Miss Black North Carolina USA crowned Miss Black USA 2013
By Joelle Polisky
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 12, 2013 – The nation’s capital, home to the first African American President and First Lady, set the stage for the crowning of Miss Black USA 2013. Leading ladies across 30 states faced off for the coveted crown where the distinguished panel of judges chose Miss Black North Carolina, Amanda McCoy, as Miss Black USA 2013. Former Miss Black USA, Kalilah Allen-Harris, M.D. and R&B Recording Arts Brian Christopher, hosted the historical event.
Immediately upon being crowned, reporters asked Miss Black USA what was the first thing she planned to do with her new title? She responded, I want to go see the Broadway show “The Trip to Bountiful featuring Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Vanessa Williams.
Amanda McCoy is a 21 year-old from Raleigh, North Carolina and is a senior Communications major at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
First Runner Up: Miss Black Minnesota, Krystle Igbo, will assume the duties of Miss Black USA if for some reason Miss Black USA cannot fulfill her duties; Second Runner Up: Miss Black Tennessee USA, Katara Grissom; Third Runner Up: Miss Black Illinois USA, Cortnee Smith; Fourth Runner Up: Miss Black Virginia USA, Natasha Stovall; Rest of Top 15: Miss Black Alabama USA, Brittney
Jones; Miss Black Arkansas USA, Tiara Jones Miss Black District of Columbia USA, Tecoya Gordon; Miss Black Florida USA, Domonique Cooper; Miss Black Georgia USA, Jordan Riles; Miss Black Maryland USA, Alexandra Morton; Miss Black New Jersey USA, Kan-dice Chavous; Miss Black Oklahoma USA, Danielle Payne; Miss Black Rhode Island, Amber Clark; Miss Black Texas USA, Dymond Hayes.
The Miss Black USA 2013 prize package includes a trip to Africa courtesy of Arik International Airlines, a $5,000 academic scholarship, a year supply of cosmetics from Etniq Cosmetics, an assortment of high fashion jewelry from Marissa del Rosario, and scholarship to New York Conservatory, School for Television and Film and VIP access to her favorite Broadway show “The Trip to Bountiful”.