Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Member Jasmine Alexander Wins Miss Black USA 2014 Title
WASHINGTON – August 12, 2014 – 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 distinguished 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 a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Xi Kappa Zeta chapter in Colorado Springs, CO. In 2007, she was initiated into Zeta at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Upsilon Xi chapter in 2007.
“We are thrilled to celebrate with Jasmine for achieving such an amazing accomplishment. She exemplifies what it means to be a Zeta – scholarship, service, sisterhood and Finer Womanhood,” said Zeta International President Mary Breaux Wright.
She added, “We also congratulate Zeta member and founder of the Miss Black USA pageant, Karen Arrington, for successfully creating a national moment to empower women of color.”Download Official Press Release