The Miss Black USA Pageant and Scholarship Foundation recently announced Miss Black Colorado Jasmine Alexander as the new Miss Black USA 2014.
On Sunday night at the University of the District of Columbia Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., a panel of judges chose Alexander for top honors out of 25 contestants from across the nation. Alexander is a 26-year-old Air Force Intelligence Officer stationed at Peterson Air Force Base.
In 2013, Alexander was deployed to Afghanistan on a special mission to provide pertinent information to the troops to secure their safety. Immediately after being crowned, Alexander said, "As a member of the Armed Forces and now as Miss Black USA, I can't think of a better way to serve my country."
The newly crowned beauty queen will use her reign to promote the Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness of heart disease.
"One in every four women die of heart disease and we really need to push fitness, healthy living, and a healthy lifestyle so that will be one of the first endeavors I undertake as Miss Black USA," explains Alexander.
Alexander's Miss Black USA prize package included a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Africa. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communications and a Master's degree in Human Services and Executive Leadership from Liberty University. Alexander is also a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
The 2014 Miss Black USA pageant was sponsored by Arik International Airways, K. Khristian Michael, and the NYS Collection.
Top 5 Results:
Winner: Miss Black Colorado, Jasmin Alexander
1st Runner up: Miss Black Tennessee Gabrielle Lewis
2nd Runner up: Miss Black California, Jasmine Johnson
3rd Runner up: Miss Black Ohio, Terra Strong
4th Runner up: Miss Black Washington, Alexandra Morton
Founder's Award: Miss Black Kentucky, LaPrecious Brewer
Community Service Award: Miss Black Maryland, DeJanee Fennell
Miss Congeniality: Miss Black Alabama, Jessica Alexander
Miss Talented Teen 2014: Miss Black California, Kylee Johnson
Source: National News Releases