Shalena has her Master's Degree in Strategic Communications/Public Media from Fordham University and Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Pace University.
She has her own program called "Pink Beauty Battle" which helps women who are battling breast cancer gain back their self-confidence.
Shalena was bullied as a teen and pageants has helped her gain confidence in herself! Today, she loves standing out and helping other females feel empowered.
In 2012, she was crowned:
American Nation Miss New York Teen 2012
New York's Miss Empire Royalty Grand Supreme 2012
Darling Divas Mini Supreme 2012
In 2013, Shalena placed 2nd Runner up at Miss New York American Beauty 2013. Also, she was crowned Miss Sapphire Universal Precious Gems America 2013
In 2017, Shalena competed in the World’s Perfect Miss system. In May of 2017, she won the title World’s Perfect Miss New York 2017. At Internationals she won the title World’s Perfect Miss Super Model 2017 & placed Top 15.
In 2018, Shalena competed in the USA National Miss system. She won the title of USA National Miss New York. At the national pageant, she placed in the Top 15.
In 2019, Shalena compete in International Junior Miss system. She won the title of International Junior Miss New York 2019. At Internationals she won Best Fun Fashion, placed 4th runner up in Photogenic, and Top 15.