WINNER WILL BE CROWNED IN LOUISVILLE IN OCTOBER
(Louisville, KY) Miss Black Kentucky USA and United Crown Productions announce this year’s participants. Each young woman of color will get the opportunity to experience a pageant format, showcase their talent and earn scholarships to assist them with their educational endeavors.
Here is a list of this year’s contestants in the Teen, Miss and Ms. categories:
Nia Franklin (Teen)- Louisville
Bria Byrd (Teen) Elizabethtown
Alyesse Coonrod (Miss) Lexington
Jada Outten (Miss) – Louisville
Jade Spaulding (Miss) – Louisville
Lanisha Porter (Miss) – Louisville
Sherae Brackens (Miss)- Louisville
Bianca Blakely (Miss) – Louisville
Arielle Thompson (Miss) – Louisville
Taylor Dudley (Ms)- Maysville
Andrea Johnson (Ms) – Louisville
Mandy Lemond (Ms) – Lexington
Dominique Joy Thompson (Ms)- Louisville
Mashayla Hays (Ms) – Louisville
Shekinah Armstrong (Ms)- Louisville
The pageant will be held October 9th in Louisville, Kentucky at Memorial Auditorium.
Dr. Ashley Anderson, Executive Director of Miss Black Kentucky USA says, “We have a fantastic group of women. I had the opportunity to meet with them in August, and this is going to be a great pageant but judges will have the tough duty of selecting the young woman to represent the state of Kentucky. This group has set the bar high for our inaugural return. I hope you will come out and support these women as they compete for the title but also scholarships to help further their dreams and aspirations.”
The birth of the Miss Black Kentucky USA franchise is one that will have an impact on young women of Kentucky for generations to come. Beyond the scholarships that will be awarded in Miss, Ms., and Teen divisions, the life skills programming will be sure to elevate the minds and lives of all participants. It will groom leaders, shed light on issues of concern in the community, and meaningfully fund the educational pursuits of black women in Kentucky. It is my intent that this program becomes the largest scholarship funding source for young women of color across Kentucky.
If you would like to be a sponsor and/or place an advertisement in the program, please contact VIPP Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To set up an interview with Dr. Anderson contact VIPP Communications at email@example.com.
Stay tuned for additional information and announcements as it becomes available for the return of Miss Black Kentucky USA.