contestants enjoy a photo shoot at the Oct 2009 Auditions in Atlanta
In Oct 2009 contestants once again gathered at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Atlanta for the second series of Auditions. Very beautiful African women all with a passion for Africa and striving to make a difference in their communities in Africa and in America. Each of these young ladies has a platform to share with the world and are looking to do so by participating in the Miss Africa USA Pageant.
Miss Linda Arrey welcomes contestants at the Oct auditions held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Atlanta Ga. Miss Linda who participated in the pageant some 5 years ago is serving the pageant to help contestants with their needs, making sure they are all meeting requirements and she is there to answer questions, offer advice and help as much as possible.
Miss Elizabeth Conteh past winner and Deputy Miss Africa USA who hails from Sierra Leone offered to give the contestants a taste of her experience when she participated in the pageant in 2007. Miss Conteh shared tips on how she prepared for the pageant from sponsors to talent and speech, getting support from the Sierra Leone Community and how her determination and hard work earned her second place in the pageant. Contestants were able to ask her questions and network with Miss Conteh as well. Miss Conteh continues to volunteer with the pageant each year.
Contestants were treated to a photo shoot by Harold Greaves Photography, a professional model photographer. Pictured above is contestant Chioma from Nigeria, posing for photos with H Greaves photography.