Women to exemplify black, gold elegance

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will be hosting its 22nd annual Ms. Black and Gold scholarship pageant at 8 p.m. Saturday in the University Grand ballroom. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Darien Ghostone, the coordinator for Ms. Black and Gold, said there would be 10 contestants each representing elegance, confidence and women’s inner beauty.  Ghostone said the winner of the pageant will be able to go on to compete in the district as well as potentially win a generous amount of funds.

The pageant will have several categories, such as business attire to display how to dress in the workplace, an “After 5 p.m.” attire and even swimwear.  Ghostone said the contestants would also be competing in a talent portion of the pageant.

Ghostone said even though the women have been practicing and working hard since September for the competition, they have all become close and bonded like friends. He said those who compete should be able to display their inner-beauty, confidence and humility.

He said this is his first time running an event like this and he hopes to gain an understanding of how to coordinate larger events in more professional settings.


Roberto Hodge can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].