We had the pleasure of chatting with Miss America Savvy Shields at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon earlier today.
Your platform is “Eat Better, Live Better.” Do you plan to continue spreading that message when your reign as Miss America ends?
Definitely. One of the things I emphasize is that it’s not a diet or a seasonal thing – it’s a lifestyle. Yes, we’re helping to reach our short-term goals, but we’re doing it for our long-term health.
How do you make healthy choices when you’re travelling?
Lots of preparation. I try to stick with single ingredient foods. There’s a quote that says “You are what you ate four weeks ago,” so I try to think of it adding up over a period of time. Instead of having the airplane snack of pretzels, if they have a banana, take that.
Vanilla ice cream
What’s your favorite part of being Miss America?
The kids. I do a lot with Children’s Miracle Network so any day I get to go into a hospital and hang out with kids – they’re my favorite days. Absolutely. Selfishly you leave very inspired with a changed perception on the world and life. They go through so much at such a young age, and it’s something I’m very proud to be a part of.
What’s your number one beauty secret?
There’s a lot of them! Water. As soon as I started drinking water, my face cleared up. It’s a natural cleanser. So drinking a lot of water is huge for me.
What’s your favorite Eco Tools product?
I’ve used Eco Tools since I was 13, and I love all of their products. My favorites are the eye shadow brushes, because they have so many different ones to choose from. They’re wonderful!
What’s your go-to place in Northwest Arkansas?
My bed. Whenever I’m home, which is very rare, I honestly just sleep. I used to go to Arsaga’s all the time, but now days when I’m in Fayetteville, I use that time to catch up on sleep.