Item to cross off the bucket list: Traveling to Africa to help orphans and experience a safari.
Claim to fame: Named as Ms. Missouri in 2013.
Tastiest dish in KC: Spicy Tuna Rolls, Shrimp Shumai, Tsunami Rolls, Vegas Rolls—any sushi dish from Nara.
On the runway? Irene Cara’s “What a Feeling”
Meet Ms. Missouri United States, class of 2013: she’s stunning, devoted and quick to lend her helping hands.
“The journey to and through becoming Ms. Missouri United States 2013 has been one of the most memorable and life changing experiences ever,” says Tajchman. “Through volunteering, I’ve learned that by helping others, I continue to heal from my own personal challenges in life.”
One of Tajchman’s proudest contributions is to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation. As a “Big” to “Little” sister Lexy, Tajchman feels that even in a short amount of time, she has made a tremendous impact on Lexy’s life. Her experiences with Lexy and BBBS led her to advocate for the cause through the Miss United States organization, although it’s just one of many she supports. Tajchman has also helped to support Synergy Services—she developed the Synergy household and clothing drive—as well as the Youth Resiliency Center, where she teaches fitness classes and helps to promote their events. And although she has been able to do so just yet, Tajchman says she looks forward to the day when she can travel to Africa to help orphans struggling to survive in some of the continent’s desolate regions.
When she has the time, Tajchman enjoys going back to her hometown of Marion, Kansas to spend time with her family. The getaway gives her a chance to take in some of her hobbies, like gardening and creative art projects, even if the din of the city always calls her back.
Shannon Tajchman’s Auction Package:
Fun & Games in KC and Fourth of July Trip to Washington D.C.
* Fun & Games in KC
* 2 tickets to a 2013 regular season Chiefs game and a signed jersey from Eric Berry
* 4 tickets to a 2014 regular season Royals game with 4 batting practice passes and a signed Jersey from Eric Hosmer
* 2 VIP tickets to meet and greet with Dave Coulier at Stanford & Sons Comedy Club show
* 4 Comets tickets and signed team jersey
* 4 VIP tickets to the Miss Kansas, Miss Missouri, and Miss Nebraska United States Regional pageant
* Fourth of July Fun in Washington D.C.
* Hotel accommodations and Delta Airfare for 2 to Washinton D.C. for the 4th of July
* 2 VIP ALL ACCESS PASSES to the MISS UNITED STATES 2014 competition- including a lunch with the contestants and Miss United States 2013