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Shefik Returns as Judge for USA National Miss Pageant

Those crowned will move on to the national pageant, to be held at Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida.
Shefik Returns as Judge for USA National Miss Pageant

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Media personality Shefik (http://shefik.info) has once again been named a judge for the USA National Miss pageant (http://usanationalmiss.com/facebook-events/2018-usa-national-miss-new-jersey-pageant/), where he will serve alongside a panel of esteemed judges. Shefik will aid in the official judging for the New York and New Jersey state contestants. In the previous year's pageant, he judged state contestants from New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Those crowned will move on to the national pageant, to be held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort inside Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, from July 1-7, 2018. Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields will be the head judge for the 2018 USA National Miss national pageant. Shields crowned her successor at the 91st Miss America pageant that was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, after an incredible year of service as Miss America 2017. Shefik attended this historic Miss America pageant and crowing in-person.

The New York and New Jersey state pageants for USA National Miss will be held at Crowne Plaza White Plains - Downtown, 66 Hale Ave., White Plains, NY 10606, from Friday, March 9, 2018 to Sunday, March 11, 2018. The final show will be held on March 11th, along with the crowning. Tickets are available, by emailing your request to eastcoast@usanationalmiss.com.

USA National Miss (named by American Model & Pageant as the #1 Best National Pageant in America for 2016) is a fashion-forward pageant system, with a strong focus on interview, academics, community service, and empowering young women. Contestants represent and work many different platforms, and the national organization has developed Crown C.A.R.E.S., which is an anti-bullying program that fosters awareness of bullying prevention. The acronym stands for "Creating a Respectful Environment in Schools".

Throughout 2017, Shefik was very active in the community. He served as a judge for a local Miss America competition, aiding in the 2018 crowning of Miss Northern Highlands, Miss Northern Lakes, and Miss North Jersey. The winners will move on to compete for the state title of Miss New Jersey 2018. Shefik also served as moderator at a panel discussion on "Equity & Diversity: Community Dialogue", held in Washington, D.C., and he was named Master of Ceremonies for various charitable events to benefit Autism New Jersey, and Eastern Shore Self-Advocacy Project (Chestertown, Maryland), as well as industry leading events Maarkah New York Fashion Week SS18 (New York City), and Lehigh Valley Fashion Week (Pennsylvania).

Additionally, Shefik appeared as a guest speaker at various uplifting events, such as a holiday fundraiser for YWCA Yonkers (Yonkers, New York), the 7th Annual Broadway Sings for Pride, and Global Tech Meets Fashion Affair Fundraiser, both held in New York City.

"I am honored to be selected once again as a judge for USA National Miss," says Shefik. "Once again, I look forward to attending this year's pageant and helping to crown state contestants from New York and New Jersey, who will move on to compete in the 2018 national pageant."

About Shefik

Currently celebrating over 20 years in the entertainment and technology industries, Shefik (http://shefik.info) is an accomplished industry insider, who has appeared on MTV, SiriusXM, PBS, network television, and in print media, as well as internationally on TRT World (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, based in Istanbul, Turkey). He has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, MTV World, Merck, Merriam-Webster, and Wolters Kluwer. A seasoned pro in social media with a career background as a Lead Architect and Senior Web Developer, Shefik is on the cutting edge of new media. As a videographer and producer, his work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME magazine (where he also served as Technical Producer), The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. Additionally, his photography has been featured in print and online publications, such as Daily Mail (based in United Kingdom), Harvard Kennedy School Magazine, Playbill, and China Press. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation" (http://invocation.co), which is broadcast on 21 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States, as well as the internationally syndicated video series of the same name, via Amazon and other notable outlets.

About USA National Miss

USA National Miss (http://usanationalmiss.com) is a fashion-forward, national pageant organization that exists to enrich the lives of young women ages 4 to 25 through an unsurpassed pageant experience. Awarding over half a million dollars since 2015 in cash, college scholarships, and prizes, as well as assisting delegates in developing a lifestyle of service, the organization provides the young women in their organization with extraordinary opportunities. The program recognizes the personal achievement, community involvement, and excellence of young women across the United States in a fun and trendy community of sisters, who become ambassadors of many worthy causes and charities. The organization awards young women for their accomplishments and mentor them to reach their goals and unleash their true potential, while encouraging them to find their voice and make a difference. They offer one of the highest quality pageant program in the country and partner with well-known industry professionals in the fashion and modeling worlds to provide their delegates with an exciting and unforgettable experience that is first class. Under the leadership of a three-time award winning national director, USA National Miss has become one of the fastest growing national pageant systems in the country. With nationals at the luxurious Boca Resort & Beach Club in Florida, the organization skillfully mixes glamour and fun to elevate the pageant experience to a new class. USA National Miss has been featured in national media, including Pageantry Magazine, MTV Made, Tiara Magazine, American Model & Pageant Magazine, Pageant Girl Magazine, The Pageant Planet, and Pageant Talk Radio.

Media Contacts

Brandis Caldwell
USA National Miss
State Director, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey

All Knight Access
+1 (914) 548-5033

Toni Knight
All Knight Access
+1 (914) 645-4830


About 'Shefik presents Invocation'

Aptly titled Shefik presents Invocation, the nationally-syndicated radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. The show is currently broadcast on 22 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik's engaging mindset. The radio show's online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.