Shannon Schambeau

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Shannon Schambeau-Patterson
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Shannon Schambeau
(1981-01-12) January 12, 1981 (age 33)
San Antonio, Florida
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Title(s) Miss District of Columbia 2005, Mrs. Texas America 2010
Miss America 2006 (4th runner-up), Mrs. America 2010 (Top 6)

Shannon Schambeau-Patterson is a beauty queen from San Antonio, Florida who holds the Miss District of Columbia 2005 title. Schambeau was crowned Miss D.C. on July 9, 2005, and also competed in the Miss America 2006 pageant held January 21, 2006, where she finished as 4th runner-up. Schambeau was succeeded by Kate Michael as Miss D.C. on July 1, 2006.[citation needed] Schambeau also competed in the 2007 Miss District of Columbia USA pageant, finishing as first runner-up on December 9, 2006.[citation needed]


Schambeau worked for the International Headquarters for Special Olympics in Washington, DC. She was the Manager for Donor Relationships. Schambeau has been a dedicated volunteer for the Special Olympics since the 6th grade. Additionally, Schambeau graduated Magna cum laude from St. Leo University in 2003 and also earned her Master's Degree in Business Administration in 2005 from the same university. Schambeau was the Student Representative Commencement Speaker for the 2005 Graduate Programs. She was chosen as Saint Leo’s Distinguished Alumna for 2008-2009.

In June 2006 as the reigning Miss D.C., Schambeau was also chosen to throw out the first pitch in a Washington Nationals game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Schambeau and Nationals' pitcher John Patterson were married on November 10, 2007 in San Antonio, Florida.

On Jun. 12, 2010, Schambeau won the Mrs. Texas America 2010 pageant under her married name, Shannon Patterson.[citation needed] She competed in the Mrs. America 2010 pageant, which was held in September 2010 in Tucson, Arizona.[1] She placed in the Top 6.[2]

Schambeau currently works as a Realtor and as an independent consultant on Dermatology.


  1. ^ "2010 Mrs America". Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mrs America 2010 Results". Mrs. America Pageant. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Therese Lizardo
Miss District of Columbia
Succeeded by
Kate Michael