Hometown: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Education: University of Arkansas
National Platform Issue: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (National Goodwill Ambassador)
Personal Platform Issue: Eat Better, Live Better
Talent: Jazz dance to “They Just Keep Moving The Line” from the American drama series, Smash
Savvy Janine Shields of Fayetteville, Arkansas graced the Miss America stage and wowed the judges with her confidence, poise, and talent on September 11th, 2016, when she took home the title of Miss America 2017 and a $50,000 scholarship award.
Savvy is a 21-year old senior at the University of Arkansas where she studies Art with a minor in Business. Savvy will travel the country on a year of service to promote 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 will also serve as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Savvy hopes to use 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.