Shanel James from Maryland has been crowned Miss U S International 2017 during a national gala at the Celebration High School in Orlando, Florida, USA, on 22nd June 2017. She was crowned by last year winner and Miss International 2016 4th runner-up Kaitryana Leinbach. Miss International 2017 will be held in Tokya later this year where Shanel will represent U S and try to become the next Miss International.
Shanel James is from Baltimore, Maryland and studied Marketing at Howard University. She currently works as a Consultant at IBM Global Services.