Shelley Carbone 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, 14, Mia, 12, Madilyn (Maddy), 10, and Trey, 7. Shelley attended Baystate Medical Center, School of Nursing, and 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. She is currently working on two books: a children's book and a non-fiction book called Please Stop Calling Me Ma'am...Tales of an Aging [Angry] Beauty Queen.
The Latest from Shelley
With My Cha Cha Hanging Out?
Lori-Ann Marchese gets Shelley Carbone into the fitness world, but it might be too hot for her to handle.
Sometimes You Need a Little Alcohol
It helps smooth out the bumps according to “Game of Crowns” queen Shelley Carbone.
Are Vanassa and Shelley Drama Scape Goats?
Leha Guilmette confronts Vanassa Sebastian and Shelley Carbone on trash-talking behind her back.
How to Wake Up Pageant Ready
Shelley Carbone is a pageant queen who knows how to be pageant perfect at a moment’s notice. Learn how here!
Shelley on The Mrs. America Bet Disaster
Shelley weighs in on Susanna's "phony" apology and tells her side of the Mrs. America bet drama.
Susanna's Victory and Mrs. America Swimsuits
Ep. 1: Check out Susanna Paliotta competing for the Mrs. Tri-State crown while Leha Guilmette and Lori-Ann Marchese suit up for Mrs. America.
Tour The Pageant Wives' Crowns and Closets
Go inside the sparkly world of Mrs. Pageants with a tour of the 'Game of Crowns' sashes, gowns, and of course, tiaras!