Miss Black U.S.A. Talented Teen Pageant Crowned First winner

The Miss Black USA Pageant and Scholarship crowned its first teen national titleholder Miss Black Maryland U.S.A., Jasmine Alexis, as Miss Black U.S.A. Talented Teen 2009.
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Aug. 3, 2009 - PRLog -- The Miss Black USA Pageant and Scholarship crowned its first teen national titleholder Miss Black Maryland U.S.A., Jasmine Alexis, as Miss Black U.S.A. Talented Teen 2009. The pageant was held at the John Addison Concert Hall in Fort Washington Maryland.

Miss Alexis is an exceptional dancer who has just graduated from Keystone National High School, and is heading to Concordia University in New York this fall to begin her studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Miss Alexis is also no stranger to pageants having already held the titles Miss Teen District of Columbia USA 2007 and Miss District of Columbia’s Outstanding Teen 2008 in the Miss America system. Alexis finished in the top 10 in the 2008 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen national competition.

The four-hour event featured15 contestants Rozan Latham –(Arizona), Brittney Williams –(California) Brianna Burnette –(District of Columbia), Alexis Edwards –(Iowa), Jasmine Alexis –(Maryland (Winner)), Andrea Pugh –(Michigan), Katarina Akridge –(Minnesota), Martina Evans –(North Carolina), Jazmin Tyson –(New Jersey), Cherelle Hines –(Ohio), Jasmine Flowers –(Oklahoma), Antwannette McKenzie –(Oregon), Aisha Bellinger –(South Carolina),  Ramia O’DeNeal –(Tennessee), and Shanice Fuller –(Virginia).

All contestants competed in four areas of competition Fitness Attire, Talent, Evening Gown and Onstage Question and Answer.

The top five finalists were

Jasmine Alexis - Winner
Katarina Akridge(Minnesota) 1st Runner up – who will assume the duties of MISS BLACK U.S.A. TALENTED TEEN 2009 if the titleholder for some reason cannot fulfill her duties.
Jazmin Tyson(New Jersey) 2nd Runner up
Jasmine Flowers (Oklahoma)3rd runner up
Martina Evans (North Carolina) 4th Runner up

Special Award Winners Were

People’s Choice – Brianna Burnette – District of Columbia
Debra Carr Presidential Award – Rozan Latham – Arizona
Academic Achievement- Rozan Latham - Arizona
Community Service – Martina Evans – North Carolina

The Miss Black U.S.A. and Miss Black U.S.A. Talented Teen pageants were founded by Karen Arrington in 1986. The Miss Black U.S.A. Pageant and Scholarship Foundation is committed to increasing
awareness of Heart Disease and Obesity. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education, such as The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s “The Heart Truth,” campaign the
“50 Million Pound Challenge.”

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The Miss Black U.S.A. and Miss Black U.S.A. Talented Teen pageants were founded by Karen Arrington in 1986. The Miss Black U.S.A. Pageant and Scholarship Foundation is committed to increasing
awareness of Heart Disease and Obesity. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education, such as The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s “The Heart Truth,” campaign the
“50 Million Pound Challenge.”
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