Welcome to the Miss Juneteenth VA
Resilient. Diverse. Infinitely Magical.
Juneteenth represents a historical period in our nation's history, the emancipation of slavery. Virginia holds a very special place in history because it signifies the beginning of slavery in the "New World", now known as America. Here is where the first Africans arrived in 1619 via the Portuguese pirate ship, the White Lion. And here is where emancipation gained ground during the Civil War at Point Comfort, (present-day
Fort Monroe) in Hampton Virginia.
Fast forward to the present day, Juneteenth commemorates and memorializes the journeys our Ancestors endured on their quest for freedom, education, and independence. The Miss Juneteenth pageant, in partnership with the Miss Juneteenth USA national pageant program, aims to highlight our strengths, talents, and accomplishments while elevating and empowering Black America's youth to "unleash their greatness" in our shared futures as a community and a people. The Miss Juneteenth- VA Legacy Foundation is a platform that cultivates African American culture through community service, cultural awareness, and mentorship while providing gateways of opportunities for African American youth.
Emancipated, Elevated, & Empowered.
"Our Unity is our strength and our Diversity is our power."
Kamala Harris, Madam Vice President of the United States of America
Are You Virginia's 1st Miss Juneteenth?
Role Model & Ambassador
Registration is now OPEN for local young ladies who are interested in competing for the CROWN. The pageant will be limited to only 20 contestants for the 2023 reign.
• Become the 1ST!! This is a PERFECT opportunity to showcase your "Black Girl Magic" on a national platform while receiving awards, accolades, and more.
• Gain a prestige opportunity to transverse time for a deeper understanding of Virginia's relevance to the events that led up to Emancipation and Juneteenth.
• As the title winner, you will become known as the "Crown Jewel & Heartbeat of the Nation."
Once we receive your At-Large-Contestant Application, snapshot photo, and fee, your application will be reviewed by the Miss Juneteenth -VA Pageant Recruitment Team. If selected, you will be contacted within two weeks from the date of your submission to move forward with registration.
Thank you again for your interest! Keep being royal 💜
"I find it really important for my peers (ages 18-24) to go out and vote because their the voice of our generation."
Madison Corzine, Reigning 2022 Miss Juneteenth USA
Hailing from Chesterfield, VA, she went on to #ClaimTheCrown in the Miss Black USA pageant. Myja's accomplisments don't end there. She is a graduate of North Carolina AT&T, an accomplished host, and produces her own ON-FIRE podcast series that "intentionally and unapologetically" focuses on uplifting Black women of all ages.
Follow & Subscribe to "Ask Myja" for your daily dose of inspiration and soul tea. Visit her website below to engage in this Queen's realm of endless possibilities.
*As an added bonus, all contestants will be professionally coached by Miss Black USA herself during the Pageant required workshops! 💛
DARE TO DEFY...
Join our #DefyThe Odds social campaign that uplifts and elevates your individual accomplishments. Your boldness, your joy, and your undeniable uniqueness are worthy of celebration.
Continue being BOLD,
Continue being FIERCE, &
Continue being unapologetically YOU.
No matter the obstacles that may lie ahead on your life's journey, KNOW that you were molded from out of greatness and you unequivocally matter!
Let us know how YOU are "defying the odds" YOUR Way!
Follow Us @MissJuneteenthVA
- Sun, Mar 26Mt. Trashmore, Virginia Beach
- Fri, Apr 14Eagle Haven Golf Course
- Sat, Aug 12Location is TBD