"Katie is excited to have her first real set of sister queens. Such a sweet group of people. The contestants with Miss HeartShine are the best. There are good directors good contestants and well behaved parents. If you ever want to do an amazing pageant that judges the whole girl, then HeartShine is for you. It's reasonably priced - especially for state and nationals!"
- Lanette Sipes, Rancho Merieta CA
"I had an amazing time at the Miss HeartShine Pageant! I feel so blessed to have met such an incredible group of talented people, beautiful both inside and out. You girls inspire me and truly embody a Force-for-Good spirit - something that is hard to find in today's world. Thank you Danna and Ciara for allowing me to be a sponsor - You ladies are incredible and I can't thank you enough for what you do for the communities you reach! Thank you again for opening your Hearts to me."
- HeartShine Business Sponsor
"HeartShine girls are creating a legacy and making a difference! A competition from the heart through community service and acts of kindness! That is true beauty!"
- Town of Paradise Community Leader
"A big thanks goes out to the girls of HeartShine for helping out at the Paradise Horsemen's Association 17th Annual Horse Festival! These girls have a Heart that Shines. Way To Go!"
- Paradise Horsemen's Association Representative
"Ciara and Danna, we would love to thank you both as Lily’s Heartshine Directors. You exemplify grace, acceptance, love, kindness, encouragement, confidence, professionalism, positivity, and leadership. You are great examples of all inclusion (of all special needs and disabilities of all kinds) and are genuine and loving human beings. You are truly a pleasure to be around. We honestly have to say the whole Heartshine Pageant system experience has been completely enjoyable, fun, and full of excellence. In all, the encouragement Lily received from everyone (including you both) during the weekend was priceless!! We love the atmosphere and family you have created!"
- Sherrie Alarcon, Elk Grove CA
"My daughter has opened up so much I have to thank heart shine for how much she has grown in this program."
- Proud Northern California Parent
"What an amazing event it was so much fun and very entertaining. HeartShine is such an honorable system. [My daughters] have competed with many and I must say that no other system has the same quality of production, entertainment, food, and a platform of Inner-Beauty. Something to be proud of, HeartShine really does mean something and that's awesome!"
- Parent of a HeartShine Miss California titleholder
"I love it so much! There's way too much pressure with the other pageants. You spend a ton of money and that's it. With this, there are so many options to raise our entry fees. I love the fact that it's all about giving back and she will have so much to be involved with!"
- Proud HeartShine Mom
Miss HeartShine USA National Queens 2016