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Lansing coed adds pageant title to her show business resume

2013-09-26T00:00:00Z Lansing coed adds pageant title to her show business resumeBy Kimberly Cheek-Stanley Times Correspondent
September 26, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Lansing teen Shenell Randall is well on her way to a successful career in the entertainment field.

A musical theater student at Lindenwood University in St Charles, Mo., the 19-year-old was cast in the 2010 film "Trust," directed by David Schwimmer and starring Clive Owen and Viola Davis.

In addition, she had a role in the 2013 film, "Maydays," directed by Ricardo Gamboa and Ben Kolack.

“I’ve also done local theater at South Suburban College, so my mom and I discussed what would make me more marketable and musical theater was the best choice,” Randall said of her college major.

“So, if I’m not acting in movies or television, then I could be on stage on Broadway.”

“When I’m home, I’m auditioning for parts all the time. If I don’t get that big role coming out of college, then I may pursue a masters in musical theater,” she added.

In August, Randall was again in the spotlight when she was crowned Miss Missouri Teen in the National American Miss pageant, held in Columbia, Mo.

“I’ve been involved in pageants since the age of 10. Winning meant everything to me. . .a dream come true,” she said.

Randall will go on to represent the state of Missouri in November at the National American Miss pageant in Anaheim, Calif.

“I also get to visit my state and local government officials, make special appearances and most importantly, participate in community involvement,” she said.

“Every time I compete I learn something new about myself. I also love meeting new and interesting people.”

The daughter of Shelby Randall and Claudia (Ken) Stevenson, Randall attends Bethesda Healing Center in South Holland and enjoys cheer leading and dance.

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