A virtual pageant? Sounds crazy, right? But, we are seeing virtual pageants popping up all over the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
That didn't stop P.E.A.R.L.S. from find who would be there "Queen to Be" in the 2020 Miss P.E.A.R.L.S. Extraordinaire Pageant. Meet our patient and supportive judges who has helped P.E.A.R.L.S. crack the ceiling into a new era. They also explain how, as judges, the virtual pageant experience was for them.
Briana has had the opportunity to work in various roles within the aviation industry such as: Airport Operations Agent, International Relations Program Manager and Flight Coordinator. Briana’s objective is to continue utilizing her passion, education and experience to further advance in the field of aviation.
"I really enjoyed the virtual pageant experience. It allowed the girls to adapt to change and use the resources which were available to showcase their talents to the judges. I do enjoy an in person pageant better due to the judges really being able to connect with the contestants, as well as them being able to really feel as if they are in an actual interview. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of such an amazing organization."
"Firstly, I would like to commend the P.E.A.R.L.S. Founder, Aisha Saffold and Miss P.E.A.R.L.S. Extraordinaire Advisor, Kristy Johnson on a remarkable job with the implementation of the 2020 Miss P.E.A.R.L.S. Extraordinaire Pageant. During this difficult time of COVID-19, it was a blessing to witness the manifestation of such a worthy cause in the African American community.
My experience working with the P.E.A.R.L.S. organization truly goes beyond words. I had the opportunity to virtually meet each contestant and receive insight on their future endeavors within the organization by-way of their individual platforms. I was thoroughly impressed and pleased to see these beautiful young women of color use their voices and talents to uplift and inspire during unprecedented times. If I had to do it all again, I surely would! I wish nothing but love and success to the entire P.E.A.R.L.S. family and I hope to work with them again soon."