Statement from the Dr. Chanell Sermon page on Facebook: "It hurts when you work hard to be better at what you do only for some to dismiss to your efforts and imply it’s not good enough. But these recognitions through the I AM H.E.R. International platform is clearly God’s way of saying, 'I see you daughter, even when people underestimate your value, I see the impact you’ve made in the lives you touched.' MORAL OF THE TESTIMONY IS: When you do what God wants you to do, He will bring honor to you despite what your naysayers believe because you thrived your in purpose. God has the final say and He validates me well!"
Dr. Chanell Sermon is officially crowned as the 2023 Miss I AM H.E.R. International
in her coronation ceremony at the 2023 I AM H.E.R. International Awards in Atlanta, Georgia. (H.E.R. stands for "Healed, Empowered, and Resilient")
Dr. Sermon (right), the first South Carolina Elite Ms. Heart of the USA, was greeted by none other than the first Black Mrs. South Carolina America 2021, Mrs. Felicia Clark (left) at the Harambee Festival at Benedict College. This was truly an honorable and humbling moment for Dr. Sermon because she didn't expect to cross paths with a trailblazer in pageantry.
"I was greeted with a warm hug and smile from her and her beautiful daughter which is a beautiful attribute of someone who is genuine and deserves to be honored as a prestigious queen." - Dr. Sermon

Pageantry is a beautiful thing because it allows women the opportunity to represent the people that can best identify with them. Even though beauty shouldn't only come from the outside, pageantry allows for women to model the beauty in embracing one's self and sharing the beauty within. Having someone to identify with in pageantry is empowering, especially if it combats, challenges, and changes the traditional standards about beauty.

TESTIMONY: God Will Honor You When They Won't!

The 2nd Annual I AM H.E.R. International Awards Honored Women Who Inspire, Educate, And Motivate

The Prestigious 3rd Annual I AM H.E.R. International Awards Recognizes Remarkable Women as Catalysts of Encouragement, Education, and Empowerment

South Carolina Teacher is first to be crowned, "South Carolina Elite Ms. Heart of the USA" for Miss Heart of the USA

South Carolina Educator is Crowned
National Miss Heart of the USA Queen of Hearts

Miss I AM H.E.R. International Attends
The Longest Running MLK Parade in S.C.
Dr. Sermon receives two honorary degrees from the Mount Olives Ministerial Bible Institute in Lagos, Nigeria
Dr. Chanell Sermon is an Official World Record Holder from joining thousands of other black and educated professionals in the first EVER world record for the Black Community led by Jen Franks Ahaghotu in honor of civil rights activist and icon, Ruby Bridges.