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Raquel Riley Thomas Army Veteran Inks Television Show Production Deal
Raquel Riley Thomas, a US Army veteran turned beauty and fashion expert, has inked a deal for her own daytime television series.
Raquel is a decorated military veteran, having served nine years in the U.S. Army (5-years Enlisted photojournalist;
In 2010, Raquel decided to compete in a pageant to show her daughters a princess could look like them. She won the title of Mrs. Maryland America 2010. She went to the national level and won Mrs. America 2011 (1st RU), the first African American to do so.
In September 2011, she started An Officer and Gentlewoman LLC, (AOAGWLLC) which produced theatrical productions. With a flair for beauty and fashion, Raquel has been a reoccurring segment guest on ABC and Fox morning segments. She has been featured in dozens of magazines such as Fitness, Washingtonian, G.I. Jobs, WashingtonLife, and Military Times, to list a few. Most recently she landed on the cover of Style Cruze magazine.
Raquel is an alumna of Hampton University and graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She simultaneously graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She is also a graduate of the Defense Information School in Photojournalism and has a certification from Harvard Business School in Mastery of Negotiation.
Raquel's accomplishments have been noted in both her military and civilian career. In the Army, she was awarded the Army Commendation Medal (2x) and the Army Achievement Medal (3x). Raquel was selected as the "Veteran of the Year" 2011, by Women Veteran's Rock. She was recently inducted into the Library of Congress under the "Veterans History Project" where her military history is now stored in video and pictures. Raquel was also titled a "Leader of the Future," by Ebony Magazine and was named "People on the Move by Washington Business Journal.
"We at Nubian Television are extremely excited for the collaboration with Raquel and An Officer and A Gentlewoman LLC. Their style and professionalism are a perfect match for the Nubian TV audience." Darrin Leverett, President Nubian Television.
Production is set to begin 2022.
For more info go to www.nubiantv.net.
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