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Amanda McCoy Wins Miss Black USA

Miss Black North Carolina Amanda McCoy has been crowned Miss Black USA 2013. Thirty African-American women from across the country showcased their talent in the competition, which took place on Aug. 12 at University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.

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McCoy, a 21-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina resident, is a senior communications major at the University of North Carolina.

Her prize package includes: a trip to Africa courtesy of Arik International Airlines; a $5,000 academic scholarship; a year supply of cosmetics from Etniq Cosmetics; an assortment of high fashion jewelry from Marissa del Rosario; a scholarship to New York Conservatory, School for Television and Film; and VIP access to her favorite broadway show, “The Trip to Bountiful!”

Find out why last year’s winner Selena Watkins thinks Black pageants are still needed in a recent interview with JET.