MISS NATURALLY CROWNED CAROLINA is South Carolina's first natural hair beauty pageant, founded in December 2013 by a pair of then 26-year-old Columbia natives and "bestie-preneurs." (Meet them here!) It's since become the Capital City's BIGGEST natural hair celebration, with over $10,000 raised to award scholarships, business assistance, and other prizes to naturalistas ages 19-30 each year.
The community event began as a fundraiser for the founding duo's dream natural hair beauty supply store. But after taking on a life of its own, Naturally Crowned is now recognized as a global pioneer of the natural hair beauty pageant concept. It's inspired events in Brazil, Paris, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere in the United States. It's even caught the attention of media giants like Black Enterprise, Madame Noire, and NaturallyCurly.com.
But the best part? --Naturally Crowned was created by and for the "everyday" woman. Past contestants include school teachers, aspiring models, members of the military, retail cashiers, college students, in-betweeners --and yes, mothers, too. Many of these women have gone on to earn graduate degrees, start new businesses, launch modeling careers, and even create their own powerhouse events for celebrating the transformative power of building confidence through sisterhood.
As Miss Naturally Crowned Carolina ventures into its third year this spring, audiences, contestants, and sponsors alike can expect to enjoy another delightful year of marvelous manes and magnificence. CLICK HERE to grab your tickets today!
The Miss Naturally Crowned Carolina pageant is a non-profit corporation recognized by the State of South Carolina. Please consider becoming an official event sponsor or making a donation below to support the continued success of this event!