The 2010 Miss Africa USA Banquet, a Red Carpet Event, featured the 2010 delegates of the pageant, special guests, members of the diplomatic core, elected officials and friends and family who came out to show their support for the Pageant delegates representing different African Countries. Pictured above on the Red Carpet are: Vice President of Montgomery County Council Valerie Ervin and some of the 2010 Pageant delegates. Ms Valerie Ervin chaired the Miss Africa USA Scholarship Pageant which took place in Montgomery County July 22-25-2010.

Miss Fifi Soumah and Miss Tatiana Fetgo enjoy a moment on the Red Carpet with Special guest, His Excellency The Ambassador of Sierra Leone.

VIP guests attending the Miss Africa USA Scholarship Pageant Banquet event at the UMUC Marriott conference Center in Maryland. The first VIP banquet in the history of the pageant drew Politicians, members of the Diplomatic core, African Royalties, friends and family who dined together and shared the stories of the delegates and their humanitarian platforms for Africa and the United States.

Pictured above are Miss Africa USA Patrons Mrs Glanton, Honorable Mike Glanton, State Representative from Clayton County Ga, Pageant Founder and CEO Lady Kate Njeuma and the Pageant Manager Miss Linda Arrey, on the Red Carpet.

Miss Gabon Coretha Antchouey supported by officials from the Embassy of Gabon in Washington DC, standing by their Queen at the Miss Africa USA Banquet 2010.  Miss Gabon’s Platform for the pageant involves raising awareness on Cervical Cancer in Gabon, promoting early detection and prevention strategies for women.

Cameroonian VIPs on the Red Carpet at the Miss Africa USA Banquet, July 24th, hosted at the beautiful University of Maryland Marriott Conference Center in Maryland. Pictured above: Pageant Host Dr. Aretha Makia and husband Dr. Makia, friends Dr. Elangwe, VIP guests:  Mr. Solomon Egbe and friends of Dr. Makia, the Pageant MC Dr. Emma Osong among other VIP guests.

African Designers played a very important role at the pageant this year, highlighting African couture on the runway. On the Red Carpet are Miss Linda Arrey pageant manager, Fashion Designers: Vera Ochia from Kenya, Frank Osodi from Lagos Nigeria, Lady Kate Njeuma the Founder and CEO of Miss Africa USA, Fashion Designer Stella Atal from Uganda, Akouavi Slater from Togo and Miss Africa USA Pageant Production Manager Kyle Haggerty .

On the Red Carpet: Mrs Astrid and Mr. Ivo Tasong, proud sponsors of the 2010 Miss Africa USA Scholarship Pageant, here attending VIP banquet at the beautiful UMUC Marriott conference center in Maryland.

Miss Linda Arrey the Pageant Manager and Miss Nigeria finalist Miss Roseline Amusu enjoy a moment on the Red Carpet just before the banquet kicked off.

Few Snapshots on the Miss Africa USA Red Carpet event, More photos available on the website and facebook.  Thank you.