WINNSBORO — Shamieka Bernice Johnson Sims, Mrs. Fairfield County Plus 2015-2016, will compete for the Miss South Carolina Plus America on May 21.
Johnson-Sims is a Winnsboro native and is active in her church, scouts, serves as co-director of the Liturgical Dance Ministry, is president of the Fairfield County Young Democrats and past state advisor of the South Carolina Youth and College Division of the NAACP.
She is a 2010 graduate of Allen University. Sims is employed by the town of Winnsboro as clerk of court and owns several businesses and foundations including the Grieving Needs Foundation, S.B. Consulting L.L.C. and other the entrepreneur ventures. She is married to Michael Sims.
Sims held a fundraiser recently for her preparation to attend the state event in Georgetown. The requirements for the title not only include appearance and personality, but also community exposure and community service. Sims feels confident that she has a good shot at the South Carolina title.
Sims said she hopes to serve the state by representing Fairfield County and to inspire other women to progress forward through service.
“Life is worth living only if you are serving others,” said Sims.
The Miss/Mrs. Plus America Pageant system has been globally hosting pageants for 14 years. They are constantly adding local chapters to provide opportunities to a diverse group of plus women from across the globe to compete in pageants.
The organization is devoted to celebrating the essence of the full-figured woman by providing a traditional beauty pageant competition for those teens and women ages 13 and up, sizes 14W and up with no height requirements.