Chelsea Reardon is a Cum Laude graduate of Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Speech Communication. She maintained a 3.7 GPA while staying active in her sorority, Sigma Kappa. She also was selected as the Voice of SIU and a member of SIU's Homecoming Court her senior year. One of Chelsea's greatest passions is volunteering. She started at the age of 8, and now has dedicated over 1,000 hours of service to charities that she holds close to her heart. Chelsea is very athletic. She set three records in high school for basketball. Her most recent accomplishments include maintaining a top 5 position in the Southeast for sales and was selected as a celebrity spokesperson for the NCADV and No More campaign. She has worked closely with sexual assault victims for years, by helping create the Take Back the Night event at her college and working with women's shelters. Chelsea enjoys watching HGTV, mentoring young girls competing in pageants, and writing editorial style articles.