Ms. LaRita Shelby

LaRita Shelby has been a host and motivator since her teen years. Her warmth and wit has sparked many events and she’s been a source of inspiration for youth and adults around the globe. Miss Shelby’s roots extend from Tennessee to Washington, D. C. to Los Angeles, California where she earned her B. A. Degree at Loyola Marymount University. LaRita is a former Miss Black Memphis, Miss Black Tennessee, Miss Black World and Miss Rho-mania (Sigma Gamma Rho’s teen queen). This jazzy lady is a proud mother of one son (Justin) and a legacy member of Sigma Gamma Rho’s Sigma Sigma Chapter in Los Angeles.

Host Events:
The Embassy of International Fashion Designers
The Spectrum International Beauty Expo
The Starlight Jazz Serenade
The Luminosity Awards
The Bethune Recognition Luncheon for the NCNW
(National Council Of Negro Women)
The New Frontier Democratic Club Annual Luncheon
The Gatsby Jazz Festival
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Observation in Orange County
Sponsored by COR Church, The Black Chamber Of Commerce and
100 Black Men of Orange County
Sigma Gamma Rho Sigma Sigma Chapter Founders Day
Theta Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha 2009 Debutante Ball

Speaker/Motivator Events
Fisk University Spring Arts Festival
Bethune Cookman College Mass Communications Conference
Keynote Speaker Black College Radio Conference 2002
NAACP Blacks In Entertainment Workshop- Nashville, TN 1992
Hollywood Policy Center Foundation Special Event for Lincoln Headstart
California State Northridge Journalism workshop 2006
Youth Symposium and Oratorical Contest for Sigma Gamma Rho 2009
LA County Office Of Education Student Arts Conference 2006
Inspiration 52 Team Speaker and Workshop Presenter


LaRita at EURweb Awards 2008

A Date With A Song

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LaRita and the AKAs of Ontario Cal 2000
LaRita on runway
Sigmahost 2007
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