Savvy Janine Shields of Fayetteville, Arkansas, graced the Miss America stage and wowed the judges with her confidence, poise, and talent on September 11, 2016 when she took home the title of Miss America 2017 and a $50,000 scholarship award.
In the final round of competition, the onstage question, Shields was asked about presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Shields' success in pageantry dates back to 2009 when she was named Miss Arkansas' Outstanding Teen and represented Arkansas at the 2010 Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando. In addition, she later won Miss Arkansas Collegiate and went on to become Miss Collegiate America 2013 at the Miss Collegiate America Pageant in Orlando, Florida on July 8, 2013.
As Miss America 2017, Savvy traveled the country on her year of service while promoting her personal platform, “Eat Better, Live Better,” which aims to educate people on how the foods we eat make an impact on our lives as a whole.
During her year, she also served as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Savvy used her time as Miss America to advocate for change in the mindset of people across our nation by encouraging them to embrace a lifestyle that can drastically improve their health.
Nate Wolfe proposed to her in Shields' hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on December 15, 2017. The couple were married on July 28, 2018 in Bentonville, Arkansas.