Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 21st and 22nd
2023

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. California International®

Shelby Peterson

1.When you hear the saying "be the change" what comes to your mind first?
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.

2.How would you describe your husband?
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!

3.If you could revisit one memory as a child in your mind, what would it be and why?
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!

4.How would someone describe you when you were in high school?
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!

5.If money did not matter.. what would you buy for your husband and why?
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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