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Miss Krimson and Kreme 2022: Beauty, intelligence and grace

November 19, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 18, the “Pretty Prestigious” Pi Pi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and their esteemed panel of judges crowned senior integrative studies major Talitha Edwards Miss Krimson and Kreme 2022.

This year’s pageant consisted of contestant introductions, an opening stroll and three competitive rounds. The panel of judges included Miss Krimson and Kreme 2017 Alexis Stokes and Miss Black USA Ohio 2023 Mikayla Chess, who judged the contestants on fashion, talent and questions round.

The different rounds allowed contestants to showcase their style, skill and intelligence. When asked how she felt the contestants performed, junior Cece Andrews said, “I thought that all the girls had done a great job and you could see the effort that they had put in to make the event successful. They all looked gorgeous and it was a great example of black excellence.”

To show appreciation for contestants who excelled in particular areas, three additional titles were also awarded. Miss Congeniality was awarded to senior Dynasti Collins for her kindness and unwavering positivity throughout the pageant.

Many generous sponsors, including Ohio National Financial Services, TQL and The Underground Agency, funded the pageant, the contestants and the $1,000 scholarship award. Senior Tahlea Harris won Miss Sponsorship for being the contestant with the most sponsorships.

Throughout the pageant, guests had the opportunity to vote for their favorite contestant. Senior Lauren Dawson performed a stand-up comedy routine that made light of college relationships, shopping and financial problems. Dawson’s routine was a hit with the crowd, leading her to receive an influx of votes and win the viewers’ choice award.

The Miss Krimson and Kreme 2022 pageant was a night of laughter, music and celebration of black women. Eddie Minniefield, a freshman in attendance, said, “The Miss Krimson and Kreme pageant was well put together and a lot of fun. It was great to see black women be put in the spotlight.”

Coordinator of the event and vice polemarch of the Pi Pi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Daniel Myers reflected on the event, saying, “The pageant was an overall success. The ladies looked amazing and everyone did such an outstanding job. I am proud of every member of my chapter for making the event happen. Watching all the hours of work and practice come to fruition was everything to me. We learned so much from the experience and I am excited to watch it get better and better in the years to come.”

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