What's K.Shantel's big "WHY?" She states, "Inclusion matters. We don't get the exposure we should have in the beauty industry, entertainment industry or any of those avenues. It shows that we're not interested or we don't exist," K.Shantel said. "Exposure is the goal I am trying to reach and for people to see that we are out here, too. It's important for me because I know others who have the same dream or goal. I want them to see that it can be done." She plans to not only show that it can be done, but also create an avenue of modeling that can be profitable for herself as well as other models with disabilities.
Ms. Wheelchair Alabama 2020
K.Shantel recently won the Huntsville's Ms. Wheelchair Alabama 2020 competition! The mission of Ms. Wheelchair Alabama America is to provide an opportunity of achievement for women who happen to be wheelchair users to successfully educate and advocate for the more than 54 million Americans living with disabilities. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms. Wheelchair America is not a contest to select the most attractive individual. It is instead a competition based on advocacy, achievement, communication and presentation to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for persons with disabilities.