2009 Miss Black U.S.A. Pageant Finals - Who Will Capture the Crown?
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The winner of this year’s competition will win an academic scholarship, designer wardrobe and walk-on role to Tyler Perry’s hit sitcom “Meet the Browns”. Over half of this year’s delegates are already in graduate or professional school. Several are working on their PhDs, one is a practicing attorney.
“The Legacy Continues…” is the theme of the 2009 national pageant, which will be held at the University of the District of Columbia Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Monday, August 3, 2009 at 8:00pm. The state-of-the—art theatre has showcased some of the best talent in the country. It is an institution where young people learn to make their dreams come true.
Pageant Co-Host Deya Smith, a former Miss Black USA 1994 is a graduate of Howard University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts. She was named in 2001 as Ebony Magazine’s “Future Leaders 30 and Under.” The writer, actress, producer, motivational speaker and political activist has been shocking the airwaves and the world with her provocative CommentRary DEYA DIRECT! She calls it CommentRary because it’s contrary to the status quo, it’s poetic, riveting and done from a young Black women’s perspective. Deya’s work can be viewed on Eurweb.com and BlackAmericaWeb.com. She is currently the Senior Producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Pageant Co-Host Lamman Rucker is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. The Washington, D.C. native has a master’s degree, can sing, speak Japanese and before becoming a full-time thespian had plans to attend law school. Fortunately, his book smarts didn’t compromise his creative spirit or keep him away from the big screen. Rucker’s credits include All My Children, Half & Half, Why Did I Get Married, just to name a few. He is currently featured as a successful doctor on the hit sitcom “Meet the Browns”.
A Celebrity Panel of Judges will select the 2009 national winner. They include the return of the first ever crowned “Miss Black USA 1987”, Tamiko Gibson, Dr. Ian Smith (Celebrity Fit Club), Designer Terri Stevens (Project Runway, Season 5), April Woodard (Sr. Correspondent, Inside Edition), Roger Bobb (Supervising Producer, Tyler Perry Studios), Tameeka McKinney (Actress, House of Payne), and Nakia Sanford (Player, Washington Mystics).