Upon being crowned the Miss Teen USA 2004, she won a yearlong modeling contract under Trump Modeling Management.She also won scholarship to study at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and a guest appearance on NBC soap opera Passions. On 8th August, 2005, she crowned Allie La Force the new Miss Teen USA and ended her reign.She has since made guest appearance in television series such as Friend Me, Justified, Blue Bloods and Friends with Better Lives.She was a recurring cast of television series Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, in 2013.Apart from acting, Shelley also enjoys dancing and writing.She is a proficient dancer who has won numerous dancing competitions while as a poet she has published two of her creations in the Young Author Book of Poetry.
Shelley, with her astounding performances in various television performances, has proved that she is really good at acting.
A small town girl, Shelly has conventionalized herself in the arena of American TV Series including the CW series The Secret Circle and is currently occupied in MTV series, Teen Wolf as character Malia Tate.
Shelly was twice nominated by the Daytime Emmy Awards as Outstanding Younger Actress for her work in Days of our Lives.
It was in the year 2003 when Shelly took a big leap by joining the Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2004 , a state pageant held in Lafayette, Louisiana .
Shelly won the pageant and thus went forward to representing Louisiana in the 2004 Miss Teen USA pageant held in Palm Springs, California.