Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 23rd and 24th
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. California International®

Shelby Peterson

People's Choice Award

What's the most sensible thing you've ever heard someone say?
A mentor said to me, “How are you supposed to care for your family if you aren’t caring for yourself?” As a mom, we take care of our family before attending to our own needs. That phrase has stuck with me since then, because it is so important that we take care of ourselves to raise a successful next generation.

What gets you excited about life?
Being a mom and wife! It’s my greatest joy, and I feel blessed to instill values and morals into my children's lives. Creating memories excites me too, and traveling with my family while showing them different parts of the world are memories to cherish. In 2017, we had the opportunity to visit Sicily and meet my husband’s extended family. It was the trip of a lifetime!

If you had to teach something what would you teach?
As a classically trained pianist, I wanted to teach my children how to play the piano. Utilizing the musical side of one’s brain is beneficial and leads to creativity! We recently bought a piano, and I am excited to share the gift of music with my kids!

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
My husband jokes that we’ve been 30 for ten years! In fact, we both will turn 30 this year. We started our family very young, and have been married for almost ten years. Having three children, I can honestly say, I often feel the same way!

What is your idea of a fun date night?
From the start, both Jake and I made it a priority to spend quality time no matter how busy life got. Being a local San Diegan, our dates usually start at a beachfront restaurant with a stroll down the boardwalk in our beautiful city. Of course, with my husband’s Italian heritage, we usually end the night with gelato on our way home!

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