Claire's crowning moment was just the beginning of a journey that will take her throughout the state of Massachusetts and beyond. During her year of service as Miss Black Massachusetts USA 2011, Claire will be speaking to audiences about her platform Generation ACTIVE: Accompanying Children Towards Increased Vitality via Exercise, where she will be engaging youths and their families in creating and maintaining healthier lifestyles. She will also be acting as a local spokeswoman for The Heart Truth: A Campaign For Women About Heart Disease, as well as the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association. Along with the title of Miss Black Massachusetts USA 2011, Claire will have the opportunity of traveling to Washington D.C. to compete for the title of Miss Black USA.
Claire is the daughter of Larry and Julia Johnson of South Dennis, MA. A 2001 graduate of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, she then went on to complete her Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University. Claire also holds a Masters of Social Work from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. An avid performer, Claire has trained at The Ailey School in New York City, and performed a modern jazz dance to “He Lives In You.” From The Lion King: On Broadway.
1st Runner Up- Carrie Harris
2nd Runner Up- Crystal Spencer
3rd Runner Up- Laquandra Seymore
4th Runner Up- Pam Amicy (People Choice Award Winner)
About Miss Black Massachusetts USA:
The Miss Black Massachusetts USA Organization provides an opportunity for women of African American descent to showcase their talents, intellect, creativity, overall beauty. Miss Black Massachusetts USA 2006-2007 Dima Hendricks currently serves as the Executive Director for the Miss Black Massachusetts USA Organization.
About Miss Black USA:
The Miss Black USA Pageant and Scholarship Foundation™ has been revolutionizing pageantry as the preeminent pageant for women of color ages 18-27 since 1986. Founded by Karen Arrington, the pageant provides scholarships to deserving young women. MBUSA is a non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation. For more information, please visit: www.missblackusa.org
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The Miss Black Massachusetts USA Pageant is an affiliate of the Miss Black USA Pageant and Scholarship Foundation, Inc. It is our mission to provide educational opportunities to outstanding young women of color and to develop the "whole woman mind, body, and spirit.