Audrie Chernauckas Jeffords
Audrie Jeffords was Miss Michigan 1999 and has been involved with the Miss America Organization as a contestant, judge, and volunteer for over 15 years. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with degrees in French, business, and political science. Audrie has danced professionally for over 15 years with numerous shows such as the Radio City Rockettes, Siegfried & Roy, Steve Wyrick's Mind Blowing Magic, and Darren Romeo the Voice of Magic. She also performed throughout Korea in Rick Thomas' the Art of Dreaming. She has traveled the United States and world as a showgirl representing the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority. She also modeled for various talent agencies in Las Vegas. Audrie currently travels as a spokesmodel for the Auto Shows with Acura. Audrie has been married to her husband, Bill, for 13 years and is the proud mom of her 8-year-old son, William, and 5-year-old daughter, Rosabella!
Frances Allen was born and raised in Wayne County and is the granddaughter of the late Lafayette Allen Sr., owner and operator of Allen's Super Market, the largest black-owned full-service supermarket in the country located in Wayne County. Frances modeled with the "Super Fantastic Models" in Inkster, MI, traveling throughout the country. She danced until she was 15, played the flute in her high school marching band and was the head flautist for two years. Frances uses her passion for dance through liturgical expression in the Cathedral of Faith Church praise dance ministry where she has been the ministry leader for the past 18 years. Frances served as executive director of the Distinguished Young Women of Inkster program for 10 years. She received her bachelors degree in accounting from Cleary University and is now employed as a financial analyst at Community Living Services whose mission is serving people with developing disabilities. As Frances continues to fulfill her bucket list, she completed her first half marathon in 2012 at the Detroit Free Press International Marathon.
Frances is no stranger to the pageant world having a daughter who was Miss Lighthouse Coast 2013, Lauren Allen Byrd. She also has traveled state-to-state with Lauren's dance team for over 15 years. Frances' family expanded last September when she welcomed her handsome son-in-law, Brandon, to the family.
In her free time, Frances loves to hang out with her family, travel, play cards, dance, and go to jazz concerts. She is a proud god grandparent of granddaughter, Brooke, and grandson, Winston, who she loves dearly.
Salomon Dewane is a licensed cosmetologist and currently the creative director and lead stylist at Blondie's Salon and Spa in Livonia. He is proud to have worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years and has enjoyed the many facets the industry offers. He has trained in New York City at the Toni & Guy Academy, Bumble & Bumble, and the Redden Academy. An accomplished wig master and stylist for Gem Theater in Detroit, Salmon has donated his skills for many fashion show fundraisers benefitting the National Lung Association, La Casa Women's Shelter, the Ruth Ellis Center, and the Michigan branch of Children with Hair Loss. Mr. Dewane has a lot of respect for the pageant industry and contestants and is proud to be a part of this year's event.
Dee has been involved with the MAO as a local teen/miss director since 2010. She currently is co-director of the Miss Heartland Scholarship Program and was first introduced to the program when her daughter, Morgan, began competing in 2006. Dee is a registered radiologic technologist and is currently employed as an office manager in a physician's office. She enjoys gardening, sewing, and volunteering. Dee resides in Battle Creek with her husband, Michael, and their pets, Windsor, Lady, and Einstein - aka "Squeaky."
Shawn Maviglia is a registered nurse of 35 years and the previous owner of StarStruck Dance Academy. She is an active member of her church and her community. Shawn is the president of the KT Maviglia Fund for Hearing, a nonprofit foundation that financial assists, advocates for, and works to promote legislation that positively impacts the lives of hearing impaired youth in Michigan. In addition to her full professional life, she is the mother of three wonderful children: KT, who was Miss Michigan 2014; Nicholas Antonio, who is a college junior; and Madison, who is a college freshman studying pre-law at the University of Michigan. A recently empty nester, Shawn lives in Dundee, MI with her husband, Tony, and her dog, Chloe.