Brenda Sharman grew up in the fashion industry after beginning her modeling and acting career in high school, and working in the business for over 20 years. She has appeared in numerous catalogs, magazines, fashion shows, t.v. commercials and ad campaigns for clients from coast to coast.
In 1990, Brenda was crowned Miss Georgia USA after winning the first pageant she ever entered. She went on to finish among the top six in the 1990 Miss USA Pageant and from there was sent to represent the United States in the international "MIss Flower Queen Pageant" held in Osaka Japan. Brenda competed against women from 36 countries from around the world and won!
After growing up in an Agnostic family, Brenda’s search for God began in 1995 during her pregnancy with her first son, Stephen. Through the miracle and gift of becoming a mother, she felt a growing need to discover “Who is God and where can I find Him?” Her life was forever changed when she gave her life to Christ at the Easter Vigil in 1999. “I immediately felt like a different person,” recalls Brenda. “I could definitely relate to 2 Corinthians 5:17 which says, ‘If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away and the new has come.” Brenda also realized that, “Our culture had grown increasingly more immodest, and indecent, and I had to decide if I was going to be part of the problem or part of the solution”, said Brenda.
In 2006 Brenda became the founding National Director of Pure Fashion and has helped the program remain at the forefront of the “Modesty Movement” that is spreading around the world. Brenda and the Pure Fashion program have been featured in media outlets such as The Dr. Phil show, Life on the Rock, USA Today, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire magazine, and countless other newspaper and radio interviews.
Her insight into the world of fashion and advertising has helped to establish the Pure Fashion program as a fun and effective program which helps young women realize their inherent dignity and cultivates in them a desire to live, act and dress in accordance with that dignity. With Pure Fashion focusing on young women dressing modestly and protecting their purity, Brenda truly believes that through Pure Fashion, we really can change our culture.... one outfit at a time!
Brenda lives in Atlanta with her husband, Steve, and their 3 sons; Stephen, Michael and Matthew.
Brenda would be honored to support your event and share her humorous and insightful reflections on the fashion and entertainment industry. She will inspire the hearts and minds of girls from ages 8-88 about how to develop one’s beauty from the inside out by cultivating a beauty that will last into eternity.
She enjoys speaking on topics such as:
Discover Your Beauty From The Inside Out!
How To Combine Faith and Fashion
God’s 7 Beauty Tips
How to live a Pure Life in an Impure World
Modern and Modest…How to dress trendy but still tasteful
Brenda’s power points are filled with church teaching, Catechism references and quotes from scriptu