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It's Beginning to Look Like QUEEN-mas!

2023 has been an amazing year! We thank you for supporting our programs and the Queens that will now represent the states of Mississippi and Tennessee. Let's check out what each state has been up to and their plans for the new year.

Tennessee has officially crowned 3 Queens to represent the Volunteer State at nationals, in August 2024.

Additional Awards and Placements

Miss Congeniality, Kaitlyn Bowman

Community Service Award, Cathalene Barlow

Most Advertisement Award, Cathalene Barlow

Entrepreneurship Award, Jada Cooke

Cathalene Barlow, Miss Black Tennessee USA Talented Teen

Makayla Williams, 1st Runner Up

Jada Cooke, Miss Black Tennessee USA

Porsha Hernandez, 1st Runner Up

Kaitlyn Bowman, 2nd Runner Up

Alexis Burnett, 3rd Runner Up

Racheal Walker, Ms Black Tennessee USA

Patsy McIntire, 1st Runner Up

We are so gracious to have each Queen to travel to Nashville and participate in the official crowning ceremony on Sunday, December 17. To watch an overview of this magical night, click the video below.

If you are interested in scheduling the newly crowned Queens for your upcoming event or becoming a Sponsor, please send us an email to

It's homecoming season in Chattanooga! Applications will now begin early for those who are reading this article to submit their applications for the 2025 Miss Black Tennesse USA competition. Visit the link below to start your journey to the 2025 crown. We're looking for girls and ladies ages 13 - 45 to represent their counties and cities. See you this fall, October 11 - 14, 2025. In addition to contestants, we are also seeking individuals interested in becoming a Local Director to bring a Local Preliminary to their County/City in 2024.


The 2024 Miss Black Mississippi USA Queens have welcomed their new pageant sisters, the Miss Mississippi River Queens to their lineage. Congratulations to Kaydence Atkins, Miss Mississippi River Talented Teen, and Arian Aron, Miss Mississippi River. The duo will now advance to the state competition, August 31 - September 2, 2024, in Jackson, Mississippi. We will now host our two final ceremonies, the Miss Black Pine Belt & Miss Gulf Coast Preliminary Crowning Ceremony, scheduled for January 13, 2024, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and the Miss Black North Mississippi Preliminary, scheduled January 20, 2024, in Batesville, Mississippi. View the flyers below to attend and support our new Local and County Preliminaries.

At-large contestant applications have begun for the Miss Black Mississippi USA Pageant. Visit the link here to submit your application today. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.

Project Runway 2 is back and by popular demand! The Miss Black Mississippi USA Pageant is seeking Boutiques and Designers to participate in the opportunity to win $500, bragging rights, and a chance to become the key designer or retailer for the 2024 Queens. Press the photo to submit your application today before the February 28, 2024 deadline. This competition is a fundraiser for the 2024 Miss Black Mississippi USA Queens.

In addition to Project Runway 2, we are calling all Makeup Artists to participate in the Beaty and The Beatz competition. This competition will take place during the intermission of the Project Runway 2 event. Applicants will have the opportunity to present a specified makeup look before an audience for a chance to win a $200 gift card from Ulta Beauty. If you're the best with the brushes, here's your chance to showcase your work.

The 2024 Miss Black Mississippi USA Queens have been booked and busy while they're headed into 2024! December 30, 2023, the ladies will visit the Ronald McDonald House to prepare a taco meal for the families residing for the week. If you are interested in contributing or assisting with this service project, please email us today to learn more about this service project.

Thank you for your continued support of our Queens, have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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