Dr. Chanell Dingle-Sermon, the newly crowned Miss Heart of the USA Queen of Hearts, posing in her crown and sash.


On July 2, 2022 in Orlando, Florida, one South Carolina woman became the “2022 National Miss of Heart of the USA Queen of Hearts” in the Miss Heart of the USA upon receiving her crown in a national pageant. Dr. Chanell Dingle-Sermon, a graduate of Capella University who holds a Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, is a teacher, minister, and life coach. She secured her first pageant title as “South Carolina Elite Ms. Heart of the USA” on December 17, 2021 through entering and winning an online photo contest sponsored by the Miss Heart of the USA pageantry, founded by Mrs. Ciera Ingram in 2008. She won the “National Miss Heart of the USA Queen of Hearts” title in her first national pageant on the first attempt. She participated in all the optional areas of competition such as an interview, fashionista, patriotic wear, heart wear, and formal wear in addition to having the largest amount of food and monetary donations combined brought to the national pageant with the help of her students.

The Miss Heart of the USA pageant, began as a county pageant to aid with the Dothan Rescue Mission in Alabama, is a “pageant with a purpose” that encourages women nationally to be active in their communities with “Hearts, Heels, and Helping Hands”. Dr. Sermon has been very active in her community and empowering women nationally to give back to their communities through service. She has her own nonprofit organization, Kappa Epsilon Lambda Royal Christian Sorority, Incorporated, that is the recipient of the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award and has won the I AM H.E.R. International “Nonprofit of the Year” Award for 2022. She has also helped a school in a rural district earn the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award through implementing a service learning program onsite for students along with helping them to win $1,000 in a school wellness initiative.