Contestant Testimonials

Zykia Joseph (Miss Black and Gold 2006)

I was actually encouraged to enter the scholarship pageant by Kierah herself. After several weeks of going back and forth thinking of reasons why I shouldn’t participate, (because I wasn’t a girly girl... or simply lacked the confidence to display my talents on a stage) she persuaded me. Needless to say, it was a life changing experience. In a world where women are often scrutinized, stereotyped, and ridiculed, I was able to celebrate everything that makes me who I am today. I am confident. I am beautiful. I am talented. I am unique. I was able to celebrate with other young women and build lasting relationships that continue to this day. From this, I continued helping out with various pageants to help other women discover the hidden truth about themselves. The scholarship was an awesome addition, however, the experience was invaluable!

Sherine F. (1st Runner Up - Miss Black and Gold 2010)

I was very fortunate to have Director KIKI as my  the mentor and coordinate for the Miss Black and Gold pageant of 2010. Her focus on help each girl blossom into their own and bring their best game at all time was unlike anything I had ever seen. She was also very passionate and gentle with us at the same time to help us get over any fears or worries we had during practice. I truly enjoyed working with her during that time and my life is better because of the tools I learned working with her

Raquel Booker (1st Runner Up - Miss Black and Gold 2013 )


I truly enjoyed working with Ms. Kierah. She was so filled with love and support during my pageant process. Ms. Kierah was more than just a pageant coach-she has been somebody who’s helped me to become the best version of me. I will forever remember the things she has taught me and would recommend her services to anyone


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