This summer on Bravo is getting way more glam with the addition of our new show Game of Crowns, premiering Sunday, July 13 at 9:15p ET/PT. The hour-long docuseries follows six pageant wives competing on the "Mrs." circuit: the cameras will follow their lives as they search for the perfect swimsuit, work tirelessly with their trainers, and hone their pageant interview skills with coaches—all while remaining devoted to their husbands and children.
Who are these six women? Meet the stars below.
Shelley boasts many impressive titles, but her most valued are "mother" and "wife." The blonde beauty lives in Wethersfield, Connecticut with her husband, John, and their four children: Clay, Mia, Madilyn (Maddy) and Trey. Shelley is a registered nurse, but taking care of her family is her full time job. Shelley fell into pageantry when her mother secretly registered her for the Mrs. Connecticut America pageant without her knowledge or consent. Shelley initially had no interest in competing, but she ultimately decided to enter to show her children they truly could be whatever they wanted to be — and that she could do something other than cook and clean. The pageant natural won Mrs. Connecticut America 2010 and went on to win Mrs. America 2011. Shelley admits she knew nothing about preparing for pageants, so she traveled without a glam squad and wore the same gown from the state pageant at nationals – both considered taboo by many in the pageant world! Shelley is passionate about health and wellness and utilizes her “voice” given to her through pageantry to encourage others to make healthy choices. She is involved in various charities and enjoys writing when she can find a spare moment.
Complete with her “tell it like it is” personality, Vanassa is the total package made up of brains, beauty, ambition and a splash of sass. In addition to being a pageant champion, Vanassa is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who administers anesthesia in the operating room. When she gets out of her scrubs, this fun-loving diva enjoys the finer things in life, especially high-end fashion and couture clothing. Vanassa is from the Passamaquoddy Tribe and carries on the tradition of a culturally rich heritage. She hit the jackpot in more ways than one when she married the love of her life Brian, who along with his family owns one of the world’s largest casinos, Foxwoods Resort & Casino. She and Brian, who is also Native American, have a 24-year-old daughter, Tyah Marie. Vanassa is very supportive of multiple breast cancer foundations, a cause that holds a special place in her heart after her own bout with breast cancer. Vanassa has previously held the title of Mrs. Connecticut America 2012 and went on to compete at Mrs. America, where she placed in the top 10 and won most original costume.
Lori-Ann is a fitness consultant/trainer and cover model who owns Body Construct LLC, a workout facility where she trains women, and she recently launched her own line of Body Construct Nutrition Supplements. When she is not training others, Lori-Ann competes in fitness pageants, interviews professional athletes on red carpets, and models for fitness magazines, workout videos, infomercials and more. Always up for a challenge, Lori-Ann decided to enter a beauty pageant and won Mrs. Connecticut America 2013. She missed the fitness pageant world and recently made a comeback as a Top 3 Champion Finalist in the International Montreal Bikini Pro Championship. Lori-Ann and her husband John have one dog and two cats. Lori-Ann’s titles include Mrs. Connecticut America, Miss Bikini Fitness America New York, Miss Bikini New England, Miss Model Fitness America New York, Miss Bikini Fitness Atlantic WBFF Pro and Miss Summer Nationals.
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