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Shantae Taylor: Miss Pennsylvania Earth USA 2020


"I was born and raised in Philadelphia. I graduated from Kutztown University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a dual minor in Professional Writing and Public Relations. Currently, I’m a Promotional Model which has allowed me to enhance my skills in interpersonal communication.  My start in pageantry began 2 years ago. My mission has been to represent my state and I finally got that opportunity when I won the title of Miss Pennsylvania Earth USA back in April. Recently, I had a clothing drive where I was able to donate to 5 homeless shelters in PA and Planet said. I’m grateful to be able to represent my state and spread awareness about the dangers of textile waste."

What do you do and why do you do it?

 I am Miss Pennsylvania Earth USA 2020. I wanted to be a voice and advocate in my community. Pageantry isn’t popular in Philadelphia and wanted to bring more awareness to environmental issues in my hometown.

How does what you do benefit others?  

Respecting and caring for our environment is very important. Without our Mother Earth, living things wouldn’t be able to exist properly. My platform, Be the Solution to End Pollution is centered around reusing and recycling your clothes and fabrics in an effort to reduce textile waste. By creating this change, it decreases the amount of textiles that end up in our landfills.


Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

5 years from now is scary to think about. In 5 years, I see myself being a full-time Model and entrepreneur. I would like to create a scholarship that assists in helping students pursue their careers in the entertainment industry. 

If you could have one superpower to help you further your purpose, what would it be and why? How would you use it? 

I would like to fly, I could pick up all the unwanted or damaged clothes from homes and create something new with them. 

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