If you’ve got it, flaunt it — and that’s exactly what 50-year-old single mom Shany Hagan is doing.
Shany, who lives in the English town of Rawcliffe, York, has entered three beauty pageants since she hit her fifth decade on this planet; she’s even placed first in one of them and third in her most recent!
“Last year I was sick of working three jobs and having no excitement in my life, so my friend suggested for me to enter a beauty pageant, Face of the World; it was only supposed to be for a laugh,” she told Caters News. “I couldn’t believe it when I was placed as a finalist, and despite being hesitant at first because I am old enough to be the other contestants’ mothers, I just thought what I have got to lose and I ended up loving it. I came third at my most recent pageant this year which was called Smile of the Universe.
I was over the moon.”
Although Shany loves competing in pageants, her 17-year-old son thinks it’s embarrassing. However, she doesn’t let anyone stop her from doing what she loves and what makes her happy. She also credits her single status as to why she looks so great.
“I’m often told that I don’t look my age, and I thank being on my own for 14 years for keeping me young!” she said. “I was such a quiet teenager; it’s only with age I have become so confident.”
Regardless of what you think about Shany’s competitive pageant drive, we can all learn something about self-confidence from her!
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