Pa. United States 2004
Miss Christian International 2004
Miss Teen US 2005 4th Runner-Up

 

... God has blessed me with a coach as dedicated, givin and hardworking as yourself. Thank you for believing in me and making me believe in myself as well. I believe that working with you has improved me for pageants as well as for life.

— Alicia Ann Noble
Miss Pa. American United States 2001

I loved working with Shiemicka because she is a very down to earth person who knows what she is talking about. The time spent with her was worth every second. She is an excellent teacher and I learned more with her than I thought I ever would. She gave me the confidence I needed to get on that stage as well as the information I needed to even be a part of it. Thank you for everything you have done for me, your kind and considerate nature made me open right up to you and that’s something that can sometimes be hard for me. You gave me strength and the confidence to keep going no matter what happened. I appreciate all that you have done for me. I’ll see you next year!

— Victoria Heady
Miss New York Teen USA 2006 Contestant

 

Shiemicka is an outstanding coach! She is honest and dedicates her time and energy to ensure that you are more than well prepared to compete at the most highest level. Not only has she been a great coach to me, but she a big inspiration to make me want to the best me that I can be and that I can do anything that I set my mind to.

— Courtney Finklea
Top 15 at Miss Maryland USA 2006

 

Thank you so much for taking time to help me prepare for the upcoming pageant. I learned so much and I have a lot more confidence now. I'm really looking forward to the pageant. It's going to be a great experience.

— Kristen Cospito

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