SAN ANTONIO – To assist young ladies with displaying their total beauty, five contestants participated in the 2020 Miss Black San Antonio Scholarship Pageant held at the Carver Cultural Community Center, Feb. 1.
The winner of the contest was Seaman Apprentice Victoria Oluwakotanmi, a Navy reservist, assigned to Naval Operational Support Center (NOSC) San Antonio.
Annually the membership of the African American Community Awareness Project Group hosts it’s Miss Black San Antonio Scholarship Pageant to assist young ladies with their future endeavors,” said Glenetta Bierria, pageant coordinator. “Participants receive experienced training in personality development, modeling, speech, hair and skin-care grooming, and photo shoots.”
According to Bierria, to qualify for the pageant, ladies had to between the ages of 18 – 22 years old, single without children, enrolled in an academic or vocational school, possess a talent, have interest in runway modeling, and be free of any criminal acts.
Oluwakotanmi, who attends Northwest Vista College studying Chemical Engineering, joined the Navy Reserve in March 2019 as a logistics specialist.
“I am proud to be crowned Miss Black San Antonio and to be able to represent my community. I intend to set examples for those around me and to inspire young children,” said Oluwakotanmi. “I joined the Navy Reserve because I really love what it stands for. I was really curious about serving and the opportunities that would come from it.”
Oluwakotanmi was sponsored by Fred Brock American Legion Post No. 828 located on the city’s east side.
“I would like to thank Post 828 for their very generous sponsorship,” said Oluwakotanmi after performing a song during a Post 828 membership meeting held Feb. 18. “I look forward to future collaborations and I know that my reign will be an excellent one.”
As the winner, Oluwakotanmi will make presentations around the city and will receive opportunities for monies for scholarship assistance and one year of free beauty hair care services.