PALMDALE – Contestants are being sought to compete in the third annual Miss Black AV pageant, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8.
The event is presented by Antelope Valley Pageants, and this year’s theme is “Our History in Music,” according to Pageant Coordinator Waunette Cullors.
“Some may ask, ‘Why have a pageant that highlights African-American culture?’ It’s all part of being proud and sharing the rich culture of our ancestries with our community within the Antelope Valley,” Cullors stated. “The ladies focus on culture, history, education and community during the pageant experience and during their reign.”
The third annual Miss Black AV pageant is open to young ladies between the ages of 4 and 18 who live in the Antelope Valley and have a willingness to promote African-American culture and mentor youth, according to Cullors.
Contestants will receive lessons, speech coaching and the opportunity to participate in parades. They’ll also receive a trophy and sash and gain a memorable experience, Cullors stated.
The application fee is $30, and contestant applications must be received by Thursday, July 2.
For more information, contact Antelope Valley Pageants at 661-202-4484 or email AVPageant@gmail.com.