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State Director’s Message Welcome to the 2010 Miss Black New Jersey USA Pageant! The Miss Black New Jersey USA Pageant is an affiliate of the Miss Black USA Pageant and Scholarship Foundation, Inc. A non-profit corporation, recognized under the 501(c)3 Code of Internal Revenue Service. It is the mission of the Miss Black USA Organization to provide educational opportunities to outstanding young women of color and to develop the whole woman – mind, body, and spirit. The Miss Black USA Organization is community driven organization and committed to addressing health and education, two leading social issues in the African American community. The young ladies you see on stage here tonight have worked really hard over the past few months to prepare for this event. The Miss Black New Jersey Organization is proud of their growth and accomplishments thus far. Remember to please give them your undivided attention and support as they complete their journey to the crown and begin their future as mentors and leaders in the New Jersey community! Remember we will soon start looking for Miss Black New Jersey 2011, Teen Miss Black New Jersey 2011 and our 2011 Princesses – IS SHE YOU? Visit us online to start your journey. Enjoy the Evening!

Ijeoma C. Obilo Ijeoma C. Obilo New Jersey State Director Miss Black USA

This event is brought to you by Amoeji Consulting an Event Production and Non-Profit Business Development Company.


Tonight’s Host Antonique Smith Incredibly gifted actor, singer, writer, Antonique Smith was born on August 11th in New Jersey. The kind-hearted, charming and multi-talented Antonique has spent her life in the city of East Orange. Antonique began singing at her local church in Newark where she was and still remains a member of the choir since the age of 7. Antonique is incredibly close to her family and anyone who’s met Antonique can attest that her strong sense of family values, friendship and loyalty are evident in every smile she flashes and hug she shares; traits that have impacted her growing fan base in a number of memorable ways. Antonique is currently most famous for her leading role as RENT’s Mimi Marquez on Broadway where director Michael Greif is quoted as saying Antonique “made the whole show better”. Antonique received international critical acclaim for her portrayal of Faith Evans in Fox Searchlights “NOTORIOUS”, the Biopic of rapper Notorious BIG. Antonique has also guest starred on television shows such as “Law & Order”, had a recurring role on “100 Centre Street” and had a role in the Golden Globe nominated Julie Taymore feature film entitled “Across The Universe” which is where she says she was “bitten by the film bug”. Most Recently she has been featured on HBO’s hit series Bored to Death, and has just wrapped filming the much anticipated motion picture “Yelling to the Sky”. Her career is in its early stages and for those that follow her, it will be a unique opportunity to view a shining star from the beginning.


Judges

Chigozilu Enigwe

At 12 years old Chigozilu Enigwe started compiling sketches of designs that she did not realize would be the basis of her future. Since then five pieces of her couture collection, O di, have been featured on the Tyra Banks show, one on Tyra herself. Chigozilu recently shifted the O di line towards a new direction of “couture for a cause.” Forty percent of each made-to-measure order from an O di original garment is donated to a charity of the client’s choosing. She believes that this is a way to help charitable efforts while at the same time allowing her creativity to take charge. She plans to bring awareness to important issues and ultimately change the world one fabulous gown at a time. For more information, visit www.odicouture.com.

Lisa Durden

Lisa is the host of her-self titled talk show, The Lisa Durden Show on Cablevision, Comcast and Manhattan Neighborhood Network. She is a Social & Political Commentator and has been a Regular Expert Guest on many popular television and cable network shows like FOX 5 “The Morning Show w/ Mike & Juliet,” Comcast’s “It’s Your Call: With Lynn Doyle and My9 News to share her “keep it real” view on all things pop culture. Nationally syndicated radio shows like the “Michael Baisden Show on 107.5 WBLS FM and The Kiss Wake Up Club on 98.7 WRKS FM, also book her to give her “straight no chaser” opinion on various topics. Lisa is also an established producer in non-fiction television and film. She consulted on projects like the BET News Special, “The Down Low Exposed” and is associate producer of the docu-reality mini-series “Brick City,” debuting on the Sundance Channel fall 2009.

Malikha Mallette

Malikha is a Queens, NY native and Morning Show Co-host on The Ed Lover Show on Power 105.1 in NYC. Malikha’s experience includes work as a radio personality in Washington D.C., Baltimore and Atlanta, television hosting duties on DirecTV, BET.com and ABC News Now and voiceover work with clients that include, McDonald’s, Pantene, Cover Girl, Verizon, Burger King, and dozens more. On camera, she’s currently starring in commercials for Walmart, Advil, Longhorn Steakhouse and 1st Response Pregnancy Test. Also a freelance TV host and rising actress, Malikha has appeared several times on ABC’s One Life To Live as well as on FLN’s Closet Cases and in the trailer for the independent feature Shotgun Poet.

Nolé Marin

Ground-breaking fashion icon, go-to celebrity stylist and television personality, New York-native NOLÉ MARIN was the mastermind behind the buzzed-about ABC reality series “True Beauty,” backed by power- producers Ashton Kutcher and Tyra Banks, that debuted on January 5th 2009, hosted by Vanessa Mannillo. His long run as a favorite judge on multiple seasons on “America’s Next Top Model,” creative director on “Canada’s Next Top Model” and three-time coach of MTV’s #1-hit makeover show “MADE,” is what catapulted him to superstardom. As a regular contributing editor to Elle, Esquire, Allure and Vogue around the world, Nolé’s expertise, as featured on “E!” and “TV Guide,” is being tapped into by celebrities, producers, and editors alike, for the Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmy’s and Grammy’s. So as bell-bottoms still make their way out of closets and chunky highlights still make their rounds, Nolé Marin will be making his own rounds controlling the damage and beautifying America, one bad outfit and attitude at a time.

Shaun Williams

Shaun Williams is a former NFL Free Safety. He was the 24th pick in 1998 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played in the NFL from1996-2006 and recorded over 500 tackles, 15 interceptions, and five sacks. He also played for the Carolina Panthers. He attended UCLA where he majored in Pre-Psychology. As a junior, he registered 59 tackles (3rd on the team) and three sacks resulting in All-Pac 10 Honorable Mention. In his senior season, he recorded two interceptions and nine pass deflections. He also finished second on the team with 68 tackles and was chosen for the All-PAC 10 Conference First Team.


Teen Finalists Shantelle Jones

Age: 15 High School: Bloomfield Tech – Bloomfield, NJ Home Town: East Orange, NJ Three Words That Describe Shantelle: Confident, Determined and Adventurous Shantelle hopes to become an actress, model and fashion designer. Shantelle believes she would make a great queen because she is a great role model for young kids to look up to. She’s a positive thinker with a great personality. Even though she may be very loquacious (talkative), she speaks with confidence and has pride in what she says. When Shantelle says she’s going to do something, she follows through and that’s her goal with everything in life. She works hard for what she wants and regrets no mistakes, because a mistake is just a lesson learned.

Fedlene Larose

Age: 17 High School: Arts High School – Newark, NJ Home Town: Newark, NJ Three Words That Describe Fedlene: Fun, Creative and Determined Fedlene hopes to become a pediatric nurse in the future. Fedlene believes a great queen should be a living testimony to other young ladies. She would like the opportunity to share her talents with as many people as possible. It would be an amazing experience, which would boost her sense of independence and also be a testimony to other girls in her community saying, “Yes You Can do it too.”

KaBria Leary

Age: 16 High School: Rosa Parks High School – Paterson, NJ Home Town: Paterson, NJ Three Words That Describe KaBria: Fly, Flashy and Fun KaBria hopes to become a model and fashion designer. KaBria believes that she is a great asset to any organization that she belongs to. She feels that a good queen should keep her word and won’t let you down once she’s made a commitment. She always has a positive attitude and is a kind, sweet, loving person. KaBria says, “Remember, I always get the job done, so you can count on me!”

Mikayla Scott

Age: 16 High School: Manchester High School - Haledon, NJ Home Town: Paterson, NJ Three Words That Describe Mikayla: Exciting, Fearless and Fun Mikayla hopes to become a Pediatric Dentist in the future. Mikayla believes she would be a good queen because she believes in every teen in her community. In addition, she always stands tall and represents for her black sisters all over the world through her work in her community and at school. Mikayla says, “It doesn’t matter what your background is – we all have the right to dream big.”


Contestants Teneele Bailey

Age: 25 Undergraduate Studies: Fairleigh Dickinson, Class of 2006 Major: Individualized Studies in Biology Masters Program: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Class of 2009 Major: Biomedical Science Degree: Master of Biomedical Science Home Town: Erial, NJ Three Words That Describe Teneele: Blessed, Optimistic and Cordial Teneele hopes to obtain a career in the filed of Public Health and to make a difference in the lives of individuals who are infected with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS. She plans to improve the quality of life for underserved and vulnerable populations, particularly minorities, women, and children. Teneele has a mind geared towards change, and a heart for people. To her being a queen is not the equivalent of a tyrant. Rather, a good queen believes in sacrifice and compromise. She rules for others, and not for herself. She is a servant. Teneele believes that living for others is the greatest service, because true success is the prosperity of many, accompanied by one’s own personal growth. An exceptional, memorable queen is a masterpiece created by the abstract strokes of the lives she touches. One day, she believes she will be her.

Lori Bryant Age: 22 Undergraduate Studies: Shaw University, Class of 2009 Major: Political Science Home Town: Trenton, NJ Three Words That Describe Lori: Inquisitive, Ambitious and Compassionate Lori would like to attend law school in the fall of 2010, where she plans to study both Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. She intends to start her own online book club in the near future that will cater to issues that directly impact African American women. She aspires to continue giving back to the community by teaching free dance lessons to inner city youth, encouraging young people to vote and stay active in politics as well as being an advocate for breast cancer awareness. Lori strives for excellence in every aspect of life spiritually, mentally and physically. She seeks to uplift and encourage others not only through her words, but by her good deeds. She believes a good queen will dedicate herself to being a vessel of God’s word. She will start by serving through community outreach programs that will improve impoverished communities that are greatly oppressed by socioeconomic challenges. She also feels a good queen knows that success is not defined by material accumulation. Success can be defined as a journey where one had to overcome obstacles that shape their character. She is dedicated, aware and passionate about the social issues of the world and is willing to contribute her wisdom, knowledge, patience and power to serve as your queen.


Contestants Porche Hardy

Age: 23 Undergraduate Studies: Rutgers University – New Brunswick, Class of 2009 Major: Sociology Home Town: Newark, NJ Three Words That Describe Porche: Passionate, Focused and Personable Within the next five years Porche would like to become an internationally known classical singer. She also looks forward to opening community centers in and around her community that specialize in arts exploration through academics. Within five to ten years, she plans to become the president of a prominent arts venue. As an administrator, Porche exhibits patience, self motivation and resourcefulness. As a daughter, she exhibits respect, reliability and love. As a woman, she exhibits strength, honor and determination. She strongly believes that these qualities embody the essence of a queen. One of her favorite quotes states, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” - John Quincy Adams. Porche wakes up every day with the challenge of opening someone’s mind to take control of their own potential and she runs to that challenge with grace.

Zebretta Johnson Age: 21 Undergraduate Studies: Rutgers University – Newark Campus, Class of 2010 Major: Management & Marketing Home Town: Dallas, TX Three Words That Describe Zebretta: Humble, Eager and Zealous Zebretta hopes to open a Performing Arts Center that involves dance, music, fashion and television media. She also plans to build an empire that will leave an artistic mark on the world for generations to come. She believes she would be a good queen because she upholds the standards of intelligent, independent women. With New Jersey’s best interest in mind she plans to promote positive well doings in her daily life and community.


Contestants

Rochelle Prevard Age: 21 Undergraduate Studies: The College of New Jersey, Class of 2011 Major: Nursing with a minor in Psychology Home Town: Sicklerville, NJ Three Words That Describe Rochelle: Charismatic, Positive and Well Rounded Rochelle plans to graduate Magna Cum Laude from The College of New Jersey in 2011. With a lot of hard work and perseverance she intends to pursue a prestigious career as a Nurse Practitioner.

Rochelle believes she would be a good queen because she is a well rounded person. Her personality fosters a positive atmosphere and she has a genuine desire to help and care for others. On her campus she is very involved and is able to exhibit her great leadership skills by holding positions on the executive board of two different organizations. She would like to continue to experience new things and this pageant will be a new experience that she hopes to learn a lot from.

Kaity Bettina Rodriguez Age: 25 Undergraduate Studies: University of South Carolina, Class of 2005 Major: Psychology Graduate Studies: New York University, Class of 2008 Major: Social Work Degree: Master of Social Work Home Town: Clifton, NJ Three Words That Describe Determined and Adventurous

Kaity:

Passionate,

In 2008, Kaity founded R.O.S.E.S (Reaching Out Supporting Every Sister), a support group formed to professionally, spiritually, and emotionally empower women ages 18 through 25. She plans to expand her organization to all 50 states, as well as open a group of non-profit urban youth centers. Her goals also include emerging as an award winning television host in the very near future. Kaity believes that a good queen would use her title to continue the mission of empowering youth and women to achieve the best in life. Being Miss Black New Jersey USA and ultimately Miss Black USA is not only holding a title, but also taking on a great responsibility. She is a firm believer in the saying “to whom much is given, much is required.� Being a titleholder is a tremendous platform that can open many doors, but she believes it is also a calling to reach out and improve the community at large. During her reign as Miss New Jersey USA, she delivered motivational speeches to nearly 3,000 urban youth. Her hope is to double that number as Miss Black New Jersey and be a great role model to New Jersey youth.


Contestants

Meloney Valerie Sellars Age: 25 Undergraduate Studies: Art Institute of Philadelphia, Class of 2012 Major: Fashion Marketing Home Town: Lindenwold, NJ Three Words That Describe Meloney: Creative, Virtuous and Humble

Meloney would like to obtain her bachelors degree and pursue a career as a movie wardrobe and set director, in addition to developing her small businesses. She looks forward to trying new things, traveling the world and reaching her full potential – mentally, physically and professionally. Meloney believes in today’s society black women are not often represented well. She feels they face a great deal of opposition that may come along with being a black female. However, she has managed to maintain an optimistic outlook and life style. She continues to operate in confidence, excellence and class, and is committed to representing black women in an affirmative approach. By being ambitious, dedicated, responsible, strong-minded and cultured, she strives to serve as a small example of the infinite possibilities there are for black women to excel while remaining virtuous, humble, poised, sophisticated and strong. As a natural born leader and contributor of service, she persistently presses toward her full potential. To her a good queen constantly develops good mental, spiritual and physical health, continues to be educated and cultivated, while working to mold herself into a beautiful strong black woman that hopes to be inspired while inspiring others.

Congratulations to all our contestants and finalists!


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MISS BLACK NEW JERSEY WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE NIGERIAN HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION FOR BEING A FACE OF HOPE FOR SO MANY INDIVIDUALS BOTH HERE IN THE US AND ABROAD! The Nigerian Healthcare Foundation donated endless support and resources throughout this year and provided the Miss Black New Jersey USA organization the opportunity to touch many more lives than we can ever imagine. For that we are forever grateful!

About the Nigerian Healthcare Foundation

A journey started in 1995 by Dr. Livinus Iwuozo Obilo as a simple family trip has today turned into an organization that tends to approximately 1,000 patients over a 2-week period – every summer! The Nigerian Healthcare Foundation, Inc. was established to highlight the urgency of healthcare issues in Nigeria and to focus on bringing necessary healthcare relief to the most populous country in Africa. NHF’s mission remains to support and conduct medical services; combat the spread of disease and unnecessary death; and, to prevent community deterioration by improving healthcare conditions within the Nigerian population in Africa. Without the proper facilities, many people will remain at-risk of suffering and dying from completely treatable and curable sickness and disease. Each year the Nigerian Healthcare Foundation assembles a team of both health care professionals and non-healthcare professionals as volunteers along with the resources to treat and feed over 400 patients daily during our 2-week mission trips. The annual mission trip would not be possible without the help of a dedicated mission team. Despite the vast differences in environment and culture observed, NHF volunteers return home and fine the experience truly rewarding.

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Shear Insanity The Miss Black New Jersey USA Organization would like to send a special thank you to Shear Insanity Hair Salon! Shear Insanity donated their services for the MBNJ 2010 Preliminary Weekend. Celebrity hair stylist, Yancey Edwards, Owner and Artistic Director of Shear Insanity, taught a special hair seminar.

About Shear Insanity

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About Stylist Yancey Edwards

Mr. Edwards knows hair like Stevie Wonder knows music. From braids to weaves, and color in between, he does it all. Yancey is not only creative but he is very versatile. He has styled the tresses of Alicia Keys, Missy Elliot, Vita (rapper/actress), Total, Outkast, 3LW, comedian Monique, and Hi Hat (choreographer to the stars), just to name a few. Yancey’s creations have also been featured in publications such as BET Network and Essence Magazine.

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The Miss Black New Jersey USA Organization would like to thank House of Sheek Makeup! House of Sheek Makeup donated their services for the 2010 MBNJ Preliminary Weekend and Pageant Night! All makeup was done by Senior Makeup Artist – Reyna!

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House of Sheek Makeup provides hair styling, makeup application, nail services, and wardrobe styling services for all types of photography shoots and events that include: Artistic, casual, commercial, editorial, fashion, glamour, fitness, lingerie, print, runway, swimwear, proms, pageants, weddings, bridal parties, birthdays, and family events.

About Senior Makeup Artist - Reyna

Reyna is well known for her work and she is extremely passionate about her talents and it shows because she is dedicated to her clients’ best interests. Her work has inspired many and continues to do so, for this she is greatly appreciative and humbled by the opportunities! Quote she lives by: “ Pick a job you love and never work a day in your life” Reyna also offers private makeup sessions, personal shopping, as well as one on one make-up application classes, and she will travel. Tel: 862-596-1619 Email: sheekmakeup@yahoo.com Visit: http://www.myspace.com/reynasheek


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CONGRATULATIONS Rochelle MonĂŠt Prevard Miss Black New Jersey USA 2010 Finalist We support Rochelle for Miss Black New Jersey USA 2010 Father & Mother Woodrow & Michelle Prevard Grandfather & Wife Theodore & Annette Thomas Grandmother Elnora Prevard Sisters & Brothers Chanell Prevard Woodrow Prevard IV Taylor Prevard Tyrone & Daravena Young Aunts & Uncle Anthony & Doreen Price Frank & Carrie Prevard Karen Renee Browne Theodore Thomas Jr.

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